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Not sure where to post this. Not mine, but James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) has 11 of these towers doing their thing in a NY warehouse. Friend is there now. 

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This thread needs more Luxman  

Prophetic is what you are @Luc Lee..........   I reckon both Lindsay and I should blame you for jinxing us into spending more money..   Newly arrived (today) matching Luxman SACD Player from

Big black meters:     Silvery-orange mteters:     White and green meters:  

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So  after an epic journey to Radelaide and back I have arrived home with my new baby.

I have also learnt that VU meters are rather difficult and enjoyable things to try and photograph well.

 

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The modern version of the vu meter, Oppo HA 1. A lovely headphone amp when combined with the Oppo PM 1 headphones.  This is fed from my Mytek Brooklyn DAC + taking music from the Roon Nucleus.
 

These photos do not do the lovely (electronic) vu meters justice. 

 

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On 06/04/2018 at 9:48 AM, surprisetech said:

This is not mine; I came across the pics in a current ebay listing and thought they belong in this thread.

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I actually have these exact same decks as my garage sound system. Complete with matching tape deck and speakers.

It sounds pretty good.

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4 hours ago, surprisetech said:

Cool.

Are the VU meters on the tape deck similar?

Yes, I would say identical. 

 

Having moved 3 months ago the garage still hasn't been sorted. Need to build shelves and so on and covid, so it hasn't been done.

I purchsed this maybe 15 years ago including the matching speakers second hand with the intent to use as a stereo setup in my garage. Yeah, it's pretty dirty but does still work, maybe I should give it some tlc.

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23 hours ago, Garchan said:

Bit of 80s KIT action

 

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I have the same VU meters on my B-2101, I could see they might be a polarising VU meter as I wasn't all that keen on them initially but really like them now. 

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On 17/09/2020 at 5:58 PM, MIKE.D79 said:

I have the same VU meters on my B-2101, I could see they might be a polarising VU meter as I wasn't all that keen on them initially but really like them now. 

I love the orange. Thoroughly useless though when you think about it.

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9 minutes ago, gemini07 said:

Let's see how long it takes someone to guess what the amp is....

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I initially thought Integra, but Google tells me (yes, I cheated) it's a Proton AA-1150. I'd never heard of it before. How's it sound? 

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Well that didn't take long....

 

The sound in my system is very detailed, minimal distortion, dynamic and natural. Very revealing of any harshness in a recording. 

 

They are probably best matched with a sweeter type of preamp.

 

The 'Dynamic Power on Demand' feature makes for interesting reading and some of the measurements are remarkable:

 

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