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Old 23rd April 2009, 12:19 AM   #601
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Plitron lead time is approx 10 days. The problem though is their $250 minimum order.

If you use 24V rails only on the other transformer, it should work fine too.
Thanks for the info Peter. I called Plitron yesterday only to find out about there minimum. It truly sucks. I spent two hours on the phone today calling distrubters for Hammond and all the people that I talked to where talking massive wait times and silly prices. I was quoated $300 or more by one guy, Silly. Either I try and convince a couple of other people to by them with me from Plitron or I am looking south of the boarder. So this leads me to ask. Where are people buying there 300VA, 22x22V AC transformers from? And did you wait weeks?
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Old 23rd April 2009, 12:26 AM   #602
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Thanks for the info Peter. I called Plitron yesterday only to find out about there minimum. It truly sucks. I spent two hours on the phone today calling distrubters for Hammond and all the people that I talked to where talking massive wait times and silly prices. I was quoated $300 or more by one guy, Silly. Either I try and convince a couple of other people to by them with me from Plitron or I am looking south of the boarder. So this leads me to ask. Where are people buying there 300VA, 22x22V AC transformers from? And did you wait weeks?
Mike,

You might want to try Richard Sumner. He's local and I've always found him very good to deal with.

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Old 23rd April 2009, 12:31 AM   #603
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I ordered a single 300VA from Plitron and had no issues. Was $130 shipped, but you should be able to pick it up and save $30.
How long agao was that? I wonder if they have changed there policy. I asked if I could go over there and pick it up and they said no. "even if you where to come and pick it up our minimum is $250" She explained that they needed to be wound. I would have gone up there today if I could have.
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Old 23rd April 2009, 12:40 AM   #604
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Mike,

You might want to try Richard Sumner. He's local and I've always found him very good to deal with.

Regards,
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Thank you Dan!
Ah, I should have just asked here in the first place. Are his prices in line with Plitron?
Either way I am going to send him an email now.
Thanks again
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Old 23rd April 2009, 01:35 AM   #605
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How long agao was that? I wonder if they have changed there policy.
Yes, they changed their policy approx 6 months ago.
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Another source for toroids would be Partsexpress mentioned here: http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...95#post1508995
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Yes, they changed their policy approx 6 months ago.

Damn, that really sucks.
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Old 24th April 2009, 03:39 AM   #608
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Dan thanks again. I called Richard Summer. He was great to deal with. As his site advertises he makes quality products that are designed for people making audio hardware in a timely fashion. I am looking at about ten days for a fully encapsulated toroidal. His prices are in line with Plitron.
He also shared with me that Plitron is having products made in China now. I don't know if it is all there products are anything more but he seemed quite sure about it. Who knows the transformers from China could be just a well made as the Canadian made ones. Only time will tell.
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Old 24th April 2009, 03:43 AM   #609
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We have success!
Got my kit tonight and built it in a couple of hours. Amazing.
Ok it was bound to happen. More questions

The first one is in regards to the 22.k resister that is is in the RF position on the board. Is the resister in the RF position the resister that was previously mounted to the chip?

The second thing is about the available space for larger caps. Is there any gains to using larger caps?

And last but not least, before ordering this transformer. I am going for a 300VA, with 24V rails. The question is should I have it made with 117Vac or 120 Vac? The leads in my house move from 117 to 120 throughout the day. If I go with 117 do I risk blowing anything up?

Ok time for bed!
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Old 24th April 2009, 02:43 PM   #610
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He also shared with me that Plitron is having products made in China now.
It could be that some of their products are made in China (as with Hammond), but certainly not the standard toroids we are using. The lead time is 10 days so it would be hard to bring them from China in that time frame, besides last time I was doing my pickup, I asked where they had been made.

OTOH, 229D16 Hammond I'm using with a DAC is made in China and you can see it right away: the finish is slightly different that Canadian version (which is impossible to order in small quantities presently), however the performance is still the same.
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