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Old 21st November 2008, 06:43 PM   #11
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Old 21st November 2008, 06:44 PM   #12
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I use these puppies from ANTEK 18v+18v @ 400VA.

No problems with them. I think Nelson tested a members at one point and found them acceptable. They are fairly inexpesive.


http://cgi.ebay.com/18-18V-400VA-Tor...3286.m20.l1116

Oh heck!!! I just remembered I have 2 of these same ANTEK 18-0-18 transformers new in the box in my garage after changing my mind on a prior A30 build.

That saves me $94 from Parts Express for the Avel's. ANTEK's work very well. I have a 650VA Antek in my current A30 with excellent results.

Thanks mithomas for the memory jog.

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Old 21st November 2008, 07:14 PM   #13
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I am running those same Anteks in mine, they somtimes buzz (physicaly) when my fridge is running other than that they work fine. There has been some discusson as to thier quality, having tried Avel, Plitron, Antek - Plitron was clearly the superior however at roughly twice the price I can put up with little hum. Evan Nelson rejects some Plitrons due to noise. Sadly as many amps as I build cost is a big factor and I hunt for bargins and live with the short comings. Apex does offer some bargins and they are not always posted on the web site. I always give Steve a call and check- He will be getting in some 1KV - 55v toroids in Dec at $30 bucks a heck of a deal.

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Old 21st November 2008, 07:20 PM   #14
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Have any recommendations for choosing a transformer then?


Sorry, perhaps I wasn't clear. Avel Lindberg makes good transformers.

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Old 21st November 2008, 07:58 PM   #15
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I am running those same Anteks in mine, they somtimes buzz (physicaly) when my fridge is running other than that they work fine.

Bill
Hi Bill,

I had a similar experience with my Antek. The thing is absolutely silent, except when my front porch is turned on, then there's a slight buzz coming from the transformer.

The Avel Lindberg Y23 model in my BOSOZ preamp is perfect under all conditions.

How funny.

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Old 21st November 2008, 08:47 PM   #16
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I used and loved the 300VA Plitrons too until I was told by their sales manager they require a $250 minimum order now. Time to try one of those 400VA Anteks...
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Old 21st November 2008, 09:42 PM   #17
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Not sure if this helps but OPC has a few transformers for sale over on the trading post.
I picked one up for an F5
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Old 22nd November 2008, 05:42 PM   #18
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I used and loved the 300VA Plitrons too until I was told by their sales manager they require a $250 minimum order now. Time to try one of those 400VA Anteks...
I would absolutely buy an Avel over the Antek.

The Avel 250va 18-0-18 from Parts Express for $50, no tax and free shipping special under way.

The Antek's are good and the eBay who sells them is first rate to deal with. Owning both, the Avel is much better made.

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Old 24th November 2008, 10:17 PM   #19
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Other brands recommendation (something in europe possibly)?
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