[sdiy] Power supply for Big Briar Etherwave Theremin

sleepy_dog at gmx.de sleepy_dog at gmx.de
Thu Jun 30 18:46:47 CEST 2022


Ben Stuyts:
> Well, the Din plug goes back way further than MIDI. See any hifi gear
> in Europa from then 60’s or 70’s. So if anybody’s misusing the plug,
> it is MIDI.

yep, my father has a bunch of reel-to-reel magnetic tape thingy and some
accompanying gear that uses those plugs for everything signal. From 70s
to 80s gear.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DIN_connector#Analog_audio

>
> Ben
>
>> On 30 Jun 2022, at 17:48, Mike Bryant <mbryant at futurehorizons.com> wrote:
>>
>> 
>>
>> It shouldn’t actually damage a MIDI device if it was plugged into one
>> as the MIDI pins aren’t there.
>>
>> But yeah, we (mis)used DIN connectors like there was no alternative
>> back in the old days :-)
>>
>> *From:*Synth-diy [mailto:synth-diy-bounces at synth-diy.org] *On Behalf
>> Of *Ben Stuyts
>> *Sent:* 30 June 2022 16:43
>> *To:* Didier Leplae
>> *Cc:* Synth-diy Mailing List
>> *Subject:* Re: [sdiy] Power supply for Big Briar Etherwave Theremin
>>
>> Here’s a photo of mine. Funny, the MIDI warning on the label.
>>
>> The connector on my Etherwave is a 5-pin connector, so the power plug
>> can be either 3-pin or 5-pin.
>>
>> Ben
>>
>> <image001.jpg>
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>>
>> On 29 Jun 2022, at 22:46, Didier Leplae via Synth-diy
>> <synth-diy at synth-diy.org <mailto:synth-diy at synth-diy.org>> wrote:
>>
>> I have an opportunity to buy a Big Briar Etherwave Theremin from a
>> friend for cheap. The only problem is it is missing the power supply.
>>
>> Searching online, I find a lot of Moog Etherwave power supplies.
>>
>> Does anyone happen to know if these are compatible?
>>
>> The power plug on the Big Briar unit is a 5-pin midi style plug.
>>
>> Pictures of the Moog power supply look like 3 pins.
>>
>> https://www.bigcitymusic.com/products/power-supply-115v-us-for-etherwave-theremin
>>
>> I’m wondering if they just simply removed two pins and the three fit
>> in the midi style plug.
>>
>> If not compatible, does anyone know where to get a hold of the Big
>> Briar supply?
>>
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