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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    A local radio station has a prog show on Thursdays between 2:00 and 5:00 am. I've been listening to Prognosis on the archives (in glorious mono) and discovered Jolly. Not bad,. A touch of vocal growl in one song, but the rest of the vocals are agreeable to my ear. I think what I like about...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Last year, one of the supervisors handed out coupons with a Netflix code for a movie. Each coupon was tied with ribbon to a packet of microwave popcorn.
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    If you like Prism, try Matthew Stevens' Preverbal.
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    We're in the same camp. The Gadget would only be a novelty in my system, soon forgotten or a subject of buyer's regret. I've even ruled out Loki because I'd spend far more time adjusting than enjoying music; get it sounding great with King Crimson, then it sounds off playing Chick Corea...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Here's a word I coined in 2013: Chronectomy – kron EK toh mi The gradual and excruciating excision of a patient's time by medical professionals, working individually or as a team, until said patient has no spare time remaining.
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Schiit points... :ksc75smile: On any other forum, I'd be offended.
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    Unofficial: Schiit DIY Coaster Amp

    Don't forget the BOM and schematic are available on Schiit's website. I'm sure I've got some 3K3 resistors in 0603 size. Those should barely fit Jason's 0805 pads.
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    Unofficial: Schiit DIY Coaster Amp

    An acid brush, the type with a tubular sheet metal handle, with bristles trimmed to about 1/4" works well. An old toothbrush with the handle bent slightly backwards works, too.
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    Unofficial: Schiit DIY Coaster Amp

    CAPT Deadpool, I'll make another suggestion about the crackling noise based on your pic on Schiit Happened. Try cleaning the flux from your board. We have to be obsessive about flux removal where I work or we don't get readings of ~48 gig ohms on leakage tests. I'm guessing you used the...
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    Unofficial: Schiit DIY Coaster Amp

    Swapping left and right tubes might be the easiest way to test.
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    Unofficial: Schiit DIY Coaster Amp

    Make that a league of four. I evidently finished my coaster 29 July, when I started the notes for this: It took 1.5 hours to install surface mount components. Most of that time was determining a sequence so I wasn't blocking components that would be added later. A lot of SMD time was spent...
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    Unofficial: Schiit DIY Coaster Amp

    The regulators and SOT-23 (tiny) transistors, would have benefited from oversize pads for easier hand soldering. I applied flux to all regulator pads and soldered the legs first, making sure the tab was flush to the board. There was barely enough of the large pad exposed that I could get a...
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    Unofficial: Schiit DIY Coaster Amp

    Your iron and tip will be fine for the small components. The regulators may require something a little heftier. I will strongly recommend a flux pen for the SMD devices, only. Apply the flux to the pads and hold the component in place with tweezers. Melt a tiny amount of solder on the...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    For more jazz violin, look up Noel Pointer and Claude "Fiddler" Williams. Pointer plays with a fusion style. Williams lived most of his life in Kansas City, Missouri and his music is from an older era of jazz. Had to add that my favorite fusion album is Chick Corea's My Spanish Heart...
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    Unofficial: Schiit DIY Coaster Amp

    Play-Doh? :ksc75smile:
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