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Pars last won the day on February 27 2013

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    engineer (telecom mktg)
  • Hobbies
    golf, music, cycling
  • Headphones
    AKG K601, Shure SRH840, Modded Fostex T50RP
  • Headphone Amps
    Gilmore dynamic (headamp v2 PCB), Dynahi (still proto stage)
  • Sources
    � Rotel RCD-855 modified (clocking, discrete output stage) � Rotel RCD-991 THS4031 I/V, AD8599 buffers
  • Other Audio Gear
    ? maybe Classe preamp, Odyssey Stratos poweramp, Von Schweikert VR4 Gen.II speakers

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  1. Part Sourcing Assistance/Advice Thread

    I have some of those as well, from THL audio IIRC. I don't recall any issues with them, other than the ground being a bit of a pain in the ass to solder. I'll check mine, but I've had them a few years now. They do seem to be made pretty well; not as nice as the Cardas rhodium, but a lot more reasonably priced.
  2. Happy Birthday Colin!

    Happy Birthday Colin!
  3. Technical Assistance/Advice Thread

    Can you reverse the 2 prong and see what it is like?
  4. Happy birthday, Steve (swt61)!!!

    Happy Birthday Steve!
  5. Ebay alternative to Par-Metal

    How deep do you need it? The Slimline comes in up to 350mm deep. The Dissipante (w/heatsinks) comes up to 500mm deep.
  6. Happy Birthday EdWood!

    Happy Birthday!
  7. Somewhat ironic user name on that one...
  8. I wouldn't think so, but you would need to look at the matching on them as far as hFe and possibly Vbe to determine. I would swear that some of the On Semi I've bought recently still had Fairchild markings on it (On Semi bought Fairchild). Are you talking Fairchild 06 and On Semi 56 or a mixture in the same device type(s)?
  9. Technical Assistance/Advice Thread

    I bought a cheapie from ebay for $50 https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-in-1-Soldering-Rework-Stations-SMD-Hot-Air-Iron-Gun-Desoldering-Welder-898D/192010034886?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649 Seems OK, haven't tried the iron yet (probably sucks).
  10. Happy Birthday Thrice!

    Happy Birthday!
  11. Power switch recommendation

    None of that shit is in yet, i was just messing around with doing the voltage switch and having AC relays in for the main transformer. I think I basically did just parallel the 2nd set of primaries with the first, with the relays after that. I realize that when switched to 240V both relay contacts are in series but as far as I could see, that is the only way to do it. Of course I could cheat and use something like a MeanWell for the relay/e24 thingie...
  12. The analog thread.

    That looks nice John! Love the base.
  13. What Are You Building Today

    Yeah, I think the fabs try to protect you from your "mistakes", when in this case it is intentional. For your one-offs, do you just do ebay or something? I've bought some machinists tools (used) from ebay with good results (Starrett auto punch, some taps, etc.).
  14. What Are You Building Today

    What set of counterbore bits? I could probably use something like that myself.