Soundcraft 600 Restoration

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Re: Soundcraft 600 Restoration

Postby ric3xrt » Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:55 pm

Had some problems logging in, I think I have it solved
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Re: Soundcraft 600 Restoration

Postby Gonecat » Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:53 pm

your pic didn't attach or somethin...
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Re: Soundcraft 600 Restoration

Postby ric3xrt » Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:46 pm

Lets try this
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Re: Soundcraft 600 Restoration

Postby Gonecat » Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:25 pm

not showing up for me. if you want to email it to me, i can post it for you.

just finally got mine setup and in official use as of last night, yay!
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Re: Soundcraft 600 Restoration

Postby ric3xrt » Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:02 pm

Sometime this weekend I'll Email some of the 600 and my 500s
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Re: Soundcraft 600 Restoration

Postby Gonecat » Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:25 pm

So, instead of installing unbalanced jacks on the board, i just wired up some cables that did the job instead, works fine and is still nice and quiet.

Also, popped open the VU meters to see what the story was on the lights not working.

Tested the voltage on the left one, 23.4v. Seems only that one was blown because the right one turned on, which was great so that i could try to match the color and brightness with the original somewhat.

I had some of these yellow LED's on hand:
http://www.goldmine-elec-products.com/p ... ber=G17853

Put a 1W 390ohm on there and it looks pretty close. Not the same peachy color as the original, but not too bad. I'm experimenting with putting a little red cellophane on top of it to accommodate.

The 1W heats up a little, but i tested it with some thin plastic and also the VU cover pressed against it and no problems.

For those that haven't seen this, the original light is that piece of nearly-transparent plastic tube you see between the top alligator clips. Called a grain of wheat or something? Anyway, the only places i found that had them were either $3 or $6 each. So in addition to their life expectancy, and Jim Williams words of "you'll never have to do this again" ringing in my ears, i went LED.

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Re: Soundcraft 600 Restoration

Postby Gonecat » Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:22 pm

Replaced both VU lights with those LEDs.

Tight fit with those 1W resistors!

Nice to see them lit up finally though...

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Re: Soundcraft 600 Restoration

Postby Gonecat » Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:26 pm

Ironic timing and all, but despite my VU travails of yesterday I think my current AnalogConsole.com status of "VU Meter Specialist" is still a wee bit exaggerated... :-)
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Re: Soundcraft 600 Restoration

Postby Jim Williams » Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:25 am

If you want to retain the incandescent look of bulbs a yellow LED won't do that. There are special LEDs for that function. Get the incandescent colored white LEDs from:
http://www.superbriteleds.com
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Re: Soundcraft 600 Restoration

Postby Gonecat » Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:24 pm

Thanks Jim. Saw your posts suggesting SuperBrite. Just went with what i had on hand since these to me look great. But I'll try those out when these burn out :-)
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