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Re: Hugh's Studio SOS

PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 6:58 pm
by Hugh Robjohns
Studio Support Gnome wrote:He'd also need a new planet to live on when i find out I have to do it all again.... :evil: :protest: :round1:

Yes... but think how much easier it would be to get it right now that you know how to do it.... :o :wave: :lol: :bouncy:

Re: Hugh's Studio SOS

PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 7:01 pm
by Hugh Robjohns
Studio Support Gnome wrote:I've got a client with one of those installed into the SSL console in place of the broken/missing original meter section , it has to be said, it works very well indeed, and I have contemplated adding one to my toy box

The SSL's originally use DK Technology meters, like the one wot I've got on top of the PPMs (or the earlier monochrome yellow ones)... but the TC meter is a very good alternative and everyone seems to be bashing them out at silly money right now. Even Canford! There are stereo-only and surround/stereo versions though, with the latter being more expensive, so make sure you know which version you're buying!

Re: Hugh's Studio SOS

PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 7:04 pm
by Hugh Robjohns
Sam Spoons wrote:Great article Hugh, thanks. Though it has left me feeling somewhat inadequate, especially in the bass trap department, mine are only 520mm across the front (and also exhibit a notable absence of 'limp mass'). :D

The corner traps do take up a lot of space, but they are definitely worth it, and I managed to make everything else fit in the end... ;-)

It's at my amp tech's at the moment with seemingly difficult to solve issue.

They're really not that complicated to service, and all the information and parts are freely available. It's only a bastardised 306/405 in a bigger box, after all! I know a very good Quad-fixing man near Worcester if you get stuck!

Hugh's Studio SOS: extra Photos on website

PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 8:25 pm
by Forum Admin
Hugh kindly supplied even more pix of his studio, so we've created a separate unlocked article for those who wish to gaze.

https://www.soundonsound.com/techniques/studio-sos-web-extra-photos

Enjoy!

Re: Hugh's Studio SOS

PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 8:53 pm
by Folderol
Fascinating stuff, but it would be so much information overload I'd be frozen like a rabbit in headlights :crazy:

Re: Hugh's Studio SOS

PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 9:02 pm
by James Perrett
Hugh Robjohns wrote:
Sam Spoons wrote:It's at my amp tech's at the moment with seemingly difficult to solve issue.

They're really not that complicated to service, and all the information and parts are freely available. It's only a bastardised 306/405 in a bigger box, after all! I know a very good Quad-fixing man near Worcester if you get stuck!

Quad themselves will still fix their old gear at very reasonable prices.

Re: Hugh's Studio SOS

PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 9:19 pm
by FrankF
About those bass traps, Hugh, I have to say there must be more effective ways of catching fish... :oops:

And that message on the mug: I'm sorry, I just don't get it!
Could you perhaps explain it again?

Ahem!

Re: Hugh's Studio SOS

PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 10:24 pm
by Hugh Robjohns
No fish were harmed in the making of the room...

And I wondered if anyone would spot the mug! :lol:

Re: Hugh's Studio SOS

PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 10:33 pm
by ManFromGlass
I thought it polite not to mention it but everything is there for a reason!

Re: Hugh's Studio SOS

PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 10:55 pm
by Folderol
ManFromGlass wrote:I thought it polite not to mention it but everything is there for a reason!
Exactly! :)

Re: Hugh's Studio SOS

PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 10:57 pm
by Hugh Robjohns
It was a genuine coincidence that the good Mrs R brought me a refreshing brew in that particular mug, and I didn't think anything of it until I'd uploaded the pics! There are other mugs in the household that would have been much less appropriate! :shh: :D

Re: Hugh's Studio SOS

PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 11:03 pm
by Sam Spoons
Hugh Robjohns wrote:
Sam Spoons wrote:It's (Quad 522) at my amp tech's at the moment with seemingly difficult to solve issue.

They're really not that complicated to service, and all the information and parts are freely available. It's only a bastardised 306/405 in a bigger box, after all! I know a very good Quad-fixing man near Worcester if you get stuck!

Thanks Hugh, will PM if he's stumped,

James Perrett wrote:Quad themselves will still fix their old gear at very reasonable prices.

Or send it to Quad themselves.....

After all these years I have a certain sentiment attachment to it.....

Re: Hugh's Studio SOS

PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2020 12:42 pm
by Tomás Mulcahy
Hugh is that a Maplin soldering station? Could you be so kind as to recommend a source of replacement tips?

Re: Hugh's Studio SOS

PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2020 1:20 pm
by ManFromGlass
Are we also seeing a chair upgrade to the Aeron? An early construction photo would suggest so.

Re: Hugh's Studio SOS

PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2020 6:58 pm
by Hugh Robjohns
Tomás Mulcahy wrote:Hugh is that a Maplin soldering station? Could you be so kind as to recommend a source of replacement tips?

No, it came from CPC. It's a Duratool 3327 and a range of replacement tips and other spares are available.

https://cpc.farnell.com/duratool/zd-931-89-3106/soldering-station-esd-bs-plug/dp/SD01120