I’ve created this simple passive 2hp passive stereo output as a companion to nearness.
Most of the stereo outs on the market are quite large and with a nearness you can quickly create a large stereo field. Having the extra pan knobs on most stereo outs tends to be irrelevant when using nearness (well, less relevant). The new ALM output looks good, but I wanted to put together a super-duper easy DIY kit. This thing is totally passive & so simple, there aren’t even any resistors! here is the BOM:
- a PCB
- a panel
- 2 mono thonkiconn jacks
- 2 9mm tall trimmer pots
- 1 stereo thonkiconn jack
Each channel’s volume needs to be controlled independently, but this means it can also be used as a single mono attenuator good for audio or CV on the left channel.
I’m hoping to get some things together soon for kits of the two tone and this so if you’re interested let me know! I’m also considering other PCB colors for the mask so let me know what you think!? Black? White? Red?
I’ll also be releasing the files on github soon!
This is the rev1 panel which I’ve already corrected for cosmetics. Where the white lines are (like at the top) should be fills, but I got some of the geometry ‘twisted’ and OSHpark didn’t recognize it as filled!