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by puffpastry
Wed Sep 15, 2004 5:55 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Okay, I give up...what is a rectifier?
Replies: 24
Views: 2414

Re: Okay, I give up...what is a rectifier?

If I may add to the discussion... The big difference between tube rectifiers and solid-state rectifiers is twofold Actually, there's more differences between the two. Solid state rectification adds IR noise to the power, tube rectification does not. That IR noise shows up in the audio signal--it's k...
by puffpastry
Sun Sep 05, 2004 2:08 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: M-Audio now owned by Digidesign
Replies: 6
Views: 1551

Re: M-Audio now owned by Digidesign

I think your subject line should have read "M-Audio now owned by the Devil."
by puffpastry
Sat Sep 04, 2004 10:00 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: using a multimeter
Replies: 15
Views: 1874

Re: using a multimeter

Man, I love those CSI solder stations...I just got a couple at the shop. A very nice deal for the money. Don't do the mod yet--check your voltage rails first. Hum can be caused by many things, and if you blew a fuse, you might have a missing or sagging voltage rail on one channel (especially if your...
by puffpastry
Tue Aug 24, 2004 7:53 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Electronics Dist. For Burr Brown and That IC's
Replies: 4
Views: 963

Re: Electronics Dist. For Burr Brown and That IC's

I carry THAT 2181's and 2180's in the LB grade.

here
by puffpastry
Tue Aug 24, 2004 9:38 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: black lion bellari mp105 mod
Replies: 28
Views: 15509

Re: black lion bellari mp105 mod

Ok, so I just got the power supply for my mp105. it is not the original wall wart and says the output is 16VAC. does this matter? No, not really. The only part of the supply that's regulated is the tube heaters, which is what really matters in this case. The opamps are run on single sided supply, a...
by puffpastry
Fri Aug 20, 2004 9:25 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: buyin a compressor....la-2a or distressor??
Replies: 41
Views: 7485

Re: buyin a compressor....la-2a or distressor??

Incidentally I've been told that they were modelled somewhat on the Valley People Gain Brain. From what I understand (based on a dissection that someone did over at The Lab), the Distressor is actually the gain control circuit from the 1176 and a proprietary line stage. In english--the distressor u...
by puffpastry
Thu Aug 19, 2004 9:27 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Soldering station
Replies: 3
Views: 494

Soldering station

MCM has a special on Tenma variable-wattage soldering stations until September 10th. They're $24.95 plus shipping--a great deal if you're looking for a good entry level soldering station. Part number is 21-7495.
by puffpastry
Wed Aug 18, 2004 11:13 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: black lion bellari mp105 mod
Replies: 28
Views: 15509

Re: black lion bellari mp105 mod

There are two things that everyone can do to cut down on the Bellari's noise: First, as I stated earlier, the potentiometers not only suck, but I think they're too large. High resistance in a circuit has benefits depending upon the application, but one of the drawbacks is noise. Also, I suspect that...
by puffpastry
Tue Aug 17, 2004 8:49 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: black lion bellari mp105 mod
Replies: 28
Views: 15509

Re: black lion bellari mp105 mod

Man, I've gotten so much crap over the "burn-in" recommendation that I made for this mod. It's a recommendation that was based on my own experience with the way that the AD826 handles audio over a period of time. And yes, those potentiometers do indeed suck. They're 500k PCB mount pots, and you can ...
by puffpastry
Thu Aug 12, 2004 9:10 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: One moddin' fool...
Replies: 6
Views: 827

Re: One moddin' fool...

I've got a mod for the TMP that will work with the TPS--they essentially use the same circuits.
by puffpastry
Sat Aug 07, 2004 11:07 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Telefunken? Sylvania? JJ/Tesla? any faves?
Replies: 7
Views: 929

Re: Telefunken? Sylvania? JJ/Tesla? any faves?

I've heard vintage RCA's, Telefunkens, Mullards, etc.
My personal favorites are Ei 12AX7, which is a replica of the Telefunken long plate, and Electro Harmonix 12AX7. I prefer these two because they are good sounding tubes (the Ei's should be pre-screened) and they're cheap.
by puffpastry
Fri Aug 06, 2004 8:28 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: impedance question
Replies: 20
Views: 2148

Re: impedance question

Do you want to measure the microphone's output impedance?
by puffpastry
Thu Aug 05, 2004 2:27 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: mods
Replies: 8
Views: 1494

Re: mods

What's the total cost on the paia mod usally come to after parts? Oh, I don't remember...I think it's around $35 or so... the parts list is a bit dated--now you can get everything you need through Mouser... Also, it's best just to remove the caps on the output and jumper them with a discarded resis...
by puffpastry
Thu Aug 05, 2004 2:22 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Alesis 3630 compressor
Replies: 22
Views: 2988

Re: Alesis 3630 compressor

i've heard that the mod makes them nicer, but think about it.....once you pay 100 for the unit and then 115-165 for the mod, why not just get one ebay and buy a dbx1066....those things are everything that the 3630 WANTS to be...or hell, you could even buy a PAIR of dbx 166 for the same price..... Y...