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post #76 of 243
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Originally Posted by Uncle Erik View Post
I'm surprised at this.

Germania, you have a lot of good will at Head-Fi. People like you and you'll be forgiven if you make good.

You don't have to post in this thread. It's intimidating and someone will probably rip into you.

What you should do is work things out in private, then ask Biggie and Laz post here that things are OK. I think everyone would forgive you if you do the right thing.
I second that motion.
post #77 of 243
Hi guys,

I literally JUST saw this thread.

I have been gone basically for the last two-three weeks because of final projects, multiple performances, and for the last week - Final Exams. I practically live at the library and the Bowels of Tech in the sulfur/BO smelling labs. Then add up all of the senior requirements to get done, sorority requirements, boyfriend, etc. Actually, I feel like a horrible girlfriend right now as I haven't seen my boyfriend in a week. Considering he is a 15min walk away, it is pretty bad. Though, he has been under similar academic stress.

Tomorrow is my last final exam (Advanced Digital Microelectronics) tomorrow morning and I have a meeting later that day which will end around 5PM. I will be free to talk to anyone then.

Biggie has my phone number if someone needs it.

I have spent a lot of time finishing this amp and just screwed the case together on Sunday night before heading over to study at a fellow students place.

For anyone wanting to know, here are some pictures of the amp in question.





For anyone wondering if they can contact me today, I am sorry, but I will be spending the rest of the night putting together the worlds tiniest equation sheet for my final tomorrow at 9AM. This class runs all the way through transistor level (n/p channel) circuit design/sizing/power/speed/etc. through transmission lines (all kinds), power supplies, charge pumps, designing regulators, and optimization of all above.

Thanks for the support guys.

You can guess that this is a one time situation and one which after Tuesday can't really happen again. I two weeks I will be in a new location (in chicago area) with a new job to start immediately.

Biggie, please check your PM box for more info and my apology.
I am also charging you nothing for labor and throwing in the upgraded amp board (metal film resistors, no electrolytics in signal path, HQ film caps, etc.) and all of the costs not calculated into original quote (aluminum PCB mounts, the real price of shipping (this one killed me as shipping the case cost as much as the case did despite "posted quotes") and getting a bum component from one retailer that wouldn't send a new part for the broken one. Its my bad for not quoting enough and trying to make it as cheap as possible when dealing with six separated components.

Lesson to others.
post #78 of 243
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I am really glad to hear from -=Germania=-. Here is hoping for a happy ending.

Then I can finally give back the 80's mini system receiver my friend loaned me.

Biggie.
post #79 of 243
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Originally Posted by -=Germania=- View Post
Hi guys,

For anyone wondering if they can contact me today, I am sorry, but I will be spending the rest of the night putting together the worlds tiniest equation sheet for my final tomorrow at 9AM. This class runs all the way through transistor level (n/p channel) circuit design/sizing/power/speed/etc. through transmission lines (all kinds), power supplies, charge pumps, designing regulators, and optimization of all above.
GL on your final. A tip from someone who had a similar class before: use part of your cheat-sheet to partially solve (give yourself a starting point) common circuits. If you can use both sides of the paper, dedicate one side to problem solving (you should be able to fit all/most equations on one side). Put circuits that ur prof has gone over in class, circuits from HW that were difficult, circuits from discussion; no need to solve all the way, just enough to give yourself a reminder and few free points on the exam

I did nail the exam, but as with all the exams I nailed, I don't remember a thing now
post #80 of 243
Germania, although many of us don't know you, we are rooting for you in your finals and know you will do the right thing regarding this problem.
post #81 of 243
Biggie has now heard from G and it's not our business to judge so why is "everybody" offering forgiveness? Welcome to the business G, now go wash off the bus tire tracks.
post #82 of 243
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Originally Posted by -=Germania=- View Post
I have been gone basically for the last two-three weeks because of final projects, multiple performances, and for the last week - Final Exams. I practically live at the library and the Bowels of Tech in the sulfur/BO smelling labs. Then add up all of the senior requirements to get done, sorority requirements, boyfriend, etc. Actually, I feel like a horrible girlfriend right now as I haven't seen my boyfriend in a week. Considering he is a 15min walk away, it is pretty bad. Though, he has been under similar academic stress.
And yet, somehow, you managed to post 20 times during the last week. Any of that time could have been used to explain the situation to biggie and avoid this mess. While you certainly have reasons for being busy you have no excuse for the lack of communication. Remember, you asked to be a MOT and as such will be held to a higher standard regardless of whether or not you choose to qualify this deal as a part of that business. Not that I'd excuse this behavior from a regular member either.

I'd also be in your best interest to resolve the payment issue with the other member, it currently appears as if you are abusing someone's generosity.
post #83 of 243
Stacy, GL on your finals and we are all glad you have worked things out here. We were sure there was a very logical answer. Once all the hard work is over, you can relax a bit and your life will be back to normal (what am I talking about? you will be starting a new job =( [LOL]). Take care!

post #84 of 243
Stacy, I also wish you good luck on your finals, and congratulate you on graduating after a few years of hard work.

As for the issues that have been brought to light here, I agree with Nate, and also want to add that before we all offer congratulations and forgiveness, Biggie still needs to receive a working amp that he's happy with (though it's probably just the lighting in the photos, there appears to be some scratches on the case), and Laz still needs to get paid. Life happens, and as my friends will attest, I'm not the best with communication and am sometimes slow with following through on personal commitments when I get overwhelmed. I'm not judging -=Germania=- on that, but when someones take money from others, the standards do change, and as a MOT, they get upped to an even higher level. Hopefully, lesson learned, and good luck to everyone.
post #85 of 243
Germania, by the pictures you posted it seems to have a 220v AC input. Are you sure that's what OP needs? I think he lives in N. America, where it is 110v, ain't it?
Be sure to double check to prevent future mistakes.
post #86 of 243
As a former student I sympathize with your schedule issues, but....
If your business were one of your finals you would get an F.

This situation stretches back to December, 2008. 6 full months to get the work done, overcome obstacles and to keep your client informed with progress reports. Your frentic student schedule has lasted all of three weeks in comparison. Your explanation didn't address the prior 5 months or so, or the apparent lack of communication that caused this to come to the fore in the first place.

Ultimately, all that matters is that Biggie be made whole. It appears as though that will happen. If he is happy with the final outcome then it's not for me or any of us to say otherwise. But as a business person you would be wise to offer an explanation and apologize (assuming that is the correct response) to Biggie publicly and to the community which you hope to do business with.
post #87 of 243
It is probably not going to be productive or helpful for members to critique the amp from a few pictures. The only person that needs to be satisfied is the OP. What anyone else thinks is irrelevant. Now that she has responded, why don't we give Germania a chance to deliver and let's wait and see if the OP is happy. I'm just sayin'.

--Jerome
post #88 of 243
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Originally Posted by jsaliga View Post
It is probably not going to be productive or helpful for members to critique the amp from a few pictures. The only person that needs to be satisfied is the OP. What anyone else thinks is irrelevant. Now that she has responded, why don't we give Germania a chance to deliver and let's wait and see if the OP is happy. I'm just sayin'.

--Jerome
You're right, of course, but only in small part. She created the situation where Biggie and Laz felt the need to post publicly to get any kind of response, so a public response is the result of her own actions. She also posted public pictures of the amp rather than just sending though pm, so, again, she's invited the members to respond and critique, just as in any public posting of any other build.
post #89 of 243
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Originally Posted by guyx1992 View Post
Germania, by the pictures you posted it seems to have a 220v AC input. Are you sure that's what OP needs? I think he lives in N. America, where it is 110v, ain't it?
Be sure to double check to prevent future mistakes.
Are you kidding? It's just a chassis that she's using for the job! The chassis has 220v written on the back... but it also has "in" and "out" written for the left and right speaker channel outputs, so...

Seeing as how both the OP and the builder live in N. America, I'm pretty sure this wouldn't be a mistake that would be made on such a build.
post #90 of 243
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Originally Posted by TopPop View Post
Are you kidding? It's just a chassis that she's using for the job! The chassis has 220v written on the back... but it also has "in" and "out" written for the left and right speaker channel outputs, so...

Seeing as how both the OP and the builder live in N. America, I'm pretty sure this wouldn't be a mistake that would be made on such a build.
LOL...exactly right, TopPop...I'm pretty sure Germania knows the difference between 110 and 220V, guys - did you see the topics of her finals?

I agree with Boomana that since it required a public thread to get some communication for Biggie that Germania must suffer the fate of having lots of people post opinions on the topic, although that in and of itself is a shame, and hopefully will serve as a reminder of WHY it's not OK to let things like this ever get to this point.
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