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by Ray P
Sun Mar 17, 2024 6:38 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Borbely EB-1198/116 Preamp
Replies: 17
Views: 2090

Re: Borbely EB-1198/116 Preamp

I've been hacking the Borbely pre-amp PCB today, preparing to install it in a chassis and hook-up the Academy Audio Muses volume control module. The components on the right and the small transformer are now a floating 5V supply that will power the Academy Audio switcher supply (5V in, +/-14V out) - ...
by Ray P
Sat Mar 16, 2024 4:23 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 1308
Views: 484993

Re: what are you doing ?

by Ray P
Sat Mar 16, 2024 2:13 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: General health matters.
Replies: 794
Views: 213632

Re: General health matters.

I picked up my new specs this morning, something of a relief as I lost my glasses on a train, two days before my eye test appointment last Friday! My Mk.1 eyeballs are in good shape for my age so I just needed a new prescription for reading and DSE work, and I'm now back to reading small print. Mode...
by Ray P
Sat Mar 16, 2024 1:59 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: OK…so I’m on wi’ summat
Replies: 195
Views: 47883

Re: OK…so I’m on wi’ summat

Cressy Snr wrote: Sat Mar 16, 2024 1:02 pm Should be finished by Sunday.
You need to be, it's a day of rest...
by Ray P
Sat Mar 16, 2024 7:41 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: OK…so I’m on wi’ summat
Replies: 195
Views: 47883

Re: OK…so I’m on wi’ summat

Just in time to watch "Celebrity Big Brother Live and Late!"...

All looking good Steve.
by Ray P
Sat Mar 16, 2024 7:35 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Owston 2024?
Replies: 5
Views: 876

Owston 2024?

Just wondering where thoughts are regarding an Owston meet-up later in the year? I would definitely be interested in coming up again for a day and would happily organise if I weren't a couple of hundred miles away - I could find a venue down here but I doubt you guys would be up for a trip down to S...
by Ray P
Tue Mar 12, 2024 6:43 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 16520
Views: 4898025

Re: Nothing In Particular

jack wrote: Sun Mar 10, 2024 10:40 am Just have to post this lovely photo of a Firecrest, the UK's smallest bird at just 5g.
Wonderful!

Check out the Blue Tit and Red Kite images on this BBC photo theme

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-68484274
by Ray P
Tue Mar 12, 2024 6:40 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 16520
Views: 4898025

Re: Nothing In Particular

Daniel Quinn wrote: Tue Mar 12, 2024 12:13 pm I would rather the police deployed thier resources to cut down on anti social behaviour and theft .
Guessing you're referencing the mobile phone topic, selfishly putting others at risk of injury, or worse, seems pretty anti-social to me.
by Ray P
Mon Mar 11, 2024 7:32 pm
Forum: Solid State
Topic: Germanium Amplifier
Replies: 162
Views: 86571

Re: Germanium Amplifier

Warmer weather is on the way Mike, soon be working on your geranium amplifier...
by Ray P
Sat Mar 09, 2024 6:45 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: OK…so I’m on wi’ summat
Replies: 195
Views: 47883

Re: OK…so I’m on wi’ summat

You could also consider getting chassis panels fabricated by the company I mentioned in the suppliers section, they'll do custom perforation patterns, folding and powder coating and offer steel, stainless steel and aluminium in various thicknesses. https://www.audio-talk.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?p...
by Ray P
Tue Mar 05, 2024 7:30 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Borbely EB-1198/116 Preamp
Replies: 17
Views: 2090

Re: Borbely EB-1198/116 Preamp

So a bit of a change in that I've decided to keep the Slagle autoformer for it's original VFET preamp project and I've ordered an Academy Audio Muses volume control board to use with the Borbely project. The Academy Audio purchase includes a power supply similar to Jan Didden's 'Silent Switcher' - 5...
by Ray P
Tue Mar 05, 2024 6:44 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 16520
Views: 4898025

Re: Nothing In Particular

by Ray P
Sun Feb 25, 2024 12:49 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Borbely EB-1198/116 Preamp
Replies: 17
Views: 2090

Re: Borbely EB-1198/116 Preamp

I took the plunge and cut down the pre-amp PCB to remove all the input switching and Alps volume pot - it will be a single input build with a better quality volume control and no remote control. I'm leaning towards using my Slagle autoformer attenuator.

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by Ray P
Thu Feb 22, 2024 6:28 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Pass Sony VFET Project
Replies: 21
Views: 4332

Re: Pass Sony VFET Project

I hollowed out the back side of the panel to reduce the amount of material to be used in printing it, which reduces the cost.

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by Ray P
Thu Feb 22, 2024 6:22 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Pass Sony VFET Project
Replies: 21
Views: 4332

Re: Pass Sony VFET Project

simon wrote: Wed Feb 21, 2024 10:16 pm What sort of money are they wanting? Could be very handy...
The price will depend on the size and what material you choose. The panel on the VFET is a nylon material and it cost around £40 including shipping.