Neil

Re: SB4000 Boards (Next Gen GSSL) - Now Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2010, 07:11:53 PM »
Parts only, Mike is handling the boards and faceplates. The kit will contain everything needed to build the whole unit except transformer, iec inlet, and knobs.

Excellent!! Thanks!!  Any recommendations on a transformer, Mike?


ruckus328

Re: SB4000 Boards (Next Gen GSSL) - Now Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2010, 08:29:59 PM »
Parts only, Mike is handling the boards and faceplates. The kit will contain everything needed to build the whole unit except transformer, iec inlet, and knobs.

Excellent!! Thanks!!  Any recommendations on a transformer, Mike?

Yay Page 2!

Hold that thought till about Tuesday.  The unit's drawing about 400mA with all LED's on, all relays engaged, and bargraph fully lit.  That's with THAT2181 VCA's and 5532/34 opamps.  The audio regulators want to see about 3V over their output voltage (15V), so they need to see at least 18V (Wired in Series).  A 15V toroid might be ok depending on the rating and overhead, but safe bet is an 18V (Series) XFMR.  I'm currently using a Triad VPT36-1390.  It works great but it's a tight fit.  It does fit though.  With the parmetal cases you have a 35mm height restriction, not sure about the modushops.  I had a slightly smaller, cheaper toroid come in but it's either defective or mislabeled.  Wasn't running anywhere near its supposed rating.  Waiting for a replacement from Mouser.  I'll let you know the outcome as soon as I get it.
Serpent Audio™ - SB4000 & SA-3A Boards & Parts Kits / SB4001 Preorder / Send 'N Blend

www.serpentaudio.com

Ptownkid

Re: SB4000 Boards (Next Gen GSSL) - Now Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2010, 09:34:26 AM »
Ok...here we go

The parts kit will include everything needed to build the entire unit EXCEPT chassis, iec inlet, power tx and knobs

Some highlights (to show we took quality into consideration)

-Panasonic FC/FM low esr caps throughout
-Epcos film caps
-Vishay ceramic and tantalum caps
-Low noise versions of all DIP IC's
-THAT 2181A in the audio chain
-THAT 2181C in the side chain
-Machined IC sockets
-3M ribbon cable and connectors
-Lorlin rotary switches
-Honeywell pots

All caps are 2X voltage for life expectancy considerations.

The parts kit price for the pre-order is $250 CAD, you can also pre-order the meter pictured on Mike's unit for $27 CAD.
Please note the boards and (Optional) Front Panels are not included in the kit, they must be ordered direct from ruckus328

Shipping will be under $20 worldwide without meter and under $25 with. Exact shipping rates are hard to estimate without parts in hand and I don't like charging any individual more than it costs me to ship it.

Pre-order page will be up mid next week

Cheers
« Last Edit: September 06, 2010, 09:04:14 AM by Ptownkid »

Biasrocks

Re: SB4000 Boards (Next Gen GSSL) - Now Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2010, 10:22:03 AM »
The parts kit will include everything needed to build the entire unit EXCEPT iec inlet, power tx and knobs

A quick suggestion; perhaps you should offer a kit that allows for use of dbx 202's for the main VCA's and doesn't include the 2181A's. That may also require two or three resistor value changes.

Mark
http://SharktankPro.com

"I'd rather use an SPX90 than a UA plugin....." Joe Barresi

bruno2000

Re: SB4000 Boards (Next Gen GSSL) - Now Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2010, 10:23:47 AM »
Any word on the "multi VCA" VCA boards?
Thanks!
Bruno2000

Ptownkid

Re: SB4000 Boards (Next Gen GSSL) - Now Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2010, 10:51:06 AM »
The parts kit will include everything needed to build the entire unit EXCEPT iec inlet, power tx and knobs

A quick suggestion; perhaps you should offer a kit that allows for use of dbx 202's for the main VCA's and doesn't include the 2181A's. That may also require two or three resistor value changes.

Mark

I can comply with that if it's requested.

Ptownkid

Re: SB4000 Boards (Next Gen GSSL) - Now Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #26 on: September 03, 2010, 10:51:32 AM »
Any word on the "multi VCA" VCA boards?
Thanks!
Bruno2000

Being worked on as we speak, proto in a few weeks

Re: SB4000 Boards (Next Gen GSSL) - Now Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #27 on: September 03, 2010, 12:40:59 PM »
Thanks for all the hard work and the nice price. Looking forward to the build.

Re: SB4000 Boards (Next Gen GSSL) - Now Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #28 on: September 03, 2010, 02:04:13 PM »
purchased 1 kit

Niketouille

Re: SB4000 Boards (Next Gen GSSL) - Now Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #29 on: September 04, 2010, 08:50:46 AM »
3 pcb
3 front panel


ruairioflaherty

Re: SB4000 Boards (Next Gen GSSL) - Now Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #30 on: September 04, 2010, 08:27:02 PM »
Ruckus,

Is there any possibility of paying via wire transfer?  My paypal account is empty and I gave up on credit cards.

Looking forward to the build, a ready made kit is all I can find time for these days.

Thank you,
Ruairi

ruckus328

Re: SB4000 Boards (Next Gen GSSL) - Now Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #31 on: September 04, 2010, 08:31:20 PM »
Haha, you're the second person to ask me that today.  Yes, I'm going to get it set up with my bank to take transfers, but it's a holiday weekend and they're closed on Monday, so won't be taken care of until Tuesday.  I'll PM you when it's good to go.  Thanks for the interest.
Serpent Audio™ - SB4000 & SA-3A Boards & Parts Kits / SB4001 Preorder / Send 'N Blend

www.serpentaudio.com

ruairioflaherty

Re: SB4000 Boards (Next Gen GSSL) - Now Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #32 on: September 04, 2010, 08:37:35 PM »
Haha, you're the second person to ask me that today.  Yes, I'm going to get it set up with my bank to take transfers, but it's a holiday weekend and they're closed on Monday, so won't be taken care of until Tuesday.  I'll PM you when it's good to go.  Thanks for the interest.

No rush at all, PM when you are ready to go.

Cheers,
Ruairi

Re: SB4000 Boards (Next Gen GSSL) - Now Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #33 on: September 05, 2010, 05:37:48 AM »
Payment sent for 2 kits.

Thanks!

phnx

Re: SB4000 Boards (Next Gen GSSL) - Now Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #34 on: September 05, 2010, 10:23:19 AM »
1 Kit  :)

Re: SB4000 Boards (Next Gen GSSL) - Now Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #35 on: September 05, 2010, 07:11:02 PM »
payment sent for sb4000 kit

Re: SB4000 Boards (Next Gen GSSL) - Now Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #36 on: September 06, 2010, 08:10:49 AM »


The parts kit will include everything needed to build the entire unit EXCEPT iec inlet, power tx and knobs


so, am i safe to assume that this means an enclosure will be included in your kit, ptownkid?

Ptownkid

Re: SB4000 Boards (Next Gen GSSL) - Now Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #37 on: September 06, 2010, 09:03:49 AM »
Sorry, I guess I should have said that as well...there is no chassis included.

Cheers

snipsnip

Re: SB4000 Boards (Next Gen GSSL) - Now Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #38 on: September 06, 2010, 11:17:01 AM »
Payment sent for 1 kit

Dazazone

Re: SB4000 Boards (Next Gen GSSL) - Now Taking Pre-Orders
« Reply #39 on: September 06, 2010, 12:27:15 PM »
2 kits, payment sent.  hope I'm not too late for the front panels  :o
What it's 5am already? again?