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August 18, 2019, 06:45:42 PM

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Crack / Re: A Crack is Born
« Last post by Paul Birkeland on Today at 05:48:45 PM »
You better hope your wife doesn't want you to match that on something else for her!
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Eros Phono / Re: New Eros 2
« Last post by Paul Birkeland on Today at 05:47:55 PM »
Like this.
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What kind of solder are you using? 
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Are the LEDs on the board under the 5670 intact? The description reminds me of the zener string and LEDS getting blown on those boards when they have been miswired.
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Crack / Re: A Crack is Born
« Last post by Toad_of_Toad_Hall on Today at 02:53:57 PM »
Oh wait, so that's black lacquer mostly sanded down?  Interesting!

Black stain (Feast Watson "Black Japan") with six layers of clear satin lacquer. I was sanding lightly after each coat to obtain a perfectly flat surface (I hate dust in my finishes). Aiming for somewhere between 10 and 20 coats before my plans took a turn for the expedient.

The photo doesn't really accurately reproduce the colour and reflections. The yellowy bits are more "goldeny" looking. In spots the slightly lower portions of the grain kept hold of the stain and a bit of varnish while the slightly raised portions of grain were denuded of stain. Still feels quite smooth.
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Eros Phono / Re: New Eros 2
« Last post by adeep42 on Today at 02:19:39 PM »
interconnects are in. Excuse my ignorance, What is a cheater plug?
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I've attached two pics here - one of each side of the affected area.  I've already cleaned off some excess flux, which I assume was the issue.  I'm now looking for other places I may have additional flux.
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Crack / Re: A Crack is Born
« Last post by Paul Birkeland on Today at 12:40:21 PM »
Oh wait, so that's black lacquer mostly sanded down?  Interesting!
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Crack / Re: A Crack is Born
« Last post by Toad_of_Toad_Hall on Today at 12:11:58 PM »
I like the distressed finish. Could make it a sleeper to someone not in the know who might have a chance listen.

Thanks for that.

The distressed finish wasn't originally planned. I'd completed six layers of lacquer but sanded back too vigorously on one of the panels. I was going to sand it back to bare timber and start again but my wife intervened. She said that she liked the distressed "pre-loved" aesthetic. I took this on board and finished the whole chassis in the same style.

Not what I'd planned, but Amanda's happy. I'll probably end up building a new, deeper box for it anyway.

Nathan
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Eros Phono / Re: New Eros 2
« Last post by Paul Birkeland on Today at 11:45:15 AM »
You can also try a cheater plug on the power cord to see if that disrupts the noise. 

I'm hoping that you have shorted the inputs or at least have the interconnects from your turntable hooked up for evaluating this.

-PB
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