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Old 3rd July 2016
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Just came across this. No clue what it is but I need one in my rack...
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Old 3rd July 2016
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Just came across this. No clue what it is but I need one in my rack...
I saw something very similar installed in a room I was recently in
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Old 3rd July 2016
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Looks like something found on a submarine.
Old 3rd July 2016
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Looks like something found on a submarine.
Lol
Old 3rd July 2016
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The first one looks like a power meter used in a power station to control / check the current in an alternator (exitation current is used to control the power output of alternators=
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The second one is a power meter that checks mains voltage / frequency.
Not really studio gear... more heavy machinery industrial / power plant stuff.
Old 3rd July 2016
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Indicators for a generator. Doing some remote recording where there is no power?
Old 3rd July 2016
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This is the sort of thing you plug in to a couple switches that do nothing. Then let the band or client press the Big Red Button that turns the "Excitation" all the way to the red line as a row of strobes begin flashing. And the dials go to 10/11. Or higher.

They'll exclaim that they've never heard such wizardry and recommend you to everyone. And maybe even pay their bill.
Old 3rd July 2016
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Haha. Good spot guys. I was at a submarine museum. :-D
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Haha. Good spot guys. I was at a submarine museum. :-D
So tell us how does it sound. Please only use buzz terms. Ie "game changer, wooly, creamy"
Old 3rd July 2016
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So tell us how does it sound. Please only use buzz terms. Ie "game changer, wooly, creamy"
"Depth"

And maybe:
"Forward tubes"
Old 3rd July 2016
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"Depth"

And maybe:
"Forward tubes"
I see what you did there...
Old 4th July 2016
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Control panel for a DC generator, probably used to charge sub batteries. Le Francais, from reading the meter dials.
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"Depth"

And maybe:
"Forward tubes"
BOOM
Old 4th July 2016
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That's the unit Mike Love used on Good Vibrations..... "give me more Excitations Brian, NOW!!"
Old 4th July 2016
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I see what you did there...
LOL.
Old 4th July 2016
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Given currents between 100 and 200 mA (0.1 to 0.2 amp) are lethal, I'd hate to see what happens when someone makes a mistake and gets 1000 amps like in the meter range of the picture (fire / explosion). They have a captured WWII U-Boat sub on display at one of the museums here in town and it is one impressive work of engineering. The diesel engines were for surface running and recharging the massive banks of batteries. Sunmerged completely and it was all battery power.
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