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View Poll Results: Which toroidal is better?
Antek 2 50.00%
Avel 2 50.00%
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Old 22nd November 2013, 01:38 AM   #1
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I was wondering if one is any better than the other. The Antek is cheaper but, how does it compare to the Avel.
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Old 22nd November 2013, 05:20 AM   #2
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All I use are Antek toroids due to their incredible value. I also have an Avel toroid powering a LM4780 amp. As far as quality is concerned, Antek toroids are just as quiet, especially the AS models, in my humble opinion.
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As far as I know, copper = copper, insulation = insulation, iron = iron.
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Old 22nd November 2013, 10:38 AM   #4
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Now now Andrew, that's not like you. Where's the discussion about core material, what temperature rise the maker finds acceptable and how close to saturation they are running it?
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Old 22nd November 2013, 10:31 PM   #6
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Umm...Poll shows 2 for the Avel and zero for the Antek. Based on the posts, I would have thought it would be closer.
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Old 22nd November 2013, 11:00 PM   #7
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Umm...Poll shows 2 for the Avel and zero for the Antek.
Well...I've used both and two out of 7(?) Avels had mechanical buzzing, I think from loose windings. I replaced them with equivalent Anteks and the problem was gone. In my opinion the Anteks are not only less expensive, but superior quality. Their AS series has an inter-winding EMI shield and an external magnetic shield. They're hard to beat.

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Old 24th November 2013, 09:53 PM   #8
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I would have thought more people would have used both brands and have an opinion about each. The other thing that I found strange is that the posts seem to be in favor of Antek where as the poll favors Avel.
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