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Old 19th March 2007, 07:51 PM   #1
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Is it possible to use a small mains toroid to step up a line level signal approximately 10 times? I've heard from a few places that they have a wide enough bandwidth to work quite well..
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Anyone know? I'm looking to build a Zeus esque amplifier on the cheap
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I do not know about line level signals but toroids have been used successfully for interstage and output transformers.

Cheap enough to try !!

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In the electrostatic speakers forum there are some who claim to have used very low cost toroidal power transformers to drive electrostatic speakers.

I think the line-level source you want to step up will need to be capable of driving a pretty low impedance.

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I think the line-level source you want to step up will need to be capable of driving a pretty low impedance.

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My preamp has a pretty low output impedance which no doubt will help
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