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TomWaits 7th January 2007 12:43 AM

RADFORD - Low Distortion Measuring Set
 
I badly want a distortion analyzer and I found this thing a while ago. It is still collecting a lot of dust in a pawn shop and I think I should buy it, even just for heck of it. I looks to be mint condition and I could get for $50.

It is a Radford LDMS2-2 and the meter indicates distortion meaurment to 0.03% full scale. I think it would be a suitable piece of kit for a beginner like me? Made in the UK by, I believe, the same Radford folks that built amplifiers? Did they even sell these things or was it for Radford use internally I wonder?

It runs off two 9 volt batteries! I could change that easily? I guess it was portable but I don't know why.

Does anyone have a manual for it?

Cheers,

Shawn.

latala 7th January 2007 06:00 PM

Radford only ever made high end equipment pick it up its a bargain !
regards Trev
Ps really have enjoyed your crown work

TomWaits 7th January 2007 06:53 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by latala
Radford only ever made high end equipment pick it up its a bargain !
regards Trev
Ps really have enjoyed your crown work

Thanks Trev, the Radford looks great but if it doesn't work I'll need a schematic...perhaps there is one inside?

Still tweaking the DC300A. It should be tip-top very soon.

Shawn.

torroid88 9th January 2007 06:14 PM

Radford Oscillator Link ...
 
Here is a link to a piece of Radford Equipment - a Very Low Distortion Oscillator ...

Link:

http://www.amplifier.cd/Test_Equipme...er/radford.htm

No manual or schematic though ...

TomWaits 9th January 2007 07:35 PM

Re: Radford Oscillator Link ...
 
Quote:

Originally posted by torroid88
Here is a link to a piece of Radford Equipment - a Very Low Distortion Oscillator ...
Link:
http://www.amplifier.cd/Test_Equipme...er/radford.htm
No manual or schematic though ...

Thanks for the link! I had some corespondance with that chap a while ago when I first saw the Radford a few months back. He directed me to one of the engineers that worked for Radford but unfortunately I never could make contact with the guy.

Thanks for keeping an eye out. :) Perhaps someone out there does have some info?

Cheers,

Shawn.

TomWaits 15th January 2007 01:23 AM

I bought it
 
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I purchased the Radford for $50.

TomWaits 15th January 2007 01:24 AM

Inside
 
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A look inside:

TomWaits 15th January 2007 01:27 AM

Big 9Volt's
 
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I don't recall 9Volt batteries every being so large. Pretty cool. I'll try it out on a few 9 volt batteries to see if it works.

TomWaits 15th January 2007 01:33 AM

Battery
 
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Just to compare.

torroid88 15th January 2007 06:30 AM

Radford Batteries ...
 
LINK:

http://www.lowcostbatteries.com/product_p/evr276.htm

Battery Data - These 276 are pretty hefty, so those small ones might last very long ! Good enough for a "dead or alive" test though !

Good Luck !!!


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