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by Gold
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Pro Audio Design
Topic: A Low Noise Balanced Input Moving Coil Preamp Using the ZTX851
Replies: 255
Views: 134086

Re: A Low Noise Balanced Input Moving Coil Preamp Using the ZTX851

Cool! McMaster-Carr sells a few different potting compounds is small quantities. It’s under Adhesives for Electronics.
by Gold
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Robert Schulein engineer at Shure passes away
Replies: 4
Views: 48

Re: Robert Schulein engineer at Shure passes away

He was a friend of my mentor Al Grundy. I met him a few times at AES shows. He was a nice guy. I enjoyed chatting with him. RIP
by Gold
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Zero Hedge: "What Gen Z Learned From Millennials: Skip College"
Replies: 12
Views: 109

Re: Zero Hedge: "What Gen Z Learned From Millennials: Skip College"

The only hard rule I had growing up was get good grades and you must go to college. My father was a college professor and administrator. There is no one I can think of in my extended family who didn’t go to college on my mothers side. I don’t think my fathers father went to college. He was a typeset...
by Gold
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Zero Hedge: "What Gen Z Learned From Millennials: Skip College"
Replies: 12
Views: 109

Re: Zero Hedge: "What Gen Z Learned From Millennials: Skip College"

I think there is too much emphasis on college degrees. Not everyone needs one. That said a liberal arts degree never was and never will be a job training program. It’s to open the student to the breadth of human knowledge. I like autodidacts and the music business is full of them. The arts in genera...
by Gold
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Test, Measurement and Repair
Topic: Half decent 5.5 digit meter
Replies: 7
Views: 411

Re: Half decent 5.5 digit meter

I’m really liking the Fluke 287 that Fluke repaired for free. I forgot it can display two measurements at once. Having it set on dBM and frequency is very useful. It’s nice to know you are measuring the input tone and not hum. dBM is technically dBu because you can set the reference load. I have it ...
by Gold
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Test, Measurement and Repair
Topic: Audio Tools on iOS
Replies: 12
Views: 305

Re: Audio Tools on iOS

I’m getting more comfortable with the FFT in AudioTools. I don’t have experience with using FFT on the bench so it will take a while to adjust thee FFT module and the Smaart module. Each one seems like it has strengths and weaknesses. I have two channels of the Sontecish EQ’s going. I have most of t...
by Gold
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Pro Audio Design
Topic: was HYPEX amps cheap surround system
Replies: 35
Views: 25097

Re: was HYPEX amps cheap surround system

Funny, I was just looking at those. I need some speakers on the test bench. I have small wall mount capable ADC speakers I got over 25 years ago. They are a bit tired but should be okay for now. That UcD32 is just the ticket. I want to get a pair of KEF E301 Eggs eventually. Our phantom member Ricar...
by Gold
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Test, Measurement and Repair
Topic: Audio Tools on iOS
Replies: 12
Views: 305

Re: Audio Tools on iOS

I’m going to see how well the $99 USB interface works with AudioTools. The iAudioInterface2 is $450. The iAudioInterface2 has TRS connectors for Line In and Line Out. They can be configured as balanced single channel or stereo unbalanced. If I have it configured for unbalanced stereo I can use the P...
by Gold
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Test, Measurement and Repair
Topic: Audio Tools on iOS
Replies: 12
Views: 305

Re: Audio Tools on iOS

I don’t do a lot of portable either but enough to make it worth while. It seems like every time I go somewhere the audio system is either not set up or unsuitable to use. That was the only hold up with the recent lathe installation. The audio system wasn’t ready to go and wasn’t as easy to set up as...
by Gold
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Test, Measurement and Repair
Topic: Audio Tools on iOS
Replies: 12
Views: 305

Re: Audio Tools on iOS

I've used a number of PC-based tools over the years and none were difficult to install. The machine itself is safely under the bench with the keyboard and mouse on a pull-out drawer. If I use a desktop PC then the rig isn’t portable. If I use a laptop, which I have, then it takes up too much bench ...