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Old 17th August 2009, 03:42 AM   #1
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Default Is this overkill for an F1?

I'm building an F1 and am considering using this as my power transformer:

http://search.digikey.com/scripts/Dk...ame=TE60602-ND

Is this too much? If I do go this route will I need to buy different components than the ones listed in the BOM in this thread? Please help.

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Old 17th August 2009, 12:13 PM   #2
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Is this overkill for an F1?
There's nothing wrong with an oversized transformer, if it fits your budget. This hobby is all about overkill.

I doubt you'll need to change anything. Could you point me to this BOM you speak of?
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Old 17th August 2009, 02:45 PM   #3
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Thank you for the assurance. The BOM is about three quarters of the way down the page.
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Old 17th August 2009, 02:57 PM   #4
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Is this overkill for an F1?
Ah, if I'm looking at the right BOM, it calls for a 450VA transformer.

I believe the original F1 used a 300VA transformer, so anything 300VA or larger should be just fine for a stereo amp.

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Old 17th August 2009, 09:20 PM   #5
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There's nothing wrong with an oversized transformer, if it fits your budget. This hobby is all about overkill.
Then step up to more overkill for far less money. I use their HV transformers in tube amps with no problems.

http://www.antekinc.com/AN-6218.pdf a 600VA unit for $65

http://www.antekinc.com/AN-4218.pdf a 400VA unit for $44
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Old 17th August 2009, 09:50 PM   #6
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Is this overkill for an F1?
Sweet deal! And heavier too.
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Old 17th August 2009, 10:02 PM   #7
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Its worth checking RS and Farnell as both do free delivery.

www.rswww.com
www.farnell.com
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Old 18th August 2009, 02:13 AM   #8
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Thank you all for the help. The anteks look good. I will also explore RS. I'm sure I'll be able to settle on something with all these options.
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