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Brian Donegan
#1 Posted : Saturday, April 13, 2013 2:23:24 AM(UTC)
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I was packing up the parts kit the ship with the Buffalo the other night, and realized I don't talk much (or at all) about them on the web site. This kit comes with all Buffalo-III modules. (The Buffalo-IIIse has a similar but slightly different kit, which I will post about separately.)

The parts kit looks like this...
Buffalo Parts Kit

Inside, you will find three smaller bags:

Volume Parts Kit

Volume Pot Kit
Volume Pot Kit

In it you will find the three-pin header...

Volume Header

...a shunt jumper in case you don't want volume control.

Shunt Jumper

If you do want volume control, there is a three-pin connector with crimp pins (and extras)...

Connector and Pins

...and a three-conductor wire and, of course, the volume pot.

Volume Pot


General Hardware Kit

Hardware Kit

It includes the terminal block for power input...

Terminal Block

...a header for EXT_IO connections...

EXT_IO Header

...LEDs for Lock and Automute...

LEDs

...0-ohm jumpers for input and output configuration pads (with extras)...

Jumpers

...and the mounting hardware.

Mounting Hardware
Mounting Hardware


Input Connection Kit

This male header is supplied, along with a matching female header. Either can be used on the Buffalo for input connections. The opposite can be mounted on add-on boards, such as the S/PDIF-4 and SideCar, to plug directly on to the Buffalo. (Each of those kits also comes with pairs of the same connectors.)

Male input header
Female input header

Add-on boards can also be direct mounted to the input header.

Buffalo Parts Kit
Buffalo Parts Kit

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#2 Posted : Thursday, April 25, 2013 12:41:38 AM(UTC)
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It's like you read my mind! Last night, after finishing the Legato board I began to look through the little baggies, and figured out most (but not all ;-) !!) of the parts—Thanks Brian!

I've picked through all the posts here and on DIY, and there are still mysteries (to my still-in-the-tube-era knowledge level). Having this type of extra information really helps.
Brian Donegan
#3 Posted : Thursday, April 25, 2013 2:07:44 AM(UTC)
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Glad it helped.

I am open to suggestions for making the various part kits better. Just drop me a PM with ideas...
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#4 Posted : Thursday, April 25, 2013 8:05:03 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Brian Donegan Go to Quoted Post
I was packing up the parts kit the ship with the Buffalo the other night, and realized I don't talk much (or at all) about them on the web site. This kit comes with all Buffalo-III modules. (The Buffalo-IIIse has a similar but slightly different kit, which I will post about separately.)

The parts kit looks like this...
Buffalo Parts Kit

Inside, you will find three smaller bags:

Volume Parts Kit

Volume Pot Kit
Volume Pot Kit

In it you will find the three-pin header...

Volume Header

...a shunt jumper in case you don't want volume control.

Shunt Jumper


VERY NICE!!!

If you do want volume control, there is a three-pin connector with crimp pins (and extras)...

Connector and Pins

...and a three-conductor wire and, of course, the volume pot.

Volume Pot


General Hardware Kit

Hardware Kit

It includes the terminal block for power input...

Terminal Block

...a header for EXT_IO connections...

EXT_IO Header

...LEDs for Lock and Automute...

LEDs

...0-ohm jumpers for input and output configuration pads (with extras)...

Jumpers

...and the mounting hardware.

Mounting Hardware
Mounting Hardware


Input Connection Kit

This male header is supplied, along with a matching female header. Either can be used on the Buffalo for input connections. The opposite can be mounted on add-on boards, such as the S/PDIF-4 and SideCar, to plug directly on to the Buffalo. (Each of those kits also comes with pairs of the same connectors.)

Male input header
Female input header

Add-on boards can also be direct mounted to the input header.

Buffalo Parts Kit
Buffalo Parts Kit

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Brian Donegan
#5 Posted : Tuesday, May 28, 2013 11:14:38 PM(UTC)
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A small update to the parts kit for the 8-channel Buffalo. I am now including a 20-pin female header with Buffalo accessory kits, and one with the Buffalo kit. The idea is to allow direct, but changeable, connections with accessory boards.

It will mate with the male header in these pictures:





This would be in place of the ribbon cable, which I am thinking of making an optional accessory in the Parts Bin.

The ribbon cable works very well, but requires attention to routing, which can lead to problems. I think people will like the direct plugging option instead.

I will post some pictures when I get some time to take them.

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awpagan
#6 Posted : Monday, June 03, 2013 7:13:29 AM(UTC)
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Brien

I'm just going to use the 20 pin Female on the sidecar.
That way I can plug/unplug to my heats content..
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#7 Posted : Thursday, October 02, 2014 2:37:31 AM(UTC)
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What about Buffalo IIIse parts kit?
Brian Donegan
#8 Posted : Thursday, October 02, 2014 12:03:20 PM(UTC)
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Good question. I actually need to update this thread, as the 8-Channel parts kit has changed as well.
Brian Donegan
#9 Posted : Tuesday, November 04, 2014 3:24:33 PM(UTC)
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The parts for the Buffalo-IIIse is simpler, since there are no jumpers to install.

It has the same volume control kit, same LEDs, same power connector, same expansion header.

Instead of the male/female stacking connectors for the input, it comes with a 6-position terminal block for inputs. Optionally, you can order u.fl connectors for the inputs (from the Buffalo-IIIse page).

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