Finally, an affordable CD Transport: the Shigaclone story - Page 709 - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Source & Line > Digital Source

Digital Source Digital Players and Recorders: CD , SACD , Tape, Memory Card, etc.

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 3rd April 2013, 10:03 PM   #7081
diyAudio Member
 
dimkasta's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Athens
Looking good Tony

I'd be really interested to know how you plan on drilling your top.
I have a router and I have a jig in mind, but perhaps there is an easier way

On my stuff, I have just received the 0.012uF FT3 Russian teflon cap for C8.

I did not have time to try it since I have been playing with interconnects today, but I will try it tomorrow.

Here is a photo for relative size reference (It s the left ones).

Click the image to open in full size.

Jarek the wrapped one is yours Incoming soon.
  Reply With Quote
Old 4th April 2013, 12:23 AM   #7082
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New Jersey
Quote:
Originally Posted by dimkasta View Post
I'd be really interested to know how you plan on drilling your top.
I have a router and I have a jig in mind, but perhaps there is an easier way
Thanks. I was staring at my Dremel tool and it struck me that they probably make a "spiral" bit for cutting through thin laminates. Sure enough they do. It's part of accessory #565, which I bought at my local home store. Since the top is a 1/4" thick hardwood sheathed ply I figure that's pretty close to a laminate. I'm going to try and use that to cut the outer dimensions. An L-square clamped to the panel material should insure a straight cut. I already know a spade bit will take care of the circular cutout needed for the TT platform. The slot for the laser head I'm still thinking about.

You can see I put 3/8" square stock along the inner perimeter. The top panel will have holes drilled through for #4 wood screws which will go into the square stock. The problem going this route is that the top will not be fastened in a way that will allow for frequent removal and reassembly. Those small screws will only going out and back into that wood so many times.

Looking forward to a report on those caps.
  Reply With Quote
Old 5th April 2013, 11:31 AM   #7083
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New Jersey
Is anyone else noticing a very narrow "angle of acceptance" for the display? I've been noticing that the viewing angle for proper visibility of the segments is very small. Any deviation from pretty much dead on center and the number segments tend to "shadow out" so it becomes hard to know whether they are on or off.
  Reply With Quote
Old 5th April 2013, 12:44 PM   #7084
diyAudio Member
 
dimkasta's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Athens
yeah you need to do the mod described in Tibi's manual to reduce the contrast
  Reply With Quote
Old 5th April 2013, 02:37 PM   #7085
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New Jersey
I thought Tibi said that was only for the earlier runs. He told me mine were both from the later run where the mod had already been incorporated. Tibi?
  Reply With Quote
Old 5th April 2013, 04:32 PM   #7086
tvicol is offline tvicol  Romania
vicol-audio.ro
diyAudio Member
 
tvicol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Bucharest
Send a message via Yahoo to tvicol Send a message via Skype™ to tvicol
Quote:
Originally Posted by tonyptony View Post
I thought Tibi said that was only for the earlier runs. He told me mine were both from the later run where the mod had already been incorporated. Tibi?
Yes, Tibi is here !
Your board is already modified and as far I remember a pot to adjust backlight is in place. The display, due his construction and LCD type, have a +/-45deg viewing angle with reference to central axis.

Regards,
Tibi
  Reply With Quote
Old 5th April 2013, 05:03 PM   #7087
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New Jersey
I do seem to recall seeing a very small pot near the IR receiver on the back of the display board. If my viewing angle is very narrow, what should I do?
  Reply With Quote
Old 5th April 2013, 11:13 PM   #7088
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New Jersey
Quote:
Originally Posted by tonyptony View Post
... what should I do?
Try turning the pot, dummy!

Yes, my board has the design update for the contrast control. I ran the pot through its range and found the best contrast level (for me). But the problem isn't really the contrast. It's that when you look straight on - dead on - at the display it looks like the segments which shouldn't be energized are slightly energized. If I lower my head so that I'm looking up at the display at about a 10 degree angle the display looks perfect. In the other direction, if I raise my eye level so that I'm looking down at the display by about 10 degrees I can't make out the energized segments from the unenergized - they all look "lit". No matter where I turn the pot while looking dead on at the display, I can't get the same clean image as when I look at it from slightly below.

Take a look at the pics. Actually, the straight on picture looks better than when I look at it in real life. Via eyeball the unlit segments are much more visible.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_3123a.jpg (119.4 KB, 268 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_3124a.jpg (119.6 KB, 259 views)
  Reply With Quote
Old 6th April 2013, 10:15 AM   #7089
JBdV is offline JBdV  Netherlands
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
an optical filter may help
  Reply With Quote
Old 6th April 2013, 11:33 AM   #7090
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New Jersey
Quote:
Originally Posted by JBdV View Post
an optical filter may help
Well, maybe, but I'd like to hope Tibi didn't intend for people to go out and search for optical filters.
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:46 AM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2