Search found 1336 matches

by karatestu
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: R&R Hall of Fame: Cesspool of Dickitude
Replies: 13
Views: 207
Great Britain

Re: R&R Hall of Fame: Cesspool of Dickitude

How dare you put The Meters in that list. Funky as a very funky thing.
by karatestu
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Another DIY SS Amplifier with NVA Boards
Replies: 189
Views: 9086
Great Britain

Re: Another DIY SS Amplifier with NVA Boards

Avondale cap banks have 3 caps per polarity. The centre tap is connected to 0V at the end where the first pair are (there is a "T" off) together with the speaker return. At the third pair of caps there is another "T" off and the 0V from the amp boards are connected here. Signal 0V from the preamp go...
by karatestu
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Another DIY SS Amplifier with NVA Boards
Replies: 189
Views: 9086
Great Britain

Re: Another DIY SS Amplifier with NVA Boards

Glad i inspired you Steve. The bug is easily caught :grin:
by karatestu
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: DIY thoughts of the day
Replies: 53
Views: 2566
Great Britain

Re: DIY thoughts of the day

Firebug1 wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:31 pm
Sorry to say this Stu but your hifi looks like Dr. Frankensteins laboratory.... :shock:
Yes i know, wont be staying like that. Gonna build it in to something eventually. In a tidy fashion of course.
by karatestu
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Admin-Intro-Chitchat
Topic: Gardeners world
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Great Britain

Re: Gardeners world

Could do some very aggressive gardening to that. Wouldn't end well.
by karatestu
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: DIY thoughts of the day
Replies: 53
Views: 2566
Great Britain

Re: DIY thoughts of the day

Pics of the naked £3.43 Chinese Dac. Apart from the dac chip which I cant identify, there are only two 3 legged components. Rest are caps and resistors. P1 which is marked 662K is a 3.3V regulator . The other which is Q1 (Y1 on component) is probably a 0.3W Zener diode (see it on second pic). http:/...
by karatestu
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: DIY thoughts of the day
Replies: 53
Views: 2566
Great Britain

Re: DIY thoughts of the day

No one allowed in that room except me and its locked :grin: Luckily not had any insect life in that room - you got me paranoid now. Its all going to get enclosed eventually when I build my sound centre out of wood and 6mm aluminium sheet heatsinks. Listening to Beck Odelay at the moment. First time ...
by karatestu
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: DIY thoughts of the day
Replies: 53
Views: 2566
Great Britain

Re: DIY thoughts of the day

Pic of my preamp :lol: Ignore all that circuitry on the green pcb, none of it is connected anymore. Signal comes from 10uf coupling cap and 100k resistor to signal 0V (at the dac) and through the little potential divider (black resistors) via the silver wiring. Ground connections soldered to a bus b...
by karatestu
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: DIY thoughts of the day
Replies: 53
Views: 2566
Great Britain

Re: DIY thoughts of the day

Pic of my cdp as it looks at the moment. You can see the silver signal out wiring following the old route of the anologue output stage to the cheap phono sockets in the bottom right corner. The sockets are out of a Cambridge audio amp which I junked after the psu caps leaked all over the pcb and foo...
by karatestu
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: DIY
Topic: DIY thoughts of the day
Replies: 53
Views: 2566
Great Britain

Re: DIY thoughts of the day

Pictures of recent modifications. CDP anologue stage bypass. Coupling caps straight off the dac - I leg lifted, 100k added to ground and silver in Teflon wiring to the phono sockets. Loving the effect this has had (but then I always say that don't I ?).Got ride of a high order filter, output relay a...