New MagicQuartz video!

This new video is a comprehensive walk-through of the MagicQuartz firmware. It shows the basic “speed box” mode on the main screen, the live quartz mode, sensor calibration (to optimizie the optical signal pickup), the setup menu with e.g. the motor calibration and all security and quartz-related tweaking options.

10 thoughts on “New MagicQuartz video!

  1. 86ed

    Looks like an incredible kit, would be very interested in buying your DIY kit, are you still planning to make it available?

    1. Sebastian Mate Post author

      Hi 86ed,

      yes, I still plan to release it. But at this time I do not have enough resources to finish it. Keep in mind that this is purely a hobby project for me and I want it to be perfect from the very beginning.

      Please check back from time to time, I will of course announce it one the kit is available.

      Sebastian

      1. Packgrog

        Would it be helpful if we built up a group buy? A number of us are quite interested in your project, including some of us (such as myself) that are completely lacking in electrical DIY ability but aren’t afraid of other DIY tinkering. Given that “Project X” closed up shop without warning in December, there’s a distressing void in the auto-speed-controller market for those of us that get anxious about speed accuracy with belt drive turntables. I’m fairly certain that 86ed and I could collect a decent number of interested people to join a group buy. Please do let us know!

        1. Sebastian Mate Post author

          Hi Packgrog,

          well, I’m not yet sure if I will sell larger quantities to single people, because I want to avoid resellers selling fully assembled units. But I’m not sure about that. But smaller quantities will certainly be fine – thanks for sticking together! 🙂

          Sebastian

          1. 86ed

            Hi Sebastian,

            We are not looking to get reseller quantities, but have a group of like-minded turntable / vinyl guys who obsess over our hobby, sound quality, and feel this type of kit would really fill a void and solve an ongoing issue that manufacturers do not care to address.

            We would be very interested in buying / testing / using and providing feedback if you found any value in that?

            I currently have four tables (Dual, Pro-Ject, Avid, Sota), and did build my own hall-sensor tachometers to measure, but lack the speed control and feedback you have created (and more!), which I find so intriguing!

            I would love to be able to stop trimming pots and moving motors to adjust when I see the speed variation, your MagicQuartz looks like the perfect solution!

          2. Packgrog

            Yeah, what 86ed said. My thought was more just getting enough of us interested to make it worth your while to buy the necessary parts and portion them out. I have zero interest in being a reseller. I just want to try out one of these controllers. 🙂

  2. Packgrog

    So, now that I FINALLY have a deck with a synchronous AC motor, is there any chance at all that you could make another one of these? I’m definitely going to be in the market for a motor controller soon, and I do prefer your design to other options that I’ve seen.

  3. 86ed

    Hello Sebastian,

    It has been a few months, just wanted to see if there was any progress toward a release?
    Would still love to try one of these units in the current state if you are open to it?

    Thanks!

    1. Sebastian Mate Post author

      Hi 86ed,

      sorry, no progress at the moment. I simply don’t have enough time to work on it.

      Please be sure that once I have something finished, it will be announced on this page. But at the moment I can’t tell at all when this is going to happen. If you really need a speed controller I have to suggest to look for another product or build the “Arduino version” …

      Sebastian

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