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Old 29th August 2008, 10:12 PM   #1
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Default Antek TXs??Any use em???

Any opinions on the Antek Transformer series...Hammond wants way much $$$
Their 550-0-550 should get me my 900 VDC and the 325-0-325 should do the trick.
A Mr/Ms R Willis design 813.....but they no longer have the site running anymore......
Solid, simple SE 813.
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Old 29th August 2008, 10:39 PM   #2
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I recommend volume control 2 - 10 kom. If vol. control is close to min., up side
of 100 kom is conn. serial for small input curent.
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Old 30th August 2008, 05:00 PM   #3
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I have used Anteks in several projects with good results. The biggest one that I have used is 400 - 0 - 400, but that may change soon.
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Old 30th August 2008, 06:08 PM   #4
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Antek's plant is about 10 miles from where I live so I pick up the transformers when I'm coming back from NYC. The transformers are designed for CNC applications, i.e. continuous duty.

I am using a pair in my F5's.
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I use Antek toroids as well and find them good performers. Quiet, cool, and very reasonably priced compared to any of the competition.
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Old 1st September 2008, 12:43 AM   #6
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Hmm... Interesting. Their ratings only show voltages and VA capability which is I presume for the entire transformer.

http://www.antekinc.com/AN-3T325.pdf

So would you figure the VA that you need from each winding and add them up? Would there not also be a maximum current for each winding based on wire size?

I think we can imply about 500mA per HT secondary from the load test data but that says nothing about the heater windings. Do we not need more information than provided to fully evaluate their suitability?
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I tried to communicate with them but they did not respond. The only response I got was to go on eBay and buy what they sell, so I had to order transformers from Edcor.
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Old 1st September 2008, 06:47 AM   #8
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I've had very good service from them. I've bought a couple from their eBay ad. I've also called them directly on the telephone and spoke to John. Very nice guy. In total I've bought and used around 10 to 12 of the toroids for preamps and amps. Great quality, excellent value and perfect performance. I can not ask for more and I reate them exceptionally high.

I've also had good service and products from Edcor for output transformers as well.. another great company for quality, value and service.

The only thing that I would want from Antek would be to have additional secondary windings for 5 volts for rectifer heaters in addition to the 6.3v secondaries.

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I've always bought directly from Antek, and even as recently as a few months ago.
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Antek's plant is about 10 miles...
Is that "plant" as in they actually build them here or just a warehouse/retail outlet? I kinda figured them for Chinese imports.
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