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Rollz-5 Expanded

Post by zilaihong » Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:40 am

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Rollz-5 Expanded 1 by Meng Qi, on Flickr

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Rollz-5 Expanded 2 by Meng Qi, on Flickr

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Rollz-5 Expanded 3 by Meng Qi, on Flickr

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Rollz-5 Expanded 4 by Meng Qi, on Flickr

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Rollz-5 Expanded 5 by Meng Qi, on Flickr

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Rollz-5 Expanded 6 by Meng Qi, on Flickr

AWESOME MACHINE.

Expanded controls;
Separated and mixed outputs (all stereo)

Will set you back for 850$ :
https://www.etsy.com/listing/156051002/ ... um-machine
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Post by themanthatwasused » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:26 pm

That looks nasty!
Great job on the build zilaihong
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Post by numan7 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:03 pm

:woah: what an beautiful build of the awesome rollz5 ! :hail:

i :love: those big black knobs with the 0 - 100% markings (they kind of make me think of the CocoStuber for some reason)! could you please describe their functions, zilaihong?

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Post by zilaihong » Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:40 pm

Thank you! :guinness:

The new variable controls replace the fixed value customizable components. So virtually you are having multiple rollz-5 with this one single build.

And you have separated outputs (AVdog L/R, Ultrasound L/R, Gongue L/R, and mix L/R) so it is more versatile!
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Post by kozepz » Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:04 am

Beautifull work! :party:

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Post by kozepz » Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:04 am

Beautifull work! :party:

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Post by kozepz » Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:05 am

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Post by mrbloor » Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:30 am

At first the Perspex look didn't appeal to me, the more of your builds I see the more I like. This is amazering. There a totally new word, if I had the cash it would be going east. :tu:

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Re: Rollz-5 Expanded

Post by Modulisme » Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:13 pm

where to get one please?

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Post by jimmie » Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:38 am

I don't think Meng Qi makes it anymore now and the chance to find an existing one must also be slim.. I want one, too tho!


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Re: Rollz-5 Expanded

Post by NS4W » Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:52 am

I wonder why the nice cat disappeared?

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Re: Rollz-5 Expanded

Post by jimmie » Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:27 am

yeah but the pcb is for rollz5 only and the 'extend' bits of the thing, which is all important here need to be added somehow...

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Post by mrbloor » Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:13 pm

jimmie wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:27 am
yeah but the pcb is for rollz5 only and the 'extend' bits of the thing, which is all important here need to be added somehow...
From what I remember it's just some switched potentiometers with different value capacitors attached so you can switch in different flavours of hairy's.
In my experience it doesn't really add much, roolz gewei, which is basically this board plus a couple of deerhorns had fixed values & didn't perform any less for not having the variety. I've built several rollz 5's and found it better to decide on a hairy value (in my case slower), complexity comes from patching. When I had plumbutters I tended to fix the speed of the rollz and leave the knobs alone, the joy of the rollz 5 is the 'uncleaned' pre plumbutter rollz circuits that were lost a bit on tidying them up for plumbutter, which is why Peter brought out rolzer and rolzer has the different hairy's incorporated.

I must admit though, this instrument is a stunner.

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Re: Rollz-5 Expanded

Post by jimmie » Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:15 am

I see, so the large knobs are switches for capacitors. Small knobs are for volume perhaps? That would be quite useful for the Meng Qi rollz5, in fact, I wanted such when I had a rollz5. Wonder what are those jacks now..

BTW I have a rolzer, I love it but sometime I wish the speed range were even wider.. much slower to faster ;)

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Post by ClausF » Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:01 am

jimmie wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:15 am
I see, so the large knobs are switches for capacitors. Small knobs are for volume perhaps? That would be quite useful for the Meng Qi rollz5, in fact, I wanted such when I had a rollz5. Wonder what are those jacks now..
Small knobs are the cab switches, you can see the cabs behind. For the hairy caps in the different modules

Big knobs seem to be multi turn pots. Don't remember if there are "hairy resistors" on the Rollz-5 PCB, which are replaced with these, will have a look.

The jacks are separated outputs: The new variable controls replace the fixed value customizable components. So virtually you are having multiple rollz-5 with this one single build. And you have separated outputs (AVdog L/R, Ultrasound L/R, Gongue L/R, and mix L/R) So there seem to be 4 stereo outs.

Is there nobody here, who has one and could describe what the additional things do exactly? Especially the pots.

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Post by mrbloor » Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:23 am

jimmie wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:15 am
I see, so the large knobs are switches for capacitors. Small knobs are for volume perhaps? That would be quite useful for the Meng Qi rollz5, in fact, I wanted such when I had a rollz5. Wonder what are those jacks now..

BTW I have a rolzer, I love it but sometime I wish the speed range were even wider.. much slower to faster ;)
Limitations are a good thing Jimmie :party:

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