The Next Blacet EG?

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Post by fracmonkey » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:15 pm

In this model, only the first two boards have rigid pins. Pretty easy to work on. Been working on proto already!

This just in: order window open. See Blacet website.

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Spec Sheet

Post by fracmonkey » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:14 am

http://www.blacet.com/EG3870specs.pdf

BTW, thanks for all the suggestions and comments!

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Post by sizone » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:28 pm

how long is the preorder pricing going to run?

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Post by fracmonkey » Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:03 am

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Post by fracmonkey » Wed May 16, 2018 11:50 am

fracmonkey wrote:Sunday, 5-20, Midnight PST.
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Post by sizone » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:37 am

simultaneous output for the regular and inverted envelopes is brilliant. the delay doubling as a triggered mode is also pretty clever. best of all is that there's a huge, bright pink glowing light on top.

build was silky smooth except the damn ribbon cables. please in the future, -slightly- larger holes on one of the pair of boards being connected with ribbon cables to make alignment easier.

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Post by fracmonkey » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:09 pm

The first proto, I had the boards completely mounted. This proved challenging for the ribbon cables.

The next one, I installed the pcbs with the pots shafts going into the front panel but not attached. This leaves considerable wiggle room and was a lot easier.

On the third build, I payed a bit more attention to keeping the cable pins aligned and at right angles to the pcb. I also bent over two pins of the cable before soldering. This time, things went smoothly.

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Post by otoskope » Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:08 pm

Looks like a great new module. Just a comment - for the few of us who are into bananfrac, the new ones with panel-mounted jacks are much harder to bananafy. Older Blacet was really easy, and I have several frames of them.

Still, I understand the economic argument. Wiring jacks and pots is a pain. I wish there were compatible bananajacks with your current panel pcbs... :despair:
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Re: Artist's Concept

Post by Tubeampguy » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:02 pm

fracmonkey wrote:Image
Post John passing :(
I just found a 2nd hand TEM on Reverb!
It is a very deep EG, with lots of CV options. HPP/Full/ ATTN signal O/P. LED light show!!!!! Its a EG Party in one :blacet: module :)
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Post by chachi » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:38 pm

damn, and i check blacet on reverb religiously. i was wondering recently how many of these actually got out there. at least one!

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Post by emmaker » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:27 pm

I have a kit in my 'todo' pile.

It's more like the later modules where there are several boards hooked together with rigid and flex connectors.

I'm not a fan of the rigid interface between boards (makes it harder to fix and trouble shoot) and the images for the boards aren't full page. I usually build the Blacet boards from the board images so having full pages ones is good. Other than that it's pretty much a pretty standard Blacet kit.

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Post by werock » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:51 am

chachi wrote:damn, and i check blacet on reverb religiously. i was wondering recently how many of these actually got out there. at least one!
I seem to remember John saying it was an initial run of 100, but I might be wrong.

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Post by chachi » Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:47 am

hmmm interesting, how many of those 100 are still sitting in south central oregon?

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