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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair Modifications DIY' started by Link555, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    I just got a wack of toys from a friend working from his work! Apparently they were throwing there old junk.

    Among the stuff was a fully functional HP 3580A!!!
    As well about 20 hammond 804 xfmrs and some other audio looking xfmrs

    Anyone know this:
    2362-8101 EHEC81 I?131

    Its a square shielded potted 10 pin xfmr.....
    Did a search but came up empty.......
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    It's probably an internal factory number. The only match I could get for the EHEC bit came up with "81 patients with diarrhea and vomiting", so those transformers have clearly seen some use on live Top 20 hits.
  3. Big K

    Big K Well-Known Member

    Nice one from when we were still young...LOL...

    1973 - HP 3580A

    The Model 3580A is a spectrum analyzer optimized for frequencies between 5Hz and 50kHz.

    The major contribution of this instrument is digital storage of the display information. The display is refreshed at high speed on a conventional CRT from a digital memory. This eliminates the analog storage and slow sweep rates that have been a problem for even the best CRTs.
    A second contribution is the reduction of sweep time through the use of a technique called "adaptive sweep". This technique takes advantage of the fact that the spectrum of interest is usually above a noise or threshold level. When the signal is below the selected threshold it is possible to speed up the sweep. When signals are encountered that are above the threshold, the sweep slows down to reproduce the full response. It is possible to achieve as much as an order of magnitude improvement in sweep speed with this feature.
    A third contribution is a resolution bandwidth of 1 Hz, the best available on any sweeping spectrum analyzer. This allows the resolution of closely spaced spectral components. It also simplifies noise analysis where readings are traditionally referred to a bandwidth of 1 Hz.
    The combination of these features plus others result in an instrument uniquely optimized for low frequency spectrum analysis.
  4. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    LOL- thanks for manual. I tested the unit out last night, everything is working order and well maintained. It looks like it going to exactly what I need for quick audio tests.
  5. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Wha? Where does your friend work? Kinetic? I foresee a slew of Frankensteinish endeavors to come this summer.
  6. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    Likely yes.....;)
  7. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Very cool!

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