Potato Cakes

Re: [Build] CAPI VP312~500/51x Series~Preamp Kit~Official Support Thread
« Reply #120 on: July 15, 2017, 01:33:41 PM »
The Out Lo is still connected (see schematic) so there will be something, but it should be very low output and possibly sounding very thin.

Take your meter and one at a time measure resistance for the wiper and CW for all three sections of the T-Pad while turning it. Then do the same for the wiper and CCW. If the resistance changes for each one then it should be good and there is a soldering issue.

Thanks!

Paul


the new frenchy

Re: [Build] CAPI VP312~500/51x Series~Preamp Kit~Official Support Thread
« Reply #121 on: July 15, 2017, 01:54:40 PM »
Ok Thanks Paul!
It's wright it's a very little sound very thiny...
I must soldering again RV1, if I understand! Cause it is a little bit damage, I prefer get a knew one! Can I buy it in France do you know?
And my family arrive I must welcome them.... so sorry.... But very thanks about all this advice! I give you some news when I have a new RV1!
Very thanks!
read you

Potato Cakes

Re: [Build] CAPI VP312~500/51x Series~Preamp Kit~Official Support Thread
« Reply #122 on: July 15, 2017, 02:49:43 PM »
In the meantime you can swap it with one that is working to verify.

Thanks!

Paul

Winetree

Re: [Build] CAPI VP312~500/51x Series~Preamp Kit~Official Support Thread
« Reply #123 on: July 15, 2017, 03:18:15 PM »
Is there any known way to replace or repair the 51X (24 volt) tab that has be removed from the P.S.B.?
« Last Edit: July 21, 2017, 12:56:20 PM by Winetree »

the new frenchy

Re: [Build] CAPI VP312~500/51x Series~Preamp Kit~Official Support Thread
« Reply #124 on: July 21, 2017, 08:23:07 AM »
Hi Paul! With a new output pot, the problem is gone! All my preamp is Ok! thx a lot for your help!


Potato Cakes

Re: [Build] CAPI VP312~500/51x Series~Preamp Kit~Official Support Thread
« Reply #125 on: July 21, 2017, 08:54:13 AM »
Hi Paul! With a new output pot, the problem is gone! All my preamp is Ok! thx a lot for your help!

You are welcome! Enjoy that sweet preamp.

Thanks!

Paul

haselnusse

Re: [Build] CAPI VP312~500/51x Series~Preamp Kit~Official Support Thread
« Reply #126 on: November 02, 2017, 02:31:17 PM »
Hi all,

i just finished builing 4 VP312s and by accident noticed a small amount of microphonics on all 4 units when tapping at the knobs with no mic connected and max gain, anybody experienced that before? all components are mounted tight to the PCBs...

cheers

jsteiger

Re: [Build] CAPI VP312~500/51x Series~Preamp Kit~Official Support Thread
« Reply #127 on: November 02, 2017, 03:46:21 PM »
Hi all,

i just finished builing 4 VP312s and by accident noticed a small amount of microphonics on all 4 units when tapping at the knobs with no mic connected and max gain, anybody experienced that before? all components are mounted tight to the PCBs...

cheers
I have never checked this way but not sure its relevant since the input should be terminated in some way. What rack is this BTW?
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haselnusse

Re: [Build] CAPI VP312~500/51x Series~Preamp Kit~Official Support Thread
« Reply #128 on: November 03, 2017, 06:55:22 AM »
A Lindell 510 (the old rev without the D-sub connectors on the back). Never noticed any microphonics before with the two VP28 and some homebuilt modules... i will do some more testing today.

thanks for the fast reply!

haselnusse

Re: [Build] CAPI VP312~500/51x Series~Preamp Kit~Official Support Thread
« Reply #129 on: March 21, 2018, 03:56:50 PM »
Hi,

i recently encountered a problem with one of my VP312s, it started making weird wind-like noises and crackled from time to time. When i engage the pad or switch the polarity there is a loud pop which almost clips my AD - way louder than on any of the other VP312. Also there is some microphonics when i lightly hit the frontplate with my finger. What could the problem be?

Here is what i did:

- carefully reflowed all solder joints, especially around the switches, trying not to overheat them
- checked all traces for continuity
- measured DCR as mentioned in the VPXX build assembly guide

The opamp checks out fine, works like a charm in any other of my Pres.

Any help would be much appreciated!


jsteiger

Re: [Build] CAPI VP312~500/51x Series~Preamp Kit~Official Support Thread
« Reply #130 on: March 21, 2018, 04:31:20 PM »
Hi,

i recently encountered a problem with one of my VP312s, it started making weird wind-like noises and crackled from time to time. When i engage the pad or switch the polarity there is a loud pop which almost clips my AD - way louder than on any of the other VP312. Also there is some microphonics when i lightly hit the frontplate with my finger. What could the problem be?
Sounds like a bad solder joint to me.

Could also be a rack issue. What rack is it?
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haselnusse

Re: [Build] CAPI VP312~500/51x Series~Preamp Kit~Official Support Thread
« Reply #131 on: March 22, 2018, 06:22:18 AM »
Thanks for the fast answer!
It is a Lindell 510 (the first version without the sub25 connnectors).
Could it be that i overheated the Pad switch when soldering it in or reflowing the solder joints?

jsteiger

Re: [Build] CAPI VP312~500/51x Series~Preamp Kit~Official Support Thread
« Reply #132 on: March 22, 2018, 09:43:25 AM »
Thanks for the fast answer!
It is a Lindell 510 (the first version without the sub25 connnectors).
Could it be that i overheated the Pad switch when soldering it in or reflowing the solder joints?
Unlikely. I would honestly try another rack especially if you have an early version. Many reports of similar behavior with those racks and a few other Asian models.
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haselnusse

Re: [Build] CAPI VP312~500/51x Series~Preamp Kit~Official Support Thread
« Reply #133 on: March 23, 2018, 06:48:16 AM »
Thanks, i tried the Pre in different slots of that same rack but will try to get my hands on another rack to try them in. Cheers for all the help!


 

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