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Old 18th October 2008, 02:07 AM   #1
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Default Any diff if in F3: Plitron vs. Avel Lindberg?

I purchased an F3 clone second hand. Very excited about this. Is there any material difference for the F3 if the transformer is Avel Lindberg Y236752 330VA versus the Plitron that ships with the F3?

Reason I ask, is that I asked if it was a Plitron and the answer was "Yes". Thanks for your feedback.
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Old 18th October 2008, 09:31 AM   #2
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plitron is supposed to be the better of the two transformers, so start cheering
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Old 18th October 2008, 10:00 AM   #3
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not necessarilly. my plitron is buzzing from the day one.
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Old 18th October 2008, 11:05 AM   #4
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my standard plitron buzzes too on my preamplifier.
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Old 18th October 2008, 04:58 PM   #5
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The Avel transformer in my BOSOZ is as quite as a church mouse. The Antek in my A30 amp buzzed something aweful, until I tracked the source of the buzz to a CFL light bulb on my front porch. Turned off the CFL porch bulb, and poof! the buzz in the amp disappeared.

Lesson learned... Some other AC appliance can cause issues with a hifi set-up. Just another thought to consider.

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Old 19th October 2008, 03:52 PM   #6
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Thanks all for the feedback on the Avel traffos!
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Old 24th November 2008, 09:31 PM   #7
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There are better alternatives?
I'm thinking to build a F3 and just started inventory checklist
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There are better alternatives?

Sure, if you're willing to pay a few times the price of an Avel/Plitron.

I have had custom trafos made a few times, in most cases a very expensive solution.

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Sure, if you're willing to pay a few times the price of an Avel/Plitron.

I have had custom trafos made a few times, in most cases a very expensive solution.

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Two or 3 times that may be in my budget.

I know luhndal but they dont make toroid afaik.
Pls drop me an email.

Tnx.
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Old 25th November 2008, 12:23 AM   #10
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I'm using trafo's wound by Harbuch on chunky Antrim cores in my A30. Nice and quite until someone is using an device that messes with the AC - hair dryers and electric heaters are culprits. Antrim were pretty popular in the UK hifi industry for a long time so should be a good quality alternative.

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