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500 series Output to TRS Hack
Old 4 weeks ago
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500 series Output to TRS Hack

Hello.

So one of my students bought a compressor 500 Series DIY kit without knowing that it needs a chassis. Obviously he should buy the chassis to operate it, but I was hoping there would be a shortcut/ DIY hack that he could connect the compressor without the chassis. I was thinking he could solder and "hijack" the signal from the PCI style port to balanced cables which he will then connect to his interface.
This of course to save money. He would be eventually investing in a radial or API lunch box for this, but until then, does anyone know if this is possible and how he would go about doing it?
Old 4 weeks ago
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No, you cant polish a turd. Give up coffee, save your pennies, and buy a rack for it.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Ya I had that coming.....
Another smart ass answer would be "build a chassis with all its electrical components"

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Old 3 weeks ago
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I don't have a rack here. I use a + - 15 volt power supply wired to a EDAC connector. Then XLR connectors are added to make it all work. Parts Express sells a complete 317/337 based dual power supply for about 5 bucks, it's adjustable too.
www.parts-express.com
Old 3 weeks ago
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is there any chance you can provide me with more info steps guides or maybe a build map if u did one that would be much appreciated
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At the very least you want to buy the mating connector. Don't solder wires to the gold fingers of the card edge connector, because then later when you desolder everything and want to put it into a real enclosure, your previously gold fingers will be lumpy tarnishable tin fingers.
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