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Forum: Project Logs 28-11-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 71
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Posted By Kei
I finally tackled the side panel having actually...

I finally tackled the side panel having actually bought the 4.5" hole saw required to create the cut outs for the fans. Not the easiest job but they seem to have come out ok. There are a couple of...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 27-11-20, 04:13 PM
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Views: 1,240,569
Posted By Kei
New trolley jack, a 4.5" hole saw for making some...

New trolley jack, a 4.5" hole saw for making some fan holes in a side panel, a deburring tool and some knipex automatic wire strippers....
Forum: Off Topic Chat 24-11-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11,312
Views: 1,240,569
Posted By Kei
Toslink can do 192/24. I use that out of my RME...

Toslink can do 192/24. I use that out of my RME HDSPe card into my marantz processor over an old van damme optical cable. Finding music in high sample rates is not so easy though. A lot of it is...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 20-11-20, 12:13 PM
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Posted By Kei
Some additional pliers, an assortment of 4mm hex...

Some additional pliers, an assortment of 4mm hex screwdriver bits, a new soldering iron tip, oscilloscope probes and an assortment of components for my DIY valve amplifiers.
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Forum: Project Logs 13-11-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,634
Posted By Kei
The frequency response is pretty good, though it...

The frequency response is pretty good, though it could be better with a superior output transformer with higher bandwidth.

The earth from the IEC inlet is grounded to the aluminium plate via a...
Forum: Project Logs 11-11-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,634
Posted By Kei
I finished the Mk IV prototype and have now...

I finished the Mk IV prototype and have now tested it. I made the usual mistake of reversing the phases leading to positive feedback, but I've managed to do it 3 times now so know how to quickly fix...
Forum: Project Logs 09-11-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,634
Posted By Kei
I've finished fitting the front and back along...

I've finished fitting the front and back along with the divider. The capacitors are all in place too. Not the prettiest as the wood is reused from previous builds. (the black on the back panel is...
Forum: Project Logs 07-11-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,634
Posted By Kei
The amp has been working great, doing 10-14 hours...

The amp has been working great, doing 10-14 hours a day almost every day for nearly 4 months now.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50572731232_1f211df5a3_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2k3Wt4W)

I...
Forum: Project Logs 25-10-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,634
Posted By Kei
I've now made up some side panels. The sides are...

I've now made up some side panels. The sides are actually recycled from the MK II wooden build as this happened to be the same width. Sadly they come with some holes from their previous use.

I...
Forum: Project Logs 23-10-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,634
Posted By Kei
I finished up the turret boards yesterday after...

I finished up the turret boards yesterday after building the veroboards for the CCS and the input filter.
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Forum: Project Logs 21-10-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,634
Posted By Kei
Much sanding and polishing later... ...

Much sanding and polishing later...
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50512761232_530ee86770_h.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50514471801_a31a7e11b3_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jXMSyZ)
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Forum: Project Logs 19-10-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,634
Posted By Kei
It is a tad large and heavy. To get a stereo...

It is a tad large and heavy. To get a stereo pair, it'll weigh around 25Kg.

Sorted the turret boards today.
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Forum: Project Logs 18-10-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,634
Posted By Kei
More progress today. All holes now drilled and...

More progress today. All holes now drilled and countersunk. I quickly found that I had undersized the holes for the cable grommets by 2mm so need to sort that tomorrow....
Forum: Project Logs 17-10-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,634
Posted By Kei
I've now deconstructed the first amp I built so...

I've now deconstructed the first amp I built so that I can rebuild it as the Mk4. It's surprising just how quickly I took the whole thing to bits. 1.5 hours and it was done. I swear it took me over a...
Forum: Project Logs 17-10-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,634
Posted By Kei
I've started construction of a Mk IV amp which...

I've started construction of a Mk IV amp which shrinks the overall package down. The Mk III underneath is the same size aluminium sheet, 19"x10.5" down to 15"x9.5". Even though the overall chassis...
Forum: Project Logs 17-10-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 14,243
Posted By Kei
Managed to pickup a second solid side panel for...

Managed to pickup a second solid side panel for the 750D last week so I've made a start on modifying it to fit the 2x 120mm fans for cooling the expansion cards.

So far I've got as far as drilling...
Forum: Software Section 06-10-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By Kei
Open the edit menu and go to preferences at the...

Open the edit menu and go to preferences at the bottom. Scratch disks and cache settings are under performance. This is how mine has been set for years and I've had no trouble. (also CS6) It runs...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 02-10-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11,312
Views: 1,240,569
Posted By Kei
It's bonkers how cheap that combo now is...

It's bonkers how cheap that combo now is considering it cost around £1100 barely 3 years ago. (my wallet knows)

Anyway, I bought some new old stock RCA 6CG7 valves to add to the vintage valve...
Forum: Project Logs 27-09-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 14,243
Posted By Kei
I used to use the 5.25" bays in the old CM690-II...

I used to use the 5.25" bays in the old CM690-II with a pair of Icydock backplanes. Ironically, I've just been taking them apart to try and determine the cause of the one slot failing.

It looks...
Forum: OC3D News 27-09-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4,646
Sticky: Quick News
Views: 609,005
Posted By Kei
The only thing that really ever stood out as...

The only thing that really ever stood out as being beneficial about tantalum capacitors was their capacitance vs their size and their durability when compared with traditional electrolytics. Their...
Forum: Project Logs 24-09-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 14,243
Posted By Kei
Arctic P14's fitted to replace the old scythe...

Arctic P14's fitted to replace the old scythe kama flow 120mms. They seem to shift a hefty quantity of air at full pelt.
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Forum: Off Topic Chat 24-09-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11,312
Views: 1,240,569
Posted By Kei
New fans for the server, along with some filters...

New fans for the server, along with some filters and splitters.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50377905488_74c8fda036_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jKHWao)
Forum: Off Topic Chat 22-09-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11,312
Views: 1,240,569
Posted By Kei
I was fortunate enough to pick up a few power...

I was fortunate enough to pick up a few power distribution units during a workplace clear out a few years back. It's truly nuts how much they cost considering they are a glorified industrial grade...
Forum: Project Logs 22-09-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 14,243
Posted By Kei
Had to re-pin a bodged fan as the bodge broke...

Had to re-pin a bodged fan as the bodge broke during dismantling. I've already cut the cable where it was splice crimped. It had broken at the barrier strip. (black wire broke off)...
Forum: Project Logs 20-09-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 14,243
Posted By Kei
Got the board out quite quickly. This still looks...

Got the board out quite quickly. This still looks pretty clean considering the black dust caked over most other parts.
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