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Voodoo Labs Pedal Power or one spot?

Discussion in 'Pedal/Effects Owners Clubs' started by adjason, Nov 10, 2018 at 10:12 AM.

  1. adjason

    adjason Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jan 9, 2010
    virginia
  2. MilwMark

    MilwMark Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Apr 29, 2013
    near Arnold's
    They do two related things:

    1. Isolate digital pedals that create whine/noise when daisy-chained. Not all digital pedals do this, but many do.
    2. Provide a lot of power to the isolated taps (if you need them) - often, again, for power-hungry digital pedals that don’t daisy-chain well.

    If you use analog pedals or digital pedals that daisy-chain fine, and your OneSpot has enough power for all your pedals when engaged, it does nothing. To me, even if you have one pedal that is digital, doesn’t daisy-chain and requires a lot of power (some require like 500ma), the better solution is to buy a second OneSpot for that pedal.

    The owner of Mr. Black had an interesting Blog where he went through how he read so much about isolated power supplies being superior and “quieting” a rig that he bought one. But had the nagging feeling that his rig was noisier when he switched to it. So he measured. Yep, the fancy isolated power supply INCREASED the noise floor over his humble daisy-chain . . .
     
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