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by matta
Thu Mar 02, 2006 12:49 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: D.I.Y. Pre-amp
Replies: 21
Views: 11975

Hey Marc, Thanks for the kind words. I'm not sure what your question is? Are you talking about costs or voltages? Cost of the PSU board I think is under $10 for the PCB and you could knock one out for around $20-$30 in parts excluding the power transformer. If you question was related to running vol...
by matta
Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: D.I.Y. Pre-amp
Replies: 21
Views: 11975

Pete, You don't blow your own trumpet, you just hold it in the winds... Hah hah But seriouslly, I can't praise Pete's Greens enough. I have built a few over the last year and just completed a 4 channel version of his earlier work (sans metering, on board switches and low cut filter). If you are look...
by matta
Wed Feb 22, 2006 4:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: A DIY pre amp for the masses!
Replies: 1
Views: 2312

A DIY pre amp for the masses!

Hey Guys, I can hardly contain my excitement over this new kit! I?ve been a fan of Joe Malone?s ( www.jlmaudio.com ) Gear for quite some time and use one of his power supplies in my Telefunken/Neumann Rack, and recently used a pair of his ?Go Between? kits on a pair on Spectra Sonics 101 Pre-amps, a...
by matta
Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:13 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: spectrasonics channel strip schematics?
Replies: 2
Views: 841

Enjoy them! I own a pair of 101's, great pre-amps, warm, smooth, rich. The 502's are also great, a passive EQ that uses a 101 for make up gain. The 101 and later the 110 cards were used an various parts of the old SS consoles and in the heart of the famous 610 Compressor/Limiter. There is a thread o...
by matta
Sun Feb 12, 2006 11:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Point me in the right direction? -PM1000 phantom power issue
Replies: 11
Views: 2257

How do I test for 48V? Just find the spot where it comes into the strips and strap on a Voltage meter's positive lead, and ground the negative to something? I guess that's pretty easy. Do you know where I should test? You got it! You are checking for DC, after rectification. Find the ground plane, ...
by matta
Thu Feb 09, 2006 12:44 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: WTB: Neve, Melcore or API
Replies: 23
Views: 4421

Hey Joe, Thanks for the kind words on my rack (that sounds so bad...) Yours look great, those Melcors look so sweet. I want to add a pair one day, too many pieces, so little time!!! I sold me Calrec EQ to pay for the engraved panels and racks, one for the Spectratone, a 4 Channel Green (Peter's Amek...
by matta
Thu Feb 09, 2006 6:16 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: WTB: Neve, Melcore or API
Replies: 23
Views: 4421

Zywot66, I like the Spectra Sonics alot, except for the ground hum, which i'll banish as soon as I'm done with these 4 AMEK style pres I'm building (building done, all working, now onto racking). I racked the SS's with a pair of the Scott Hamptone's JFET Pre design he offered up in Tape Op a while b...
by matta
Thu Feb 09, 2006 2:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Please contribute to PM1000 racking guide.. opinions/part #s
Replies: 25
Views: 6116

While not a PM1000 (thought mine arrive in a few days) I have just done some A/B?s between Epcos/Phillips Polys VS WIMA MKS Polys in 4 channels of Green Pre?s I just built. I built 2 with the Phillips and 2 with the WIMA and I can say I TOTALLY agree with the WIMA?s having ?AIR?, the high end is ver...
by matta
Wed Feb 08, 2006 6:35 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: WTB: Neve, Melcore or API
Replies: 23
Views: 4421

Not to hijack the thread but since Joe mentioned Quad 8, check out the CA-227 kit that is offered up by Ken @ www.orphanaudio.com. I've not built one, thought it is tempting, but I'm broke and have a bunch of other DIY/Racking projects to complete, including my Spectra sonics 101's which are driving...
by matta
Sat Jan 28, 2006 1:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: how does the sm pro8 mkII mod sound?
Replies: 15
Views: 3984

so its suppose to clean it up the pre and make it like a grace design 201 clean or a m-audio dmp3 clean? I have no idea!!! LOL I'm not familar with the topology of either of those pres (though I used to have a DMP2). But you will end up with pre that is clean witah good transient reponse, which is ...
by matta
Fri Jan 27, 2006 12:33 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: BA 312a or Vintech 1073?
Replies: 6
Views: 1328

Not to get too technical but to clear up a bit of History on the 1272 vs 1073. The Pre Amp in the 1073 is actually the 1290, the 1073 is the whole channel strip including the EQ, much like the 1081 which also has a 1290 pre. It is better to compare the 1272 with the 1290, not a 1073. But as A-Barr r...
by matta
Thu Jan 26, 2006 11:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: how does the sm pro8 mkII mod sound?
Replies: 15
Views: 3984

Hey Guys, I?ve chatted to Matt Newport and his mods are extensive in comparison to what was offered up on the forum. He basically takes the stock PR8 and reworks it to be similar to Pete?s Greens (Amek Mozart/9098) and the SSL9K in topology (hence the reference). I think if you are not a modder or h...
by matta
Tue Jan 17, 2006 2:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Toft Pilot Program deadline
Replies: 9
Views: 1417

Eddie it is modular, just not in the sense of your Topaz. Inside the board are individual boards bolted in banks of 8, all through hole, no SMD, for easy servicing. Once you get inside the board you should be able to take the channels out that need work, box up and carry on working as per normal bar...
by matta
Tue Jan 17, 2006 2:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: My Class a vintage version - pics
Replies: 6
Views: 2079

Hey Brian, I'll answer on behalf of Peter since he is the one who gave me the heads up on how to do it for a panel I did for a Buss Compressor I was working on. It is done with a transfer paper known as Fotocal paper here in South Africa, but the commercial name for it in the US/UK is Lazertran. Bas...
by matta
Sun Jan 15, 2006 2:02 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Joemeek higher-end
Replies: 33
Views: 10848

Hey Folks, I am part of an organization called GAPSA (Guild of Audio Proffesionals South Africa) and last year we conducted an informal mic pre shoot out including gear from Millennia, Avalon (), Summit, Trident (original 80B channels strips), Lavry, Presonus, RME, Joe Meek and a couple others I can...