People love these FXi exciters.  I don’t.  They sound great, but that display…ugh.  The entire unit is DOA when it fails, and fail they do. And they are no longer available.     Fortunately that’s not the problem with this one.  This […]

Radio Systems

        It’s hard to not like these Radio Systems consoles. They’ve held up very well over the years and continue to sound good.       They are subject to aging though.  One of the first places they […]


  These are still among the best FM exciters ever made, the Broadcast Electronics FX Series.  This one just needs a little clean up, new capacitors, a new fan and an unused accessory card removed.      This one has […]


  Armstrong 100 watt FM Exciter.  Approximately 20 years in service.  Built by RVR in Italy, these units are re-badged by Armstrong, Bext and probably others.  They’re generally very good, until the day they aren’t.    Today is that day.  […]


  The Harris “Gates” series AM transmitters were produced approximately 1990-2000 and most are still providing good service.  This is a later unit and it’s tripped a fault alarm at the studio after overnight storms.  Let’s take a look!    […]


    Marti STL 15-C. These were the microwave equivalent of a swiss army knife in the 1990s.  Frequency agile and affordable.   There are still quite a few putting in a day’s work. This one isn’t. Let’s find out why.  […]


 OMB is a Spanish transmitter manufacturer with a small USA footprint.  Every once in a while I come across a piece of their equipment.  Today is one of those days.   ..Except   this looks an awful lot like an RVR TEX-100… […]


      Here we go again, Symetrix 528E mike Processors.  Some noisy, some non-functional. Let’s pick one and see what we can find.                                  […]


  Bext LEX25.   These are simple, workhorse exciters. 0-25 watts, VSWR foldback, basic remote control and metering capabilities.  They are fairly good sounding units for their age and design price. This one is 2001 vintage and has no AFC lock. […]


  Behringer. No sane person repairs these.   At about $200 brand new and $40-50 used, why would you?  Oh why not. Let’s open it up.                                […]