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pedal power and 18volts

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by PeaveyPlayer, Dec 28, 2017.


  1. PeaveyPlayer

    PeaveyPlayer Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2014
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    The voodoo labs iso 5 plus
    Has one 18volt output

    But the 4x4 has 9 volts that are high current and regular

    With this is have to use a U adapter


    Does it make sense to get the 4x4 or get the Iso 5
     
  2. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    Depends on what you need.

    Once you use the voltage doubler cable on the 4x4 to get an 18 volt output, the 4x4 gives you:
    6 x 9v
    2 x 12x
    1 x 18v

    The Iso 5 gives you:
    4 x 9v
    1 x 12v
    1 x 18v
    Two of which are not even isolated.

    So the 4x4 is much more versatile. But the problem with the Voodoo Labs is that the 12v slots are wasted unless you have 12v pedals.

    What would I do? Get a Truetone CS7 which is much less expensive than the 4x4 and gives you:
    6 x 9v (four of which can be 12v)
    1 x 18v

    And you can still use the voltage doubling cable if you need more 18v and don't need all the 9v outputs.

    Truetone 1 SPOT PRO CS7 with 7 Isolated Outputs
     
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  3. PeaveyPlayer

    PeaveyPlayer Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2014
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    How quiet is the one spot compared to the voodoo labs
     
  4. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    All the outputs are isolated so it will be quieter.
     
  5. It's a bit more expensive, but Cioks is the brand you want. I've got a pair of voodoo pp2s, a one spot, and a Cioks dc10. Nothing even comes close to the dc10. If you need amperage, you need Cioks. Just sayin.
     

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