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Old 7th January 2009, 01:46 AM   #1081
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I'm looking at transformers and they rate them for the secondaries wired in parallel and series -- with series having twice the voltage rating.

How do you wire them in parallel? How about series? I looked online and couldn't find any wikis.

Is the B1 better off with 18V or 9V + 9V?

thanks for the help
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Old 7th January 2009, 02:52 AM   #1082
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Is the B1 better off with 18V or 9V + 9V?

I know that B1 will work happily if receives 18-24VDC from any external power supply.

I understand that you are going to use a transformer having 2 x 18Vac secondary (18Vac in paralleling) or 2 x 9Vac secondary (18Vac in series), to get the recommended 18-24Vdc. And, I think that anyone is equally okay.

Hoping I understood your question correctly . . .

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Old 7th January 2009, 03:24 AM   #1083
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I'm looking at transformers and they rate them for the secondaries wired in parallel and series -- with series having twice the voltage rating.

How do you wire them in parallel? How about series? I looked online and couldn't find any wikis.

Is the B1 better off with 18V or 9V + 9V?

thanks for the help
This would work...


http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...TOKEN=27301370
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Old 7th January 2009, 12:29 PM   #1084
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"No load voltages can be up to 50% higher"

Mr Pass said it can deliver higher voltages under no load. See last sentence in description on site.

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I suggest that the R1 power resistor be made a little larger to provide some more filtering, since the supply is unregulated. Maybe 5 ohms
at 3 watts.
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Old 7th January 2009, 02:44 PM   #1085
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Default power switch?

Just wondering if I should add a power switch to the B1. I know it wouldn't hurt.


I'm also conflicted about getting great hookup wire for the B1. Please let me know what a reasonable quality and gauge would be.

Thanks,
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Old 7th January 2009, 03:09 PM   #1086
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Default Re: power switch?

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Just wondering if I should add a power switch to the B1. I know it wouldn't hurt.


I'm also conflicted about getting great hookup wire for the B1. Please let me know what a reasonable quality and gauge would be.

Thanks,
JG

If you look on partsconnexion there's all kinds of hookup wire.

http://www.partsconnexion.com/catalog/wire.html

KIMBER TCSS is only about $1 ft. You can go crazy with AGSS silver wire but it's expensive.
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Old 7th January 2009, 04:00 PM   #1087
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Steve @ Apex.jr has Silver plated copper with Tefl#* (the DuPont guys are still banning the use of that word) insulation in various gauges and colors..
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Old 7th January 2009, 05:04 PM   #1088
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I think for B1 signal wire (RCA's volume pot) anything 28ga and below is good. Too big is what won't fit into the hole.
of course I prefer a good clip lead until I have all the nuances figured out.
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Old 8th January 2009, 06:58 PM   #1089
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This is a remarkable component. I have had it in place of my old modded 565 adcom preamp for a couple of weeks. With a 555 adcom amp and open baffle speakers I can't believe the quality of the sound.
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Its excellent to see someone reporting back good results with this preamp.
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