One Spot... Or Similar?

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  1. Poodlesrule

    Poodlesrule Well-Known Member

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    As I am getting a little bit into pedals (uhoh), just realized I need better power, even for a home rig.

    The 1Spot seems to be the go-to item.
    Others of similar quality?
     
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    Don't bother with the OneSpot.....Get 1 or two Caline Power bricks. $25 each
     
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    The One Spot is tried and true. I own two although I primarily use a Voodoo Labs Power Plus 2.
     

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    I have a 1 Spot and a Godlyke: I've had some noise issues with the 1 Spot, but not the Godlyke. Their pricing is similar.
     
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    The OneSpot is tried alright, but not necessarily true. I threw all mine away. Now I use two
    Voodoo Labs and one Caline. Never have had another problem, not to mention pedals are all
    quieter. Hey, but that's just me and my pedals. YMMV
     
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    I've used a one spot for years but never with more than a few pedals. However I'm looking into a more expensive power brick with isolated power. It seems that a one spot may contribute to increased pedal noise (I've read this is more prevalent when mixing digital and analog pedals on the same daisy chain). Now that my setup has grown beyond a single OD, reverb and tuner, I am looking to upgrade.


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    Yep, 100% agree with PS. Had a OneSpot and it made my chain very noisy. The Caline/Donner/whatever other Chinese branding they have, are great and quiet.
     
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    I have both a Caline (on my large board) and a 1Spot CS7 Power Brick (on my small board) and like them both. No issues with either.
     
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    I had several One Spot's and they went to the trash. I have been using Godlyke Power All's for years with zero issues. But to be honest I am not truly a heavy user.
     
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    Lol 1spots are NOT known for reliability, which I learned the hard way.

    Being cheap is expensive. Buy a good unit once and you won't have to buy it again.

    I got a Mosky Power Station which reviews said are a heavy duty tank unit and it is. The factory cables may not hold up to travel/gigging but for home use plug and play they are awesome.
     
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    My ONe spot was noisy until I plugged into a different outlet, it was less so bit still has some noise compared to running the same pedal(s) on battery.
    So far for at home use running 1-4 pedals at a time it is fine.

    But had I read this back then, the Godlyke sounds good, but I would spend the $35. or so on an isolated brick instead if could do it over.
     
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    I bought the one spot knockoff from Monoprice for $8. I notice some, but very little, difference in background noise between the adapter and batteries. I’m not sure how long it will last, but 6 months in my living room and it’s fine.
     
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    I make my own. My main is quiet as can be. <10millivolts AC noise floor. It has worked reliably for since 2006, can provide 9vDC to 18vDC and currently powers 12 pedals.

    One of my secrets is only one ground point at the power junction and letting the ground be made in other pedals connected, through the signal ground (connecting cables). I have no eddy-currents or ground hum. That<10millivolt noise is all broad-band white noise, which you'd have to crank to unrealistic levels to hear.
     
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    I had three One Spots daisy chained to a bunch of pedals. Was just too noisy. At one point they were quiet on just a couple pedals but over time more pedals arrived and the noise level did as well as I added to the daisy chain. Recently tried all three on just one pedal one at a time and the noise was the same as daisy chaining 4 or 5 pedals. Picked up the Truetone CS 12 the other day when there was a 20% off coupon for any purchases on eBay for $140. Zero noise now and a 5 year warranty. No experience with the Caline.
     
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    Sounds like the problem happens when you draw more current. That points to not enough filtering. I can bet these are easy to modify with a few upgrades. Someone sell me theirs cheap so i can Frankenstein it.
     
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    I can give you one. The cost is that I'd ask you to share what you learn on the internets (which I think you'd probably do anyhow).
     
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    Sure no problem. I want to see "how" isolated they actually are. I have a feeling they are a smps, switch mode power supply, which make lots of noise.
     
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    Funny thing is mine were fairly quiet when I first got two of them. The third was a gimme and about the same age. All started with a slight hum after a couple years and then just progressively worse.
     
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    Did it hum any particular tune?
     
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    I guess best described as a Buddha meditation hum maybe.

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