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  1. Darth Florist

    Darth Florist

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    Hello. I'm Nick, from Edinburgh. Anyone else from East-Central Scotland?
    Don't ask me about Darth Florist - it's TOO complicated! Just blame the beer!
    I've been into Electronics since the early 1970's. Although I started out as a Test Engineer on Test Gear for Military Airborne Radar projects, redundancy forced me into repairing Medical Equipment at one of the local hospitals, which I hated. Despite having a 1st Class Honours Degree, the British Electronics industry didn't want to know. As I retired last year, that's their loss!
    Because of my love of Rock Music, particularly of the Progressive genre, I'm into sound effects, such as Phasing, Flanging, Sustain, Wah-Wah, Echo, Chorus and others. I've acquired a huge stock of ICs of one sort and another and I propose building some of the units I've found in various British Electronics magazines. Various Echo & Delay units will use PT2399's and MN3207's, but I have a slight problem with the latter, which I hope to discuss elsewhere.
    Any questions?
     
  2. davenn

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    Greetings Nick
    welcome aboard
    I'm originally from the "Edinburgh of the south", Dunedin City in New Zealand which has strong ties to Scotland due to the high number of
    Scottish immigrants back in the day. The usual story, a statue of Robbie Burns in the centre of town etc :)

    cheers
    Dave
     
  3. Bluejets

    Bluejets

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    One of my great grandmothers was from somewhere in Scotland.
    Still feel the effects of it today in my Dad...:):)
     
  4. Darth Florist

    Darth Florist

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    I may be a resident in Scotland, but I'm not Scottish, just another immigrant from the other side of Hadrian's Wall!
     
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  5. davenn

    davenn Moderator

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    ah hah so I'm probably more Scot than you ? haha 4th gen in Dunedin :)
     
  6. Tha fios agaibh

    Tha fios agaibh

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    Failte Nick. (welcome)

    Kelleyseye on the west coast might be the closest to you.. ?

    Congrats on your recent retirement.
    Hopefully it leaves you with plenty of time for tinkering with electronics.
     
  7. Nanren888

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    MN3207 - Goodness. You can still buy these.
     
  8. Darth Florist

    Darth Florist

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    Yep - there's a firm called "CoolAudio" that make the V3205 which is identical. Also, try Amazon. In their search box, enter MN3205. I did and found they do packs of 10 for about £6.81p (GBP). I also bought a packet of 50 x BF244B's for £13.13p (GBP). They probably do other chips & semicons as well. They don't do SAD1024 of TDA1097 unfortunately!
     
  9. Darth Florist

    Darth Florist

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    Slight mistake on my part - I got 10 x MN3207 from Amazon, not 3205. Sorry!
     
  10. Nanren888

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    Absolutely. Welcome. There was no question mark. I had checked Aliexpress and found them. I was somewhat surprised, but great. Roll on those favourite effects.
     
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