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The Panther Series of
3U Analogue Synthesiser Modules and Kits
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Datasheets and Build Notes
 
Jack Board
Panther Support Jack-Switch Board
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Pot Board
Panther Support Pot-Jack-Switch Board
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IDC16 Cables
16-pin to 16-pin IDC Cables in a variety of lengths
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IDC16-10 Cables
16-pin to 10-pin IDC Cables in a variety of lengths
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Blank Panels
1HP, 2HP, 4HP, 6HP, 8HP and 10HP

Module Depths

Most of our modules are now designed to our 'shallow format' which is less than 60mm.


This depth is maintained by using our Panther Support Boards which house all of the panel components and has a fixed depth of 38mm.


The main circuitry is then, typically, housed on a board that sits parallel to the front panel and connects all the Panther Support boards together and determines the final module depth of 50mm.
The actual installed depth is slightly greater to allow for the module power cable.Inevitably, a design either has a too narrow front panel and/or involves to much circuitry to fit within the boundaries of the front panel width and the 50mm module depth.
In general, most of the modules that fall in to this category are still less than 80mm including the module power cable.A few older designs are, currently, in excess of even this 80mm depth but most of them will be upgradded to the shallower format in due course.


Currently the list of modules that exceed 80mm are:-

  • ED115 - SH-Noise
  • ED116 - Extended Noise.

Patching Options

All of our Panther modules are available with either the standard Eurorack 3.5mm jacks or the (superior) EuroSynth 4mm (banana) jacks. Banana jacks offer a more reliable and more robust connection as they only have the one contact which simply makes them a more reliable connector. being able to stack them means you can achieve multiple 'patch-out' connections without requiring multiples which can eat up your module space.

Our 4mm sockets are virtually identical to their 3.5mm counterpart and so we are able to offer every module that we make with either 3.5mm or 4mm jacks. Visually, the modules look identical. Other than inserting a 3.5mm patch plug (which will be a loose fit in the 4mm modules) the only way to determine the difference is by viewing the back of the module and the actual connectors themselves. The 3.5mm jacks will have 2 full sets of 'switching' contacts as seen on the green jack in this image, while the 4mm jacks only have the rear (signal) 'switching' contact as seen on the blue jack.

Jack colour coding scheme for our Panther & EuroSerge modules

EuroRack and FracRak - the difference is?

Chassis Grounding and 0V Reference

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