elskardio

Re: CA-250 EQ // 3 band Sontec in 500 format
« Reply #100 on: August 18, 2017, 08:23:20 AM »
Calibration went smoothly, no issues. The pot throw and markings lined up perfectly, only had to adjust one knob.

Ran some 2 buss through them, post compression giving a little lift in the highs and cutting mids. Sounded polished. Need to run some individual tracks through them but first impression is good.

Great! Keep us posted ;)


elskardio

Re: CA-250 EQ // 3 band Sontec in 500 format
« Reply #101 on: August 18, 2017, 09:23:44 AM »
Too bad i missed this one...will there be a commercial unit?

Yes, my goal is to sell assembled unit under the brand "Chambord Audio" by the end of 2017. (the website is under construction)

Let's see how everything goes with the first batch of kits and If there's enough interest, I could eventually make another one ;)

I have a lot of work at the moment... full time sound designer by day, electronic enthusiast by night  ;D

Cheers
Gabriel

elskardio

Re: CA-250 EQ // 3 band Sontec in 500 format
« Reply #102 on: August 24, 2017, 09:22:34 AM »
Hi Guys,

any progress in the past week?

Keep me posted  ;)

Cheers
Gabriel

elskardio

Re: CA-250 EQ // 3 band Sontec in 500 format
« Reply #103 on: August 28, 2017, 09:18:37 AM »


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Lagrange

Re: CA-250 EQ // 3 band Sontec in 500 format
« Reply #104 on: August 29, 2017, 02:11:49 AM »
any progress in the past week?

Just got my test jig assembled yesterday, and going to do calibration today. :)

Lagrange

Re: CA-250 EQ // 3 band Sontec in 500 format
« Reply #105 on: August 30, 2017, 02:27:01 AM »
The calibration went smoothly, no problems there!
I didn't have much time to use the EQs much yet, but the first impressions are definitely good. Though I have to mention 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. ;)

elskardio

Re: CA-250 EQ // 3 band Sontec in 500 format
« Reply #106 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 #107 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 #108 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 #109 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 #110 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 #111 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 #112 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 #113 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 #114 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  ;)