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Old 10th February 2012, 08:07 AM   #11
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Hi,

Im searching for large sized VU meters or panel meters, as the old Technics or Onkyo power amps had. So far I have found just one possible source, nissei.com who also manufactures small VU-meters in many different appearances. A supplier for just the mechanical part (magnet, coil, long pointer) without the display and casing, would also be welcome.

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Here's some links for you:
4716129001 - Meter 0-60 Feet "Structure Locator"

VU meters are for the measurement of sound or noise levels

Analog Panel Meters from Beede Electrical Instrument Company

First is New Old Stock (Funky scale, but cheap)
Second is Hoyt meters. They make up to 5.5" (140mm) VU's but they would have to direct you to who distributes them you could deal with.
Last link is Manufacture of meter in first link.

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If you have the circuit, all you need is any old meter of the right size/ formfactor and the 'meter' software from Jim Tonne. You design the new scale on your PC then print it to a regular printer.
I used it and printing on semi-glossy photo paper gives you a very professional scale.
MeterBasic is free but Meter cost only a little and is very flexible.
Supports log scales and other non-linear scales, should work great for Vu meter scales.

@Hugh: You can even put your company logo on the scale ;-)

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Old 10th February 2012, 05:19 PM   #13
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Hi,

thanks so far, but Im in search for new stuff. So far the nissei.tw seems to offer the largest meters.

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TA7318P PEAK POWER METER DRIVER

TA7318P???39????? VU? ???? - ?? - ???? - ????
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/190650852052...9#ht_500wt_949

!!! Real VU meters
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what circuit to drive those ....
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Old 12th March 2012, 06:23 PM   #17
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TA7318P PEAK POWER METER DRIVER

TA7318P???39????? VU? ???? - ?? - ???? - ????
Underdamped, the ballistics do not seem to conform to true Vu meter specs...
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what circuit to drive those ....
?? Real VU meters only require a 3600 ohm resistor in series with the output to read correctly. You can adjust the value so that they will read 100% power on an amplifier. The special rectifier is part of a VU specifications.
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?? Real VU meters only require a 3600 ohm resistor in series with the output to read correctly. You can adjust the value so that they will read 100% power on an amplifier. The special rectifier is part of a VU specifications.
Ohhh OK ....

These are supposed to be real VU's too.....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Panel-VU-Met...19766563855122

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