LM386, LM3916 VU Meter Trouble? Answered
Hey, i have built a VU meter according to an instuctable circuit diagram (https://www.instructables.com/files/orig/FX5/67GS/FLROK12R/FX567GSFLROK12R.gif)
but no matter what, my bar graph stays at 7 bars lit. The LM3916 does not appear to be reponding to the microphone output from the LM386.
any suggestions would be very, VERY much appreciated and my apologies in advance if I have missed any important informaiton.
EDIT: the 1uF caps i have on my circuit are polarised, unlike the non-polarised in the circuit diagram, but I am assured by a good friend that it shouldn't make a difference. I am also using the LM386N-3 in case anyone asks!