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Oh! Got sidetracked and forgot what I was going to post here!
Just wanted to mention how surprised I am on the market value of the old used VU meters. Even the cheap tiny plastic ones pulled from old tape decks and such are asking $10 & $15 each, and then they want to add $9 shipping to it! Get real.
There are some brand new one available online for only a couple bucks w/ free shipping, but I was really hoping for some a little larger, but they don’t seem to be very common.
And those some of old attractive ham radio vu meters? Not cheap, some even in the $200-$300 range – for one meter!
I ended up grabbing a this http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170582983873 to play around with It is “Buy it now” for $7.50 & 1.25 shipping. Dual Audio VU Meters and a single Video level meter Set that came from a JVC BR-7000 Video recorder.. He has a bunch of them if anyone is interested.
Now these here are real attractive:
$8.50 + 5.95 shipping.. but I didn’t buy any, at least not yet, I’m done spending for awhile. For now I’ll just experiment with what I have coming.
Was able to find only 1 or 2 Milliwatt meters – priced too high.. I’m thinking of maybe just maybe printing out a milliwatt scale on adhesive paper and putting it inside over a multimeter face, and some how making that look good inside a studio.. I don’t know! – Will mess with stuff like that later during spare time.
Well, that’s my update on that project – haven’t done nuttin’!