Tag Archives: enclosures

rack wiring: 8-pin mini DIN angst

Almost completed the wiring of the rack (except the patch panel foot switch connectors which I am leaving for the moment). No problem with the XLR connectors, quarter inch phones, MIDI cables, barrel connectors… then I hit a major snag with the 8-pin mini DIN panel socket for the Mac serial connector. Too small, too […]

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rack: loaded and powered up

Here’s the test of the power supply and the power inlet of the patch panel.

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enclosure and power supply (intermediate version)

Here’s photos of the intermediate version of the power supply in its enclosure. The front of the unit is at the top of the image, and the back is at the bottom. You’re also looking up at the the unit in these photos. Power switch and LED indicators are at the top left of the […]

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enclosures: patch panel

One of the, again, less glamorous, but practical elements of io 0.0.1 beta++ is the patch panel. The panel holds the connectors that need to be accessed frequently (with the exception of the audio inputs to the pitch-to-MIDI converters since they already reside on the front panels). The connectors are, from left to right, IEC […]

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enclosures: pre-amp and power supply panels (physical artifacts)

As an update to the previous post, here’re photos of the machined and loaded panels. The front panel holds, from left to right, the power switch, 4 LED indicators (+15V, +12V, -12V and +9V), two filter bypass switches and two output level pots. The rear panel holds, from left to right, stereo audio inputs (unbalanced), […]

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enclosures: pre-amp and power supply panels

One handy box that forms a crucial (if unglamorous) part of io 0.0.1 beta++ contains the audio preamp (basically, a couple of filters, signal amplifiers and a balanced line driver) and power supply/distribution components (9V, ±12V). I don’t have a name for this box yet, but here are the layouts for the front and rear […]

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enclosures: rack spaces

Rackmount components: 2U or 3U?

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