[ProAudio] VU meter permitted overdrive with a sine wave...

Crispin HT crispin at crookwood.com
Fri Jan 29 00:39:41 PST 2021

Mechanical meters to the full VU spec are hard to make, so yes Sifam ( now owned by Tinsley?) stopped making them.


However, they make some very close and more affordable VU meters from their presenter range, which are identical to the VU spec, apart from the attack time, which overshoots by a percent or so.


This is what we use in our VUs and they work very well (2U Stereo VU Meter - Crookwood <https://crookwood.com/vu-meters/2u-stereo-vu-meter/> )


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From: ProAudio <proaudio-bounces at bach.pgm.com> On Behalf Of Chris Caudle via ProAudio
Sent: 28 January 2021 19:13
To: proaudio at bach.pgm.com
Subject: Re: [ProAudio] VU meter permitted overdrive with a sine wave...


On 2021-01-28 12:55, Bob Katz via ProAudio wrote:

I thought that Sifam ceased manufacture of meters?


Looks like they are still advertising new meters:



Even have some meters with old style cases, but with LED lights instead of little bulbs.


-- Chris C


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