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Anyone make a VU with a magic eye ?

Colt45

Member
2002-02-01 3:40 am
Canada
Just curious if any of you guys have done this..

I bought a lot of tubes a while back (hasn't got here yet though)

One of them is a 6FG6. Its a magic eye, with the phospor stuff on the side instead of the end. (Also known as EM84 I think... )

Just wondering if it was common place to use eye tubes for this application? or was it not very common..

I guess I would need two of these if I wanted to put it on a stereo amp. Oh well..
 
Hi colt45
I haven`t done it until now but sure I´ll do it once because I love the appearance of this magic eye tubes too.
Here`s a link to a great page that shows You EVERYTHING in detail about how to build Your own VU (even accurate) with magic eyes tubes:
http://www.megabaud.fi/~jtolonen/ga/peakmtr/peakmtr.html
There are tubes for stereo application also (EMM801/803) but they are hard to find and expensive.