Author Topic: Testing your TS500

March 25, 2021, 05:49:56 PM
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JPK

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You can check that your TS500 is functioning correctly by doing these measurements.
The result values are approximate, depending on the quality of your meter, in particular when measuring a 10kHz signal.

ConditionsSwitch position              Output voltage (VAC)
input signal = sine 1kHz, 0.4VAC    TAPE SAT on left9.2V
(on input XLR between pins 2&3)TAPE SAT on center7.4V
BIAS on rightTAPE SAT on right7.1V
TS500 ON
Both pots on 10

ConditionsSwitch position              Output voltage (VAC)
Input signal = sine 40 Hz – 0.25VAC  SPEED on 7.5'9.4V
TAPE SAT on leftSPEED on 15' 8.5V
BIAS on centerSPEED on 30'7.5V
Both pots on 10

ConditionsSwitch position              Output voltage (VAC)
Input signal = sine 60 Hz – 0.25VAC  SPEED on 7.5'7.5V
TAPE SAT on leftSPEED on 15' 9.3V
BIAS on centerSPEED on 30'8.7V
Both pots on 10

ConditionsSwitch position              Output voltage (VAC)
Input signal = sine 80 Hz – 0.25VAC  SPEED on 7.5'5.4V
TAPE SAT on leftSPEED on 15' 7.9V
BIAS on centerSPEED on 30'9.3V
Both pots on 10BIAS on right6.1V

ConditionsSwitch position              Output voltage (VAC)
Input signal = sine 10kHz – 0.25VAC  SPEED on 7.5'2.5V
TAPE SAT on leftSPEED on 15' 4.1V
BIAS on leftSPEED on 30'5.1V
Both pots on 10SPEED on 7.5' and BIAS on right 5.1V
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