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Hi everyone So we have opened this new sub forum where you can post pictures and words on your electronic DIY build repair and...

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Tim Farrant 30th May 2012
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whell this small beast have great sound... and since i keeped one of few I had.... i spend some time using it in studio. I...

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mr. harrison 6 days ago
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This is an old Tannoy stereo ribbon microphone restored with new FAB 4196 transformers and new ribbons. Interesting how much was...

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fabstudios 2 weeks ago
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Hi all, I was thinking of putting my thoughts on this site while embarking on a journey with a project was perhaps a good...

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Panoramix 2 weeks ago
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I just acquired a Studer 169 console with 10 channels and 2 buses. Will be restoring and cleaning it up to perfect shape in the...

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outraged 3 weeks ago
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Hi everyone! I'd like to make a simple passive splitter to be able to map a cinch stereo into 4 separated right channels and 4...

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Saynomore 4 weeks ago
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After trying a radial jdi duplex in my synth studio and thinking "damn this thing sounds great- i wish it had more...

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andrew caramia 4 weeks ago
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Hello, I hope someone can help me. I have a pair of Dynaudio BM5a from which 1 of the speakers is significantly less louder...

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yurone 17th January 2018
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Greetings, Got some new desktop power supplies so I rant about it for a few minutes. I have a brand new product on its way...

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rvwainscott 12th January 2018
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...Heatsinks. 26 of them! OK that's probably overkill but it can't do any harm (provided nothing's touching any neighbouring...

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Salamootion 10th January 2018
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I come from the land of crafting and sewing message forums and one of the things that happen every so often is a "sew...

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johanjohanjohan 10th January 2018
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Hi Folks, Just recently finished building an MK47. It's been a great fun project, pretty easy and the results are awesome. ...

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AviEinZur 19th December 2017
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I just scored an Ampex MM-1100 16 track tape machine and need some help sourcing parts. it came with all the good back up stuff...

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rickstar44 9th December 2017
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No pics on this one... So I got a Furman PB40 patch bay in a lot with some other stuff I wanted, and hadn't been using it...

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lexiStaul 28th November 2017
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¡Hi Geeks! Finally, after four years of research and development (read it learning), four prototypes, many nights without...

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JAY X 20th November 2017
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Well here is some pics of my portable lion battery powered bluetooth line array speaker. I was told by someone that this will not...

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ZipSnipe 18th November 2017
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Hello fellow gear slutz and gurus. I seen another thread on a modification for the DBX 163X. I decided to touch up on the same...

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big ol shea 13th November 2017
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So I recently got a Ramsa WR-C4520 mixer gave to me and I want to re-rack 4 of the channel strips (they're paired in 4's luckily)...

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baronvonsuckit 31st October 2017
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This is U47FET build using a T-Bone SCT-700 donor body. Shown with a FAB V8FET transformer. The range of BV style transformers...

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fabstudios 26th October 2017
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Hello there, Some time ago a mic stand in my studio was knocked over with mentioned TLM mic attached. It was a bit distressing...

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SP2016 20th October 2017
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So I am building a bluetooth line array with bass module. My speakers are 6 @ 2 inch 8ohm 30 watts and the bass module is 4 inch...

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ZipSnipe 29th September 2017
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(pictures to come) So last week I decided to really, truly, this time rewire my rack gear (again). So I pulled all the gear...

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raito 28th September 2017
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Just finished assembling the DIY Neumann clone from, using a donor MXL-990 and their RK87 replacement...

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dluther 13th September 2017
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Any good recommendations for a newbie to start building some pre's? Looking for kits. Thanks! Hairball Capi-Gear Seventh...

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shortyboyboy 11th September 2017
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Last year I made myself a monitor controller that allows different calibration profiles for different speakers/headphones. The...

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oyvindur 9th September 2017
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Hello, I want to change the Power Transformer from a Vintage 16 CH Mixing Console. Schematics just says it must be -/+25Vx2....

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Vitalis 7th September 2017
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I knew one day I'd be disappointed in this eq and that day has arrived One channel has started clipping even with minimal db in...

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eddies880 12th August 2017
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Hey everyone! I'm in the process of restoring an RCA 76B1 consolette for use in my vintage recording studio. I'm keeping a...

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emrr 7th August 2017
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Hi, I have made an 4x4 passive summing mixer going in to 4 diode clippers. It works but I am not certain that the clipper...

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Audiospacific2 5th August 2017
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Hi everyone! I'm in the process of designing and building a summing mixer based on the neumann v475-2b card. By now i've come up...

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Karloff70 5th August 2017
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Okay, hopefully this is in the right place. But I bought an Audio Technical LP120 Recently and UPS did a number on it. I...

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MadameLeota 6th July 2017
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ctmixing 1st July 2017
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As Dr. Nick Rivera would have said: "Hello everybody!" I recently scored this interesting looking little mixer which...

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tqlcarlo 26th June 2017
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Hi everyone, I recently purchased a TAC Scorpion 16:8:2 in mint condition. I've decided to start a quick journal here for the...

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RealStrange 12th June 2017
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I had another thread dedicated to recapping a system 8 MKii board. Now I want to modd this board, for learning purposes. I...

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AS74 14th May 2017
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What's up people?. I recently acquired an ssl channel strip. It's supposedly been refurbished and tested professionally....

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fullscale 25th April 2017
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I can't sleep because I can't stop thinking about this problem. The problem that I've seen as a blight on the computer music...

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Jeff242 24th April 2017
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Part 1 - The Butterfly Effect So, my partner at Black Box Analog Design, Eric Racy, calls me to inquire whether or not I...

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mattcollen 20th April 2017
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Hi all, I have a couple of Amek BC2 cards lying around and I'd like to rack them up. Anyone know of kits available?...

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TheMightyReel 15th April 2017
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Hey everyone. I'm really interested in electronics. I study Physics at university and i'm taking all the electronics modules...

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MatthewH96 27th March 2017
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Hi all A long time friend of mine has had in storage a 16 channel vintage Neve 8014 console. We racked up the 1073 preamps...

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jb_studio 24th March 2017
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Hey guys, I am really wanting to learn as much as I can about pro audio electronics. Especially modding etc, and potentially to...

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mikefellh 21st March 2017
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Hello all, I'm after the schematics for the apparently extremely rare and unheard of mixer- the AKG Sm-2006 stereo mixer. It's...

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blkcorecco 10th March 2017
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I've been having a Fairchild 660 exact copy made for me over the last coupe of months. Its being made by a lovely chap called...

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idmmer417 7th March 2017
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hi guys, i just bought an old dynamix 3000 console and i want to improve the sound of the preamps and eq´s. The desk is...

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leeharveyosmond 28th February 2017
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Greetings fellow audio geeksters. I have a first version Soundcraft Spirit LX7 24:4:2 monitor board. After several years of...

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milestone_ct 13th February 2017
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Hey Guys recently got finished on a mod/upgrade for my PRE73 Mark I which i think was from the 2nd or so shipment of these pre's,...

Evil Genius
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joshuanaconda 9th February 2017
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Hi I've got probs with a Bryston 4BST amp, Jupiter 6 and few other bits . Im finding it hard to get a really decent tech locally....

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Jmandel 7th February 2017
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I recently bought a DBX 165A compressor and there were no xlr inputs and outputs on it. I've seen other DBX 165A's with xlr ins...

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rvwainscott 10th January 2017
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So I recently acquired a DX9 which is not entirely functional. It mostly makes weird static/sine noises. When I opened up the...

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SuperEFOS_64 8th January 2017
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Hello, I've send a loud signal (resulting from a feedback loop) through my Lindell 6x500 preamp. Now, the input gain stage...

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xadovitch 2nd January 2017


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