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Re: kajak12; diy clock
« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2010, 04:14:57 PM »
congrats mario.. your dedication to the ultimate in music reproduction is fantastic.. are you using duelunds with your clock?
just one on the 5v output,just like in the trichord clock :D
i told steve before that i will do it one day (cd transport is next)
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Re: kajak12; diy clock
« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2010, 05:05:07 PM »
i just swapped caps on the 12v input from a elna 3800uf to dubilier 8uf (vintage) i prefer the dubilier its just has more smoothness sounds more liquid and to my ears engaging less hifi more you are their.
start collecting dubilier caps people for clocks.(and yes my trichord had a dubiler aswell)
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Re: kajak12; diy clock
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2010, 02:16:36 AM »
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Valab-1PPM-11-2896-MHz-Low-Jitter-TCXO-/290473000622?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43a18a3eae

crystals from here
from jaycar you need ic chip holder
solder pliers and patience (patience available from wife ;D)
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Re: kajak12; diy clock
« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2010, 02:26:05 AM »
i have to make a small wooden board to fit the clock on.i just used what was laying around
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Re: kajak12; diy clock
« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2010, 02:34:48 AM »
Looking good mate.

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Re: kajak12; diy clock
« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2010, 07:00:31 AM »
I nearly have all the parts ready to build 1 (en route).

* Low jitter crystal,  tick
* Bread board, tick
* Regulator, tick
* Battery power supply, tick
* Socket, [not yet]
* Cap, dubilier, tick.    

Is there anything else Mario?


Mario, not sure about the cap,  it's too big for my 960.   Can you recommend a really good smaller cap that will fit on the bread board?     Either that,  or I could consider removing the un-needed analog output section altogether, to create space?
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« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2010, 10:25:19 AM »
Analogue section out great idea oz less siting on the power supply is better.try film and foil caps aswell its all system dependent.
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Re: kajak12; diy clock
« Reply #27 on: October 05, 2010, 06:03:28 PM »
i have to make a small wooden board to fit the clock on.i just used what was laying around

I want one mate, please let me know when you have ready to sell.

If you let me know what size boards you need I could supply you with a few.   

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Re: kajak12; diy clock
« Reply #28 on: October 05, 2010, 06:57:38 PM »
i have to make a small wooden board to fit the clock on.i just used what was laying around

I want one mate, please let me know when you have ready to sell.

If you let me know what size boards you need I could supply you with a few.   
no probs flemo production will start shortly when the parts arrive, i just love diy
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Re: kajak12; diy clock
« Reply #29 on: October 05, 2010, 09:50:04 PM »
students dont have much money(usually)
married cant spend too much on hifi(usually)

Interesting, I don't seem to have that problem :)

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Re: kajak12; diy clock
« Reply #30 on: October 05, 2010, 10:36:35 PM »
students dont have much money(usually)
married cant spend too much on hifi(usually)

Interesting, I don't seem to have that problem :)
your a very lucky man dritz i wish i could spend what i would like on hifi, i am forced to make my own clocks as i cant afford the high end gear prices
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Re: kajak12; diy clock
« Reply #31 on: October 05, 2010, 10:54:30 PM »
students dont have much money(usually)
married cant spend too much on hifi(usually)

Interesting, I don't seem to have that problem :)
your a very lucky man dritz i wish i could spend what i would like on hifi, i am forced to make my own clocks as i cant afford the high end gear prices

Hmm, kids, mortgage and single income are a major handicap when it comes to having spare cashflow. 

Mario, I laughed when you first posted the comment about being married and spare cash.  I could relate to that one.

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Re: kajak12; diy clock
« Reply #32 on: October 06, 2010, 09:00:27 PM »
For me, it wasnt when I got married that was the issue with surplus cash.    Married and no kids = 2 incomes and everyone is rolling in it (dink'ing has its upsides).     Having kids changes our priorities, dropping to a single income compounds things.    But I wouldnt have it any other way.   
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Re: kajak12; diy clock
« Reply #33 on: October 06, 2010, 09:36:07 PM »
For me, it wasnt when I got married that was the issue with surplus cash.    Married and no kids = 2 incomes and everyone is rolling in it (dink'ing has its upsides).     Having kids changes our priorities, dropping to a single income compounds things.    But I wouldnt have it any other way.   
my son is 18 daughter is 16 and a new daughter is nearly 5 months and she is a killer  ;D
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Re: kajak12; diy clock
« Reply #34 on: October 07, 2010, 11:59:00 PM »
* Bread board, tick, [on hand]
* Cap, dubilier, tick.   [on hand]
* Regulator, tick [on hand]

* Low jitter crystal,  tick, [in transit]
* Battery power supply, tick [in transit]
* Socket, [not yet]
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Re: kajak12; diy clock
« Reply #35 on: October 08, 2010, 12:01:39 AM »
well done oz your the man that will stop at nothing to get magic
i have 2 more regulators at home making some up on sunday
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Re: kajak12; diy clock
« Reply #36 on: October 10, 2010, 12:18:24 AM »
hey oz get a vice from jaycar works on suction really cool for little helping hands  $30 what a bargain.
added photo's of regulator board stripped and the parts that i took out.
now choose your own caps to put back in this time i took cap c2 out aswell.so i will replace it with a oscon gold label ;D
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Re: kajak12; diy clock
« Reply #37 on: October 10, 2010, 01:23:55 AM »
i drilled a hole in the board to fit the 10 pin socket in.after drilling a bit and scraping to expose the copper track,next time i will use  smaller drill bit.
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Re: kajak12; diy clock
« Reply #38 on: October 10, 2010, 01:26:46 AM »
more pictures
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Re: kajak12; diy clock
« Reply #39 on: October 10, 2010, 01:29:54 AM »
you whant one tuyen i know you do
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