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NEOHIPO ET30 VU Meter Speaker Switcher Review

Rate this VU meter/Selector

  • 1. Poor (headless panther)

    Votes: 4 1.9%
  • 2. Not terrible (postman panther)

    Votes: 9 4.2%
  • 3. Fine (happy panther)

    Votes: 52 24.1%
  • 4. Great (golfing panther)

    Votes: 151 69.9%

  • Total voters
    216
Are there IR codes listed for this device? I didn't keep the manual
 
expectation

Sorry for the long update. The white VU meter we previously made is missing. We have asked the factory to make a new white VU meter. The following pictures show the effects of not turning on the light, turning on the white light, and turning on the blue light. Would you like the white VU meter or the light yellow VU meter?
 
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I repurposed a real walnut veneered case from an old Sony 8 track and the ET30 slides in perfectly.
Really? I could have sworn that was an old Marantz case.
Anywho it looks awesome, I love it.
Enjoy
 
Thanks. The case is from a Sony TC228 which sadly doesn't power up anymore
One question, what's the component on the right of the meters with the round dial?
I'm guessing it's a tuner but I don't recognize it.
 
One question, what's the component on the right of the meters with the round dial?
I'm guessing it's a tuner but I don't recognize it.
That'll be a Sansui TU 666. I have a 555a to match and love them both dearly.
 
That'll be a Sansui TU 666. I have a 555a to match and love them both dearly.
That's so cool looking, I loved the tuners that used something a little different than
the standard linear log. All it needs is a "magic eye" tube. LOL I'm surprised I don't remember it?
Is the Mac green lighting stock or a LED update?
In it's way of being different, it reminded me of my old Mitsubishi DA-F20.
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Ummm, mine will transition from white to yellow to green to red with slight variations between but there is no blue. What am I missing?
 
Ummm, mine will transition from white to yellow to green to red with slight variations between but there is no blue. What am I missing?
This is because the color of the VU meter is yellow, and then the blue light shines on it to blend. If you want the blue effect above, you need to change the yellow VU table to a white VU table.
 
That would be cool if you provided / offered different VU tables that were user replaceable. Many more options for color and style.
 
That would be cool if you provided / offered different VU tables that were user replaceable. Many more options for color and style.

I'll add to that. Make it top, slot loaded with rigid pieces to preserve the aesthetic qualities.
 
Sorry, I'm not sure I fully understand what you mean. Could you please explain it in more detail?

Hi and thanks for replying. I have these hair brained ideas when I see something (please forgive me). What I am talking about is possibly having different VU tables that can be inserted or removed from the top. These rigid plates would slide into a channel much like the divider plate in an electrical box as pictured. It would take some semi precision designing but the plates would never interfere with the needles and lock in place. This is me thinking out loud and nothing else LOL. Thanks for listening! Picture order is front view, top view, and electrical box with orange removable divider plate. ALL ACCESSIBLE FROM THE TOP WITH NO NEED TO GET INSIDE THE UNIT.

The number of custom plates would be unlimited and blanks could even be provided for the DIY crowd ............ runaway brain alert! ...... lololol

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Your proposal is very good. We were also considering this plan a while ago and discussing its feasibility with the supplier. If we do this, we will need to open a card slot on the top cover, and there is also a risk of dust on the VU meter. We will continue to follow up on this situation and share any information with you as soon as possible.
 
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