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I control via a built-in SSR that is energized from the preamp.mazeeff wrote:I have my ST-70 sitting across the room, and would like to control the AC power with a remote. Thought about "The Clapper", but something like this seems to fit the bill. Just wondering what others are using to control AC power on their rigs?
peterh wrote:I control via a built-in SSR that is energized from the preamp.
In the works is a FM-1 that will be used as PSU , a cathode follower ( or rather 2 pairs),
a motor-driven volume pot, and arduino and a IR receiver for a handheld remote.
When finished i can power on/off the stereo ( both vta-70 and preamp will have their SSR) and control the volume with the remote.
Not bad for a modded 1960 device :-)
The turn-on turn-off cycle is easily described in the control program of the arduino.sKiZo wrote:How decadent ...
One thing you need to remember - tube equipment really really hates short power cycles, so whatever you go with, you'll want to leave a couple minutes between hitting the button. Don't expect to be using it as a mute.
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Thanks ! I have ordered one. The remote might even work for me !Bally wrote:to peterh
You might want to consider using one of these, or similar type of pot
This should work with the aduino
No thanks. I like the concept with an SSR inside each box, allowing a small DC to control at my will.bcinnamon wrote:I use a remote control power strip from Belkin on my ST-120 and M-125:
Just push the button on the remote and the amp starts up, along with the nearby Airport Express.
The power strip also has a latching feature so that it won't automatically turn on if there is a brief power interruption.