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Old 3rd December 2012, 10:10 PM   #251
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Originally Posted by Joachim Gerhard View Post
Group buy for the Pardise Preregulator will not suffer so much from this problem.
I learned that you can not give this into the hand of a young, unexperienced apprentice.
It simple went over your head Birger. Go back to school, learn and come back. Over and Out.
Wow, pretty harsh words from the big boss!

Can you share what went wrong? I so far had not imagined any wilful misconduct. A mistake is easily made when preparing 200 bags...
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Old 3rd December 2012, 10:26 PM   #252
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Nothing from my side. I have not even seen that Birger guy in person and i did not choose him. I only know that he is a young Sennheiser apprentice.
I am simply disappointed, big time.
The slow and bad timing, the crippled information policy, wrong components, components do not fit into the footprint.
I simply do not want that my name is connected to such a mess.
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Old 3rd December 2012, 10:35 PM   #253
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Got the KIT today. PCB looks very nice. Thank you.

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Old 3rd December 2012, 11:54 PM   #254
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At Birger,
i really appreciate your attempt.
PCB is really nice, as several times mentioned before.
Little issue bout the silver....
Parts are really disappointing.
Recently spent a night with a real good friend last weekend,
just to learn, after all, after checking roundabout 800 trannies
each, maybe with eyes closed, we could populate a pair
of boards !
Those 25ers are a real holdup.
If you, Birger, would have been betrayed by your source,
please,do something about it.
To me, caps footprint is for a highest end project like this,
Brandname or not, simply not acceptable !
Those 332R simply dont fit properly all.
Theese 10R2W and 120R3W ....
I bought those parts sets for some friends of mine,
now i have to stand tall for this mess !
High end
For me, ive bought my parts at Buerklin and Reichelt in advance
in germany, with no issues at all !
There is, at least to me, no way to explain why those caps are not
matching their footprint.
Not to mention their questionable brand.
And yet, im not thru with it...
As a summary i have to state im not satisfied at all !

this mess is not Alfreds or Joachims nor anyones fault exept the
starter of GB.

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Old 4th December 2012, 12:19 AM   #255
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Birger was clearly in "way over his head" with the parts group buy. Good thing he didn't just run with the money.

I have not received anything at all so far, no pcb's no parts, but with luck that too will change in the next couple of weeks.
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Old 4th December 2012, 05:58 AM   #256
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Originally Posted by Holger Barske View Post
-I got four 2k trimmers that won't work: wrong footprint, knob not on top
My trimmers fit and have the knob on top.

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Old 4th December 2012, 02:12 PM   #257
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All my BC327's are -25.
I am not in a hurry, so I will order some.
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Old 4th December 2012, 05:29 PM   #258
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Originally Posted by grufti View Post
Birger was clearly in "way over his head" with the parts group buy. Good thing he didn't just run with the money.

I have not received anything at all so far, no pcb's no parts, but with luck that too will change in the next couple of weeks.
This is just impudent. You haven't even received any wrong parts or parts that look wrong, yet you think you are entitled to leave such an offensive comment. What have you contributed to this project so far?

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Old 4th December 2012, 05:45 PM   #259
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as a component freak there's no need for me to participate in a parts GB, so I only have Alfred's pretty boards, but I too agree with Mr Gerhard and grufti.
Difference is that Grufti may feel a need to release his anxiety, and I don't.

(you know how we can solve this)
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Old 4th December 2012, 06:00 PM   #260
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I'm a little disappointed that all the parts weren't perfect, but given the cost of the transistors it's a tiny inconvenience in the big scheme of things. I'm actually grateful that Birger invested all his time in running the group buy even if it wasn't a perfect outcome.

Let's not be too hard on him, I expect his actions were well intentioned and that he was just swamped by the sheer scale of it all.

I have some 2k resistors I don't need and no RIAA resistors to go with my crappy transistors, easy come easy go.
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