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which 1176 to build?
Old 11th May 2006
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which 1176 to build?

I'm looking at making a 1176 clone and was wondering if anyone had any yay's or nay's about the SL1178 (http://tangible-technology.com/dynam...it/SL1176.html), or the Gyraf. I don't care if it's not super close to the original, but I do want a good coloured sound. The SL1176 looks neat as it's quite flexible with how you want to put it together.

Thanks in advance for any feedback.
Old 13th May 2006
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I'd definatly go with Eddie's version. I've used the one Dan (Kennedy) built (possibly a prototype?) and it changed my opinion of 1176's (I used to hate em...). Besides that, Eddie is a stand-up guy who knows more than I ever will...

I've also heard wonderful thing about Gyraf kits, but I don't know any of those guys.
Old 13th May 2006
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..The Gyraf version is not a kit, just a (large) collection of everything you'd need to know to "roll your own"..

Jakob E.
Old 13th May 2006
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jarbar,
that link is dead. can people give a little more info in terms of who makes these kits and which would be best for the layman. or is this not a straight forward project?
Old 13th May 2006
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Old 14th May 2006
  #6
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I've built the SL1176 and I love it! It maintains the image even under heavy compression. I couldn't mix without it.
I am building a stereo version now. There are a bunch of boards which teaches you how each circuit is different and how they interconnect better than an all-on-one board. The downside of that is that there is a lot of wiring to do.

The support from Scott Liebers (the SL in "SL1176") and Eddie was great. It was my first D.I.Y. project and was pretty challenging. The Gyraf Pultec EQ is an easier first project. I highly recommend it. Scott is working on a mic input section that will allow it to be either a comp or a mic pre since the in/out sections are based on Neve circuits.

Drop me a note if you have any specific questions.
Old 14th May 2006
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Ill pay you $500 to build me one and ship it to uk?! lol

Old 14th May 2006
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I have made a couple of the Gyraf 1176 and absolutely love them.
It is a pretty easy build, because Jakob(gyraf) has such a comprehensive collection of info regardig the project.

Happy DIY heh
Old 23rd May 2006
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hey gyraf,
so how do i get the collection of info from you. it doesn't include any parts?

thanks,
quincy
Old 24th May 2006
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I have no commercial connection to any of the people mentioned - I am just doing this because I am bored at work and I have also built a 1176 via a mnats PCB
Jakob doesn't sell kits - he does sell his own designs under the Gyraf banner
However, he has made available on his web site PCB layouts for those interested in building their own boards
At least 4 people have manufactured these boards and sell them at cost price (anything from EUR15-EUR30 or somethinglike that - not a lot)
2 PCB layouts are available - gyraf and mnats (based on gyraf)
Full details of the gyraf PCB layouts are available here:
http://www.gyraf.dk/gy_pd/1176/1176.htm

The mnats boards and instructions are available here:
http://www.geocities.com/m_natsume/1176.html

Boards based on the gyraf design are available here:
Australia/NZ/Asia
http://www.prodigy-pro.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13403

Europe/ROW
http://www.prodigy-pro.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10776

And a ferw others I guess
With regards to parts.. there is no one stop shop for parts - BOMs are available
e.g.
http://members.cox.net/ram3n/Greg_G1176.pdf

And finally a one stop help shop - take an afternoon and read everything - thats what I did
http://www.prodigy-pro.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=155
Old 18th October 2006
  #11
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Anyone else ever build and/or use one of the tangible-technology SL1176 kits? I'm just about to order one and thought I'd pick brains to see if anyone has any tips, suggestions, alternative parts, etc.

Also, are there any good forums where people have made this clone and have posted info? I've searched but couldn't find much on this particular model.
Thanks a bunch!
Old 18th October 2006
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I've built six of the Gyraf design 1176 and they all sound great. Two of my units are dual 1176s; that is, there are two mono compressors in one box.

I used Gustav's boards (Prodigy DIY member), but as posted above there are others now making killer boards as well. Check out those links and you'll have a great understanding of building an 1176.

Cheers,
--
Don
Old 18th October 2006
  #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jarbar View Post
Anyone else ever build and/or use one of the tangible-technology SL1176 kits? I'm just about to order one and thought I'd pick brains to see if anyone has any tips, suggestions, alternative parts, etc.

Also, are there any good forums where people have made this clone and have posted info? I've searched but couldn't find much on this particular model.
Thanks a bunch!
Just so happens I sent an email to Scott asking to buy one a few days ago (nothing back yet)
There is also the MC76 (?) Purple Audio kit as well
Old 24th October 2006
  #14
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My place for talking about projects like 1176 is Prodigy Pro. It's best pro audio forum i ever found.
Gyraf's 1176 is excellent, but you have to search for parts by yourself. It takes time, but you will learn a lot. And you also have excellent technical documents about this project with support from forum..Beside this; there are several versions of Gyraf's 1176 so you can choose different transformers, components..
I really suggest this one because of excellent support and very low price for pcb.
Good luck!
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