Wow JLM 99V! ...."MP3 Sound file added"
« on: September 01, 2005, 07:21:28 PM »
Well after spending the last 14 hours panel drilling and wiring, one channel of my JLM 99v is up and running.

The only thing I can say is 'WOW!!'

I've always tried acoustic guitar recording but this is something else, with just an AKG C451b around the neck of the guitar the results are amazing.  I can't wait to get the other channels running and try some proper recording.

Thanks again JLM, quick service and a superb product at reasonable cost.

Now just go and build a couple, you won't be disappointed.  :thumb:  :thumb:  

Vikki(uk)

PS Now Joe, that compressor kit your're bringing out :grin: Only joking!

 :green:  :green:  :green:  :green:


Wow JLM 99V! ...."MP3 Sound file added"
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2005, 08:25:02 PM »
I just used mine on drums for the first time today.  I wasn't impressed with the sound of the actual drums, but the pre's sounded awesome.  More experimenting this weekend.  So far it's been hard to make them sound bad. :thumb:

Wow JLM 99V! ...."MP3 Sound file added"
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2005, 08:32:37 PM »
Quote from: "MikoKensington"
I wasn't impressed with the sound of the actual drums, but the pre's sounded awesome.


That's the depressing thing about really great gear - you hear exactly how bad your music is.  :green:

Gotta build some of these.  :thumb:
Seth

The definition of insanity: "Hey, this thing could be really cool - if I had the money to fix it up, which I don't, but if I did it could be really cool - if I had the time, which I don't, but

Lowfreq

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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2005, 08:43:14 PM »
Congrats :thumb:  :thumb:

Quote
The only thing I can say is 'WOW!!'


That was also one of the many words that came out of my mouth when I got mine going too. I ending up just sitting there playing for hours, it sounded so good!! :grin:

regards

Steve

adrianh

Wow JLM 99V! ...."MP3 Sound file added"
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2005, 10:52:08 PM »
Stop it now!

You are going to cause me to spend money.

The JLM 99v are right after the "GainBloke"
modules I got.

Flatpicker

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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2005, 11:08:48 PM »
Quote from: "adrianh"
Stop it now!

You are going to cause me to spend money.
Took the words out of my mouth, lol!

SonsOfThunder

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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2005, 12:07:02 AM »
Vikki,

Which transformers did you end up using?

Congratulations on getting a channel going.  Can you post pics?

Peace!
Charlie
"The sow would rather have her ear than a purse." - PRR

Wow JLM 99V! ...."MP3 Sound file added"
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2005, 09:10:40 AM »
Hi
 Well spent a few hours playing and recording different bits and pieces and i'm still stunned, plenty of gain available should work well with ribbon mics i guess but i don't have one to try yet. Brings out the nuances of the room (sounds like a bouncy box) i never noticed that before. Looks a bit like a rats nest at the moment but i'll post some pics when the other channel is completed.
 I used the Lundahal 1538 transformer for input and no transformer for output but there's plenty of room in for box output tx's. The 1538 seems to give a very neutral little coloured sound, opamps are running off +-34v. It was built as sort of an economy model in a surplus case, looks a bit like something from the old Russian space programme. :oops:  Joe will have a fit if he sees it :green:
Vikki(uk) :grin:

Wow JLM 99V! ...."MP3 Sound file added"
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2005, 10:31:12 AM »
OK here goes...one JLM99

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/vikki227/DCP_0005.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/vikki227/DCP_0003.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/vikki227/DCP_0002.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/vikki227/DCP_0001.jpg

Wiring is only a get it up and going, I'm going to put 4 units in this box as finances allow, I think I'll put a couple of different ops in 3 and 4. Well if I can do it anyone can! Just have to drill and paint that box, case is from  a vibration tester machine :grin:
Vikki(uk) :thumb:

AnalogPackrat

Wow JLM 99V! ...."MP3 Sound file added"
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2005, 10:40:25 AM »
Looks like a pretty neat job to me!  Plenty of room on the front panel for graphics  :grin:   One question:  did you really say you're running at +/-34V  :shock: or is that a typo?

 :thumb:

Analog Packrat
If it is to be, it is up to me.


Wow JLM 99V! ...."MP3 Sound file added"
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2005, 10:45:49 AM »
Not a typo.  That's typical for a 99V.  I run mine +/- 30.

I went back and listened to my drum tracks from yesterday.  The JLM's on overheads were awesome.  Smooth and detailed.  I want more.  NOW!

Wow JLM 99V! ...."MP3 Sound file added"
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2005, 10:46:55 AM »
Yep they're running on -+34v, Joe suggested this voltage to get the cleanest sound. I hope i got it right.
Vikki(uk)

mattmoogus

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« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2005, 01:28:06 PM »
Nice looking case Vikki, I like it!
How about some sound files?

+/-34v is the ideal voltage to run the 99V, though we regularly run them at +/-24 and +/-28 with no problems and have even tried one in an API eq at +/-15 and it worked and sounded great.


M
...btw I work for Joe :-)

Snatchman

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« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2005, 03:47:22 PM »
Dang, I wish I had the chops for "DIY". This stuff really interest me but just don't seem to have the "patience"! ( solder gun flies across the room). :evil:
Thanks for your time and ears!

Bluzzi

Wow JLM 99V! ...."MP3 Sound file added"
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2005, 04:00:47 PM »
Vikki - Very nice job!

Have you given the JLM 1290 kit a look? Looks like you can fit another 2 preamps in there! 8-)

Jim

Wow JLM 99V! ...."MP3 Sound file added"
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2005, 06:59:39 PM »
OK I've got an MP3 or a WAV file to post demonstrating acoustic guitar on the JLM99v - how do I post it?  Can anyone host either of them for me or direct me to a site that can?

Vikki (UK)

Family Hoof

Wow JLM 99V! ...."MP3 Sound file added"
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2005, 09:08:11 PM »
Group DIY members can upload files to my site. There is currently a 100MB quota.

http://www.eisenaudio.com/thelab

Make sure files are clearly labeled and/or make a webpage that points to them.

Log-in via ftp --> ftp.eisenaudio.com

username: [email protected]
password: groupdiy

use an ftp client or type the following into your web browser:

ftp://[email protected]:[email protected]/

Wow JLM 99V! ...."MP3 Sound file added"
« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2005, 10:52:00 AM »
:roll:
See link to MP3 at eisenaudio.com a few messages down from this one.

Thanks
Vikki (UK) :wink:

Snatchman

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« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2005, 12:44:18 PM »
Hey Vikki, "NICE" guitar chops! The 99 sounds good also! Good job.. :thumb:
Thanks for your time and ears!

SonsOfThunder

Wow JLM 99V! ...."MP3 Sound file added"
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2005, 04:59:31 PM »
:thumb:  :thumb:  :thumb:

Thanks for sharing on the trafo.

Peace!
Charlie
"The sow would rather have her ear than a purse." - PRR


 

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