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Old 20th May 2002, 06:32 PM   #1
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I just got analog VU meter and i dont know how to connect it to a amplifier.Does + and - marks on device goes BEFORE(between input chinch and volume pot) or AFTER(between volume pot and amp boards) the volume pot?
And + and - marks means + is signal and - is ground ?
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Old 20th May 2002, 07:04 PM   #2
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Normally you simply add the VU meter after the pre amp, so I would recommand you to put it after your volume pot. Used with bridge and resistor to adapt the signal is a pretty straight forward method but I recommand you try ESP Project 55. Easy to assemble and great performance.

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Old 4th June 2002, 07:26 AM   #3
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Where did you get your meter from? I have been looking for one and haven't found a good source. I will probably just high-jack one from some old school device, but I would rather have something new.



Thanks, and sorry I didn't help you any


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Old 6th June 2002, 03:50 PM   #4
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Bryan no problem.
VU meters i get from Conrad Electronic(www.conrad.com) in Europe.
Probaly no good for you,if you came from USA.Check home page anyway,Conrad have stores all over the world.
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Internal to the VU meter is a bridge rectifier with a capacitor across its output. This CAN lead to clipped signal peaks if the meter is across a high impedance source. I suggest you feed the meter with it's own low impedance source (in other words a buffer) seperate from your audio chain.
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