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nucelar 9th November 2007 05:31 PM

TL Audio 5051 replacing tubes
 
Hi all!
I have one of these channel strips which has finally given up after many years almost non-stop operation. I guess it's the ECC83 that have worn out.
Now will it work correctly after I swap the tubes with new ones? I think I'm supposed to recalibrate it.. Any info on this?

Is the unit worth some modification? Opamp swap (all TL074s, SSM 2017) , capacitors...

Thanks for any opinions or experiences!

Peter H. Boer 10th November 2007 02:31 PM

The 5051 can be modified, with very good results.

See the site of a friend of mine Homepage Ixion

He did teh same mod to his 5051 that I did and placed before and after samples of some bassguitar.
http://home.wanadoo.nl/ixionmusic/music/BeforeMods.mp3 for a bass track before mod and http://home.wanadoo.nl/ixionmusic/music/AfterMods.mp3 for the same bass after the mods.

The quality jump on mic signals (vox) is even more apparent jkthtyrt

Matt Syson 10th November 2007 06:34 PM

Hi
Just swap the valve (s) for now and check it works again and worry about any possible recalibration later as it may be that something else has failed. Replacing a valve is similar to swapping a lightbulb. Make sure it is unplugged from the mains before opening the lid.
Matt S

nucelar 12th November 2007 11:27 AM

Thanks for the tips!
I'll try to contact the person who modded it for your friend. Really looking forward for this project!

Marogru 17th November 2007 10:35 PM

Tubes
 
Could any1 advise me what tubes and where can I find to replace it in my 5050?
Many THX

Marogru 26th December 2007 03:59 PM

BUMP

Pooshoes 1st August 2012 04:22 AM

PM Me if you still are looking for the calibration guide. I had to get it to give to the tech that has mine.

nucelar 1st August 2012 08:47 AM

Thanks, I got them!

Pooshoes 2nd August 2012 01:50 PM

Did you end up with any mods on that strip? Still have it?

xxxxxl 3rd December 2019 12:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pooshoes (Post 8122927)
PM Me if you still are looking for the calibration guide. I had to get it to give to the tech that has mine.


can you send me the calibration guide?