Iso-Brick or Iso-5?

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  1. Gmountain

    Gmountain Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    I assume they are both fully isolated power supplies?

    Is one better than the other. They are close in price, so that's not really a consideration.
     
  2. 1300 E Valencia

    1300 E Valencia Friend of Leo's

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    Both isolated, afaik. I've used a Brick, it was dead quiet. Count the number of outlets and voltages available, I think the Brick wins. It's $30 more.
     
  3. 65 Champ Amp

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    Iso 5 is fine for my needs. Dedicated 12v to run my Nova Reverb, an 18v for the OCD, besides the 9v outlets. I use eight pedals, I so run a daisy chain off my TU2 for a a couple of them.

    Yes, it's isolated, and quiet and solid.
     
  4. ajm763

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    I purchased an ISO-5 as my first power supply (still have it) as “I only need a couple of pedals”. I had to upgrade to a 2+ about a year later as my pedal collection expanded. Unless you need the 18V output (limited to 100mA) I’d spend a bit more and get the 2+. Both supplies have worked well for me - no issues. Note the 2+ can do 9 or 12 volts on each output and 2 outputs can be combined with a special cable should you need 18 volts.)
     
  5. DaveKS

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    Check size will fit your board/use. How many pedals, what voltage you need/want to run them at, how much current each pedal draws, which ones need isolation are all considerations.

    You need to do that homework and then match it up to features/specs of supply.

    I certainly can’t help you pick a supply without that info, that’s basically throwing darts in the dark.
     
  6. RLee77

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    Throwing darts in the dark sounds like a fairly entertaining drinking game.
     
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