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Old 9th October 2008, 12:22 AM   #5551
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Default Try contact with Nordic, he may have something


Going back this same thread you will have his adresses.

www.dxamp.com

Thank you,

Enjoy Dx Amplifiers, the ones are guaranteed

regards,

Carlos
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Old 9th October 2008, 07:48 AM   #5552
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Hi guys, I just popped into an internet cafe quickly to touch base.

The move is going great appart form some vehicle problems.
Still have alot of unpacking to do, but trying to clean and sort my storage space out as it is filled by junk from 3 generations.

Hehe even got some time to put some seeds in the ground for a vegetable garden as this is is very rich soil on a river bank.

Installing my sound system in the larger room was an eye opener... I will never try to build amps in small bricked and tiled up spaces again. They seem to do weird things with the sound, hideing details. That HRII of mine is sounding better than ever now... and I have not even positioned speakers correctly yet... just dumped them and wired up for testing.

I have had some contact with the bank after the company that did my card processing had to close down due to mastercard / visa rule changes. It seems that I maybe able to get facilities directly from the bank, but this will still take a week or three. I am physicaly still traveling between two houses transporting stuff... I never knew how many things I had... Then I need to apint the old house finish the floor renovations I started and fix the roof, ready for the renters.

So please just hold on a little while longer, likely we will be sorted out by the end of the month. If you can't wait, just look on the site there is downloadable PDFs so that you can etch your own boards. For beginners I advise buying two sheets of press and peel and a bottle of liquid ferric chloride to etch it in... a plastic icecream tub will be needed because the etchant stains like the devil's taint.

Until I get back, keep DXing... very few amps in my life kept on reveiling more detail, more goodness and more love than my HRII, after a year... I normaly become aware of shortcommings, with this one, I just become aware of new strenghts.
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Old 9th October 2008, 09:47 AM   #5553
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Default We are missing you here Nordic


As soon as possible return your home...HERE!

Will you leave into the new (old) house?.... i hope so.

What are you preparing to rent?... the appartment?

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Old 9th October 2008, 12:56 PM   #5554
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Default Re: Try contact with Nordic, he may have something

Carlos, thank you, I've contacted Nordic. (I did try the DXAMP.com site a few times over the past fortnight, but I think it's been out of action for a little while - it's working fine today).

Thanks again,
Darren

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Going back this same thread you will have his adresses.

www.dxamp.com

Thank you,

Enjoy Dx Amplifiers, the ones are guaranteed

regards,

Carlos
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Old 9th October 2008, 04:19 PM   #5555
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Default Dx amplifiers will make you happy forever and ever again


Enjoy the nice sonics... welcome to the club and prepare yourself to feel strong emotions.

Do you know how to dance?

Have a digital camera?

hehehehehe.... i would be glad to see.
.................................................. .................................................. .

Dx Amplifier....

Not the best one...but one of the best!

regards,

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Old 10th October 2008, 01:49 AM   #5556
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Enjoy the nice sonics... welcome to the club and prepare yourself to feel strong emotions.

Do you know how to dance?

Have a digital camera?

hehehehehe.... i would be glad to see.
Señor Carlos, you certainly have a way with words - I'm very much looking forward to my DX experience! My musical taste is a mix of anything acoustic, lots of female vocals, Flaming Lips/Beck/Lambchop/and others, classical (mostly on the radio), world music, and a generous splash of ambient electronica - the descriptions I've read of the DX sound seem to fit my music perfectly.

Being English, I'm not the greatest dancer (must be that stiff upper lip getting in the way... )

I do have a digital camera, and will post up photos of the board built DX very soon. I'm hoping it will fit into an old Octave Electronics DAE2 box, with four source selection, and the stepped gain control replaced with a volume pot.

No dancing from me though ...but Carlos, as a Brasilian you must have rhythm and dance coursing through your veins?!

Nordic - it sounds like a pretty manic time for you at the moment. I hope it all goes well and that you enjoy your new home (and good work setting up the HRII straight away!!).

One serious question - and please forgive my amateur electronics - but with a toroid transformer that has a central bolt attaching it to the chassis (insulated from the transformer), I'm assuming that you can use that central bolt as the protective earth, as long as the nut is biting into the bare metal chassis and the power earth pin is also chassis grounded?

Cheers,
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Old 10th October 2008, 07:04 AM   #5557
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Default Yes... dance and rithm are inside our vains


we are all mixed with black African folks... and they got the rithm.

Some of us looks white...in the reality we are not... we are mixed, having also Indians and Europeans too.

People came from Angola and Sudan, one group very tall and very dark shinny black folks...other group has more rithm, the brown ones from Angola.... the pure blood ones are rarity now a days.... they are inside our mixed blood... dance for us is easy, football too.

You see my grandfather's grandmother... she was very tall (Sudan), she was not pure blood, already mixed once... 192 centimeters tall and very thin woman... had 11 sons.

regards,

Carlos
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Old 10th October 2008, 10:21 AM   #5558
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"...use that central bolt as the protective earth, as long as the nut is biting into the bare metal chassis and the power earth pin is also chassis grounded?"

If you insist on doing it that way (why???), the protective earth should NOT be attached at any other place but the point at which the bolt meets the chassis (so you have the earth lead squeezed between transformer and chassis whazzat: ) otherwise a shorted turn will result, which will destroy your transformer.

I would just say no.

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Old 10th October 2008, 10:44 AM   #5559
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Default Pingrs... do not do the way i use to do.


If you feel not good...do not use it.

Just listen the destroyed amplifier playing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJfvKNo6FHo

regards,

Carlos
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Old 10th October 2008, 10:54 AM   #5560
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Default Thanks Brian...

...alarm bells, I know.

I've never built anything with mains power before (just a hobbyist) - I'm probably going to ask a few more questions before I'm done, sorry. The bolt seemed a ready-made, direct connection to the chassis, without having to drill another hole.

Thanks again for the post though - I don't want to get up close and personal with 230v just yet...
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