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Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by audiokid, Jul 16, 2003.

  1. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff Resource Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    Prince George, BC
    Home Page:
    Hi Sebatron! The vmp-4000e Sebatron quad pre-amp is at the border. Looking forward to testing that bird out.

    Big Welcome and Cheers! :c:
  2. Welcome,
    We citizens of former colonies should stick together. :D
    Are there still Australians in Australia? Seems like most of them are in Whistler... :D
    Good to see you here. Doc
  3. Sebatron

    Sebatron Well-Known Member

    Dec 22, 2002
    Hey Chris,
    ....well what can i say?....

    My own Forum , cool...

    Yes , you have a vmp-4000e on its way.It's held up by customs i see .
    Shouldn't be too long now.

    I'm now using 'JJ' tubes which have even improved things further as far as bandwidth and microphony are concerned.Same company/tube as 'groove tube' i believe.

    Been so busy trying to keep up with things.

    Maybe i should start a Sebatron diary?
    Do you think it's a goode idea?

    ....I got so many things to say...... :D

    Here's one:

    Don't buy Behringer.

    ....burn it!
  4. Sebatron

    Sebatron Well-Known Member

    Dec 22, 2002
    Doc , you beat me at my own Forum.
    Thanks mate! lol

    Of course there are.
    They're called Aboriginies and they make some really cool music.I just heard some the other day.

    DIGIRIDOO.... what an instrument man .... think about it.Just a drone.......
    They've got these sticks like claves , beautiful stuff.
    Some of it superseeds 'Rock + Roll'.

    Bass and Drums .......every culture has it in one form or another. :eek:
  5. Sebatron

    Sebatron Well-Known Member

    Dec 22, 2002
    Oh $*^t...

    sorry about that Behringer comment.

    Some of that stuff is really well priced ,
    like a Big Mac. :s:
  6. Treena Foster

    Treena Foster Active Member

    Jul 4, 2003
  7. vinniesrs

    vinniesrs Active Member

    May 12, 2003
    I knew someone who became very thin and brittle eating only big macs....Hmmmmmm is there a connection there?

    Welcome to R.O. dude!
  8. Sebatron

    Sebatron Well-Known Member

    Dec 22, 2002
    .... no i only eat french fries and ham sandwiches so it couldn't be me......

    Maybe the odd steak.
  9. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    Glad to see you here Sebatron. The word is spreading.. Kurt
  10. Rod Gervais

    Rod Gervais Active Member

    Jun 8, 2003
    Central Village, CT

    welcome.......... looking forward to some free gear....... ahem........ i mean advice...... :D :D :D

    Happy Hunting

  11. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    Can you tell us about some of the things you have coming out now? Any new designs on the horizon?
  12. Sebatron

    Sebatron Well-Known Member

    Dec 22, 2002
    Kurt, there’s always new stuff going on.
    Well , as you know I have the vmp range which includes the basic mic pre block.
    Then the much awaited THORAX is due out soon.This project has been held up quite a while because of vmp demand but i'm pretty much back on track.Actually as we speak I’m putting some final tweeks into the circuit.
    Compression is such an artform …..it’s not funny.I can’t even joke about it. :D

    ‘THORAX’ may actually be issued as:
    1/ ‘THORAX’ economy
    2/’THORAX’ delux

    Delux has an extra input transformer so the compressor half can be used as a pre-amp as well.
    It also has extra keying facilities , and another phantom switch ( 2 in total ) so you can plug condensers into the second half .All in all a very versatile unit.
    I have a small run to be completed this weekend ( all pre-sold ) then I go for a revision and a larger run.

    After ‘THORAX’ I’m back onto my stereo bus compressor , the veqc-2000.
    I’ve made a few changes to that one and I’ll have to revise circuit layout and front panel artwork.

    Then I have ‘CRANIUM’ , another two channel pre-amp with switchable solid state and valve configuration ….. switchable in series or parallel as well.Maybe two to three months before anyone sees that one.

    After ‘CRANIUM’ I might get back into ‘filtration’ for a while.
    I have some amazing class A parametric-EQ circuits that I’ve cranked up to resonance.
    These are extremely flexible circuits and will surface in one form or another.

    R and D is taking place all the time down here.
    Still haven’t found a good solid-state/chip based front end to take the place of an input transformer.Maybe I’ll try and stack some stuff up in parrallel , gotta get ‘round to trying it out.

    ….but now I gotta get back to work….. :eek:
  13. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    Seb is a fellow Australian with a love of music and a very dominant DIY gene. :(

  14. Sebatron

    Sebatron Well-Known Member

    Dec 22, 2002
    Hey Kev, c’mon now

    ..you know you’re invited down here anytime you want…
    In fact I have a question for you , go see new thread….

    Now everyone....
    Just stick to the rules and i won't boot you off lol

    THE RULES ARE (…as at 18 July 2003….) :

    …..and this esp. applies to all ‘Tech Talk’ type people:

    *No talk of intergrated chip circuitry ( Unless instigated by the Sebatron himself…)
    …..esp. SSM type chips , which as a repair Tech’s point of view are a bit of a drag to locate.

    *No talk of stupid NEVE clones or anything like that.
    Not that they are stupid , but let’s say .ummmmm, UNPROGRESSIVE.

    *No input transformer banter.

    *Only high rail voltages permitted.

    *Strictly Class ‘A ‘ discrete circuitry..go check it out … http://www.sebatron.com

    Of course this is all very tongue in cheek ,
    What I mean to say is if anyone disagrees with me , I’ll kick ‘em off!
    ..and I certainly don’t want to get washed up talking about bloody fish and chips or get out the calculator.

  15. chrissugar

    chrissugar Guest

    Welcome Sebatron!

  16. Bowisc

    Bowisc Active Member

    Aug 22, 2002

    How cool that you have a little space here!
    My 4000e is so.... unique. What a nice yellow box.

    Thanks again... and also for the lil' treat inside.

  17. Sebatron

    Sebatron Well-Known Member

    Dec 22, 2002
    Thankyou Chrissugar and Mr. Bowsic.

    Welcome to The Sebatron Forum at RO. :D

    ....Cold in Romania?
  18. chrissugar

    chrissugar Guest

    Cold in Romania? Are you joking. It is a hot summer,and I have to decide to power only the equipment that I absolutely need for my work because they produce so much heat.
    Also when I build equipment lots of things are consuming power: two computers, scope, soldering iron and other toys.
    It would be good to rain.


    P.S. Now that you have your own forum I hope you will not forget us, the people from Techtalk and you will come back sometimes.
  19. Sanity Inn

    Sanity Inn Guest

    Your name up in lights,,


    where the new Sebatron banner :) ))

    " logic rules, enmotion wins"

  20. Sebatron

    Sebatron Well-Known Member

    Dec 22, 2002
    Hey Mike ,
    yeah i lost the banner in all the emails
    but i just found it
    I'll get it to Chris in the next day or two.

    Of course i'll be back Chris.I should hang out more.
    It's just that i'm not a real big fan of copying circuits and i think there should be more exploration going on up there.
    I mean how many 1176's are there out there?
    Besides , i find it hard to express ideas about design without sounding too wacky and some electronic gurus got the textbook out.

    PRR is real good value though. :tu:

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