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Old 7th February 2012, 05:07 PM   #1
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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. A supplier for just the mechanical part (magnet, coil, long pointer) without the display and casing, would also be welcome.

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Old 10th February 2012, 06:37 AM   #2
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Hi,

really No One interested in such huge panel meters?

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Old 10th February 2012, 07:09 AM   #3
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Why not get something like these and just change the dial and the needle ?

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How large is large for you ?


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Old 10th February 2012, 07:17 AM   #4
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you can't imagine that so many of them are still available in Japan ..though none of the companies have an international site or foreign language ability ...

you got to ...... go there and look for your shelf
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Old 10th February 2012, 07:23 AM   #5
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Wow true VU meters seem to cost an arm and a leg!
Judging by the Coleman Audio MBP2.
All Electronics has some meters with a 4.5 inch face.
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I wouldn't call 4 Euros an arm and a leg.


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Old 10th February 2012, 07:35 AM   #7
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4 euros? My gosh what is the exchange rate these days? Sweetwater says they're regularly US$525 on sale for $449. You do get the stereo pair for that price...
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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.

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Do you already have a housing for them? Where do you plan to fit them ?
I was going to suggest to buy a defective Technics and use the housing and vu-meters. If you do not need the amp you could fit anything else in the housing... I own a Technics amp with vu-meters and i love them.
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Hi,

no housing yet, well, apart from an idea about the casing design
Not sure if it will be a mono-amp or a stereo-amp.
Wonder if the large McIntosh 2kW panel meter is from Hoyt?
Id like something similar large and with a similar long pointer.
Hoyt, they at least offer smaller meters with the EL-film display lighting the McIs also make use of.

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