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Subject: RE: [motm] Open Cabinet Question

From: alt-mode <alt_mode@...>
Date: 2000-03-29

Yes, the backs are open on the "C" or wood console cabinet systems. Of course, the
portable cabinets are not open. However, you have to remember that Moog modules
have a metal frame around the back of them that is the same size as the front panel.
(See: to get an idea). This protects the
boards and keeps the dust down around the boards,... well more or less. It is
amazing the kind of crud that can accumulate over 30 years...

Each board has an edge connector that peeks out from the metal. Every edge
connector has all the front panel signals as well as power and ground (some modules,
such as the 901 VCO family, require additional voltages). It is possible to have
normalized connections but the only place I have seen them used is with the CV and
S-Trigger to the VCOs, VCF, and EGs. There is a harness that collects all the edge
connectors back to a large terminal strip. Reconfiguring the modules in a Moog is
not a trivial task. Unless the modules are of the same size and have identical edge
pinouts, you need to redo the harness and that's not something you do in in an hour
or two ;)

Of course, MOTM doesn't have this problem. Polyfusion also fixed this by having a
consistent edge connection used throughout.

...OK, back to work....


--- "Tkacs, Ken" <ken.tkacs@...> wrote:
> Moog cabinets were open? I never knew that!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: alt-mode [mailto:alt_mode@...]
> Sent:Wednesday, 29 March, 2000 12:03 PM
> Subject:Re: [motm] Open Cabinet Question
> For my cabinet, I was planning to keep it open, like Moog cabinets....

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