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For any of you that can't get enough Tubes, and Love DIY, Check this out :

http://www.adafruit.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=194

I've been interested in Nixie Tube clocks for a while (It's amazing what you can find with a google search of vacuum tubes, lol) but noxies run up in the $300+ range, and are a lot harder to assemble, so I figure I'll start with one of these, plus it looks soooo cool will post pics when it's done.
Edited by H3||scr3am - 8/26/09 at 3:40am
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But my Seiko keeps better time.....and its mechanical!

Meh, probably will buy one of it.
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lol, yeah I ordered mine, and I'm going to order a Nixie kit next month

http://tubehobby.com/show_det.php?det=42

with a case

http://www.numinex.com/nxth-14.htm

nixies are sexai
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Just built a SSMH with the PCB.

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Well done. Any pics of the guts?

I like those heatsinks.
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looks good, how does it sound?
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Quote:
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Just built a SSMH with the PCB.
Nicely done sir .
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Just built a SSMH with the PCB.

nice I'm currently working on fixing mine sadly a short to case has damaged it , and I need to find and fix it... possibly replace some components...
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If you are doing the one with the PCB, mine was shorting on the Standoff next to the LED resistor, it looked fine, but the stress I put on the lid and PCB when screwing on the end caps pushed the standoff too close to the resistor. I just took out the washers.

I'm probably not the best to judge how it sounds because I'd be comparing it to a series of on-board audio that I've been using for like 8 years. Anyway, I wish I built it sooner. The mids and highs are so much clearer, and the bass isn't all muddy. This is listening on my AH-D2000 with the MarkL mod without a proper DAC. People without a headphone amp should really consider investing in one, even if it's as simple as the SSMH. It really does make a world of a difference.

It was my first project that involved extensive soldering and it was actually kind of fun, so fun that I bought the parts for a mini3 amp to build. My wallet thought computer parts were expensive, she hasn't seen anything yet. Maybe a Beta22 in the future .

I'll edit in some gut pictures when I get home later tonight.

EDIT: As promised, gut pictures. Well not really like point to point wiring guts, but the inside none the less. I couldn't get a good shot on my lack of soldering skill without taking the PCB off the Lid and having to redo the heatsinks and that standoff. So these will have to do.




Edited by Foooman - 9/8/09 at 5:41pm
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post #90 of 498
This isn't full-out DIY, but it is close. Ordered some speaker cable from BJC along with 8x banana terminations and put the stuff together myself. End result -









Aesthetically I should put some shrink over the bananas to even out the appearance amongst them all, but I don't feel like doing it in case I might need to open up one of the plugs later on.
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