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What the heck is this gates piece i have?
Old 27th January 2012
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What the heck is this gates piece i have?

What does it do? Whats it worth? It has three 5879 tubes and a 12au7.

Not the origional meter. We think it says m5 on it.
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Old 28th January 2012
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Old 28th January 2012
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What does it do? Whats it worth? It has three 5879 tubes and a 12au7.

Not the origional meter. We think it says m5 on it.
well what does it do? ^^...

how can you connect it??(xlr, jacks, some seriel ports?....)
Old 28th January 2012
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I know Gates (assuming it's the same Gates) originally made products for radio broadcast applications. Mic preamps, limiters, transmitters, things of that sort.

My first thought is that it looks like an old leveling amp/limiter, but without anything being labelled I can't really tell.

I found this link that talks about some of their other pieces.
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Old 28th January 2012
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Where are you at in Illinois? You can bring it to my studio if you want to figure out what it is? Looks like an old compressor or pre-amp. I'm located in Dupage County... pm me if interested.
Old 30th January 2012
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What you have is a Gates Radio M-5575 monitoring amplifier. It's found in the 1959 Gates Radio catalog on page 121. I've attached a photo. The VU meter may have been added or was an option at some point.

Old broadcast equipment from the 50s and 60s is beyond cool to look at.

In fact several pages later in the same catalog is their listing for the original Gates Sta-Level!
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Old 12th March 2012
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EV676 - Do you have a link/copy of this catalog that you could send me please?
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