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The John Westlake/Lakewest MDAC/FDAC, VFET and Detox

Discussion in 'audio' started by Tony L, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. Jim Audiomisc

    Jim Audiomisc pfm Member

    Obvious question: Anyone here also on diyaudio and can ask there why the apparent 'dissappearance' elsewhere?
  2. misterdog

    misterdog Not the canine kind

    Though he did post this earlier in the year.

    Hi Joseph,

    Yes ineed I sould build such a system, but I would be "Killed" if I diverted my time away from completing the MDAC upgrade.

    I have an Agilent E5505 PN system - so on the next PCB spin, I will construct a pair of "identical" Oscillators - using one as a referance and added 3dB to the PN plots (OK the system software automatically compensates and adds the 3dB in "twinned" oscillator tests).

    Once the first MDAC update PCB's have been shipped, it be great to visit you, understand your setup and start to consider building a system - idealy with custom PCB's (with Andrew's OK and blessing).

    I hope Joseph is in no rush.
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2021
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  3. Sibbers

    Sibbers Earthling

    Has Joseph given John money?

  4. Captain_Underpants

    Captain_Underpants A spy in their midst..

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  5. nostromo

    nostromo pfm Member

    Please be gentle on him , I think this thing has overwhelmed him mentally ...but he's still trying to get there the only way he knows how.

    Breakdown is not pretty, let's hope he can pull through.
  6. davidsrsb

    davidsrsb pfm Member

    So he is still doing basic development (the FPGA) while spending the working capital on test equipment
  7. sam_cat

    sam_cat C'est Crounchifique!

    I think the working capital is long gone.
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  8. Neil P

    Neil P pfm Member

    Where was that update posted and when? If recent, does it seem a bit more positive?
  9. nostromo

    nostromo pfm Member

    Jarek was a key member of this project, John could have just off loaded all this complex software development to him. It seems without someone like Jarek on this project who is able to debug, test and improve this software, the project may never be completed. I guess John doesn't have the resources to hire anyone either.
  10. misterdog

    misterdog Not the canine kind

    It makes it feel closer to 1st April. :D
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  11. davidsrsb

    davidsrsb pfm Member

    It's worse, these days software is essentially unlimited in code size resources.
    FPGAs are very limited. When I used them (25 years ago), I had to start with a clear model of what I was trying to do to get the design to fit. His comments about the ESS ring modulator hint that he is finding his design is getting crowded.
  12. Timcat

    Timcat pfm Member

    I thought that the good captain's post was a joke, but it seems it was genuine! I'll need another bulk order of popcorn soon!
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  13. StephenB

    StephenB Pointy birds...........

    bollo* to that, I've been waiting well over a year for dribbles of money back on my VFET investment

    my misses was diagnosed with cancer early October 21' and I practically begged him to pay the balance as she was off work for 6 weeks, and ultimately I handed my own notice in due to stress

    the man is a low life, hell mend him as my mother would say

    I would rather not disclose my personal circumstances on a forum, but people please waken up he deserves nothing but contempt from where I am standing

    I have 17 months worth of failed promises and excuses getting my money for VFETS back from him
    Hi StephenB,

    I agree to arrange to refund your VFET installment minus the the PayPal fees.

    We will have to agree a repayment plan as I currently simply dont have the fund to pay you in a single installment.

    I'm expecting funds in the next 1-2 months this should cover your VFET installment.



    JohnW, Jul 5, 2020

    Hi Stephen,

    I'll confirm the exact PayPal amount once I have the funds to forward to you.

    Basically I'm due royalties on a streamer - they are just updating the PCB files, I hope they place an order in the next month or so... I'm not even sure of order Qtys - but I believe it will cover the GBP2K...

    if its short, I'll send everything they send... and work from there,



    JohnW, Jul 6, 2020
    I have had zero payments from him since mid September, so it's looking unlikely I'll get any more,so stop giving this guy any benefit of the doubt

    your money is all gone and has been for some years I'd say, so I'd summise his only revenue stream to bankroll these PFM projects is doing work for other parties
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  14. Del monaco

    Del monaco Del Monaco

  15. RoA

    RoA pfm Member

  16. fred sonnen

    fred sonnen pfm Member

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  17. StephenB

    StephenB Pointy birds...........

    I should add I have threatened to post the likes above many times but foolishly gave him the benefit of the doubt

    recent events compelled me to draw a line under this fiasco,but yet again zero empathy and ignoring of my messages on facebook

    I have a feeling he is awaiting a huge blowout from the forums to finally bail out of all this , so heres my tuppence !
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  18. Timcat

    Timcat pfm Member

    Most fraudsters don't give a damn about those they defraud.
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  19. sq225917

    sq225917 Bit of this, bit of that

    Sorry to hear about your circumstances Stephen. He's certainly not a man who's word is worth anything.
  20. nostromo

    nostromo pfm Member

    @StephenB, I'm sorry to hear about your circumstances and to be let down when you had written commitments for a refund is undertandibly very upsetting.

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