Another Oldie but Goodie- The SIS T-40 Board

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Koredump
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Another Oldie but Goodie- The SIS T-40 Board

Post by Koredump » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:21 pm

Just got a call from an old buddy from Snider/Citadel days, who heard I was looking for an old console. Does anyone remember the SIS Electronics T-40 consoles built by Jim Blanchard, former CE of WAYS-AM, Charlotte?

They used discrete bipolar devices in the preamps (2N404A's i think), had humongous 100 watt RMS monitor amps, 10 mixers, and 4 cart machines built right in the top of the console, with trip and end cue sequencing built right in. The chassis was reminiscent of RCA's old "Big Blue" audio consoles of the 60's and 70's, with Daven ladder pots, and telco-type switches.

Blanchard Electronics was funded by Sis and Stan Kaplan, owners of WAYS and WAPE, and quite a few of these boards were sold around the Southeast US. Were unique and well-designed for thier day, with your choice of black or gold anodized front panels, and apparently, there's a fairly intact one sitting in the KARN transmitter building out in Arkansas.

I've got pix on the way, and I'll post them as a link here later.

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Re: Another Oldie but Goodie- The SIS T-40 Board

Post by dataman19 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:21 pm

So the ultimate question is...
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Are ya gonna buy it???
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Dave

Koredump
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Re: Another Oldie but Goodie- The SIS T-40 Board

Post by Koredump » Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:33 pm

dataman19 wrote:So the ultimate question is...
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Are ya gonna buy it???
..
Dave
Was checking the universal replacement books this morning to see if I can get transistors for it. But, heck, just the chassis alone is worth it. There's always OpAmp labs modules :)

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Re: Another Oldie but Goodie- The SIS T-40 Board

Post by Koredump » Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:52 pm

The old boat anchor is going to be crated up Monday morning...but the freight will prolly break the budget. Little Rock to Denver, maybe under a hundred bucks. (fingers crossed) :P

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Re: Another Oldie but Goodie- The SIS T-40 Board

Post by BingNYEng » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:02 pm

Koredump wrote:The old boat anchor is going to be crated up Monday morning...but the freight will prolly break the budget. Little Rock to Denver, maybe under a hundred bucks. (fingers crossed) :P
Any progress? I'm interested in seeing what this beast looked like, inside and out.

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Re: Another Oldie but Goodie- The SIS T-40 Board

Post by Kent T » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:45 am

Ahh, the board with the secret Ape Call button!

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Re: Another Oldie but Goodie- The SIS T-40 Board

Post by Baylink » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:49 am

I have a pair of Quantums, but the freight will be even worse... ;-)

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Re: Another Oldie but Goodie- The SIS T-40 Board

Post by HadYourPhil » Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:18 pm

I ran one of those boards at WAPE in the late 70's. Trouble-free and built like a tank. Sis Electronics also made a great headphone amp.
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