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Forum: Project Logs Today, 06:50 AM
Replies: 57
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Posted By Kei
Nowt wrong with the older hardware. I’d still be...

Nowt wrong with the older hardware. I’d still be running my phenom if I hadn’t needed more pice lanes. It was incredibly annoying when the 990FX board inexplicably died.

I just figured out the...
Forum: Project Logs Yesterday, 07:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,163
Posted By Kei
First time I've had the RAID controller alarm go...

First time I've had the RAID controller alarm go off today. Not sure on the cause as no disks show any media errors, the controller itself shows no errors and nothing wrong on the sas expander...
Forum: Off Topic Chat Yesterday, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 1,192,201
Posted By Kei
Matched quartet of Electro-Harmonix 6CA7 valves...

Matched quartet of Electro-Harmonix 6CA7 valves for my amp.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50215182207_b248860885_h.jpg ('https://flic.kr/p/2jvkWcz')
Forum: Project Logs 10-08-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By Kei
Closing the feedback loop didn't entirely go to...

Closing the feedback loop didn't entirely go to plan as the usual feedback issues returned. However, things were not as bad as they had been with the previous builds.

The usual 58ish KHz ringing...
Forum: Project Logs 08-08-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By Kei
Thanks. It's proven to be a much bigger challenge...

Thanks. It's proven to be a much bigger challenge than I originally expected.

First testing wan't entirely to plan as I quickly discovered I'd got the pinout of the transistor in the CCS...
Forum: Project Logs 08-08-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By Kei
Decided to have a rejig this time and move the...

Decided to have a rejig this time and move the capacitors about and also have a partition between the power supply and the amplifier.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50037652793_3efb70d96f_h.jpg...
Forum: Project Logs 07-08-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By Kei
Made a start on the metal prototype build by...

Made a start on the metal prototype build by re-purposing a 6U rack blanking cover to make the top panel. After plenty of drilling and punching the larger holes out I was left with this. Layout...
Forum: Project Logs 06-08-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By Kei
Cue the Mk 2 Version...When all else fails, do it...

Cue the Mk 2 Version...When all else fails, do it by the book. This is pretty much as close to the book layout as I could get. I had to fiddle about with the two capacitors that live between the...
Forum: Project Logs 06-08-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By Kei
Scratch Build Tube Amplifier

...or Valve amp if you're British. Those from OCUK may recognise this. It will be the abridged version rather than the entire saga. That said, even OCUK got a more brief version compared to the poor...
Forum: OC3D News 05-07-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By Kei
I actually managed to do this once about 20 years...

I actually managed to do this once about 20 years ago with an Intel P166 on socket 7. I had a hell of a time separating the stuck cpu from the base of the heat sink as the old white thermal grease of...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 17-06-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 1,192,201
Posted By Kei
As am I. I'm still running the AP15's I bought 7...

As am I. I'm still running the AP15's I bought 7 years ago, dreading when they eventually fail.

The mayhems shop...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 16-06-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 1,192,201
Posted By Kei
Got a Makita DHP481z combi drill to replace my...

Got a Makita DHP481z combi drill to replace my very old Bosch PSB 12VSP-2 that is starting to show it's age (~20 years or so now). It was also very long for a cordless making it a pain to use in...
Forum: Sound Cards & Speakers 29-05-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,383
Posted By Kei
It could be the microphone used or they could be...

It could be the microphone used or they could be that bad. This is a good video showing proper JBL controls ones. (Not mine, but seems pretty well recorded) He gives them some serious volume abuse...
Forum: Sound Cards & Speakers 28-05-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,383
Posted By Kei
My JBL Control Ones are 22 years old. The first...

My JBL Control Ones are 22 years old. The first 14 years they were used in a sound control room at work. When this got decommissioned I got to keep 2 pairs of them. They are great rugged little...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 30-04-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 1,192,201
Posted By Kei
A Makita DTW1002z impact driver. I need to swap...

A Makita DTW1002z impact driver. I need to swap out a rear hub on the car and really can't be bothered squabbling with it and a breaker bar. My DTD154 isn't up to the job as it's not really designed...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 22-04-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 1,192,201
Posted By Kei
Some spare valves for my valve amp project to...

Some spare valves for my valve amp project to save me wearing out the more expensive and vintage ones I already had. The JJ's are cheaper so I can afford to give them a harder time whilst I'm testing...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 08-04-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 1,192,201
Posted By Kei
TTi TG2000 signal generator for testing purposes....

TTi TG2000 signal generator for testing purposes. Picked up from the bargain section on CPC for roughly 40% of it's normal going rate....
Forum: Off Topic Chat 28-03-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 1,192,201
Posted By Kei
EMI shielding on soundcards is a fallacy. This is...

EMI shielding on soundcards is a fallacy. This is the RME HDSPe AIO professional audio interface I use. No shielding and no boutique parts. Well designed and constructed using quality parts and not a...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 24-03-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 1,192,201
Posted By Kei
Thankfully, Sowter dispatched the output...

Thankfully, Sowter dispatched the output transformers yesterday which arrived today. I ordered these back at the start of February. I was very worried that these would not be turning up this side of...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 12-03-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 1,192,201
Posted By Kei
A stack of components for my valve amp project. ...

A stack of components for my valve amp project.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49621689971_7fb9abe882_h.jpg

HT transformers also arrived yesterday. (took just over a month)...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 04-03-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 1,192,201
Posted By Kei
No idea why beyer changed the slider cover...

No idea why beyer changed the slider cover design. I've got a "vintage" pair of 770's from the early 2000's that still have the originals with no signs of deterioration unlike all the newer ones I've...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 21-02-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 1,192,201
Posted By Kei
4x Belton noval sockets Assorted 22AWG hookup...

4x Belton noval sockets
Assorted 22AWG hookup wire
2x 3mm turret boards
100x 3mm turrets
8x 30mm capacitor clamps
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49566587096_ae4bc229c0_h.jpg...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 18-02-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 1,192,201
Posted By Kei
The input and phase splitter valves for my power...

The input and phase splitter valves for my power amp project. New old stock General electric valves were chosen as they were actually quite cheap considering what "NOS" valves tend to go for and they...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 13-02-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 1,192,201
Posted By Kei
4 Transformers and 2 chokes. 2 Sowter UA21...

4 Transformers and 2 chokes. 2 Sowter UA21 push-pull output transformers, 2, Primary windings 410-0-410V/3.15-0-3.15V/5-0V mains transformers and 2 VVT 10H 180mA chokes....
Forum: Off Topic Chat 19-01-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1,628
Views: 78,980
Posted By Kei
£28 is definitely not that bad. Try being one of...

£28 is definitely not that bad. Try being one of those who bought one in 2017, the difference between what I paid and the current price there is over £550. :banghead: I expected the price to drop by...
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