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Old 11-26-2012, 01:41 AM   #1
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What's special about the 1spot?

I'm mostly just curious about it. Most everyone seems to say that if you can't afford isolated, get a 1spot. What makes it better than the other power supplies? I know 1700ma is higher than most, but the Godlyke is a full 2A. Is it quieter than most 9v PSUs?
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:52 AM   #2
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nothing really. it just powers multiple pedals at once from a single wall plug. saves space from adapters, not sure about if it makes a difference in sound.

only negaitve is it may need a special plug for reverse polarity.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:58 AM   #3
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it's just that it's the most popularly spoken-of regulated adapter out there. it's basically become a generic trademark, like kleenex and coke.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:12 AM   #4
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Okay, that makes sense to me then. I thought there was something special I was missing.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:53 AM   #5
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/130771794082
http://www.ebay.com/itm/220886918521

Does this look like a good idea? I always get nervous buying from the Chinese companies on ebay. It's negative center 9volts and 1A. Should be good right?
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:55 AM   #6
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Should be fine. It's an SMPS supply, but so is the One Spot. I've had problems with SMPS supplies before but I've got a few really picky pedals in regards to power supply.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:14 AM   #7
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I'd say the 1spot has become what it is largely because it's so dependable, and it flat-out works. It's like the Bad Monkey overdrive. You can buy it anywhere, it's affordable, and you can count on it pretty much no matter what.
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:40 AM   #8
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Very, very cost efficient. That's what's special about it.

You can get a One Spot for $30, or get a Dunlop DC Brick, which is the same exact thing in the guise of an ISO supply, for $100. Real hard choice.

An ISO supply with the same number of outputs will run you at least $150. So between $150 and $30, it becomes obvious why it's so popular. No, it's not as quiet or as reliable, but if you're not gigging, there's no reason to spend 5x as much.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:48 PM   #9
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:42 PM   #10
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1 Spot to rule them all. 1 Spot to bind them. 1 Spot to bring them all and in the darkness climb them.




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Sounds way more rape-y than orgasm-y.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:41 PM   #11
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Yeah. That's fairly rapist sounding. damn.

I need a onespot. badly.
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