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Offline nanofrog

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #6900 on: June 20, 2018, 07:15:15 am »
The Minimus 7 speakers just weren't doing the job with the NAD amp. They have their place, but as main speakers the bass is lacking. After a little looking around I ran across these Dayton Audio B652 speakers. I ordered a pair and they arrived this morning. I wasn't expecting too much, but all things considered, they are pretty impressive. I can honestly say they are the best $30 pair of speakers I've ever heard. I'd be happy at 4 times the price.

https://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-b652-6-1-2-2-way-bookshelf-speaker-pair--300-652
I'm in the market for a pair of bookshelf speakers as well, so a big thank you for this.  :-+
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #6901 on: June 20, 2018, 11:33:44 am »
A cheap used Ersa RDS-80 without stand. Haven't really used it yet but it seems to have a bit higher heat capacity than my trusty old Weller WSD-80. I dislike the much stiffer cord on the RDS-80 though and will replace it.
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #6902 on: June 20, 2018, 11:39:15 am »
I guess I bought today second dead 720A..  :-//
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #6903 on: June 20, 2018, 12:00:59 pm »
Agilent E3615A, my eleventh benchtop power supply.  :)

 

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« Reply #6904 on: June 20, 2018, 05:11:23 pm »
Nice one. Looks like new. Power supplies seem to find their way to my bench, as well. I haven't yet figured out why that is. ;D
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« Reply #6905 on: June 20, 2018, 05:27:42 pm »
For me its oscilloscopes and meters that seem to seek me out. :-DD
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« Reply #6906 on: June 20, 2018, 05:37:12 pm »
Yeah, meters for me as well.
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« Reply #6907 on: June 20, 2018, 05:39:11 pm »
Yesterday's delivery was some Di-Sodium Peroxodisulphate Hexahydrate

Just waiting for some 1.0 and 1.3mm drills then I can finally get on with this project
 

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« Reply #6908 on: June 20, 2018, 06:39:47 pm »
Agilent E3615A, my eleventh benchtop power supply.  :)

LOL after 11 you know it wasn't by accident!  ;D
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« Reply #6909 on: June 20, 2018, 06:57:45 pm »
Agilent E3615A, my eleventh benchtop power supply.  :)
That's some serious TEA  ;D
I probably have a similar ammount of E361xAs, as you can never have enough DMMs, PSUs and oscilloscopes (and to a lesser degree all other test gear ;D). These E361xAs are great little PSUs and I quite often had situations where I needed  like -15V, -5V, +5V, +15V, +30V and +150V  to test some gear, so I used like 8 E361xAs to power it, (+150V from 3x E3617A in series)
 

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« Reply #6910 on: June 20, 2018, 08:28:11 pm »
A Goodman AC system. My old one developed a major leak that costs $3000 to fix. I figured I should better get a new one with warranty. Verdict: don't cheap out on due diligence service.
 

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« Reply #6911 on: June 20, 2018, 09:32:11 pm »
An Analog Devices ADALM-PLUTO.

Ordered via <:3)~~~~  + R, shipment took only two days. from Dallas USA to The Netherlands.

Time to play with my first Zynq.
 

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« Reply #6912 on: June 20, 2018, 09:39:41 pm »
Yeah, meters for me as well.
Yeah I know just what you mean, I have them as near to prefect as I can get them and right now its annoy the hell out of me because the VFD on my 8840A needs replacing because it getting dim and I want/need the AC module for it, I'd even give up the GPIB for it as I don't use or need the interface it kinda bugs me that when using the newest bench meter in my collection, that I have use another meter if I need to measure AC.
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #6913 on: June 21, 2018, 03:12:47 am »
So apparently I didn't order two felting needles with my fine TS100 C1 tip  :o

Maybe time for a new hobby because of the freebies ......

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #6914 on: June 21, 2018, 03:35:03 am »
Some matte silver vinyl stickers......should've done so years ago.  :palm:  :horse:

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« Reply #6915 on: June 21, 2018, 04:03:21 am »
Damn... you should have put "Warranty void if removed" on it...  :-DD
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #6916 on: June 21, 2018, 05:11:22 am »
Damn... you should have put "Warranty void if removed" on it...  :-DD
:) nah, Siglent do their own on each product and I haven't been able to remove one without nuking it....yet.

I did see these double layer ones than do a have a void under layer:
https://qyprinting.aliexpress.com/store/1836237?spm=2114.12010108.0.0.5f0781fbCbsrja
In their Security Packing Tapes listings.

And NO I didn't buy from these guys ^
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #6917 on: June 21, 2018, 12:15:39 pm »
Killing some noise in my equipment. While Noctua fans are overpriced and always have had a ... unique ... color scheme.. They sure do run quiet and move a lot of air while doing so.


Post-op report:

Well, the new 80mm fan perfectly in my HP 54600B. It moves more air, while being so quiet I literally can't hear it. With the original fan, the HP was one of the loudest things in my room...

But not THE loudest. That prize goes to my Tektronix PS280 power supply. This thing sounds like a 747. It uses a 60x60x20mm fan. I replaced it with a 60x60x25mm fan, and it does fit, if you remove the mounting bracket, and flip it around, giving you exactly 5mm more room, which is needed since the original fan sits flush against the outside case.

Also needed to trim down the bracket mounting screws... No problem there.

Old fan was hard-wired into the PCB. So I cut the original wires at the fan, tinned, attached a 2 wide header, tidied it up, and bam, pluggable fan header. New Noctua fan fit great.


Upgrade successful! I can now hear myself think with all these instruments turned on...
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #6918 on: June 21, 2018, 03:49:48 pm »
The Noctua fans are well worth the money, I have been using them in racks and pc's for years - There industrial series are built like a brick out house aka thunder box or brick dunny to you upside down folks
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #6919 on: June 21, 2018, 06:01:05 pm »
Finally - after all those years - a drill stand. Oh, and a GQ-4x4.
 

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« Reply #6920 on: June 21, 2018, 06:32:34 pm »
Got a Teenage Engineering PO-28 robot Pocket Operator synthesizer. I created a new topic for it, with a teardown photo of all the parts, which under the display:

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/reviews/teenage-engineering-po-28-robot-pocket-operator/

And it sounds very cool (not my video)

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« Reply #6921 on: June 22, 2018, 07:27:35 am »
Finally - after all those years - a drill stand. Oh, and a GQ-4x4.

Proxxon makes good stuff. I have the TBM115 drill and MF70 mill. I bought them in 2004. They were expensive even back then, but I have never regretted the purchase.
 

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« Reply #6922 on: June 22, 2018, 11:50:06 am »
Finally - after all those years - a drill stand. Oh, and a GQ-4x4.

Proxxon makes good stuff. I have the TBM115 drill and MF70 mill. I bought them in 2004. They were expensive even back then, but I have never regretted the purchase.

I have Proxxon disc sander and the pen sander what I use for model building
 

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« Reply #6923 on: June 22, 2018, 03:05:20 pm »
I got these today!  :)

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« Reply #6924 on: June 22, 2018, 06:21:00 pm »
4L of Castrol Magnatec 5w30 oil and some rubber boots for a coil Pack
 


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