Stuff for Nerds

Electro-Voice TL806

The Electro-Voice TL806 low frequency loudspeaker system is a vented-box (bass-reflex) design with gross internal volume of 1.3 cu. ft. (36.8119005696 Liters) The system has been designed for use with the Electro-Voice EVM12L 12 inch loudspeaker. The usable frequency range of the TL806 is roughly 60 to 1600 Hz. The efficiency of the TL806 is 6% (half-space load, 100 to 800 Hz, 8 ohm nominal impedance) and as a result will generate outputs of 6 acoustic watts at the rated input of 100 watts.

The design provides a selection of two different low frequency response curves by the optional use of a removable port cover. In the normal configuration (port cover off) the response is flat down to the lowest possible frequency. In the step-down configuration (port cover on) the response exhibits a sloping gradual low frequency rolloff but with about a one-half octave extension of low end response. The step down mode of operation is intended to be used with simple before-the-power-amp equalization to flatten the response (only 6 dB maximum boost required, equalizer details available on request).
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Bestron AFT760w

De Bestron AFT760 is een plaatsbesparende torenventilator met een hoogte van ca. 75cm die u mooi kunt plaatsen met de antislipvoet op de vloer. Met een zwenkfunctie van 75° wordt de luchtstroom door de kamer verspreid. Het toestel is uitgerust met een kopergewikkelde motor waardoor hij robuust en stabiel is. Verder heeft u de keuze uit 3 snelheidsstanden. Deze kunt u instellen op het paneel bovenop de toren. Hier vindt u ook de draaiknop voor de 120-minuten timer. Bovendien heeft de Bestron AFT760 een geruisarme werking.
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Universal Audio OX Amp Top Box

The ultimate tone from your tube amp – anywhere, at any volume
Premium analog reactive load box – 5 finely-tuned guitar amp attenuation levels – Rig control for instant album-quality mic and speaker cabinet emulations – UA Dynamic Speaker Modeling with speaker breakup and cone cry – Selectable 4, 8 and 16-Ohm operation – Front-panel headphone out – Balanced TRS line outs – Wi-Fi control from mobile devices – S/PDIF digital output – Rated for amps up to 150 W (200 W peak) – Built for years of home and studio use that includes 17 speaker cabinets, eight close mics and six room mics, as well as studio-grade compression, delay, EQ, and plate reverb. And at least one easter-egg (looper via foot-switch).

“OX is pre-approved by the Landlord Associations of the Americas, EU and Japan.
And all of your neighbors.
Especially that lady in 2B.”
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Universal Audio OX Amp Top Box Demo

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OX is a premium reactive load box and guitar recording system, giving you perfectly studio-miked amp sounds from your favorite tube amp. OX lets you play and record your amp in its sweet spots — from huge clean tones and edge-of-breakup to fully cranked — at any volume level, and with mic, room, and speaker cabinet emulations at the turn of a knob. Featuring Universal Audio’s breakthrough Dynamic Speaker Modeling, OX is the first system to accurately emulate speaker drive, breakup, and cone cry — making it the world’s finest speaker attenuator and guitar amp recording solution.

Garmin GPSMAP 64st

Rugged, Full-featured Handheld with GPS, GLONASS and Wireless Connectivity. 2.6-inch sunlight-readable color screen. High-sensitivity GPS and GLONASS receiver with quad helix antenna. Preloaded TOPO EU Recreation 100K maps plus a 1-year BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription. 3-axis compass with barometric altimeter. Wireless connectivity via Bluetooth® technology¹ or ANT+®.

GPSMAP 64st
GPSMAP 64st features a 2.6-inch sunlight-readable color screen and a high-sensitivity GPS and GLONASS receiver with a quad helix antenna for superior reception. GPSMAP 64st includes a 3-axis electronic compass with barometric altimeter, wireless connectivity and preloaded TOPO EU Recreation 100K maps plus a 1-year BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription.

Explore the Terrain
The GPSMAP 64st comes with pre-loaded recreational maps from 44 European countries. The map data includes information about the road network (not navigable), forests, terrain contours, altitude, lakes and points of interest. The handheld has an extensive set of navigation functions, so you can rely on via points, tracks and routes to find your way off the beaten track and with TracBack you can safely find your way back.

Get Your Bearings
GPSMAP 64st has a built-in 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass, which shows your heading even when you’re standing still, without holding it level. Its barometric altimeter tracks changes in pressure to pinpoint your precise altitude, and you can even use it to plot barometric pressure over time, which can help you keep an eye on changing weather conditions.
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The five UA OX attenuation capabilities

Michael says “setting 5 = pretty minimal, setting 4 = -5db, setting 3 = -10db, setting 2 = -20db, setting 1 = -35db”
180125 manual says “Output Attenuation Amount: Six Steps (dB): 0, 6, 12, 24, 36, ∞ (speaker off)”
180220 manual says “Output Attenuation: Five Attenuation Steps and Speaker Off”

An up/downgrade Sequence

Starting small and messy
looper switcher

Sequence:
01. Origin Effects – Cali76 Compact Bass Compressor
02. Morley – M2 Wah
03. Electro Harmonix – Soul Food Distortion Fuzz Overdrive
-Lead Foot A/B/Y splitter to Digitech – Trio+ Band Creator + Looper
04. Chase Bliss Audio – Brothers Analog Gain Stage JFET Boost/Drive/Fuzz & IC Fuzz/Drive/Boost
05. DIY – Mad Mule Distortion Fuzz (Durham Electronics – Crazy Horse clone)
06. Electro Harmonix – Op-Amp Big Muff Pi Distortion Sustainer
07. DIY – Green Russian Big Muff Distortion Sustainer (Sovtek – “GREEN RUSSIAN” BIG MUFF π clone)
08. Mooer – Black Secret Vintage & Turbo Distortion (Pro Co “The RAT” Distortion clone)
09. Roger Mayer – Octavia Classic Octave fuzz
10. Dawner Prince – Boonar Multi-Head Drum Echo
11. MXR – M290 Phase 95 Dual Phaser
12. Dawner Prince – Viberator Stereo Uni-Vibe

13. Mosky – C8 Powerstation
14. Palmer – Pedalbay 80 Pedalboard
15. Blackstar – HT5210 5W Valve Guitar Combo

GraphTech PS-8220 string savers

Improved tuning stability. Impregnated with PTFE. Increased harmonics.

The PS-8220-00 : string saver originals PRS Tremolo saddles is the perfect option to upgrade or replace the existing saddles on your PRS tremolo. They have a center intonation screw and a 2 1/16″ string spacing. They are a drop in replacement set to make for an easy install.

String Saver Originals are made entirely of our String Saver material and give you a more balanced tone than steel saddles. On first listen, some people believe that the top end has gone away. All that is missing is the 2KHz spike; what’s added opens up a whole new world of sonic possibilities! Once your ears get used to the new sound, you will start to hear all the added harmonic content that String Saver Saddles reveal.

Free-Way Switch

3X3-05 or Free-Way Ultra.
6 Position switching but with an amazing 28 terminal connections for creating the most sophisticated circuits. Each of the 6 positions is accessible and can have almost any pickup arrangement you choose! The Free-Way Ultra enables pickups (or coils) to be connected in series, in parallel and out of phase with each other so that complex switching functions can be performed all in one place. The Free-Way Ultra looks and operates exactly like the other models and, measuring 35mm in diameter, it is still very compact and retro-fittable into most guitars. Available in Nickel and Gold finishes.

Free-Way Key Features: An entirely new dimension in guitar pickup selection and new potential for other applications.
High Quality Materials: The solid construction of stainless steel metalwork, gold plated terminals and glass-filled nylon mouldings has been endurance tested beyond 1 million operations.
Positive Index Positional Control: Providing a distinct switching action for fast intuitive changes between positions.
Expansive Pickup Configurations: Vast tonal flexibility from a single control. Coil-split, 3 pickup, piezo, series, phase parallel, HSH, HSS, SSS and many more custom schemes. Almost infinite possibilities.
Multiple Gold Plated Solder Pad Terminations: Making installation easy and eliminating noise from mechanical construction.
Compact, Concentric Design: Fits directly into 35mm diameter cavity for retro-fit into Les Paul style guitars.
Standard Toggle Tip: Available in black or cream, making it visually indistinguishable from a traditional 3 way toggle switch.

https://www.freewayswitch.com & http://www.jjcustomworks.com

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Boss FV-50L Volume Pedal

The BOSS FV-50L is light and compact stereo foot volume of low input impedance, therefore can be effectively used for a low impedance unit such as a keyboard or an effect, or between Pre-Amp and Power-Amp through the Effects Send-Return on a Tube Amp or Combo.

(The high-impedance FV-50H is designed to be directly connected with a high impedance unit such as a guitar before the pre-amp or normal input.)

The Minimum Volume allows you to set the lowest volume at any level you like, thereby freely set the minimum effect of the pedal depending on the type of performance you are aiming at.

Also, it features the Tuner Out Jack for quick and easy tuning during live performance. Convenient Tuner Out jack enables speedy tuning on stage. Connectors: Input x 2, Output x 2, Tuner Out.

Caberg Tourmax

Tourmax is the first flip up adventure on the market conceived for all the eunduro and maxi enduro motorcycles owners.

As result of the long experience gained by Caberg, the first Italian company to produce flip up helmets, the new TOURMAX 100% Made in Italy is equipped with a peak that automatically moves close to the visor when opening the chin guard in order to minimize air resistance.

Tourmax comes with the dual homologation P/J which allows you to ride with the chin guard opened guarantying safety thanks to the lever P/J on the left hand side of the helmet. This lever, when in the “J” position, blocks the chin guard in the fully opened position avoiding the chin guard to accidentally close.

Tourmax is equipped with the exclusive Double Visor Tech system that, thanks to the easy to use inner sunvisor, allows you to ride always with the right light and in safety. The inner sun visor is treated antiscratch, while the outer clear visor is not only antiscratch but also antifog thanks to the double lens Pinlock. Ventilation is guaranteed by two wide vents placed on the chin guard and on the shell that are easy to maneuver also with gloves. The air is channelled through grooves on the inner liner that ensure perfect ventilation of the helmet. The lining is completely removable and washable, realized with breathable and hypoallergenic fabric for maximum freshness, with reflective inserts at the back of the neck.

Tourmax is offered in the single colors: matt black, matt gun metal, and white metal; and in sport graphic versions SONIC with base color matt black and white.

Tourmax has a seating to accommodate the Caberg Bluetooth communication system “JUST SPEAK S” which allows to communicate not only with your own mobile phone and your passenger but also to connect to a GPS system, listen to music through your mobile or an MP3 player. Just Speak S is equipped with Bluetooth A2DP that permits to listen in high quality stereo.

Shell: polycarbonate. Double visor (clear + smoke). Visor quick release system. Double anti-turbolence neck roll. Antiscratch visor with pinlock. Micrometric buckle. Internal air-circulation. Removable and washable liner. Removable wind-stop. Rain protection rims. Ready for just speak s

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Synology DiskStation DS216play
Multimedia-optimized, high-value NAS server ready for 4K UHD transcoding. DS216play is a 2-bay NAS featuring 4K Ultra HD video transcoding and powerful processing capabilities, letting you enjoy high definition media contents, as well as keeping all the other aspects of a fully-fledged NAS uncompromised.

4K Ultra HD video transcoding
Powered by a hardware-accelerated transcoding engine, DS216play supports H.264/H.265 1080p and H.265 4K codecs, allows you to transcode 4K videos to 1080p, making them suitable for all screens and bandwidths whether they are local media players or remote mobile devices. In addition, you can also stream original 4K resolution videos to your multimedia player or 4K TV within a local network environment. 4K transcoding is available only through Synology’s Video Station, DS video, Media Server.

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RS to Go ‘Maine’

For true comfort and a dash of style, you’ll find the RS to Go ‘Maine’ executive chair hard to beat. This stylish, comfortable and luxurious RS to Go ‘Maine’ executive chair looks impressive, and comes at an impressively affordable price too. Features leather-facing panels that give an air of prestige and luxury. Includes durable secondary panels upholstered in faux leather that’s soft to the touch but easy to clean. Large stitched detailed backrest. Large seat pad with a waterfall design to encourage a more ergonomic way of sitting. Satin-finished armrests with faux leather padding. Durable 5-star base with a satin finish and contrasting scuff protectors. Tilt lock locks the angle of the chair’s back and seat to your preference. Tilt tension adjustment allows control of back and seat tilt-resistance. Seat height adjustment – find the seat height that’s right for you. Brake-when-loaded castors – Keep your chair under control with these advanced castors, designed to lock the wheels when the chair is in use. Fire retardant 0, 1 and 5. Suitable for both business and domestic use. Tested according to EN 13356-1, 2, 3. Includes 3-year warranty. Self-assembly.

Paul Reed Smith overview

Alive, vintage tone, S2 Custom 22 Semi-Hollow
The S2 Custom 22 is a classic workhorse guitar. Known for its exceptional clarity and warm midrange, the S2 Custom 22 Semi-Hollow has been updated here with a semi-hollow single f-hole mahogany/maple body, giving this vintage-inspired guitar a classic look and outstanding resonance. Appointments include the patented PRS tremolo system, 85/15 “S” treble and bass pickups, and a push/pull coil tap on the tone control for versatile, alive vintage tone.

Traditional bolt-on feel with a sound all its own, to tell a new story, Reclaimed Limited: CE 24 Semi-Hollow
Since the dawn of rock and roll, the snap and response that comes from a bolt-on neck guitar has been an essential part of the mix. These attributes have, in turn, become essential to many players trying to tell their story through music. This CE 24 pairs the body combination of the mahogany back and Peroba Rosa top with a bolt-on maple neck and Brauna Preto fretboard. The neck sports a Pattern Thin carve and satin nitro finish for a natural, addictive feel. To further maximize the guitar’s inherent tone and clarity, the CE 24 features PRS 85/15 pickups, which Paul designed to have remarkable clarity as well as extended high and low end. The electronics consist of a volume and push/pull tone control with 3-way toggle switch for a total of six classic sounds.

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