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KenP 7th October 2002 02:35 PM

VU Meters
Is there anywhere that sells large old fashioned VU meters? Not led types but the ones with pointers that used to be put on older poweramps. Kinda like the old phase linear or mcintosh equipment.

BrianL 9th October 2002 04:51 AM

This is somewhat dependent on whether you want a
meter with "genuine" per-the-spec VU ballistics. There
were only a couple companies AFAIK that made such
ones. All that I've seen were pretty frumpy 1940s looking.
There are many others that look like VU meters
but aren't "real" ones. I'd check the various surplus
places, Ebay, etc. Distributors like Newark or Allied
might have them as well.

McIntosh is the ultimate in sexy appearance but a lot
of that is due to the blue glow of the edge-lit glass front

One can also buy DC meter movements and create some
op-amp circuitry to do a VU-like metering with home made
VU scale to replace whatever scale came with the meter.

cowanrg 9th October 2002 05:19 AM has a lot of VU meters. they look kinda ghetto, but they are cheap, and i imagine you can remove them from their housing and make them look any way you want them too... many different types too.

peranders 9th October 2002 07:40 AM

I have cool VU-meters at my old MOSFET amp, from 1984. Brand was Kyoritsu. My meters were KM-106(?), large ones 86 x 100 mm approx. I had also attached LED's in the scale. Unfortuneatly the seems to be hard to find these days.

rendisha 9th October 2002 08:33 AM

Maybe some of those?
Check out this link, just found it on Google

lieven 9th October 2002 08:37 AM

look for old casette-decks.

10$ on flee markets for 1 pair vu-meters and a little maybe useful ups for free

Luke 9th October 2002 09:18 AM

Check this site out, they have a sexy panel meter, if this link dont work try going to then test equipment and panel meters.

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