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Old 4th October 2011, 04:54 PM   #11
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Yeah... Definitely too late.

a don't think it's a problem though as the paint is non metallic. So if anything it will serve as a better insulator that the varnish.

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Old 19th May 2012, 05:36 AM   #12
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Noticed that this thread is dormant from 10/11, but the subject line works for me. My query is different from that of the OP, so sorry for the thread hijack.

I am planning to build a Tubelab SSE. As a newbie I would like to order the kit from George, since that would simplify the parts acquisition task greatly.

I need some advice on the OPTs. I can do without UL taps, but if it comes with one, fine. Also shorter lead times will be appreciated (I had to wait a bit for the Edcors for the Tubelab PP). I have the One Electron UBT-2 on my shortlist. The price range and weight is suitable for me. It's primary impedance is 4.8k - that should be ok for the SSE? (sorry for the newbie questions).

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Old 19th May 2012, 02:11 PM   #13
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I have found some James trafos on eBay. James is supposed to be good, and their compact design make it easier for shipping/carrying. Looks nice too. Anybody have experience with these:

JS-6123HS JAMES AUDIO TUBE OUTPUT TRANSFORMER 2A3 300B | eBay
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Old 19th May 2012, 03:13 PM   #14
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I have found some James trafos on eBay. James is supposed to be good, and their compact design make it easier for shipping/carrying. Looks nice too. Anybody have experience with these:
I bought mine from here for $185.00 + $69.00 to ship.

JAMES 6123-HS for 2A3 300B PX4 PX25 amp | eBay

Don't have the amp together yet, but I hear these trafos are really nice sounding.
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Old 19th May 2012, 04:30 PM   #15
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Default If you can swing the cash for the James, go for it...

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I have found some James trafos on eBay. James is supposed to be good, and their compact design make it easier for shipping/carrying. Looks nice too. Anybody have experience with these:

JS-6123HS JAMES AUDIO TUBE OUTPUT TRANSFORMER 2A3 300B | eBay
These are very nice transformers, and would work fine in either a SSE or a TubelabSE.

They come in black or Champagne, and have multiple primary and secondary impedances. I've purchased a pair from that seller a few years ago without issue, and they are singing happily in my Tubelab SE.

Other highly regarded transformers for your SSE (or TubelabSE) are Electraprint and Transcendar, among others. IIRC, the Electraprints are probably slightly less $$ than the James, and the Transcendars are a bit less than the Electraprints, if you can find a pair.
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yoaudio, boywonder,

Thanks for sharing your experience with the James OPTs.

Last time I checked the Electraprint price had increased a lot. The Transcendar units I can find are 3k primary impedance - but understand that George's SSE is designed for 5k primary impedance OPTs, and would work best with 5k.

boywonder,

I'm sure I've seen a pic of your amp in one of the picture galleries before, but if you have a pic/link handy can you post it on this thread please?

For power I am thinking the Hammond 374BX. Angela has it @ $115.

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Old 19th May 2012, 05:06 PM   #17
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The Transcendars are available in 5k on their web site.

Single Ended Transformers - Transcendar Audio Transformers
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Old 19th May 2012, 05:16 PM   #18
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Have you looked at the Hashimoto transformer?
Looks interesting, but out of my budget.

2 SE Tube Output Transformers HC-507U 6V6 EL84 KT66 45 | eBay
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Old 19th May 2012, 05:32 PM   #19
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yoaudio,

Thanks for sharing the Transcendar link. Now you have me in two minds...

I've read that the Hashimoto's are really good. But also out of my budget too.
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boywonder,

I'm sure I've seen a pic of your amp in one of the picture galleries before, but if you have a pic/link handy can you post it on this thread please?
It's in post #126 here Pictures of your Tubelab amp
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