Retro VU Meter

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by d'Arsonval, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. d'Arsonval

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    Nov 8, 2012
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    In stumbling upon this site a few years back... I never registered until recently. "This morning actually".

    There's a lot of really interesting "things" people are working on here.

    As a [project] person since childhood... I'm finally able to move my Retro VU Meter along, and segue on to something else.
    A Belated zillion years later, I'm posting video of the device at this YouTube URL:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwFNs8WDc0M&feature=plcp

    The complete "dated" construction sequence can be found here:

    http://www.pbase.com/visual_first/building_a_vu_meter

    It's fun making and doing, and to all of you... Keep Going.

    John
     
  2. Wendy

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    Please read the rules of the Completed Projects forum.

    This project has sat in limbo basically because it didn't meet the above requirements. If you want to resubmit this entry please rework the entry to meet the requirements, then drop one of the moderators a PM pointing to it. If it is acceptable a moderator can move it back to the Completed Projects forum and clean up notices and suggestions (making them invisible).

    All documents must be hosted locally. AAC allows for attachments and albums, use them. You Tube video links allowed, but they in no way constitute proper documentation.
     
  3. bountyhunter

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    FYI, nothing that size could actually be a true VU meter which has to meet specific performance specs to be called a VU meter. The mass of the assembly would make it too slow. From one reference:

    and

    http://www.dorrough.com/PDF/40ab.pdf
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2012
  4. d'Arsonval

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    "FYI, nothing that size could actually be a true VU meter which has to meet specific performance specs to be called a VU meter. The mass of the assembly would make it too slow".

    It's a "Model" of a vintage device. Not intended to measure anything.
    I apologize for ever exposing it to this website.
    Remove the post as needed.

    John
     
  5. bountyhunter

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    Then I genuinely do not understand why the youtube video showed it was being fed signal tones of various frequencies and giving the dB levels it displayed. It looked to me like it was trying to measure something.

    And the title of the video was not Model VU meter, it was "HUGE VU Meter" and the title of this thread is "Retro VU meter".

    I was just clarifying that an actual VU meter is something with specific characteristics and this isn't it.
     
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