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  • skylark

    a few questions from a circuit board noob… your MKS-80 has a 110VAC PSU… is that Japan spec? (i thought they were 100VAC)… so then USA spec is 117VAC?
    (i inadvertently skipped my step-down transformer and plugged a Japan-spec Sony turntable straight into 117VAC… 20 years later i found my error, when i moved to another home)

    you said the MKS-80 “requires a +10V precision reference voltage for the VCO/DAC”… i’m confused… since the MKS-80 is VCO/VCF/VCA why/where does a DAC come in?

    please post your progress… interested to follow… thanks!

    July 05, 2019
    • amsynths

      Hi, it is an 100-117VAC transformer. The +10V reference voltage is used by the VCO’s and not the DAC. Rob

      July 06, 2019
  • It is an honour to have inspired this interesting project. Funnily enough, a guy in Norway is doing same for D50 D550. He approached me and I helped him, reviewed his layout and circuit. I will put a link and pictures to it on my site when he’s ready. There is usually a fair bit to think about. For me, it’s a shame I used someone else’s converters in the design, but it is easiest and cheapest way for low volume.

    I’d be happy to do same for you too and link to your site when you complete it.

    July 28, 2019

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