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[BACK AGAIN] Eurorack: Haible Living VCOs by R*S

Post by nordlead » Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:43 am

Hey guys,

Jürgen Haible's Living VCOs main pcbs - including TRI, SINE, SYNC per VCO as well as the Driver Section and Haible's amazing VCA/Inverter/Overdrive module) are already and officially available again.

Now it looks like the front panel and matching panel component pcb for Euro are ready to go in production. Based on some of your comments I decided to drop the "Fine" and "Coarse" labels altogether, so now there's total freedom of whether you use one or two large knobs for those instead of the normal Davies:

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As the main pcb is 8"(!) wide (and pretty dense), the front panel is 42hp. Here's a picture of the component pcb prototype:

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Front panels will be 2mm aluminum, screen printed for a nice black and consistent look with the Serge Euro range by R*S,
pcbs made in Europe. Due to the large format, production is not cheap, I'm aiming for € 84 for a set of front panel + component pcb (8" x 4.1") - not including the main pcb.

If everything goes well, these can be shipped before Xmas. :party:

Not accepting orders yet, but please feel free to express comments / interest here - thanks! :guinness:

Made some demos showing the new features a little while ago:

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Post by Joe. » Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:55 am

No wiring at all?

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Post by Grumskiz » Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:58 am

Very nice! I love that you added Sync and the VCA looks like a nice addition :)
Hope I will be able to afford one of these after christmas ^^;

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Post by nordlead » Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:12 am

LoFi Junglist wrote:No wiring at all?
Exactly - the main pcb is a monster, wouldn't be too keen on wiring this by hand ... so the component pcb takes care all wiring :goo:
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Post by PWM » Fri Dec 04, 2015 9:35 am

What Is the spacing between the jack sockets? 12,7 mm?

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Post by Jarno » Fri Dec 04, 2015 9:43 am

nordlead wrote:Exactly - the main pcb is a monster, wouldn't be too keen on wiring this by hand ...
Exactly, this is the reason why a fully stuffed PCB has been sitting in a drawer for 5 years already.
Still am going to finish it though (g*df*ckingd*mmit).

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Post by PWM » Fri Dec 04, 2015 9:46 am

Go, Jarno! We believe in you! (He said thinking about his, yet to populate PCB..)

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Post by nordlead » Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:53 am

PWM wrote:What Is the spacing between the jack sockets? 12,7 mm?
Horizontal space between the Thonkiconn jacks (within one section) is 11 mm.
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Post by Altitude909 » Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:16 am

Yay! Finally done right. I'm in for one..

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Post by cane creek » Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:05 pm

Im interested, as long as I've still got some money over crimbo :mrgreen:

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Post by oberkorn » Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:20 pm

yes! I'm in for one set
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Post by sumdumguy » Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:56 pm

I am interested. thanks.

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Post by Reality Checkpoint » Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:38 pm

Yes please, 1 set for me. :tu:

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Post by fonik » Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:05 pm

LoFi Junglist wrote:No wiring at all?
no wiring at all.

i had the privilege to built the prototype. it is a smooth build!

i hope to do a few sound snippets over the weekend.
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Post by audiohawk » Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:15 pm

Damn! Another one I can't resist!
Count me in for one set...
Thank you for your work :hail:

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Post by woodster » Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:45 pm

Really looking forward to getting hold of one of these :tu:

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Post by DabiDabDab » Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:59 pm

Standard question; can i get only panel component pcb no panel?

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Post by simfonik » Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:55 pm

So that connects with this, right?

http://randomsource.net/haible/living_vcos

I'm in for 1 set.

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Post by apoisontree » Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:04 am

I hope there will still be main PCBs with transistors arrays available by the time you the panel and control boards.

I'd like to avoid paying 9EUR postage twice, if possible.

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Post by hellpony » Sun Dec 06, 2015 3:45 pm

Im in for one set!

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Post by ablearcher » Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:50 pm

oh man, my backlog is already threatening to bury me without adding another giant project... but I'm probably in, this seems like one of those too good not to build ones.

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Post by evengravy » Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:51 am

I'll take two sets of panel plus panel pcb to match the PCBs I have,

They look stunning, very well done

:yay:

edit; by the way, any chance of a sneak peek at the BOM so that I could preempt it with a component order?

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Post by evengravy » Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:45 pm

Yep, got that one thanks though, I meant a bom for the pots/jacks. I have the vco parts and pcbs. I'm assuming 9mm alphas but values. I assume 1M log (1 per osc) plus 100Ks everywhere else but just wanted to check. Also thonk jacks?

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Post by limpmeat » Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:16 pm

interested.....

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