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Old 6th November 2002, 02:56 AM   #1
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Default plitron vs. victoria magnetics?

hey, im finally ordering the transformers for my aleph2's and i was curious what ppl think about victoria magnetics as opposed to plitron?

i was looking to get 2 1.5KVA transformers for my monoblocks, and 6 1KVA transformers for the other six channels. which would be better for this purpose? i see that victoria magnetics has a bit better shielding than the plitron, at what seems to be the same cost... any opinions here?
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Why would you even need 1.5KVA toroidals to drive an Aelph 2??

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Old 6th November 2002, 03:15 AM   #3
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What I like about Victoria Magnetics is that you'll get your transformer in less than a week.
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for overkill? i dunno, i was told 1.5KVA would be ultimate. realistically its not that much extra money. i like to do things once, the first time, and i dont like looking back saying "i wish i would have...".

maybe its too much? but either way, that wasnt the question...
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on the other hand you don't want to find yourself down the road saying --what the hell I was thinking--either.
A channel of aleph 2 consumes about 300W. 800W would probably be plenty. Remember the bigger the trafo, the bigger the stray flux!
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interesting point...

so, assuming i would do 1KVA, which would be better? i like the idea of getting them within a week... i kinda want this project to move along.
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I have never used the other brand you mention, only Plitron, for the last 20 years. Never once had a problem.

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I would definitely buy the two VM 1kva form peter daniel, just be sure to pay him $canadian . Try them out. They seem to be nicely wrapped the plitron look kinda sloppy. On the other hand it may be that VM look better because they are skimming on Cu.
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yeah, i could buy them off him. but i still need 6 more :-)

im building 2 monoblocks, and 3 2-channel aleph2's.

parts are sorted (all 3900 of them). vishay resistors, invidually tested within 0.01% tolerence, black gate resistors, etc, etc. they better sound good...

by next wednesday all boards will be completely soldered and ready for assembling.

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I would definitely buy the two VM 1kva form peter daniel, just be sure to pay him $canadian . Try them out. They seem to be nicely wrapped the plitron look kinda sloppy. On the other hand it may be that VM look better because they are skimming on Cu.
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Hi cowanrg

Where did you get "black gate resistors"

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