JH-636 VU verse Light meter?? Reliability.

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JH-636 VU verse Light meter?? Reliability.

Postby BCII » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:16 am

Hey Chaps,

I have the opportunity to "rebuild" a JH-636. I have a enough channels for a 28 channel desk and the PSUs to power it...

But which desk to I rebuild? I have a light meter frame (yes, with the third light meter PSU) and a VU meter frame. My initial thoughts were to rebuild the lightmeter frame simply based on the WOW factor but upon investigating it further I have discovered that it only contains 24 light meter cards - not the biggest deal breaker. 24 is plenty!

But how do they compare reliability wise? The lightmeter frame naturally has a lot more components, but how well does it work and stay working??
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Re: JH-636 VU verse Light meter?? Reliability.

Postby brianroth » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:06 am

The light meters are very cool looking, but MUCH more complex, and hence difficult to keep operating.


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Re: JH-636 VU verse Light meter?? Reliability.

Postby guy_4 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:10 pm

Hello BCII,
In your situation ABSOLUTELY forget the Light Meters road !
You have one, and only one option : Vumeters !
Remember : only vumeters !
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