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Vortexion Mixer 4/1/M Wimbledon PDF Print E-mail

 

Vortexion  studio-quality mixers from the British Isles are rare indeed. DCSVintage restored this Vortexion 4/1/M Wimbledon to its original sonic excellence and dealt with a microphone cable hum pickup problem. There is far more electrical noise on thVortexion_Frontanglew.jpge power line and interference from stray fields today than when Joe Meek and his contemporaries recorded in England in the early sixties.

 

A pretty face, Vintage Tone

 

 

 

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 Bottom view, as it arrived for repair.

 

 

 

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The coupling capacitors became defective, causing volume control noise, and deterioration in tone and gain. We replaced them with Sprague Orange drops, results were amazing.

 

 

 

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The unbalanced 1/4 inch phone plug inputs had no ground reference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The main filters are original, and are doing their job just fine.

 

 

 

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The level control on the rear apron was added sometime in its life, possibly by a studio engineer.

 

 

 

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The original 240 volt appliance plug just had to stay. An adapter and step-up transformer powers this unit in its new studio home.

 

 

 

 DCSVintage would be priviledged to help you restore studio effects and mixing devices for your recording studio. Send questions you have.

 
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