nickhepfer

Re: [BUILD] STA LEVEL PCB OFFICIAL BUILD & HELP THREAD
« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2015, 01:49:06 PM »
yeah, got that, but I am looking for the whole chassis with a hinged front panel, not only the faceplate ;)

Or did I miss something?

frontpanels.de offers powder coating, cutting and engraving, if you send them the existing enclosure... but i can not find this authentic style of chassis... but maybe I'm stupid ::)


dipfrik

Re: [BUILD] STA LEVEL PCB OFFICIAL BUILD & HELP THREAD
« Reply #21 on: May 27, 2015, 01:56:58 PM »
No, you are not stupid! ;)

Ok, all three are delivering "normal" enclosures as well. You don't need to send them an existing enclosure.

But you are talking about somenthing like this or? ;)

http://www.ladislavbrezovnik.com/diy/STA-LEVEL/Gates%20STA-Level%20M5167/Gates_Sta-Level_7.jpg

Cheers, Sven

nickhepfer

Re: [BUILD] STA LEVEL PCB OFFICIAL BUILD & HELP THREAD
« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2015, 04:31:22 PM »
exactly! ;)
Obviously the original enclosure has not enough depth to fit an PCB, so I am looking for a reissue with an authentic hinged faceplate; like Bernd's.
Therefore I asked where Bernd got his fancy case from :)

Jim50hertz

Re: [BUILD] STA LEVEL PCB OFFICIAL BUILD & HELP THREAD
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2015, 05:48:38 AM »
Hi Benrd

Did you use the 6386 or the 6BA6 in your build?

Thanks

Jim
"Nasty, talking to a slightly deaf journalist, had claimed only that the Rutles were bigger than Rod."

bernbrue

Re: [BUILD] STA LEVEL PCB OFFICIAL BUILD & HELP THREAD
« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2015, 05:55:59 AM »
2x 6BA6. Performs quite nice.
EDIT: now using 6386 tube. Needs some tweaking in order to work correctly.
Bernd
« Last Edit: July 26, 2015, 06:21:34 AM by bernbrue »

Jim50hertz

Re: [BUILD] STA LEVEL PCB OFFICIAL BUILD & HELP THREAD
« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2015, 05:57:34 AM »
Thanks!  8)
"Nasty, talking to a slightly deaf journalist, had claimed only that the Rutles were bigger than Rod."

kambo

Re: [BUILD] STA LEVEL PCB OFFICIAL BUILD & HELP THREAD
« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2015, 12:57:48 AM »
how much current going through input and output pots ?
thanks
kambo

bernbrue

Re: [BUILD] STA LEVEL PCB OFFICIAL BUILD & HELP THREAD
« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2015, 03:57:37 AM »
Hi,
Nothing fancy here. Take standard pots which are commonly available.
Bernd

Kid Squid

Re: [BUILD] STA LEVEL PCB OFFICIAL BUILD & HELP THREAD
« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2015, 06:01:57 AM »
Hi Chaps,
Got some original style hinged cases coming soon, I'll put some pics up as soon as I get them back from the Manufacturer.
Just another option !
It is not the same as 4+12, nor is it the same as 4+8, but 4+12 IS the same as 4+8+12....

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bernbrue

Re: [BUILD] STA LEVEL PCB OFFICIAL BUILD & HELP THREAD
« Reply #29 on: May 31, 2015, 07:31:22 AM »
Hi,
All depend on the depth of your case. Since this project is pcb based it won't fit in cases made to the original sizes. If your cases are at least 18cm deep, you are our man. Looking forward to see some pictures.
Bernd


Dr_J

Re: [BUILD] STA LEVEL PCB OFFICIAL BUILD & HELP THREAD
« Reply #30 on: May 31, 2015, 07:56:26 AM »
Hi bernd,

just a quick one. Meter Simpson Model 27 200mA AC?
Not DC and not Voltage, right!?

ROCK-ON!

bernbrue

Re: [BUILD] STA LEVEL PCB OFFICIAL BUILD & HELP THREAD
« Reply #31 on: May 31, 2015, 08:09:09 AM »
You'll need a DC meter.  I do not really remember how much mA the meter I use has got. 200mA should do.
Edit: a standard VU meter works fine as well, although meter movement doesn't reflect the faster attack/release values as nice as a DC meter.
Bernd
« Last Edit: June 13, 2015, 12:39:13 PM by bernbrue »

EmRR

Re: [BUILD] STA LEVEL PCB OFFICIAL BUILD & HELP THREAD
« Reply #32 on: May 31, 2015, 09:09:02 AM »
It's a 1mA meter
Best,

Doug Williams
Electromagnetic Radiation Recorders

"I think this can be better. Some kind of control that's intuitive, not complicated like a single knob" - Crusty

"Back when everything sounde

Dr_J

Re: [BUILD] STA LEVEL PCB OFFICIAL BUILD & HELP THREAD
« Reply #33 on: May 31, 2015, 09:19:28 AM »
Thanks!
I'll have a look on evil bay.

Just ordered from Sowter the input and output transformers - when my PayPal invoice popped up my heart stopped beating
for a while... hell!!  :o  :o
I'm happy not decided to go for a stereo build.

Now putting the mouser card together...

ROCK-ON!

Majestic12

Re: [BUILD] STA LEVEL PCB OFFICIAL BUILD & HELP THREAD
« Reply #34 on: May 31, 2015, 02:51:39 PM »
The original unit uses a 200uA (micro) meter. I have tried to use a 1mA in my Drip Sta Level built, but It's not possible to adjust it correctly.

Re: [BUILD] STA LEVEL PCB OFFICIAL BUILD & HELP THREAD
« Reply #35 on: May 31, 2015, 03:43:11 PM »
Hi bernd

Glad to see  your new project.
It seems to be an amazing project for the vintage lovers.
How it sound with your wima and nichiden caps ?

best

bernbrue

Re: [BUILD] STA LEVEL PCB OFFICIAL BUILD & HELP THREAD
« Reply #36 on: May 31, 2015, 03:55:09 PM »
I used Vishey (?) caps. Well , the units sounds really great. The thing I love most is that you can't hear any compression (artefacts) at all. You wouldn't believe that it compresses until you watch the meter and look at the waveform. The huge amount of gain is just insane.  Today I plugged in a tube mic directly into the compressor. Just crazy.
Bernd

Re: [BUILD] STA LEVEL PCB OFFICIAL BUILD & HELP THREAD
« Reply #37 on: June 01, 2015, 12:44:56 AM »
Yeah I know this beast
I had a chance to play some hours with on a Sta Level few years ago.
it was a killer in the 60s
.I'm curious to hear the demo samples  of your clone on drums ,bass ,vocal.

best

Re: [BUILD] STA LEVEL PCB OFFICIAL BUILD & HELP THREAD
« Reply #38 on: June 01, 2015, 07:26:09 AM »
Interested in this  ::)

Just to be sure, we talk about a build in the 1k-1k5 € range ?

Zam

bernbrue

Re: [BUILD] STA LEVEL PCB OFFICIAL BUILD & HELP THREAD
« Reply #39 on: June 01, 2015, 07:31:17 AM »
It depends very much on the transformers you are going to use.  Tube projects are alway more expensive than solid state projects.  I didn't really take care about costs, but my impression is that you can build it for less.
Bernd