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I picked up a Truetone CS7 Power Supply

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by AlbertaGriff, Dec 29, 2020.

  1. AlbertaGriff

    AlbertaGriff Tele-Afflicted

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    I had considered getting one of these a few years ago - I can't remember how many pedals I had back then, maybe 4 - but the sales rep at my local store kinda talked me out of it. Probably correctly.

    Fast forward to today, I have since accumulated a Strymon El Capistan and more recently a Klon KTR. These, plus my other 3-5 pedals in the chain (depending), were being powered by a One Spot daisy chain.

    My wife walked by while I was playing one day, and she said "what is that high pitched squealing?" I hadn't noticed up until then, but one of my pedals was obviously emitting a wicked squealing noise. A bit of experimentation, and I determined that the El Cap was the culprit. A bit of reading online, and apparently the Klon KTR's "charge pump" is partially responsible, although I am sure the total mA draw of my pedals wasn't doing me any favours.

    I got a few gifts from the local music store, none of which I needed, so I returned them for credit and picked up a Trueton CS7 power supply.

    Well the squeal is gone!

    In addition, the power supply comes with an 18V option, so I tried that out on my Timmy and it sounds pretty great!

    So the CS7 was a good option for me to eliminate noise from my rig. Just thought I would share.
     
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    yeah the charge pump in the ktr is prone to heterodyning in a non-isolated power supply setup
     
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    The CS7 served me well, and kept everything quiet. I recently sold mine only because I needed an eighth power port (bought a Walrus Audio Aetos).
     
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    I like TrueTone's stuff. I currently have a One Spot daisy chain, but will likely move up to a CS6 if noise becomes an issue after I finish my board.
     
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    I just received mine today (CS-7), replacing my 1Spot daisy. I was getting a lot of hiss thru the board mainly from my reverb pedal so I'm hoping this eliminates it.
     
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    A47765CC-C113-4ABD-8CC7-B564258C4B7C.jpeg Can’t say enough good about the CS7. Daisy chaining some drive circuits also without any issues. 10 powered pedals in all.
     
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    Let us know!
     
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    I have a CS12 and I love it. Quality stuff.
     
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