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  1. Glad someone figured out tube pins could be used for decent Stax sockets
  2. I am considering what would be a 5.2.2 Dolby Atmos System which would leverage some existing ambient speakers for the “overhead mids” with a switch in the wall to toggle them. Here is the guide: https://www.dolby.com/siteassets/technologies/dolby-atmos/atmos-installation-guidelines-121318_r3.1.pdf
  3. I am really excited about the Marantz NR1711! https://www.us.marantz.com/en-us/shop/avreceivers/nr1711 Pretty featured packed. Will be my third slim-line, following various updates they have made.
  4. I used tap magic (because I had it on hand, and it smells nice). Maybe there are better choices? I also tried a spade bit (not pictured) but it wasn’t nearly as good of a cut as the others.
  5. Did the same thing. But wasn’t smart enough to think of the dealership, so called the Fire Department. Yeah, took some explaining.
  6. Oh also, no difference in quality versus the Klein and EZ-ARC carbide circle hole bits. In fact, the EZ-ARC might be slightly better. Save money, go cheaper
  7. I was able to get mostly round holes lined up. These two holes will have bolts and room in the larger hole to accommodate a 15/16” deep socket. I tested them out this weekend and they hold the heavy tandem kayak well. I am going to build a second level with another pair of hooks. Pretty pleased so far. Now just need to avoid mistakes for the smaller holes Also, this alloy seems to be considerably harder than what I have used in the past. This is 6063. All my previous circle hole cutting has been 6061. With this, is the carbide saw is the tool of choice. The wood-working bit was a bit...
  8. In other related news... look what showed up from Japan: Its friends are still stranded in Japan, waiting on EMS service to resume...
  9. I would perhaps see what Torus Audio can do here. Regardless, find someone that uses the Plitron LO-NO transformers - I imagine there is a step-down version.
  10. I really suck at drawing. Is there a good open-source program that will produce a drawing you can use @n_maher? It’s something I need to just find time to learn. Timeline isn’t an issue. I still am waiting on Japan to start shipping to the US via EMS.
  11. Cool! Thanks! I don’t see any animal membranes, but it will have to do.
  12. Question for those with CNC thingys: i have a project where I would like to create a translucent dial. Something like rigid paper or plastic with a velum look. I need to put some markings on it, a scale from 0 to 100mA. How would you approach this? It would be less than a few inches in diameter and a kidney shape. So, I would need a method that could also cut out a complex shape. I also wasn’t sure how well CNC could ink? If not ink, a very thin line could work, perhaps not even all the way through the material - like an etching. Of course I just need like two, so that’s a
  13. I decided to go custom I'll get some pictures after I ensure all my fingers are intact. I ordered some of these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075K4CTYM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 on Amazon to work with my drill press to make some holes with this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0061J5B2Q/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I'm not sure if Nate has prior claim with anyone cutting holes, or if that just applies to woodworkers. Oh .. and this:
  14. This. Sending level-headed, calm, vibes their way
  15. Woah, I am surprised to hear this from both of you! I am not sure what to say.
  16. My worry is that the Hobie is 93 lbs hull weight and 14.5 ft long. I like the idea of the wall rack but it might just be too hard to get on and off. More research I suppose is needed.
  17. I ended up picking a Laser and a Hobie. Mirage Oasis Tandem. I will be storing the sailboat on a Seitech dolly, but looking for a way to store the kayak. I am not sure whether to do a wall mount rack or something on the floor. I likely will end up with two more single kayaks - so some rack system would be nice. Any suggestions?
  18. You can get a stereo 50ASX2 for <$100 as well as the same case I used for around that. Should be good to go.
  19. Here's some measurements of my Linear Tube Audio - MicroZOTL mk2, with Linear Power Supply. I'm powering a pair of Lowther TP1 speakers. 100mW output is the loudest I listen at, usually much lower. 200mW would be @pabbi1 levels. Tube Complement 1: - Brown base Sylvania 5692 - Valvo (Philips) 6201 gold pin Tube Complement 2: - Red base RCA 5692 - Sylvania 12AT7 It looks like my tubes may be better matched than the rest of the circuit 1mW output at 8 ohms 10mW output at 8 ohms 100mW output at 8 ohms
  20. I assembled some 170Wx1 ICE amplifiers, that will power a pair of passive tapped horns for subwoofer duty Channel 2 (XLR input, 8 ohm load) Channel 2 (RCA Input, 8 ohm load) Channel 1 (XLR Input, 8 ohm load) Channel 1 (RCA Input, 8 ohm load)
  21. I decided on 3M DP100 epoxy.
  22. I am working on a project that has no built in strain relief. Is there some suggested way to perhaps use an adhesive on the PCB and soldered connections, but allow the larger jacket to still rotate, or should I just fill the housing with adhesive and immobilize the cable within the housing? is there a recommended adhesive to do this sort of thing?
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