kaze on Fri, 26 Sep 2003 23:34:05 -0400

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RE: [PLUG] Where to buy hobbyist electronics parts?

Very nice, and 8th street's got the Eurorack UB802 on discount for $49.99!
I miss out on the design, build, and time spent, but it looks cool and prob
will work better and longer than what I'd make.

"The UB802 is well-suited for use with fixed audio and video installations
as well as keyboards, samplers and computer application."

--> -----Original Message-----
--> From: plug-admin@lists.phillylinux.org
--> [mailto:plug-admin@lists.phillylinux.org]On Behalf Of William H. Magill
--> Sent: Friday, September 26, 2003 10:19 PM
--> To: plug@lists.phillylinux.org
--> Subject: Re: [PLUG] Where to buy hobbyist electronics parts?
--> > On Mon, 22 Sep 2003 22:45:02 -0400, kaze wrote:
--> > I want to build a mixing board. Three inputs and three outputs with a
--> > 1/8" plug and logarithmic stereo slider for each. One input from my
--> > desktop, one from my laptop, and one aux; one output to my speakers,
--> > one to headphones, and one aux.
--> Duh... dense... I just realized what you were doing here...
--> Several years (3+) ago I picked up a Behringer MX602A from 8th Street
--> Music for $60 bucks to do the same thing. It works like a champ... Its
--> now been running 24x7 (like the computer) since I got it -- nary a
--> buzz, pop or click.
--> http://www.8thstreet.com/
--> (which is really now located at 11th and Arch -- 1023 Arch)
--> Search for Behringer... (Good solid German Audio engineering
--> www.behringer.de)
--> they now offer a thing called the:
--> Eurorack UB502, Currently on sale at $40. (probably not what you want)
--> Eurorack UB802, Currently on sale at $50 (This is the "new version" of
--> the one I picked up... 8 channels instead of 6.)
--> The only hassle is that it is built for "pro" audio -- meaning 1/4 inch
--> jacks/plugs.
--> However, those converters ARE readily available at Radio Shack... or
--> 8th Street itself.
--> (Cables/connectors-adapters) They also have a computer recording center
--> -- MIDI stuff basically.
--> (If you go into the store, you'll have to ask the folks behind the
--> counter about the electronics. The place is crammed with REAL music
--> stuff as well as electronic.)
--> (You can also google for behringer if you want to look for cheaper
--> prices, but everybody seems to be within a couple of dollars.)
--> So, unless you want the experience of building an Audio console
--> yourself, this is the fastest and easiest way to go -- and not all that
--> expensive, especially if you are actually going to spring for real
--> Attenuators! ($150-200 for a single stereo attenuator at retail!)
--> T.T.F.N.
--> William H. Magill
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--> magill@mcgillsociety.org
--> magill@acm.org
--> magill@mac.com

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