once again: cheapest vactrol source atm?

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once again: cheapest vactrol source atm?

Post by wetterberg » Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:47 pm

I do and will support bridechamber for a lot of my stuff, but I'll need a whole stack of vactrols and was hoping for a european source?

only guys I've seen sell at rational prices are allied elec, their VTL5C3 is like $2.30...

- has anyone seen them cheaper?

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Post by parasitk » Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:52 pm

Someone just posted on e-m that they found a cheaper price at some shop on your side of the pond, but I can't remember the name - check T. White's LPG thread.

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Post by wetterberg » Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:01 pm

fuckin' aye - on my way!

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Post by Luka » Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:07 pm

allied are the cheapest by a mile at the moment
that is a mega discount price due to overstock
normally allied sell them for 4.50 which was at the time one of the cheapest prices :/ 2.30 is a bargain

there was a guy on e-m who stumbled on a big lot of vtl5c4s for cheap but not 5c3s. really you will want 5c3s for most synth applications

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Post by wetterberg » Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:10 pm

actually, don't a bunch of designs need the vtl5c3/2 ? that's the one referred to in the electro-music thread, btw.

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Post by wetterberg » Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:10 pm

btw; 30!!! LPGs? Christ, luka! :hail:

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Post by parasitk » Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:15 pm

wetterberg wrote:actually, don't a bunch of designs need the vtl5c3/2 ? that's the one referred to in the electro-music thread, btw.
Yeah I just re-read it and realized they were referring to the /2.

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Post by Luka » Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:16 pm

i split them with spbaker hehe

plans are for some slow gates
and also some vactrol ring mods

you gotta jump on cheap deals when they come up
so we pounced

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Post by wetterberg » Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:17 pm

for the T.White lpg a single /2 can go in place of the other - much better economy that way.
- does anyone know if he sold all the boards this time around or if there's extras?

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Post by Luka » Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:20 pm

he has 25 board left apparently

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Post by wetterberg » Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:30 pm

cheers Luka, that's how I read it too (but I'm cautious, I bugged him last time around :doh!:)
shit, now I'm leaning towards the slower VTL5C4/2... but can't find that anywhere...
- i like the fact that you get that tail with just a simple gate... but then it reduces the usefulness in other areas... thoughts?

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Post by Luka » Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:49 pm

how many do you need?
i can prob send you a couple

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Post by werock » Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:25 am

Farnell (at least in the UK) carry them (in the Optocouplers section).

http://uk.farnell.com/jsp/search/browse.jsp?N=3944+500006+1004335

VTL5C1 - £3.38
VTL5C2 - £3.50
VTL5C3 - £3.56
VTL5C4 - £2.35
VTL5C4/2 - £3.12

Perhaps slightly expensive...

(prices for single units, there are discounts when buying 25+)

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Post by daverj » Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:05 pm

In the UK RS has some cheaper than Farnell, some more expensive:

http://uk.rs-online.com/web/search/sear ... ol&x=0&y=0

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Post by werock » Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:49 am

Unfortunately, RS only stock them as part of their 'extended range' - which means if your order is less than £100, they charge you a £10 fee. And then it is a 15 day lead time.

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Post by BugBrand » Sat Jul 04, 2009 6:29 am

I just got a load of VTL5C3 and /2 from RS -- I'd ordered things a couple of times from then, but don't use them regularly. In May they sent me a letter offering 15% off my next order (over £100) - I lost time and didn't cash this offer in, but then in June they sent me a fresh offer for 25% off! Bingo - time to place a big order for vactrols I think!

Hey, Wetterberg - I tried out the VTL5C4s and found them far too slow in most circumstances. I still have quite a few of them plus the /2 doubles - could probably pass on 20 of each if you're interested..

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