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by metasonix
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: no used yellow
Replies: 22
Views: 740

Re: no used yellow

lol

pls tell people to stop buying our crap I NEED A BREAK
by metasonix
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: no used yellow
Replies: 22
Views: 740

Re: no used yellow

electricanada wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:18 pm
Here’s a large cache of R:
https://reverb.com/item/34622458-metaso ... ed%20Email
Not mine. I wish!
Who the hell is that?
by metasonix
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Squid salmple eating all my clocks!
Replies: 15
Views: 473

Re: Squid salmple eating all my clocks!

whew, i thought you said "cocks"
by metasonix
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: General thread of obscure old tech
Replies: 29
Views: 1131

Re: General thread of obscure old tech

Glass ignitrons are almost unknown, because guess what? They have to take a lot of abuse. Nearly all of them have steel cases. Glass envelopes have a tendency to explode when overheated by boiling mercury and such. TCA members tried to find data for this and failed--it was probably a flop. GL5779.jpg
by metasonix
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: Yellow + Buchla
Replies: 31
Views: 1919

Re: Yellow + Buchla

Noisebug has put the product on their website. They are only carrying the Buchla and Serge modules for now. No one else has the Buchla module--yet.

https://www.noisebug.net/collections/al ... _metasonix
by metasonix
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: General thread of obscure old tech
Replies: 29
Views: 1131

Re: General thread of obscure old tech

it sez "FOR DISPLAY ONLY". Because there ain't no mercury in it. Making it useless, except for display.
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by metasonix
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: Yellow + Buchla
Replies: 31
Views: 1919

Re: Yellow + Buchla

The first shipment was sent to Noisebug today. Check with them next week.
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by metasonix
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: General thread of obscure old tech
Replies: 29
Views: 1131

Re: General thread of obscure old tech

In 1933, $10 was a LOT of money. Roughly equivalent to $200 today.
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by metasonix
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: General thread of obscure old tech
Replies: 29
Views: 1131

Re: General thread of obscure old tech

Circa 1932, DeForest put out one of the first power oscillator tubes intended for UHF use: the 525. It appeared on one sales list and vanished -- when DeForest went under. So now the 525 is not Googleable. Sylvania took over their factory and workers, and put out a better version, the 825. Beautiful...
by metasonix
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: Adding a little distortion with F-2
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Adding a little distortion with F-2

cooool

I bet your fellow Mexicans have no idea what to make of you
(which is good)
by metasonix
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: the Eurorack manufacturer COMMANDMENTS
Replies: 105
Views: 3132

Re: the Eurorack manufacturer COMMANDMENTS

THOU SHALL USE POWER POLARITY PROTECTION. THOU SHALL USE BOXED HEADERS ON POWER CONNECTORS. THOU SHALL INCLUDE AN INDICATOR STRIPE ON ALL KNOBS. THOU SHALL INCLUDE A PANEL REFERENCE OF KNOB POSITION (degree markings). THOU SHALL MAKE THY PANEL WITH SLOTS NOT HOLES FOR MOUNTING. THOU SHALL INDICATE ...
by metasonix
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: Anyone want a TX-3?
Replies: 11
Views: 1295

Re: Anyone want a TX-3?

if you really must have one, build your own. (I suggest using 6AK5s or 6CB6s instead of the EF97/98, much better/worse)
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by metasonix
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: Anyone want a TX-3?
Replies: 11
Views: 1295

Re: Anyone want a TX-3?

Seriously people, I can't believe nobody else finds this offensive. The blatant use of the Apple corporate i-branding is just really egregious. An iconoclastic company like Metasonix should really be more supportive of their allies in the Free Open Source Software (FOSS) community -- I'd suggest so...
by metasonix
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: General thread of obscure old tech
Replies: 29
Views: 1131

Re: General thread of obscure old tech

jesus it's 104 degrees outside.....
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by metasonix
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: Yellow + Buchla
Replies: 31
Views: 1919

Re: Yellow + Buchla

Now my neck hurts, a lot.

Doesn't look like much? This stupid little box is easily more than 100 person-hours of hand labor. Ended up doing most work at night because it's obscenely hot during the day. Why does the sun hate us so much?
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by metasonix
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: Yellow + Buchla
Replies: 31
Views: 1919

Re: Yellow + Buchla

JESUS H. CHRIST ON A STICK These things are proving to be loads more difficult to build than expected. 3 weeks late and gonna be later---try doing this with your joints in pain and BONUS it's 100+ degrees outside. The AC is not enough. For "reasons" getting 5C3/2 vactrols on a regular basis is "too ...
by metasonix
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: What's the deal with these Erica's Synth "Fusion" Modules?
Replies: 22
Views: 960

Re: What's the deal with these Erica's Synth "Fusion" Modules?

If you like, I will tell you (again) about the subminiature pentodes Erica Synths and L-1 uses in their VCA modules. They are NOT used in Metasonix products because they are very low gain and of limited value. Yes the heaters draw very little current, the tubes were made for use in portable battery-...
by metasonix
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: General thread of obscure old tech
Replies: 29
Views: 1131

Re: General thread of obscure old tech

In the process of a clean-up operation, found a box of Engineering Sample tubes from the Lansdale Tube Co. in PA. The box was supposed to contain five 2CY5’s but only had four plus a Sylvania 6BR8. The 2CY5’s were labeled April 1958 and Oct. 1957. Have no idea how they showed up. Apparently the Lan...
by metasonix
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: I don't like to bitch but...
Replies: 106
Views: 3224

Re: I don't like to bitch but...

If you would prefer to be insulted, I am always available at no extra charge....
imagine starting this thread
no thx
by metasonix
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: General thread of obscure old tech
Replies: 29
Views: 1131

Re: General thread of obscure old tech

Jan Wuesten found a 5960 gas cold-cathode tube. And tried to Google it, and screwed up because the US federal and NATO procurement systems use numeric codes to identify things, and "5960" is the beginning of the codes for vacuum tubes. (It is a VERY obscure device.) What is it? Lud said: The "10-544...
by metasonix
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: General thread of obscure old tech
Replies: 29
Views: 1131

Re: General thread of obscure old tech

Bob Dobush dug in his massive collection and found an Elkon rectifier---in the original can.
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by metasonix
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: Anyone want a TX-3?
Replies: 11
Views: 1295

Re: Anyone want a TX-3?

a friend (and Apple employee ha ha) has been asking about a TX3 for the hell of it. Luckily I found a couple of spare PC boards. So here goes the "last one". (Yes, Analogue Haven STILL has a few in stock. Act now or hold your tongue...)
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by metasonix
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: General thread of obscure old tech
Replies: 29
Views: 1131

Re: General thread of obscure old tech

Behold! The Mallory Elkon rectifier. Made to rectify B+ in automotive radios, since Elkon was a pioneer in "battery eliminators" for mobile radio gear and a major maker of vibrators. Made of a stack of copper-sulfide-coated discs. Probably unreliable, clearly a massive failure. Most Elkon power supp...
by metasonix
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: General thread of obscure old tech
Replies: 29
Views: 1131

Re: General thread of obscure old tech

The PA systems on piston-engine airliners of the 1945-55 period looked like this. ARINC standard plug-in modules of the period. Used on aircraft like the Douglas DC-6 and DC-7 and Lockheed Constellation. All basically the same, 6C5s or 6SN7s driving push-pull 6L6s and running from 400 Hz power. The ...
by metasonix
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Metasonix
Topic: General thread of obscure old tech
Replies: 29
Views: 1131

Re: General thread of obscure old tech

what the hell? haha. Does it even function? Of course not. And it doesn't matter. New item: After WWII, the Allies occupying Germany had a problem. The telephone systems used a lot of Siemens C3e pentodes, which had a 9-pin "German octal-like" base and were totally different from any other tube ava...

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