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Re: AKGefell Active Project v5
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2012, 01:06:52 PM »
Phanton Power > PFA (converts to 12v) w/ Lemo Connector Termination > ck1x.  The wiring is unblanced (two wire) and here is a sample http://www.archive.org/details/dubapoc2011-11-27.ck1x-pfa-aerco.flac

Not on topic of the new actives but joining the group with a ck1x set up.  Set of PFAs being made over at Naiant to be sent to Ted for terminating with the Lemo to be used with any P48 pre.   :D

No connecters just a dedicated active cable.  Got the caps yesterday, hoping the cable will be here and in the field by next weekend.
Allsum! Could you explain a little more?
So you just bought caps? I get the pfa stuff but who came up with the rest and how does it work?

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Honestly, I don't know anything about it.  Ted had at least two working versions (one w/ 12v tinybox, that I think got "thrown away," and one with the Naiant PFA) so I would assume Ted came up with the way to use the Lemo with a 12v power source, maybe with some help from Naiant.  jmbell suggested I could go this route, so I asked Ted if he made the lemo connector cable for purchase to use with a Naiant PFA and he said yes.  He then suggested I have Jon over at Naiant make the PFAs with 15' leads to be sent to him (Ted) for terminating with the proper lemo connector.  Reasoning being, since it was already going to be a dedicated ck1x cable on one end, might as well hard wire the PFA on the other instead of using inter-connectors.

Caps arrived yesterday, cable is ordered and paid for.  Still at Naiant for now, but hopefully should be shipped to Ted in the next few days.
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Re: AKGefell Active Project v5
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2012, 02:19:03 PM »
Sample of first test recording with AKG actives.  I think it sounds pretty amazing!

http://www.archive.org/download/EDIS-SCD-02/EDIS-SCD-02.mp3
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Re: AKGefell Active Project v5
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2012, 04:27:15 PM »
Sample of first test recording with AKG actives.  I think it sounds pretty amazing!

http://www.archive.org/download/EDIS-SCD-02/EDIS-SCD-02.mp3

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Re: AKGefell Active Project v5
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2012, 06:59:42 PM »
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Re: AKGefell Active Project v5
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2012, 04:26:18 PM »
Waiting.....
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Re: AKGefell Active Project v5
« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2012, 08:43:29 PM »
Feb. 22, 2012

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Re: AKGefell Active Project v5
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2012, 12:31:03 AM »
Is there any sort of update here? At all?
I mean the Collettes were made and fit. The boards had to be stuffed and then someone was going to run them.
This was what, october/november? What happened with the TEST PAIR that were supposed to pull heat at xmas?
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Re: AKGefell Active Project v5
« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2012, 12:40:31 AM »
Jon has yet to send out the test pair...Preamp Sales too strong...

Itgoestooeleven has started his own Gefell active project and has a AKG CK61 pair to test too...

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Re: AKGefell Active Project v5
« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2012, 12:49:58 AM »
Yeah I have been reading, but there really haven't been any updates that have any substance.
Well except for 11's attempt at this. I think it's just a frustrating topic in general. Rollercoaster style.
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Re: AKGefell Active Project v5
« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2012, 02:02:24 AM »
Yeah I have been reading, but there really haven't been any updates that have any substance.
Well except for 11's attempt at this. I think it's just a frustrating topic in general. Rollercoaster style.

I've been getting regular updates from eleven by PM since he has my caps. He's had them ~1 mo and has been making substantial progress. I'll let him speak for himself, but I'm encouraged at where things are with his solution.
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Re: AKGefell Active Project v5
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2012, 04:03:18 AM »

Itgoestooeleven has started his own Gefell active project...

Does this mean making custom active cables to separate the capsule and body of the SMS2000 series?

If so - please do you have a link?

Thanks.


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Re: AKGefell Active Project v5
« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2012, 06:57:59 AM »
Yeah I have been reading, but there really haven't been any updates that have any substance.
Well except for 11's attempt at this. I think it's just a frustrating topic in general. Rollercoaster style.

I've been getting regular updates from eleven by PM since he has my caps. He's had them ~1 mo and has been making substantial progress. I'll let him speak for himself, but I'm encouraged at where things are with his solution.
Awesome!
Yeah he has chimed in a few times. It brings hope.
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Re: AKGefell Active Project v5
« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2012, 08:55:55 AM »
Yeah I have been reading, but there really haven't been any updates that have any substance.
Well except for 11's attempt at this. I think it's just a frustrating topic in general. Rollercoaster style.

I've been getting regular updates from eleven by PM since he has my caps. He's had them ~1 mo and has been making substantial progress. I'll let him speak for himself, but I'm encouraged at where things are with his solution.

I just did a huge double take on that - it can't have been a month!  It hasn't been two weeks yet - I received them feb 11 :P

Time waiting on actives is like dog years.  One week is seven.  But if that's true, we've been waiting on this since, 2005?  So it's been 35 years.

I am getting Gefell and AKG prototypes today from the machinist.  I have stuffed boards performing well in test. Things are moving quickly.  When I am satisfied with the initial performance, I will send the prototypes out for others to test.

Also, the relationship with the machinist means I will likely be producing mounting bars.  They will not be mere copies of the stuff currently on the market. I think you'll be surprised.  But the immediate focus is the actives.

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Re: AKGefell Active Project v5
« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2012, 09:46:13 AM »
Does this mean making custom active cables to separate the capsule and body of the SMS2000 series?

yes, sort of. It may turn out (in an over-simplified way) to be capsule > cable > powering module instead of the sms2000 bodies, but yes it's a separation of the capsule from the body.

If so - please do you have a link?

unfortunately, not really, it's more of a word of mouth setup right now. The folks who were interested in it sort of camp out in the AKG thread.
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Re: AKGefell Active Project v5
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2012, 10:47:40 AM »

I am getting Gefell and AKG prototypes today from the machinist.  I have stuffed boards performing well in test. Things are moving quickly.  When I am satisfied with the initial performance, I will send the prototypes out for others to test.


Please can you upload (or PM me) pics of the Gefell prototypes when you can.

Thanks.

John

 

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