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Re: VU BUFFER & PEAK LED KIT BUILD THREAD

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:41 am
by hyped
Thanks for feedback appreciated mate.


Will do

Re: VU BUFFER & PEAK LED KIT BUILD THREAD

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:09 pm
by hyped
HI Joe,

Well I got it working with a 1/4 jack so it must have been dodgy connections with RCA. Just wanted to confirm that using the on board connections for audio in. Live to non inverting, and rca and does that connect to both inverting and gnd/shield?

Or just shield?


thanks mate

Re: VU BUFFER & PEAK LED KIT BUILD THREAD

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:03 pm
by Joe Malone
hyped wrote:HI Joe,

Well I got it working with a 1/4 jack so it must have been dodgy connections with RCA. Just wanted to confirm that using the on board connections for audio in. Live to non inverting, and rca and does that connect to both inverting and gnd/shield?



Yes correct

Re: VU BUFFER & PEAK LED KIT BUILD THREAD

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:53 pm
by hyped
Thanks Joe appreciated

I'll take the rca gnd to both inverting and shield

Re: VU BUFFER & PEAK LED KIT BUILD THREAD

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:07 am
by jdirolf
Greetings,
Is unregulated DC ok for this kit? Would be around 24v (before being split by the onboard voltage divider).
Thanks in advance,
Jared

Re: VU BUFFER & PEAK LED KIT BUILD THREAD

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:42 am
by Joe Malone
jdirolf wrote:Greetings,
Is unregulated DC ok for this kit? Would be around 24v (before being split by the onboard voltage divider).
Thanks in advance,
Jared


Yes unreg will usually work for good level inputs where gain trim is not fully up. And since it is 24v this also helps.

Re: VU BUFFER & PEAK LED KIT BUILD THREAD

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:42 am
by jdirolf
Great- thank you!

Re: VU BUFFER & PEAK LED KIT BUILD THREAD

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:57 pm
by tsip
i cant seem to get my vu meter work properly.i can only manage very small movement of the needle,barely visible and not sure why. the meter is a componex c450 and is connected to the buffer from the source which is a chromecast for audio device.dc is 19v. any ideas as to how to troubleshoot?many thanks

Re: VU BUFFER & PEAK LED KIT BUILD THREAD

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:05 am
by Joe Malone
tsip wrote:i cant seem to get my vu meter work properly.i can only manage very small movement of the needle,barely visible and not sure why. the meter is a componex c450 and is connected to the buffer from the source which is a chromecast for audio device.dc is 19v. any ideas as to how to troubleshoot?many thanks


HI Tsip
Email me some photos of your pcb build and wiring and VU meters so I can work out what the problem is.

Re: VU BUFFER & PEAK LED KIT BUILD THREAD

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:29 am
by Joe Malone
Joe Malone wrote:
tsip wrote:i cant seem to get my vu meter work properly.i can only manage very small movement of the needle,barely visible and not sure why. the meter is a componex c450 and is connected to the buffer from the source which is a chromecast for audio device.dc is 19v. any ideas as to how to troubleshoot?many thanks


HI Tsip
Email me some photos of your pcb build and wiring and VU meters so I can work out what the problem is.


HI Tsip
From your photos and email. Since you are sharing power supplies you have to be careful how each unit uses that power supply. Since the VU buffer and amp are sharing the same power supply make sure you do not connect the 0v to the input of the buffer. Only use the +in and connect -in to 0v and nothing else otherwise you will short out the power in the buffer. So only connect 3 wires to the VU buffer +V & -V & +in. (-in linked to 0v terminal next to it and do not connect to nothing else)

Re: VU BUFFER & PEAK LED KIT BUILD THREAD

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:53 pm
by bOTLJC
Joe Hello
If I power the buffer on 12 volts will it be enough to have the Led illuminate at a +14 dbu peak?
Thanks
John C
bOTL Audio

Re: VU BUFFER & PEAK LED KIT BUILD THREAD

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:10 pm
by Joe Malone
bOTLJC wrote:Joe Hello
If I power the buffer on 12 volts will it be enough to have the Led illuminate at a +14 dbu peak?
Thanks
John C
bOTL Audio


Since +14dBu is roughly 11vac peak to peak it would be very close but 15v to 24v would be better for bit of headroom

Re: VU BUFFER & PEAK LED KIT BUILD THREAD

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:43 am
by JimSalabim
Hi! Is XLR 1 sharing the same ground as the rest of the circuit?

Re: VU BUFFER & PEAK LED KIT BUILD THREAD

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:32 pm
by Joe Malone
JimSalabim wrote:Hi! Is XLR 1 sharing the same ground as the rest of the circuit?

This kit has no XLR? So you may mean the VU2 kit? But Yes both the VU2 XLR pin 1 and Yellow wire on this VU buffer kit connect to the black 0v of the +12v to +30v power supply. This is needed as most plug pack power supplies are fully floating so have no other reference to the pin1 or audio ground.

Re: VU BUFFER & PEAK LED KIT BUILD THREAD

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:21 pm
by JimSalabim
Joe Malone wrote:
This kit has no XLR? So you may mean the VU2 kit? But Yes both the VU2 XLR pin 1 and Yellow wire on this VU buffer kit connect to the black 0v of the +12v to +30v power supply. This is needed as most plug pack power supplies are fully floating so have no other reference to the pin1 or audio ground.

Thank you very much! Good to know! No, I don’t have the kit, I was looking at the PCB only (the one for VU Buffer & Peak LED).