elskardio

Re: CA-250 EQ // 3 band Sontec in 500 format
« Reply #100 on: August 30, 2017, 09:14:46 AM »
I don't yet have much of a point of reference, since these guys are the first outboard EQs I've put in my setup.

Your ears are the only point of reference you need  ;)

Let me know when you ran more test.


elskardio

Re: CA-250 EQ // 3 band Sontec in 500 format
« Reply #101 on: September 13, 2017, 06:13:10 PM »
Hi guys,

Everyone finished their EQs?

Awaiting your thoughts and comments  ;)

Cheers
Gabriel

Re: CA-250 EQ // 3 band Sontec in 500 format
« Reply #102 on: September 13, 2017, 09:58:24 PM »
I've got a stack of gear waiting to be calibrated... hopefully I'll get to it next week!

AudioHammer

Re: CA-250 EQ // 3 band Sontec in 500 format
« Reply #103 on: September 14, 2017, 09:54:25 AM »
The build on the EQs has gone very smoothly.  I really appreciate the excellent build instructions document and BOM.  Also, a nice touch is theMouser part cart used to purchase the components.  The parts arrive with the packaging labeled from the vendor so that you know where they are placed on the PCB with the reference such as R1, C1, IC1, etc. 

By following the build guide and BOM you would have to work hard to screw up this assembly.  :-)

I have started the calibration procedure which is going well so far and will report back after performing some audio tests.

Excellent Kit !!

TwentyTrees

Re: CA-250 EQ // 3 band Sontec in 500 format
« Reply #104 on: September 15, 2017, 11:54:02 AM »
Finished my pair recently - a very enjoyable build, thanks in no small part to the well-put-together kit and great manual. Calibration was a doddle, and went smoothly.

I've only had a short while to test them on some stereo material I use to test all new gear, but first impressions are very positive. The EQs are very smooth, and really seem to get inside and work with the audio somehow (especially in an MS matrix). Very natural sound. Ultra-quiet, too - a really pro piece of gear! I've never used a Sontec so no idea how these compare, but I'm very happy with these and I'm really looking forward to getting to know 'em. They certainly compare very well with the Xfilter in the pic below.

And I LOVE the switch de-clicker & unity trim - absolutely no change whatsoever when engaging or disengaging (checked with null test!). Brilliant.

Hats off, Elskardio!

[Edit: I switched the black knobs out for some cream ones I had lying around, more visible in my dingy space!]

elskardio

Re: CA-250 EQ // 3 band Sontec in 500 format
« Reply #105 on: September 18, 2017, 09:07:59 AM »
Finished my pair recently - a very enjoyable build, thanks in no small part to the well-put-together kit and great manual. Calibration was a doddle, and went smoothly.

I've only had a short while to test them on some stereo material I use to test all new gear, but first impressions are very positive. The EQs are very smooth, and really seem to get inside and work with the audio somehow (especially in an MS matrix). Very natural sound. Ultra-quiet, too - a really pro piece of gear! I've never used a Sontec so no idea how these compare, but I'm very happy with these and I'm really looking forward to getting to know 'em. They certainly compare very well with the Xfilter in the pic below.

And I LOVE the switch de-clicker & unity trim - absolutely no change whatsoever when engaging or disengaging (checked with null test!). Brilliant.

Hats off, Elskardio!

[Edit: I switched the black knobs out for some cream ones I had lying around, more visible in my dingy space!]

Hi TwentyTrees,

thank you for the nice comments. Looking great with the white knobs  ;)


Re: CA-250 EQ // 3 band Sontec in 500 format
« Reply #106 on: September 19, 2017, 11:21:38 AM »
 Any chance you'll be doing a second run of the kits?

Id love to get my hands on a couple. Bare bone kits are cool with me, if thats easier on you,. just the Board and front panel.

/
Emil

elskardio

Re: CA-250 EQ // 3 band Sontec in 500 format
« Reply #107 on: September 20, 2017, 09:56:07 AM »
Any chance you'll be doing a second run of the kits?

Id love to get my hands on a couple. Bare bone kits are cool with me, if thats easier on you,. just the Board and front panel.

/
Emil

I might make another batch of kits by the end of 2017...

Stay tuned  ;)

Re: CA-250 EQ // 3 band Sontec in 500 format
« Reply #108 on: September 24, 2017, 01:59:26 PM »
Cool! looking forward to it!

I might make another batch of kits by the end of 2017...

Stay tuned  ;)

elskardio

Re: CA-250 EQ // 3 band Sontec in 500 format
« Reply #109 on: September 29, 2017, 10:36:47 AM »
Hi Guys,

If you didn't order your parts yet, Mouser has everything in stock at the moment  ;)

Have a great weekend!


Re: CA-250 EQ // 3 band Sontec in 500 format
« Reply #110 on: November 14, 2017, 10:30:19 PM »
Count me in for 2 if you do another run, always need more eqs

Re: CA-250 EQ // 3 band Sontec in 500 format
« Reply #111 on: November 15, 2017, 12:07:44 AM »
In for 2 with another run.

Re: CA-250 EQ // 3 band Sontec in 500 format
« Reply #112 on: November 20, 2017, 03:23:32 PM »
Im in for at least 4 kits.
/
Emil

Re: CA-250 EQ // 3 band Sontec in 500 format ** ORDERS OPEN **
« Reply #113 on: December 02, 2017, 03:50:23 PM »
Great!

Re: CA-250 EQ // 3 band Sontec in 500 format ** ORDERS OPEN **
« Reply #114 on: December 02, 2017, 08:11:38 PM »
AWESOME! will order next week! ;D ;D ;D

TillM

Re: CA-250 EQ // 3 band Sontec in 500 format ** ORDERS OPEN **
« Reply #115 on: December 03, 2017, 08:29:20 AM »
Hi Gabriel,
what’s the last date of making the payment ?
I would buy one.

elskardio

Re: CA-250 EQ // 3 band Sontec in 500 format ** ORDERS OPEN **
« Reply #116 on: December 03, 2017, 12:33:26 PM »
Hi TillM,
you have until January 1 to make your payment.
Cheers
Gabriel

Hi Gabriel,
what’s the last date of making the payment ?
I would buy one.


Rowan

Re: CA-250 EQ // 3 band Sontec in 500 format ** ORDERS OPEN **
« Reply #117 on: December 03, 2017, 07:44:47 PM »
Hi Gabriel !

Is it possible and not too difficult for you to ship in Belgium?

I might be interested !

Thanks,

Rowan

elskardio

Re: CA-250 EQ // 3 band Sontec in 500 format ** ORDERS OPEN **
« Reply #118 on: December 03, 2017, 09:54:23 PM »
Hi Rowan,

Yes I can ship to Belgium.

Thanks

Hi Gabriel !

Is it possible and not too difficult for you to ship in Belgium?

I might be interested !

Thanks,

Rowan


Re: CA-250 EQ // 3 band Sontec in 500 format ** ORDERS OPEN **
« Reply #119 on: December 04, 2017, 11:33:18 AM »
Can you send me an invoice for one unit?

Thanks


 

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