API 500 DBX 900 Prototype Jackpot?
« on: September 02, 2009, 06:25:40 PM »
Just as I had resigned myself to having to etch my own fingerboards for some DIY projects to fit in my DBX 900 case and API 500 case I was turned on to this:

http://www.vectorelect.com/Product/Plugbord/Layout/3797-2%20Layout.pdf

I think the 15 pin edge finger board would work.  From my line up against the screen of my 500 card the pins fit exact.  The full edge maybe a little longer but I doubt they would make these and they not fit a standard 15 pin edge connector.  Even if the don't - I could sand down the side.

Combine this with an "L" Bracket and I got a bunch of stuff converted to either series.

BTW: I put a JLMaudio 5 power rail supply in my DBX 900 case so I have phantom power for some preamps!

Seems that Digikey is out of stock but said they have a lead time of about 1 week.  I've seen a supplier selling them for $15 USD.

Thoughts?

CC


Slenderchap

Re: API 500 DBX 900 Prototype Jackpot?
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2009, 03:52:53 AM »
I did do a version to fit the 500 series for the forum.... looks like this;
http://www.audiomaintenance.com/acatalog/AML-07-073a_600.jpg

I think that I also uploaded the Front Panel Express *.fpd files for 500 series faceplates and sideplates in another thread.... they simply screw together with some brackets which also come from the "front panel people".

Colin
www.audiomaintenance.com




EmRR

Re: API 500 DBX 900 Prototype Jackpot?
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2009, 04:49:51 PM »
There are people here doing what you describe already; consider it a path to take.  I can't point to a specific thread, but if you search various 500 threads you'll probably find it. 
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Re: API 500 DBX 900 Prototype Jackpot?
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2009, 05:12:48 PM »
There are people here doing what you describe already; consider it a path to take.  I can't point to a specific thread, but if you search various 500 threads you'll probably find it. 

Yup, I read and search a lot.  I'm just pointing out a product that enables converting any number of active projects like SSL 9k preamps (which in pure form require two separate bipolar voltages) to 900 series using the board I posted about. 

As well, this PCB card would enable a lot of projects to go unmodified to 500 series.

I'm just glad I don't have to get out my etching supplies and steal my wife's hot plate!

CC

Sleeper

Re: API 500 DBX 900 Prototype Jackpot?
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2009, 03:47:12 PM »
Hi, search for the DBX 902 thread and you'll find some artwork I did for a DBX 900 series card and fingerboard
Sleeper


 

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