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  1. so single stator headphones. like beveridge speakers, but done horribly wrong. 2000v bias. single supply ac coupled 450v with dual in parallel bsp135 as current sources, with dual bsp125 in parallel driven by opa1642 dual opamp. without it being on your head, no seal for the diaphram. lots of dsp to equalize this mess. all analog input signals digitized and then stuffed into the dsp. another example of stupidass (tm&c) engineering. these people should get together with the engineers that did the eha5. so much engineering money wasted. edit: no dsp found.
  2. does look like the same amp. however the quality of the western electric tubes with all that fluorescence on the glass is definitely worrying me, clearly they are not pumping down the tubes enough. or not enough getter.
  3. there will be 4 output boards. 12 x 6 inch each. filament boards will stack on them, each filament board will have 5 x 5v 4a switchers. 2 switchers in series for the 211 so chassis is likely to be a bit over 24 inches wide and 20 inches deep. updated picture
  4. i like that. i also like "david and goliath"
  5. So this started a few weeks ago when someone found a picture of my 100 watt night light. Its an 833A tube. (new picture below) And he wanted a megatron made from 8 of these. (10 vac at 10 amps each tube) so 800 watts filament power just for the output tubes. By the time you make the +/- 1kv power supplies running at 40ma, and the power for the 300b driver tubes etc, way past the limit for usa 120v 20 amp service which is 1850 watts. And with the top of the tube at silly and dangerous high voltage... bad idea. So i started looking for slightly less silly alternatives. I think the 211 tube fits the bill. running with +/-750v power supplies at 35ma. So a megatron with 211 output tubes, 300b drivers and a high gain input tube. unless someone has a better idea.
  6. depends on what kind of power supply is inside. if its a switcher, it might benefit the input caps for a 30 second slow ramp. if its a linear supply, probably does not matter.
  7. my orbi is getting glitchy too. replacement is $1500. likes to drop the dns once a week. i'm getting 1194 download and 24 upload. if i get the newest orbi, i can get up to about 1600 download with top xfinity tier. i don't need that yet, and then i would have to upgrade every switch in the house to 2gb or faster, and those are expensive too. also looks like i'm going to get a atsc 3.0 tuner very soon. there is a chicago station now that is broadcasting 4k cartoons. 3 stooges in 4k is da bomb.
  8. i don't remember. definitely can add 1 wire and not use it in shunt mode.
  9. you are going to need to change the lt1021 to the 5v version and recalculate the resistor ratio. 3v across the current source is not enough for it to work properly. even 5 volts is cutting it close. the minimum tested voltage for this design is 12v output.
  10. clever idea but you then need a jumper block.
  11. switch the tubes. if the hum does not move, its the headphones.
  12. unless one of the tubes is slammed to one of the rails, rebiasing is not going to help. but you should measure the dc output voltages.
  13. cp1117n is normally closed, so no output voltage. you need to power it to turn the hv on.
  14. kgsshvpssicfetsinglenewleftfatsws - cadcam.zip 12/25/2015 definitely on the google drive.
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