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  1. JoeH

    60v rails vs 120v rails

    Hey, that sounds great. Is there any way you can do an A/B test recording with this, and without? Perhaps at 24/88, then put it on dropbox or something? I'd love to hear what you're experiencing.
  2. JoeH

    Internal HD reliability

    Exactly, Max! thumb
  3. JoeH

    Internal HD reliability

    Well, I don't know how long the HD24XR is still going to be around, aside from used on Ebay, etc. (looks like its no longer in production....?) One of severeal reasons why I passed on it and went with the JoeCo. I'm 100% happy with the JoeCo. One of the best purchases I've made; It's...
  4. JoeH

    Internal HD reliability

    Great posts about data safety here, esp Max's. Been nodding my head in agreement as to data safety, storage procedures, etc. FWIW, I do almost exactly the same as Max has listed; in my case I do my live tracking on external HDs into labeled folders. (I have several Western Digital 180 gig...
  5. JoeH

    Firewire disappearing from Laptops?

    As I mentioned, I put another laptop into my fleet; another Sony Viao; all pink and pretty. (It was my daughter's before she went over to the dark side with a Mac Airbook...;-) My (female) assistant loves it, FW and everything. I've got extra PC express cards and dedicated software on that...
  6. JoeH

    Firewire disappearing from Laptops?

    Mmmmmm, yeah! Good'n'plenty, good'n'plenty.....Choo Choo Charlie was his name, we hear....Choo Choo Charlie was an engineer...
  7. JoeH

    Firewire disappearing from Laptops?

    That would be great to see, Jeff. Meanwhile, our daughter wanted a Macbook Air laptop for her birthday, and couldn't wait to ditch her 3 yr old Sony VAIO laptop, which has firewire 4 pin, and an Xpress Card slot. Aside from the light pink case color and the usual dings & dents from a...
  8. JoeH

    Firewire disappearing from Laptops?

    That's what has me concerned.....little by little, those things are just going away. It's now targeted to folks who use smart phones, tablets, etc. So there's very little else on the cutting edge anymore. So, that's making me take a second (and third) look at the whole concept of live...
  9. JoeH

    Firewire disappearing from Laptops?

    Hey, I had another thought....why not pester the manufacturers for THEIR suggestions? I just saw an ad in Musician Mag for Focusrite pre's and things, and the ad centered around FIREWIRE as the key way to get audio out of these things. I wonder what their take is on this?
  10. JoeH

    Firewire disappearing from Laptops?

    Thanks to everyone who's responded so far (keep it comin', folks!) Remy, you should write a book. I'm serious. Chris, I hear what you're saying. It seems like EVERYONE is dealing with this one way or another. And this ever-constant lemming-like race over the cliff with technology that no...
  11. JoeH

    Firewire disappearing from Laptops?

    Hi all; Just wondering if anyone else is seeing a potential problem looming for Firewire users/Laptops/Remote recording. I have three laptop systems that I use regularly on remotes; all Sony Vaios with 4-pin FW connections (often very iffy) and PC Express slots, which I plug in a FW cable to...
  12. JoeH

    Teac 80-8 problem

    You're lucky, Frosty; it could have been a lot worse. There's a bunch of relays that can go bad, too. I had a unit with the DBX noise reduction unit (and relays everywhere) which became a nightmare. In the end, we replaced all of the relays, and brought it back to full spec. And about a...
  13. JoeH

    Surface Mount Componants? sound like crap !!!!!!!

    A lot (but not all) of the "high-end" boutique gear is built by hand, and as such, they're generally not mass-produced, nor is there usually much of a budget for having an outside company do surface mounting, wav-soldering, etc. Part of their high-end price tag (in addition to the TLC and...
  14. JoeH

    Anyone identify this?

    I too am curious to see what this was, should you ever find out. In some odd ways, it reminds me of an AMEK board I used in the 80's when I worked for a remote recording company at the time. It had a similar layout on top, but much smaller. The buttons were similar, ditto for the meters and...
  15. JoeH

    Carvin DCM150 power amp overheating

    I suspect your power supply/converter. Check that throroughtly first. If after that it's popping fuses AND running hot, but still passing sound, then there's something borderline going on, parts-wise. Seems like it's at least running ok enough to function, but getting hotter and hotter as it...
  16. JoeH

    HELP WANTED ON FOSTEX 2412 POWER SUPPLY!

    Well, consider a few more things before you Frankenstein this thing. (And believe me, I KNOW the blood-lust of a new piece of gear, esp when one is ready to work and make some music....it's tough to slow down and consider everything before plunging in and charging ahead! ....) If you DO get...
  17. JoeH

    Re-tubing my preamp

    I missed AES completely this year, too. duh My only excuse was too much work, every day. Couldn't even hop on a train for a few hrs. Totally squeezed out. I won't get to the West coast version next year, either, I'm sure, so I'll just have to wait another two years to run into Remy again!
  18. JoeH

    TAC Scorpion II noise on channel LINE IN

    Sounds like you have some oscillation going on with the inputs opened up full like that (are they unloaded? nothing attached/plugged in to them?) Could also be some kind of RF coming in as well, and with so many set at full-open, it may be a cumulative effect. Best to keep 'em all set at...
  19. JoeH

    TAC Scorpion II noise on channel LINE IN

    Probably wouldn't do much good to send me schematics; I don't work on these kinds of things a lot anymore. I mostly meant that I don't know if it's separate, swappable modules, or ribbon cables underneath, connecting everything on one big motherboard, etc. If these are separate modules that...
  20. JoeH

    TAC Scorpion II noise on channel LINE IN

    Not having a schematic in front of me, it's just a wild guess that there's an IC in there with mulitple outputs, some feeding 1-8, then 9 and up are from other outputs of a different IC (or an IC with multiple outs). I'm not real clear on the type of noise you're describing. If the ICs are...
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