Oliver Orbital Power Projector

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Oliver Orbital Power Projector

Post by Scout » Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:30 pm

Took this down to the bench today for a little check-up. Deep
cleaned everything and sprayed the pots and jacks.
Swampy sound less like a Leslie than the spinning horn
would lead one to believe.
I will forever be an analog man.
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Re: Oliver Orbital Power Projector

Post by marqueemoon » Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:54 pm

Nice!

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Re: Oliver Orbital Power Projector

Post by mbene085 » Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:06 pm

That looks fun as hell.

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Re: Oliver Orbital Power Projector

Post by fuzzjunkie » Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:53 pm

I have thought of making a spinning horn from the motor and guts of a broken phonograph. That driver mechanism looks like it’s pretty much the same idea.

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Re: Oliver Orbital Power Projector

Post by Scout » Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:48 am

There’s not much inside the unit, it does have a
potentiometer and a rheostat , a transistor and a
few resistors . The motor is noisy but the sound is
lofi and warbley, it is cool.

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Re: Oliver Orbital Power Projector

Post by spiffy chap » Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:17 pm

Wow, Jess Oliver made I’m guessing. Cool unit.

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Re: Oliver Orbital Power Projector

Post by Scout » Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:51 pm

Yes, Jess Oliver designed. Main designer for Ampeg back in the day.

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