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post #16 of 35
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Originally Posted by n_maher View Post
The inductors aren't "necessary" per se, but are there to help in case of extreme capacitive loads. And yes, you could bottom mount the resistor but I didn't bother, it doesn't bother me on top and makes for easier trouble shooting if I have to double check values.
I thought it was to promote cooling of those resistors. You don't want the smoke to leak out due to overheating.






Sorry man, it's been a while!
post #17 of 35
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Originally Posted by Voodoochile View Post
I thought it was to promote cooling of those resistors. You don't want the smoke to leak out due to overheating.






Sorry man, it's been a while!
Oh that's just cruel! Yet funny.

In other news, my Placid BP is up and running and fully tested. I've started chassis work for the project and ordered a 10k pot to go with the Ventus. Evidently using something like the typical 50k Alps can cause offset issues and I'd rather be safe than sorry.
post #18 of 35
Or maybe a safety strap for the caps.
Looks good; can't wait to hear it!

Found a good source for rebuilding resistors.
post #19 of 35
How the **** do you get the smoke back in the resistor VC, with a syringe?

/U.

post #20 of 35
Reverse osmosis.
After the superglue dries, of course.

I've never had the balls to try it myself.
post #21 of 35






So far I like what I'm hearing via headphones and I'll be plugging it into my soldering rig later tonight as a preamp.
post #22 of 35
Beautiful casework as usual!
post #23 of 35
Very nice, as usual.
What kinda relay is that beside the tranny there?
post #24 of 35
Thanks guys, I'm pretty pleased with how it's coming together.

digger, the relay is just a general purpose and used to switch the primary on the transformer via a latching switch on the front panel. Purely for vanity.
post #25 of 35
Is that a case from context engineering?
post #26 of 35
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Is that a case from context engineering?
Yup. One thing of note, that's raw aluminum (no finish) and the top and bottom panels don't have the same finish. I'll be hand brushing the top panel to get it to come close to matching but it's just something to be aware of. The only "stock" anodized finish Context offers is black.
post #27 of 35
Nice work Nate. I am looking forward to more about the sound...

Two questions. Any chance for a source/part# for that relay. I am looking for one just like it for my Bulgin latching switch.

Second. I like the way you have the interconnects hooked up. Is that quad-core like Mogami Nelex 2534? Does it work well for your regular rig or are you just using it on your bench?

Thanks!

Paul
post #28 of 35
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Originally Posted by mourip View Post
Two questions. Any chance for a source/part# for that relay. I am looking for one just like it for my Bulgin latching switch.
G4B-112T-US-AC120

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Second. I like the way you have the interconnects hooked up. Is that quad-core like Mogami Nelex 2534? Does it work well for your regular rig or are you just using it on your bench?
Yeah, it's quad cable of some sort, can't remember exactly what now. That's a little mini-rca that I was using, but I've built IC's the same way. It works very well and if you're crafty you can even make them shielded. My regular rig uses slightly different cables.
post #29 of 35
Thread Starter 

Great work

Great work there. I am thinking of including Ventus in a Buffalo 2 or Ackodac.

I eagerly await more information on sound performance and hopefully comparison to something else we might know as a benchmark.

Keep up the great work.

Macrog
post #30 of 35
Hey Nate. Any word on the Ventus...

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