5C3/2 Vactrols

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Post by monstrinho » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:09 pm

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DSC wrote:You still down for a group buy? Any idea on pricing?
Yes, and can you get some other prospective customers? I think they will end up costing DIYers about $7 apiece. (please, find me a cheaper source!!)
So which ones are we talking about, exactly? There are so many Chinese "clones" floating around on Ebay and elsewhere that I've held off buying until I can verify that they are actually good. I'm interested if these are verified as actually a drop-in replacement for the original.

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Post by metasonix » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:47 pm

monstrinho wrote:So which ones are we talking about, exactly? There are so many Chinese "clones" floating around on Ebay and elsewhere that I've held off buying until I can verify that they are actually good. I'm interested if these are verified as actually a drop-in replacement for the original.
I'm NOT going to buy anything from eBay. Only a fool chases after Chinese gray market to save a few cents. The plan was to purchase from Xvive and ONLY Xvive. Last I knew their minimum order was 500 pieces.

http://www.xviveaudio.com/productInfo.asp?id=358

You got any better ideas? I'm ordering a sample from Modular Addict just out of curiosity.

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Post by cygmu » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:51 am

metasonix wrote: You got any better ideas? I'm ordering a sample from Modular Addict just out of curiosity.
I will be very interested to hear what you find about the MA vactrols.

If they are usable and MA are able to offer you bulk pricing so much the better. There's a note to that effect on the web page,

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Post by DSC » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:20 am

metasonix wrote:
monstrinho wrote:So which ones are we talking about, exactly? There are so many Chinese "clones" floating around on Ebay and elsewhere that I've held off buying until I can verify that they are actually good. I'm interested if these are verified as actually a drop-in replacement for the original.
I'm NOT going to buy anything from eBay. Only a fool chases after Chinese gray market to save a few cents. The plan was to purchase from Xvive and ONLY Xvive. Last I knew their minimum order was 500 pieces.

http://www.xviveaudio.com/productInfo.asp?id=358

You got any better ideas? I'm ordering a sample from Modular Addict just out of curiosity.
I'm down, any idea on pricing at that quantity?

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Post by metasonix » Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:05 am

DSC wrote:I'm down, any idea on pricing at that quantity?
From Xvive? I would have to buy 500 pieces and your cost will be $6.50 apiece plus shipping. I'm going to ask that anyone wanting some must agree to purchase at least 25 pieces. We only need about 200 pcs. for our own production--that amount will last at least 2 years. It would be nice to not cough up close to $3000 for parts and be stuck with them all.

If you don't like that, go to Modular Addict. They charge $8.99 apiece and will apparently give you a 10% discount if you buy "quantity", whatever that means.

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Post by DSC » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:52 am

I'm in for 50 pieces. That will also last me for a little more than 2 years. Hope others will chime in on what they need and we can make the 500 minimum.

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Post by Synth of Darkness » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:31 am

I'd be in for 50 pieces at $6.50 each.

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Post by metasonix » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:34 pm

I've tested the MA vactrol and it works okay. Will try to order more after the holidays and report back.

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Post by DSC » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:39 pm

Thank you for your efforts!

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Post by metasonix » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:52 pm

We got more ModularAddict 5C3/2s and tested them in an S-2000, worked fine....however something about these things cracks me up. They have the word "SILONEX" molded into the bottom.....

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This is the top side. Now I have NO idea where these are coming from.
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Post by jestern77 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:38 am

Hi any news on this? group buy of Xvive?
Excelitas are really not available anymore?
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Post by papz » Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:41 pm

Excelitas have a richer sound only if they have golden legs. :mrgreen:
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Post by metasonix » Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:49 am

reviving this thread because Modular Addict, who I would PREFER to buy 5C3/2s from, has been out of stock for months. Synthcube has also been out of stock. I was forced to buy Xvive couplers from Thonk at extra cost. And Erthenvar closed their doors.

Having real trouble finding other sources. Antique Electronic Supply and New Sensor only carry single-element models.

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Post by acinonyx » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:46 am

If time it's not a factor and the vactrols aren't in stock then DIY..

This comes from a fellow wiggler: sirjpink

"Why spend €€€'s or $$$'s on ready-made vactrols when you can very easily craft your own!?!"

https://github.com/coriolisinstruments/ ... ngVactrols

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Post by BugBrand » Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:53 pm

Does anyone know when Perkin Elmer stopped making the VTL5C3/2? Was it within the last 5 years or so or further back?

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Post by xonetacular » Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:16 pm

what's up with these ebay "xvive" 5c3s?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/5pcs-VTL5C3-Xv ... SwzMlchhaS

$1 a piece but that dont look like xvive...

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Post by monstrinho » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:44 am

xonetacular wrote:what's up with these ebay "xvive" 5c3s?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/5pcs-VTL5C3-Xv ... SwzMlchhaS

$1 a piece but that dont look like xvive...

Chinese fakes of unknown quality...

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