Author Topic: The 1986 'coat hanger' mod - what and why  (Read 1242 times)

jimlfixit

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Re: The 1986 'coat hanger' mod - what and why
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2018, 12:35:11 AM »
Hi Andy
Lovely informative post about SWF and I remember it well and those early days of course. I was at SSL from 1980 (1 console every 6 weeks then) until 1987).
I forgot about you and probably vice versa. I am the wiring moderator on here and I will send you a message directly. Lovely to read your comments and have those memories. I am still in contact with John East and others from SSL.
Regards from Jim Lassen

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Re: The 1986 'coat hanger' mod - what and why
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2018, 05:17:38 PM »
Hey amillar, such a great post I had to read it again!
Were you involved in the 9K PSU development?

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Re: The 1986 'coat hanger' mod - what and why
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2018, 10:01:10 PM »
Hello - back again at last! (New job, should give me evenings and weekends off  :) )

Ah the 9k PSU...no I kept well away from that. There had been HUGE (and I mean huge) rows about the ARC power supply which Dave Mate had insisted must be linear - because the whole point was to make the desk the highest possible quality. (That PSU ended up - ahem - rather large.) So when it came to redesigning the ARC into the 9k I let Dave have that battle himself. He designed the PSU and centre section, I designed the channel strip.

Glad you liked the post :)
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channel strip designer J series 1992-93
design "caretaker" 4000/6000 1985-93
analogue team leader ARC/Bertha 1988-92

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Re: The 1986 'coat hanger' mod - what and why
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2018, 10:09:07 PM »
Hi Jim,

Great to hear from you! Really glad you're still in touch with John E, I'm sad I've lost touch with him, great (and modest) bloke and was really encouraging when I joined the design team.

I guess you never moved to Begbroke then?

Cheers,

Andy
co-designer and project manager G series analogue 1987
channel strip designer J series 1992-93
design "caretaker" 4000/6000 1985-93
analogue team leader ARC/Bertha 1988-92