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Old 6th January 2008, 12:36 AM   #1
John L is offline John L  United States
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Default Bargain Used Transformers: Where?

I have a question for everyone. Where is the best place to pick up great used transformers for using in DIY tube amps? Will the power trans from old solid state receivers work well for the purpose?

And what about the output transformers? Where can you get them, other than from E-Bay, since I know about it already?

Should one look for old units in need of repair. Will the bigger, more powerful, units have more powerful trans? And are there any with the best reputation, such as the Sansui 1000A, which I hear has some of the most outstanding Iron around?

Also, where does one go to pick up great, reasonable ones?
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Old 6th January 2008, 03:52 AM   #2
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Look for old consoles in Thrift stores.

I built this 50EH5 Tube Amp using parts from an old console.

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