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Old 31st December 2005, 10:15 AM   #1
Thoru is offline Thoru  Netherlands
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Default Moving coil meter: where to buy?

Hi,

I was wondering where you people obtain your moving coil meters for vu, power, etc 'measerument' purposes. I just want to include two (left&right) power meters and one temp meter on the front of my amplifier, but I can' t find any moving coil meters. Well, I did find some, but they are either ugly and sealed or I've to order 1k pieces of them. Then they are custom machined, hence beautifull, but I need only three .
I think I only need the moving coil+needle itself, then I can make my own backplane for it. (Seems Passlabs does the same thing and that looks very neat).

Thanks in advance,

Remco Poelstra
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Old 2nd January 2006, 09:37 PM   #2
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http://www.sifam.com/meters_home.lasso

Primo meters, and you pay for it. Quality? The best.
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Old 2nd January 2006, 10:02 PM   #3
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Hi,

Thanks for your reply.
Seems to be what I was looking for. Hope the scales can be replaced, but they at least have a distributor around the corner, so I should be able to get them.

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Old 3rd January 2006, 03:18 PM   #4
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Hi Remco,

Sifam is good quality and their meters last for life but these are expensive (around 60 eu). It is not in your area but in The Hague there is a surplus store called Radio Twenthe. It has many nice old stock moving coil panel meters for cheap incl VU-meters and several cheap Japanese VU-meters as found in old tape recorders. No electronic surplus store in Eindhoven?

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Old 3rd January 2006, 03:28 PM   #5
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Hi,

Thanks for the tip. I can travel free by train, so The Hague shoudn't be a problem . I don't know any surplus stores in Eindhoven, only Display/Coditronix. But, well, you now them, expensive and quite small assortment.
If I can check the meters in the store, then I can see whether I might be able te replace the backplane in order to convert the thing to a power meter

Remco Poelstra
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