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  1. ML Aerius. I had a pair of those. The electrostatic panel disconnected itself on both. I contacted ML, who said if I was in the US they could supply new panels cheaply (ish), but because I was in the UK I'd have to go through Absolute Sounds who had a vicious mark up. So I popped the wooden side panels off, fed small pieces of antistatic foam in each hole, and trapped a connection wire under some kapton tape. Soldered the wire into the HV feed. Put the wooden panels back on. Problem sorted, and totally invisible. I later sold them on eBay, and made it clear that the panel had been repaired and how. I got a good price; the buyer collected and I demonstrated them working before he took them.
    4 points
  2. Sony MiniDisc: The (Not) Forgotten Audio Format That (Never) Failed. I learned a few things.
    3 points
  3. Oh for that much space! super-jealous! My bench, bandsaw, jointer/planer, router table and radial arm saw are squeezed into a single width garage. It needs real discipline to use every machine safely.
    3 points
  4. The Police – Outlandos d'Amour Wiki: "Contemporary reviews of the album were largely unfavourable." Not terrible 😎
    2 points
  5. Mine has the 3b Pi board, too. Great idea for the Ethernet mounting, many don't need/use the USB ports either. Leo just told me that the latest DAC board has a jumper to disable the volume control, and terminal blocks for the output in addition to the built-in XLR's; so even the DAC can be mounted internally and you can put outputs where desired (though I remember someone in the Orchard Audio group soldered connections direct from the older rev board to external XLR's as well).
    1 point
  6. Interesting. I was an early adoptor of the format. I could carry 5 or so discs with me and have 10 times the volume that my friend had on his Rio mp3 player. I also liked the "mix tape" capabilities. I had a nice Sony portable MD deck as well as a top end Sony ES home deck.
    1 point
  7. american you are maybe not?
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  8. Decade bump. Anyone else excited about the Duet 3? https://apogeedigital.com/blog/introducing-apogee-duet-3
    1 point
  9. ^^ on my list. Maybe I need to bump it up the list a bit higher.
    1 point
  10. Sourcing of currently manufactured semiconductors, even from OnSemi and other mainstream manufacturers, is log-jammed. This is a result of the perfect storm of Covid causing lines to be mothballed and then restarted and qualified, supply of the raft of chemicals needed, and similar problems Covid issues in the global distribution chain. Even vanilla parts are now out at end 21 early 22 delivery. And if you are going to build a PC - forget it. Processor chips have dried up as bulk users have stocked up (PC and automotive manufacturers mainly, but also smart phones and TVs). If you can buy one expect five times or more the nominal price. And pre-covid, particularly ceramic surface mount parts were on insane lead times, now even more insane. It will get better. From the end of this year onward supply ought to improve.
    1 point
  11. Shit, Knucks, that sucks. Options: Cheap(ish) https://www.ebay.com/itm/402883362699?hash=item5dcdb83f8b:g:fQQAAOSwRqtgsruP NOS https://www.ebay.com/itm/334033481088?hash=item4dc5f26d80:g:e5UAAOSwCVlguoUp
    1 point
  12. The new shop is mostly wired and the big tools all have dedicated 240V circuits. I cleaned up and tried moving some things around to see how the space will work. It feels spacious compared to where we have been working in a chopped up basement space. This is approximately where the table saw, bandsaw and jointer/planer will reside, although the bandsaw will come away from the wall and may change orientation when in use. The blades for the Hammer bandsaw are still being made so it is going to sit in a corner for now, and the garbage rugs used by the tenant for years are now in place for some comfort and grease spot coverage. It's taking a while to get set up but I'm trying to be patient and get things done right. I'm going to enjoy working in this space and it will be much easier when Milo and Otis are in the shop together.
    1 point
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  14. Can you explain them to me, too?
    1 point
  15. Made another one today for one of our Doctors who was SF. Going to have a holder for his green beret.
    1 point
  16. A CFA2 balanced. Finished this a whiles back.
    1 point
  17. I might just buy that NOS pair. The guy has a "make offer" option. In other news, this week is shaping up to be a gold star one: I now have two glasses halves balanced precariously on my face. I'm sure I look like an idiot, but fortunately no one else is around. I put them on last night, felt a weird cracking sensation, then both halves slid off my face. I'm overdue for a new glasses 'scrip, but my plan (of the "Mice and Men" variety) was to get my second vaccination jab (in two weeks) then wait two more weeks for full immunity then visit the eye doctor. That is no longer an option. :headdesk: I am clumsy and blind. It's hell to get old.
    0 points
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