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Old 3rd April 2013
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Originally Posted by Silvertone View Post

Geoff, all my console with the exception of the Tridents were pretty much made in the era of radio broadcast... hence the fully buffered aspect.

I have absolutely no idea what you mean by fully buffered.

My wild guess is that you mean the modules had transformer input and outputs but the main reason you could haul them out live was because they were single rail 24v power supplies. They also had robust Amphenol connectors.

Later broadcast consoles that had the 33135 channel amps that used a PCB edge connector for the interface.... this destroyed the edge connector because the arcing burnt the gold plate off and two or more removals rendered the modules unusable. It was a big problem and why you won't see many 33135's around!