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Books of 2015 – Supplemental and future reading and reference

Adding to the book list for 2015.  Lots learned and so much more to learn!




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5 ways to get the most out of the books you read




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On Compressing the English Language

Someone picked my brain the other day looking for a technique to compress language files. After walking away to think about it… my method was to re-order the ASCII code to the letters by their frequency and the most common words




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SUCCESSIVE APPROXIMATION ADC CALCULATOR

Was working on my Micro controller reading and had a need for a calculator to check my work for Successive Approximation of Analog to Digital signals. WIKIPEDIA:  A successive approximation ADC is a type of analog-to-digital converter that converts a




Posted in Computer Interface, Design, Mathematics, reference, School

The words of sound

Bob Katz book “Mastering Audio the art & the science” 2nd ed.




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VW golf – Will it fit?? 14 power amps…

BARELY!!! This was a hairy transport… I feared getting into an accident with this load.   I most certainly would have been taken out.  Also, the weight of them sure dropped the back of the car 3″!   Thanks again




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Bought some school Supplies

Doing some research for a school project.  I thought I’d have a benchmark for the project.  This seems like a good starting point. 




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2014 bookshelf




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Stereo Has its problems




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Passive HP/LP Filter calculator – More fun with Excel

To better understand the behavior of a Passive Resistor Inductor / Resistor Capacitor I built another excel calculator…. ly




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Transistor Man

a whole semester summed up in one drawing   From the Art of Electronics second edition – Paul Horowitz and winfield Hill  




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RLC calculator for components in series

I’ve been calculating a lot of components in series lately for an ECR255 class. I’ve also had to graph them on impedance diagrams and a power triangle. In an effort to better understand the math I made a calculator for




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schadow switch mounting information

In the 70’s and into the 90’s WBS used a Schadow switch in almost every product they built. Different buttons required different offsets so “GOLDEN RULES” of design were made up so each engineer was on the same page. I




Posted in Design, Explanations, History, Mechanical, reference, Resources, Truth, WBS, WBSps.ca

Wednesday night TV

Check out Jörg Wuttke, Understanding Microphones Jörg Wuttke was born in Berlin in 1942. He studied electronics and telecommunications at Karlsruhe University, specializing in acoustics, and was teaching assistant to professor Günther Kurtze, the inventor of the shotgun microphone. He




Posted in Awesome, Design, Explanations, Microphones, reference, Resources, Science, Studio, Surround, Truth

5kg of knowledge – Semester 2

I’m almost done week 2 of semester two… by themselves they are intimidating, but as a stack they are frightening.




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Details are going in for some side cars

I’m working on the details for some 12 channel side car panels. I’ve done a few rough sketches but these are the most accurate dimensions yet. Things are coming together and as I’m drawing I’m realizing how truly brilliant the




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Book recommendation: Audio Systems Design and Installation

http://posttoronto.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=59 This is a very well respected read as recommended to me by Neil Muncy.  At the time I was working for him (in exchange for books and resources) he would not let this one go.  Because this book was




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  • 100A 3-Phase Temporary Power Distro's
    All 3 are 100A 3-phase panels. They stack and interlock. One has wheels on the bottom for easy storage. 5-foot Cam-Tails as input. 2 near-complete CamTee sets included. Originally made for supplying a large amount of Food-Trucks and other festival vendors. 2 panels are identical with: 6 dbl 30A 1 dbl 20A 1 single 20A […]
  • Telefunken U47 - Mint condition
    Mint Condition Telefunken U47 Tube microphone. Amazing condition. $20,000 USD I have never seen a specimen in this museum condition ever.
  • Neve 1D005 Pre-amps
    1D005 pre-amps in boutique audio rack. powered and ready to love it's like a micro 1073 Inductor-based EQ, transformer input
  • (7) Genelec 8240A PM Powered speaker
  • NEVE 8816 Summing mixer
    Neve 8816 summing mixer includes quality D-SUB breakouts
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