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SafeandSoundMastering

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Re: The new eq arrived...
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2011, 01:07:29 pm »

In Japan? no idea I am afraid, not even in the UK.

That is a shame it's things like that that get right up your nose when you have paid top dollar for kit.

PS Dymo (non crimp) labeller labels last 5 years +, you get to know these things when you have worked in audio professionally for many years. (though you tend not to mention them too often otherwise you end up with a "How do you label your files?" threads) ... where is that yawn smily?
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Re: The new eq arrived...
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2011, 11:32:35 am »

gregg, you're coming back to europe right? schaeffer in germany would become an option then, they are used a lot in the eu diy community. here's some info: http://www.nrgrecording.de/html/schaeffer.html#information
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Re: The new eq arrived...
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2011, 06:20:30 pm »

Thanks for the info guys. Still waiting to hear back from Thermionic Culture support.

Yes, will be in Europe very soon! Have to admit I am a little miffed that a professional tool would start to flake out like this... Why don't they engrave instead of silk screen print as standard?

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Re: The new eq arrived...
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2011, 07:45:13 pm »

... Why don't they engrave instead of silk screen print as standard?


Cost.
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Re: The new eq arrived...
« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2011, 02:01:08 pm »

Or at least do a quality silk screen job?

Nonsense really.
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Re: The new eq arrived...
« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2011, 07:38:44 pm »

Well, TC (actually Unity Audio, who I guess are there UK distributor/support people) replied, they said the silk screening coming off hasn't been a problem in the past, and they can supply me with a new front panel for £35 plus delivery. I think I'm more inclined to just wait and get my own engraved front pane done...

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Re: The new eq arrived...
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2011, 07:47:41 pm »

although i agree that is bad customer service from TC and they should provide you with a new panel at no cost at all, engraving one yourself will cost a lot more than 35 quid.
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Re: The new eq arrived...
« Reply #22 on: April 27, 2011, 07:50:33 pm »

Well, TC (actually Unity Audio, who I guess are there UK distributor/support people) replied, they said the silk screening coming off hasn't been a problem in the past, and they can supply me with a new front panel for £35 plus delivery. I think I'm more inclined to just wait and get my own engraved front pane done...

I was thinking it could have been a bad batch  or something since a lot of companies  silk screen and it seems like it is never really a problem that you hear much about.

Consider also if you go the engraving route that the piece might be out of commission for a week or so.

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Re: The new eq arrived...
« Reply #23 on: April 27, 2011, 08:09:25 pm »

I guess they'd rather save a few dollars (guaranteeing some folks will never buy their products) than simply repairing the piece, thus ensuring good will.

Their choice, but I find their response absurd.


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Re: The new eq arrived...
« Reply #24 on: April 28, 2011, 05:45:33 am »

Yes I will not say too much.

Or is it that you dont know much about it?
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Re: The new eq arrived...
« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2011, 03:08:54 pm »

Whatever M-tone, whatever. ::)
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Re: The new eq arrived...
« Reply #26 on: April 28, 2011, 03:38:38 pm »

Whatever M-tone, whatever. ::)

Ok, so you do know something about it? Is it built to igor´s specs or did you play around with different caps, opamps etc?
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Re: The new eq arrived...
« Reply #27 on: April 28, 2011, 09:19:07 pm »

I am keen to know as I have been thinking of getting one of the IGOR build's until I can afford a real one...but a fully built igor one based on the 250  I can get a new 250 from ITI for almost the same cost.... minus stepped controls.
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Re: The new eq arrived...
« Reply #28 on: April 28, 2011, 10:36:22 pm »

Paying someone to build you the Igor box shows a distinct lack of initiative IMO. There is a lot of support. It's not a particularly difficult build. It will take a long time and be frustrating if it's your first build but it will be worth it. I think it's appropriate as a first build if you use the pots in the kit. You can make the gain range +/- 6dB or less which would make the pots usable. Figuring out values for and soldering rotary switches is more work and a little trickier.

If you just want to get to work then buy a commercial unit.
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Re: The new eq arrived...
« Reply #29 on: April 29, 2011, 12:18:31 am »

good idea - didnt realise it was an easy build, figured an eq would be a difficult build for a first time.. I just bought his passive m/s board to try my hands at DIY'ing
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