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    A Game of Thrones Pilot Greenlit

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    A Game of Thrones Pilot Greenlit

    My views on S7 and S8 fit neither the apologist nor the hater narratives, so I generally try to stay out of GoT discussions. That said, I think this Twitter multi-post does a pretty good job of explaining the pacing changes in the concluding seasons: https://mobile.twitter.com/DSilvermint/status/1125856091261136896
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    @tyrion: What strap is that?
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    The Multi Amp aka Dynalo Mk2

    Is the AOT resistor supposed to form a voltage divider with the 10k it's next to? Trying to figure out reasonable values for that resistor to order.
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    The Multi Amp aka Dynalo Mk2

    On the mini Dynalo, I never understood the pieces labeled "AOT". They're marked optional in the BOM, and no one seems to have soldered them. What do they do in the circuit? From the photos posted, most people populated the 10k resistors next to AOT. They aren't in the Mouser shopping list, but are they needed? I plan to use the on-board regulator (soldered with paste and hot air) if that makes a difference.
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    Part Sourcing Assistance/Advice Thread

    Thanks @MartinC700, but I just picked up 100 pieces from Digi-Key. As @shaihulud pointed out, it's finally back in stock. 😀
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    What are you reading now?

    Neither, sadly , but I’ve been into HP for a long time and read the published stageplay script when it first came out.
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    What are you reading now?

    @TMoney: Try to finish the series and take a few weeks off from Harry Potter before seeing (or reading) Cursed Child. It's... different. In a good way IMO, but it's still good to let the main story settle in your mind before you jump into it.
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    KGSSHV Carbon Build Thread

    I posted a question about this on the advice thread two years ago, and here’s a helpful reply:
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    KGSSHV Carbon Build Thread

    Pretty sure you'll have major noise problems with the handwritten scheme. The other scheme is, I believe, @johnwmclean's, and it works in my experience, with just one change: I do not connect the pot grounds to anything. The diagram suggests connecting the pot to the star ground, and I found that causes noise. With regard to split PSU boards: yes, run each one to the star ground. Connect each amp board to whichever PSU board is closer. Also: some XLR sockets have extra pins connected to their bodies specifically to make pin 1 to chassis connections easier. Don't forget to file off anodizing at the star ground, as noted in that diagram. I also file off some anodizing on the (invisible) inside of every panel of the case to improve continuity everywhere, and always double-check continuity between all panels and earth. When you have finished adjusting the amp and like its balance and offset numbers, connect a headphone while not playing any audio. Spin the volume pot. With correct wiring, correct adjustment, and a good volume pot, you should have dead silence across its entire range.
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    i'm on a roll... the kgsshv

    If I had to guess, you had a cold solder joint somewhere, which worked for a while, but then cracked and maybe some stray metal fell and shorted something important. You should replace the entire board. After a major failure like this, it's more work than it's worth to determine which transistors (and even passive components) survived. Chin up! Everyone here has fried many many boards. You didn't get hurt, so that's a win!
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    Part Sourcing Assistance/Advice Thread

    Does anyone have 16 pieces of PZTA06? They're really out of stock everywhere now. I don't need PZTA56, as I managed to buy a bunch at Newark.
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    The Multi Amp aka Dynalo Mk2

    Finally getting around to building a Mini Dynalo, and ordering parts. What fuse(s) should I order?
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    KG Balanced Dynahi build discussion thread

    The off-board heatsink version I built is marked 1.5, and the file in Kevin's archive is ssdynahibalsmtm.zip. It was the most recent revision in mid-2016, but I'm not aware of any changes since then. I don't have any extra boards left, though.
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    What are you listening to Part the Third

    The How to Train Your Dragon 3 soundtrack is just outstanding (YT link below, but it's available on all streaming services). Not a single filler track.