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  1. Ah - the good old battleship grey Cambridge Audio livery. It was panned by the reviewers, as were the buttons on the CD player (they described them as reminiscent of poking dead flesh). Very unfair, because the product performance and sonics were good. However the reviews killed that iteration of Cambridge Audio (~1990). We acquired the wreckage when I worked at Wharfedale, including a massive inventory of product, for almost pocket change (at least in a corporate sense). We sold the inventory at knock down prices, and then did nothing more than change the appearance to a dark gold colour, an
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  2. Memorial Day dinner
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  3. this is the right ratio (meat/veg) for a balanced plate
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  4. Here are a few pics of my test build. GR78/GR79 are set for +/-15VDC, GRHV set for +237VDC/-247VDC. I did not build out the bias supply on this board. I use 182K for R22 and 330uF for C17 which results in timer delay of about 75 seconds. I also tested a 500K/100uF setup which results in about 55 seconds delay. The 100K/470uF combination in the BOM provides about 50 seconds delay. Not these numbers will vary a bit mostly due to the tolerance of the capacitor (see more details in the next post). The PSU main board is of a modular design (see the schematic). It contains the following circuit
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  5. Sous vide Oreo cheesecakes are submerged and cooking.
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  6. Yup, had one of them last night and from a "was it cooked" perspective it was great. The recipe for the actual cheesecake needs tweaking, but it was a fun first effort.
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  7. This post is about the auxiliary power supply for the timer circuit. Kerry designed the board to accept an external +5VDC supply for the CD4093BM based timer. After Kerry and I discussed we agreed that there are 3 options: Option 1: For the purist, use an external +5V supply as designed. Note that C17 will see almost the entire voltage drop of the supply so it needs to be rated for 5V or higher. Option 2: Jumper a wire directly from GR78 output to the +5V pin of the Aux - Pwr pads. If you do so, make sure C17 is rated for the GR78 output voltage AND change R1 and R2 from 3K to
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  8. That moment you realize it burns when you pee not because you have a yeast infection, but because you had something spicy in the last 24 hours...
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  9. I will definitely post pics! And that strap you had made is beautiful. The Speedies work so well with so many kinds of bands. It totally changes the watch.
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  10. Very cool, ER. Surprised they didn't include some wrist shots for context. Hopefully you'll post some so we can see how it looks on you. Might be an option for my FOIS. I'm still enamored with the JR alligator band. I never put on the beads of rice band on my Aquascaphe...always have the blue rubber one as it's so comfortable and suits the watch IMO, but who knows... HS
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  11. I'm surprised this has taken so long to be made. I've had an original, made in 1969 or 1970 (this was before they became crazy expensive), and it was too small and cheaply made. Of course NASA chose the JB Champion 19mm bracelet because it was fragile: if an astronaut caught the watch on something while floating in their capsule, it would likely break instead of breaking the spacecraft. It looked pretty cool, though. This looks really great. Better made and better sized (I care much less about "authenticity" these days). I dunno if I'll wear it on my old one or my new one. I bought th
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  12. I'm still stoked about my 2019 iMac (8core) and while I wouldn't care to guess what the timeline and differences will be with the next gen, I have heard that there might be some cosmetic changes like a smaller bezel around the screen. For me, that kind of stuff becomes invisible quickly and I don't have folks coming over and passing judgement on my set up. Performance wise, my machine isn't invincible (I can bring it to it's knees with loads meant to put an unrealistic strain on it), but for what I demand, it's up to the task. I owned a couple of Mac Pro's before the iMac and at
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  13. Hopefully that converter is durable and fairly cheap. I know a couple of guys that had their portable keyboard/controller and it was kind of delicate. One guy went through 2 in an equal number of months (IIRC) and gave up on them.
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  14. A short 12 minute piece on creativity, Keith Jarrett, and Brian Eno. https://www.npr.org/transcripts/719557642
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  15. Pathos Classic One.
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  16. I presume the front end on these is similar or the same as the SS Dynalo? If so, JFETs sound a lot better than the THAT340 does.
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  17. With the Spritzer plug adapter, I auditioned my Monolith electrostatic with both of my Stax amps (SRM1-MK2 Pro recapped & SRM-353X). Using very familiar true hi-res music from AIX through my Oppo UDP-205, I could not even tell that there was a bass player in the mix, and the high-frequency hand percussion was nearly inaudible. My Koss ESP/950 with plug adapter on the same amplifiers clearly reproduces those two frequency extremes. (My Stax SR-007MK2 and Sennheiser HE 60 with adapter sound even better, but it is not a fair comparison in terms of price.) The Monolith M1060 planar headset rep
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  18. I discovered the problem with chopping chilies in my early 20's. Then going for a wizz. It is a lesson once learnt never forgotten . That picture in the Wikipedia link is a horror story. Look at the front of the stainless steel units that the chef is standing at. And the filthy wiping rag. Sure he has some stuff organised in the foreground, but the rest of the kitchen is salmonella waiting to happen. Ugh. Can you imagine how Gordon Ramsey would take that place apart? It looks like a classic Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares episode.
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  19. Haven't you heard, size doesn't matter?
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  20. Eighth? What happened to that other one that you bumped off for me about 6 years ago to make me 7th? Am I shrinking, or is it just the kids eating chicken nuggets with growth hormones that accellerated their height. Perhaps they needed a little more to get over the "wall"? Thanks everyone! Had a pretty good day, even if I wasn't feeling that great/was trapped (mostly) indoors. The fam got me a gift that arrived a day late. They couldn't get the one I've been wanting for years, but I think this should do just fine, and help me get started on a better path.
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  21. Fajitas: 1. Lime marinated chicken 2. Peppers and onions 3. Homemade refried beans 4. Sour cream 5. Guac 6. Salsa 7. Cheese Delicious.
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  22. Petra Haden is one of the Haden triplets, daughters of bassist Charlie Haden. Super talented family!
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  23. I have become a subscriber .... although I do not have speakers on the PC
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  24. The bolt was OK, the wire though was broken. Maybe the bolt damage the wire when it was tightened. Anyhow I got the opportunity to see how the RR 1 is built. I also disassembled the driver unit. Spacers seem to be about 1.3 mm thick and the sound when knocking the diaphragm it sounded about right. And yes, everything is easily accessible, except the pads maybe. Bottom line: I like the design. P.S. As the original pads were removed I took a pair of 007 pads
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  25. Check this video by Haas: You may want a special tapping drill to make thread go deeper in the limited depth of blind hole.
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  26. Yes, I've tried pots to star ground. No change. Input grounds are connected to the chassis (using the Neutrik connection pin), and not to the pot or star ground. I read that it's supposedly the Right Way in the famous Rane Note. (Unless I brutally misunderstood what I read).
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  27. My own Carbon, not going anywhere... IMG_6585 IMG_6590 IMG_6592 IMG_6593 IMG_6595 IMG_6596 IMG_6597
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