Cioks Adam Power Supply

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  1. JParry335

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    Looking for some input on stability and dependability.
    Those of you that have and use them, how long have you had them? Any issues?
    I'm inches away from pulling the trigger on one. Just want to make sure it's going to last.
     
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    One of the best I've owned. I've used it in a multitude of applications via all the optional cables they offer. Super quiet and super small.

    I've powered strymon and eventide stuff with no problem.
     
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    That's good to hear man! I plan on putting it under a PT Mini. I've seen that it actually fits and that's what I want.
    I've got a Voodoolabs PP+2 and have stacked pedals on top of it on the mini but would rather keep them all on the same plane.
    Downsizing from a PT-2 and looking forward to it.
     
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    I use it on my mini as well.
     
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    Thanks so much!
    I appreciate the quick response and input!
    Anybody else?
     
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    I use it on both my nano and mini. Works great so far. I use a PP2+ on my main board.
     
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    No problems so far--about six months in...
     
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    I like mine, works great under my mini. I have had some minor hum issues with mine and recall reading that a few others have had similar experience.

    Cioks has the DC5 coming out, website says April. Also fits under the mini and has 5 outlets vs. 4 on the Adam.
     
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    Interesting info about the hum. Did you figure out what caused it?
    Also, thanks for the heads-up on the DC5. I may hold out for that although with the daisy chain cables they have the Adam should be fine.
    As long as there is no hum or noise.
     
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    Used mine under nano and mini. Quiet and worked Great.
     
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    Never really did, seemed to be present in certain pedal configs then disappear. I have been using a couple of splitter cables to handle more pedals, not sure if that was part of the problem.

    Good to hear the Adam is working well for many folks..
     
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    I use the Adam for a year now to power my PT Nano. I also use a split cable and never had any issues.

    The only problem I encountered initially were some difficulties mounting the device because the drilling template wasn't quite right. I contacted cioks and they told me that they will look after that, so this should no longer be an issue.

    Otherwise it works fine and is rock solid. I would certainly buy it again.
     
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    I believe the "hum" issue some have had is because the Adam and other Link Series supplies do not use toroidal transformers/shielding, so that if you put pedals that are sensitive to electronic fields, (overdrives, wahs, etc.) you may have some issues, because the adam is popular for using under the mini and nano, this becomes an issue more often then not since bigger boards mount the supplies towards the top of the board (where you typically don't see your dirt pedals sitting.) So I would suggest some careful planning when setting up your board, and try to keep your drives away from the power supply, maybe even test all your pedals first by setting them on top of the adam and checking for noise issues coming through your amp.
     
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    This seems logical and I will heed this advice when I get ready to put it all together.
    Thanks!:beer
     
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    I use mine under a nano. 6 or so months in, but no issues thus far.
     
  16. guitarlifestyle

    guitarlifestyle I like guitars. Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm thinking about getting a Cioks Adam as well. It sounds like it would work for five pedals...is that correct?

    I'd want to power the following pedals: tuner, fuzz, od, boost, delay

    I know that I'd have to daisy chain two of them together, but I just want to make sure that doing so would work with this collection of pedals.
     
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    Works just fine. They have "Y" splitters for just that purpose.
     
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    guitarlifestyle I like guitars. Silver Supporting Member

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    Perfect. Thanks!
     

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