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Old 29th July 2009, 08:12 PM   #1
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Default Anyone tried this SE trafos?

http://www.vt4c.com/shop/program/mai..._id=7&hit_cat=

And http://www.edcorusa.com/Products/Bro...px?SeriesID=32

Are they any good?
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Old 29th July 2009, 09:59 PM   #2
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Thanks for the Edcor link, because they are just not discussed enough in this forum
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Old 31st July 2009, 08:33 PM   #3
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I second that. thks.

I have a business trip to USA early next year and think I might be popping a few of those in my suitcase
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Old 31st July 2009, 09:13 PM   #4
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Default Re: Anyone tried this SE trafos?

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Originally posted by Ryssen
http://www.vt4c.com/shop/program/mai..._id=7&hit_cat=

Are they any good?
Judging by the prices relative to the other transformers on their site, I'd say the Mars transformers are at the bottom of the pile.
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Old 31st July 2009, 10:34 PM   #5
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Sorry this is the SE trafos http://www.edcorusa.com/Products/Bro...px?SeriesID=35
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Old 1st August 2009, 02:02 AM   #6
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Default Lundahl SE OPT

I have tried various types of OPT for SE amplifiers.

The Lundahl SE OPT is having damn good pererformance over the others.

I hope you can get it locally with reasonable price.

I would say both Edcor and VT4C's OPTs are not as good as Lundahl's. If you want to build a good sounding SE amp, go for Lundahl.... If you pocket is deep enough, get the amorphous core OPT.

Don't waste your money and time for tyring out low cost OPT's.


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Old 1st August 2009, 02:47 AM   #7
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Don't waste your money and time for tyring out low cost OPT's.
If you are building a "cost is no object" amplifier then by all means go shopping for Tango, Hashimoto, AN, Lundahl, or Sowter iron. Unfortunately these transformers are not in my budget. The Edcor transformers are in my price range and I can say that they are the best $85 OPT's that you can get! Several Simple SE and Tubelab SE builders agree. Mine are in a 300B amp.

I make this statement being in the USA. Shipping from Edcor is domestic. Shipping from any of the other transformers that I mentioned to the USA is expensive. This tilts the table in favor of the Edcors in the USA. This may not be the case in Sweden.
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Default Re: Lundahl SE OPT

There is nothing wrong with Edcor and those that say there is, have likely never heard them.

Low cost does not mean low quality.

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Old 1st August 2009, 09:58 AM   #9
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If you're in the UK, try Danbury Electronics. Very good value at the price, and, they will wind to your spec. I recently received a pair of SE 15k / 8R 15W for use with VT-25A's that they made for me. Excellent! I've also used their standard range which give similar results.

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