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Old 3rd October 2011, 02:08 AM   #1
mjatabor is offline mjatabor  United States
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Default Looking for multimeter recommendation

I'm looking for a recommendation for a cheap capacitance/ inductance multimeter.

I'm not an advanced audio diy'r, but I enjoy building speaker.
I have done simple amplifier bias and offset adjustments too. I would like to accomplish simple amp repairs and someday build a basic amp or preamp.

I really don't have the money for an expensive item, but I see inductance capacitance multimeters in the $50 or less range. What can you recommended or what should I stay away from?

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Old 3rd October 2011, 05:39 AM   #2
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If you have not seen it, try looking at the EEV Blog Episodes List | EEVblog - The Electronics Engineering Video Blog . The host, Dave Jones, is a super enthusiastic guy, fun to watch! There was an episode on $50 multimeters, episode 91. Lots of other cool stuff re scopes etc too.


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Old 3rd October 2011, 02:43 PM   #3
mjatabor is offline mjatabor  United States
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Thanks. Never heard of this guy, but very good info.
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Old 3rd October 2011, 03:08 PM   #4
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For capacitance and inductance, a bridge may be a better option than a multimeter. I have a Leader LCR-740 bridge that i got at the London Vintage Radio Club for $15 used. If you don't need the inductance measurement, there are a lot of R-C bridges floating around, such as my Eico 950B and Conar bridges. Where are they? Try antique radio and ham radio clubs. I paid $10 for the Eico and $4.50 for the Conar. There are also a lot of companies getting out of the electronics business, from manufacturers to TV repair shops, so search the industrial auctions - they are often listed in newspapers.
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