SUPERMAGOO

Re: PM660 / PM670 SCAmp Booster build and tips help thread
« Reply #40 on: June 04, 2009, 04:24:00 AM »
do not worry about the hum!.
I just want to hear about how a strong
compression on rock-drums.
if necessary installing the power transformer in an external case.


Kingston

Re: PM660 / PM670 SCAmp Booster build and tips help thread
« Reply #41 on: June 04, 2009, 07:38:39 AM »
I tried all the possibilities I had. Unregulated and regulated. Regulated was better but not perfect. The transformer is roughly used on filament PSU. We are pumping 5,2A constantly, and the caps haven't got enough guts to handle that. There is something like 2 or 3 volt sawtooth on the DC...
 The drums sounsamples are made with a regulated PSU based on 2 LM350. I had to add a cap (330uF) to the adjust resistor and went with four 4700uF caps ( and not 2 ) to limit the oscilation. Of course, I played with the transformers place and put a metal shield between the toroid transformer and the electronics...
  And the hum is still here  :-\, small but here...

Interesting, did you use the Moby/silentarts regulator board, or rolled something of your own? Certainly using 5,2A of a 6A supply with filters is pushing it.

I haven't actually had my PSU toroid made yet, but I already specified it with 2X 9VAC 3A windings, for two separate rect/regulator/filters (pulling 2,6A each). I expect that would be easier on the transformer, compared to one BIG 6A winding... we'll see.

lolo-m

Re: PM660 / PM670 SCAmp Booster build and tips help thread
« Reply #42 on: June 04, 2009, 09:45:13 AM »
do not worry about the hum!.
I just want to hear about how a strong
compression on rock-drums.
if necessary installing the power transformer in an external case.
The drums samples were made with around 7 to 10 dB compression (depends of the network). I didn't change any setting (input and threshold), the only change is the type of TC network used, and of course the modes (analag's and SCAB)...
I did go up to 20dB compression without problem, the sound was still clean, but on SCAB mode the attacks were completely smashed and a huge pumping effect created... You have this pumping effect on the samples, but it's still musical.
Note: the ring of the drums is a lot more present and some details are appearing  :)...
Hard to be a punk... But sometimes you have to...

radiance

Re: PM660 / PM670 SCAmp Booster build and tips help thread
« Reply #43 on: June 04, 2009, 12:15:15 PM »
Thanks for the samples Lolo. Are all files normalised? / Do all files have the same volume?
"Knowing that you are dreaming, however, does not automatically guarantee full rationality.
Then again, being awake doesn't ensure good thinking, either." -  Lynne Levitan

lolo-m

Re: PM660 / PM670 SCAmp Booster build and tips help thread
« Reply #44 on: June 04, 2009, 12:22:49 PM »
Thanks for the samples Lolo. Are all files normalised? / Do all files have the same volume?
All the files are as they get out of the comp. No normalisation, no tricky thing. I also resample the file in bypass mode to be sure the AD/DA conversion to be on all files to compare  :). They are more or less the same volume but I cutted the end of the files after recording quickly, so they don't have exactly the same weight.
Hard to be a punk... But sometimes you have to...

radiance

Re: PM660 / PM670 SCAmp Booster build and tips help thread
« Reply #45 on: June 04, 2009, 01:51:03 PM »
ok thanks...on my computer speakers the uncompressed file was rather loud in comparison to the compressed files.

Have not loaded them in my DAW yet...
"Knowing that you are dreaming, however, does not automatically guarantee full rationality.
Then again, being awake doesn't ensure good thinking, either." -  Lynne Levitan

lolo-m

Re: PM660 / PM670 SCAmp Booster build and tips help thread
« Reply #46 on: June 04, 2009, 02:13:29 PM »
It's possible there's some level changes between compressed and uncompressed files. I didn't bother levels  ;D...
Hard to be a punk... But sometimes you have to...

Freddy G

Re: PM660 / PM670 SCAmp Booster build and tips help thread
« Reply #47 on: June 18, 2009, 08:42:00 PM »
Does anyone have part numbers for the connectors shown in this photo? The green one as well as the white ones, and the female mates for the white ones too.  Having a heck of a time trying to find them, I don't know exactly what they're called! Mouser or digikey would be good...





Thanks ;)
PRR wrote:
Use #18 wire for rock-n-roll, #16 wire for classical.

idylldon

Re: PM660 / PM670 SCAmp Booster build and tips help thread
« Reply #48 on: June 18, 2009, 10:59:59 PM »
Does anyone have part numbers for the connectors shown in this photo? The green one as well as the white ones, and the female mates for the white ones too.  Having a heck of a time trying to find them, I don't know exactly what they're called! Mouser or digikey would be good...

They're called Molex connectors.  "Molex" is a brand name, but it's kind of like Kleenex these days because most folks refer to these type of connectors as Molex connectors even though there are other mfgs. (Cinch, Kobiconn, Tyco, etc.).  

The power header (the one with the screws) can be found on pages 1519 and 1522 of the current Mouser catalog.  You need to know the pin spacing on the PCB to make sure you get the right one.  To find more, just do a search for "terminal blocks."

The other ones are usually Molex KK Series and you can find the "headers" (the "pin" part usually mounted on the board) and the "crimp terminal housings" on pages 1450-1453.  Again, you need to know the pin spacing on the PCB to get the right ones.  You'll also need the "crimp terminals," which are also on these pages.

There are special crimping and insertion tools, but I've never needed them and I've put a LOT of these things together.  I use a small pair of channel lock pliers (we used to call them "points" pliers back when cars had mechanical points in the distributors) to do the crimp and then I CAREFULLY solder them as well.  Too much solder will ruin the spring part of the "crimp terminals" because it solders the spring part to the stationary part.  I have never had a problem assembling them in this manner.

You can view those pages online at Mouser's website or just download the .pdf of the catalog.

Hope this helps.

Cheers,
--
Don

lolo-m

Re: PM660 / PM670 SCAmp Booster build and tips help thread
« Reply #49 on: June 19, 2009, 03:13:22 AM »
Does anyone have part numbers for the connectors shown in this photo? The green one as well as the white ones, and the female mates for the white ones too.  Having a heck of a time trying to find them, I don't know exactly what they're called! Mouser or digikey would be good...

Thanks ;)
They are the same connectors used by Silent Art for the PM and PSU boards. I tried to make the mod as easy to do as possible  ;).
Hard to be a punk... But sometimes you have to...


SIXTYNINER

Re: PM660 / PM670 SCAmp Booster build and tips help thread
« Reply #50 on: June 24, 2009, 07:11:15 AM »
HI
some molex code and source
try to check
 ;)

Digikey WM4201-ND
Digikey WM4203-ND
Digikey WM2012-ND
Digikey WM2014-ND


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Freddy G

Re: PM660 / PM670 SCAmp Booster build and tips help thread
« Reply #51 on: June 24, 2009, 09:06:22 AM »
Thanks fellas! :D
PRR wrote:
Use #18 wire for rock-n-roll, #16 wire for classical.

SIXTYNINER

Re: PM660 / PM670 SCAmp Booster build and tips help thread
« Reply #52 on: June 24, 2009, 09:59:57 AM »
Thanks fellas! :D

........no problem freddy
have fun with your "diy"

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SaMpLeGoD

Re: PM660 / PM670 SCAmp Booster build and tips help thread
« Reply #53 on: June 30, 2009, 08:08:33 PM »
The -17 supply for the main board was taken? is this right? +17 and -17 goes directly to SCamp Board?
Just to be sure ;)

I'm finally wiring mine!!!

Eddie :)
Keep on Rockin' and DIYing!!!!

lolo-m

Re: PM660 / PM670 SCAmp Booster build and tips help thread
« Reply #54 on: July 01, 2009, 03:32:49 AM »
The -17 supply for the main board was taken? is this right? +17 and -17 goes directly to SCamp Board?
Just to be sure ;)

I'm finally wiring mine!!!

Eddie :)
Yes, set the +17/-17V of the PSU660 board to +17V and -17V. The 7812 on the board will give you the needed +12V for relays, lights...
Hard to be a punk... But sometimes you have to...

SaMpLeGoD

Re: PM660 / PM670 SCAmp Booster build and tips help thread
« Reply #55 on: July 01, 2009, 07:08:46 AM »
The -17 supply for the main board was taken? is this right? +17 and -17 goes directly to SCamp Board?
Just to be sure ;)

I'm finally wiring mine!!!

Eddie :)
Yes, set the +17/-17V of the PSU660 board to +17V and -17V. The 7812 on the board will give you the needed +12V for relays, lights...

Hello Lolo,

Yeah I understand that, but what I'm asking is: when conecting the SCamp boost to the +17V / -17V, do we need to disconect the -17V from the main board?
I know that the +17V on the SCamp Booster will be regulated to +12V for the relays and stuff... but the wiring for -17V that went to the main board, is no longer needed?

Cheers,

Eddie :)
Keep on Rockin' and DIYing!!!!

Kingston

Re: PM660 / PM670 SCAmp Booster build and tips help thread
« Reply #56 on: July 01, 2009, 07:27:56 AM »
you still definitely need the -17V wired to the main board! You will wreak serious havoc if you remove the connection.

It is used to bias the many tubes of PM.

Note that +17V is not actually required at all in a plain poorman. You don't really NEED relays and light, and meters. they are just luxury.

[edit]

now that I look at it, isn't there an error on the SCAMP wiring guide? the -17V connection is missing for the main board.

[edit2]

and ground!
« Last Edit: July 01, 2009, 07:37:41 AM by Kingston »

SaMpLeGoD

Re: PM660 / PM670 SCAmp Booster build and tips help thread
« Reply #57 on: July 01, 2009, 07:41:45 AM »
you still definitely need the -17V wired to the main board! You will wreak serious havoc if you remove the connection.

It is used to bias the many tubes of PM.

Note that +17V is not actually required at all in a plain poorman. You don't really NEED relays and light, and meters. they are just luxury.

[edit]

now that I look at it, isn't there an error on the SCAMP wiring guide? the -17V connection is missing for the main board.

[edit2]

and ground!

Yes, there's missing the -17V and GND conection to the main board on the wiring guide!
Thanks a lot!!

Eddie :)
Keep on Rockin' and DIYing!!!!

lolo-m

Re: PM660 / PM670 SCAmp Booster build and tips help thread
« Reply #58 on: July 01, 2009, 08:03:51 AM »
you still definitely need the -17V wired to the main board! You will wreak serious havoc if you remove the connection.

It is used to bias the many tubes of PM.

Note that +17V is not actually required at all in a plain poorman. You don't really NEED relays and light, and meters. they are just luxury.

[edit]

now that I look at it, isn't there an error on the SCAMP wiring guide? the -17V connection is missing for the main board.

[edit2]

and ground!

Yes, there's two missing wires on the wiring guide  ;D. It was an evidence to me, but I agree it isn't !!!
The PSU feeds the PM660 board with GND and -17V and SCAB Board with -17V/GND/+17V.
Hard to be a punk... But sometimes you have to...

Moby

Re: PM660 / PM670 SCAmp Booster build and tips help thread
« Reply #59 on: July 01, 2009, 08:49:45 AM »
Quote
Yes, there's two missing wires on the wiring guide  Grin. It was an evidence to me, but I agree it isn't !!!
The PSU feeds the PM660 board with GND and -17V and SCAB Board with -17V/GND/+17V.
Sorry, my mistake  :-X Here's the revised file  ;D
http://www.mediafire.com/file/mzzwzmmwhy2/PoorMan+SCAB-WiringGuide-R1.pdf
For microphone transformers,  BV.8,  Bv.11,  Bv.12, etc.. contact me at mobyelectronics at gmail dot com


 

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