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by crin
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Pro Audio Design Forum
Topic: US Postal Service Air/Sea Shipment Diversion
Replies: 12
Views: 4165

Re: US Postal Service Air/Sea Shipment Diversion

a feast for dumpster divers… :D do they still put cheques in the mail in the US?

(good observation re the time of the crime. the shadows look more like 7-/8-ish. i think they made pre-dawn illegal a long time ago.)
by crin
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Pro Audio Design
Topic: Cheap Surround sound buffer/level shifter
Replies: 45
Views: 4522

Re: Cheap Surround sound buffer/level shifter

sorry to chime in so late… but which Hypex modules are you using? they vary quite a bit in terms of RMS input for full power output… i assembled a pair of NC400 monobloc amp kits last year. the DIY kits contain everything neccessary to build a complete amp, including a SMPS for each amp module. the ...
by crin
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Pro Audio Design Forum
Topic: US Postal Service Air/Sea Shipment Diversion
Replies: 12
Views: 4165

Re: US Postal Service Air/Sea Shipment Diversion

i think the corona-pile-up mostly affected parcels shipped in late march, all of april and the first half of may. by now, things are slower than usually but stuff from the US arrives in europe within 10…14 days – shipped with USPS.
by crin
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Pro Audio Design Forum
Topic: US Postal Service Air/Sea Shipment Diversion
Replies: 12
Views: 4165

Re: US Postal Service Air/Sea Shipment Diversion

things have cooled down considerably. i ordered a ton of inner and outer sleeves for LPs from sleevecity. they shipped in late may and the package arrived 10 days later. postage for packages from the US to europe has literally exploded in the last couple of years. shipping one LP used to be around $...
by crin
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Test, Measurement and Repair
Topic: Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Gen 3 Performance Measurements
Replies: 9
Views: 2460

Re: Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Gen 3 Performance Measurements

i think it's not so much a question of current draw but of accidentally shorting the A connection. i used the scarlett with a USB 3.1 PCIe card in my old mac pro; the card features four ports, each with it's own, independent supply. however, the connectors are located very close to the metal divider...
by crin
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Test, Measurement and Repair
Topic: Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Gen 3 Performance Measurements
Replies: 9
Views: 2460

Re: Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Gen 3 Performance Measurements

i'm a bit late for the thread, but still … bought a 4i4/3rd gen last december as mic preamps for voice recording. after two days, the unit stopped working; it just wouldn't power up. (i used the supplied USB A > USB C cable.) the unit was replaced by the vendor without further ado replacement unit s...
by crin
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Pro Audio Design Forum
Topic: US Postal Service Air/Sea Shipment Diversion
Replies: 12
Views: 4165

Re: US Postal Service Air/Sea Shipment Diversion

i ordered some LPs on discogs earlier this year from two different US sellers. one packet was shipped from michigan on april 2 and arrived in switzerland on june 21; the other packet took even 3 days longer… trying to track the parcels, i also stumbled across USPS' press release. i later talked to a...
by crin
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Build
Topic: MM flat preamp … i need a set of fresh ears
Replies: 18
Views: 4166

Re: MM flat preamp … i need a set of fresh ears

This is interesting and kind of reinforces why I don't like transformers for MC stepup. hehe … maybe that gentle ringing (h3…) of an unloaded transformer kind of reminds me why i do like transformers for MC stepup … and wayne also liked the 1k8 and 900R transformer best for listening. and if you wa...
by crin
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Build
Topic: MM flat preamp … i need a set of fresh ears
Replies: 18
Views: 4166

Re: MM flat preamp … i need a set of fresh ears

thanks for your replies. i'm still undecided between 900, 5k or 10k… i have uploaded the whole enchilada of 192k raw (flat) files to my server. be warned that the file is … uhm … fairly large (2.5 gb). the files are also longer because each combination was recorded in realtime and in one take, i.e. ...
by crin
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Build
Topic: MM flat preamp … i need a set of fresh ears
Replies: 18
Views: 4166

MM flat preamp … i need a set of fresh ears

hi all, longtime lurker finally posting… i have 2 of wayne's MM preamps, 1 MC preamp, and the switcher/EQ board. all i gotta do is some metal work… duh. one of the MM preamps will be dedicated for mono. i have several ortofon mono carts—a CG 25, a CG 65, and an SPU Mono [how is that for an oxymoron—...