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Ghost 32 Power Supply

Post by q1w2e3r4 » Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:45 pm

Hey all,

Where can I get a power supply for a Ghost 32? I've heard that the Soundcraft one ain't as good as others. Anyone know?

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Post by leftofthedial » Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:45 pm

Soundcraft has shipped 2 different PSs for this unit. The original switching power supply was green and packaged as PSM290 etc. The newer linear supply is black and packages as CPS275 etc.

The biggest end user difference in the two being the PSM are 4 amp supplies and the CPS are 5 amp supplies.

The 5 amp PS provides more headroom and supposedly a quieter noisefloor. I have no A/B experience between the two to offer you except that it should be noted that I put together a linear 5 amp supply with the help of a friend of mine, for about 15 bucks with the purchase of a used 5 amp linear industrial grade PS. But after a month or so, one of the rails on that unit failed, the board took a bad hit and cost about 200 bucks to fix (the board, I threw away the PS and went back to the switching one). The stock supplies have a gizmo in them to prevent board damage if one of the rails fails. So keep that in mind if you decide to get a non stock part for the job or build your own.
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Post by farview » Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:52 pm

I have used both power supplies. The PSM290 is a piece of crap. The difference in the way the board sounds is pretty stark.

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Post by joel hamilton » Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:27 am

farview wrote:I have used both power supplies. The PSM290 is a piece of crap. The difference in the way the board sounds is pretty stark.
True.
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Post by UXB » Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:57 pm

Back when I had one, I built my own using 2-10 amp supplies from international power. Acopian is better afaik.

It may be less expensive to get the acopian - I think soundcraft was charging 700 for a ps, but my memory has been playing tricks on me...

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Post by ledogboy » Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:01 pm

FWIW-
I replaced my Trident's power supply with Accopian and have been very, very pleased since doing so. Using the better stock supply might be your best option, but I figured I'd add my two cents.
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Post by q1w2e3r4 » Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:33 am

Thanks. Does anyone know the specs for the supply for if I was to order one from Acopian?

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