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Old 27th February 2012, 07:27 PM   #1661
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Hello!

I just built a 26 preamp with 5:1 Audionote transformers and the sound is simply amazing. It smokes the 6sn7 or 5687 setup with the same output transformers on every level.

I want to go all DHT on my 300B monoblocks and have some 46 tubes that I will use as a driver. But what to choose as input tube? I probably also need 1:2 input transformers to get enough gain so can somebody give me any clues on what kind of specifications I must look for? Are the Audionotes any good?

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Which Audionote 5:1 are you using? They have quite a few ranging from pure copper wire to pure silver wire, with various core materials.
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Old 27th February 2012, 07:47 PM   #1662
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I have the cheapest copper version with double C-cores. Boy do I wish for the most expensive silver version.....Heaven knows what that must sound like.
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Old 27th February 2012, 07:59 PM   #1663
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Albertli -

Regarding temperatures, in filament bias the 10 ohm resistors get hot. 100 degrees is not tragic - I think I was getting something like that. I mounted them on top of the chassis so there would be air around them. You can barely touch them - they run hot!! Mine are rated 50 watts (four 10 ohms in series/parallel)

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Old 27th February 2012, 08:06 PM   #1664
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Hi,

I have my 26 running and seems quite healthy.
Raw filament after rectifier, I have 0.5 ohm, 470uf, 25mH + 2 ohm, 30,000uf - I have 17.6v on this point, but the 2 ohm 10w is hot at 58c after 3 hour, then to Rod's reg. 11.5v n 10v at 10 ohm. This 10 ohm is a group of 10 100 ohm 5w dale wirewound, the temperature within these 10 are vary from 75c to 105c after 3 hours. This is what I'm a bit worry about. Is there any way I could even out the temperature ??
On Hv, I have 182v to Sala's reg. and 150v supply to 26, 145v on plate of 26. Since I have a very big heatsink for the Sala's reg. so the temperature is only around 30c after 3 hour. The square wave didn't look too good and will do some experiment this couple days.
Will upload some pics later.

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Nice result Albert.
Check voltage across these resistors when temperature changes as I assume you are using them in a series parallel configuration. A more detailed description would be helpful, both channels react the same, which ones are hotter etc.
Regarding square waves on the scope, I could get them in a better shape, as well as removing a ringing at 70kHz from the ll1660, by using a 4,7k with 100nF acroos the output of the 1660, before the AVC I use at the output. I want to do more listening tests before I can comment as to this change is better or not but on the scope looks better.
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Old 27th February 2012, 08:08 PM   #1665
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FYI I get 85c at my resistors.
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Old 27th February 2012, 08:40 PM   #1666
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I have same resistor stack as Andy mentioned and got about 80C
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Old 27th February 2012, 09:37 PM   #1667
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The square wave didn't look too good
My #26 preamp (220V SSHV2, Rod C. regulator, filament bias -11R-, 6mA cascode CCS, 2*0.22uF teflon coupling ) -3dB bandwith 2Hz-230kHz!
100kHz square wave rise- and fall time only 1us!

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Old 28th February 2012, 03:03 AM   #1668
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Albertli -

Regarding temperatures, in filament bias the 10 ohm resistors get hot. 100 degrees is not tragic - I think I was getting something like that. I mounted them on top of the chassis so there would be air around them. You can barely touch them - they run hot!! Mine are rated 50 watts (four 10 ohms in series/parallel)

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Thanks and I'm going to have the 10 100 ohm 5w re-arranged. Will report.

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Old 28th February 2012, 03:08 AM   #1669
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Nice result Albert.
Check voltage across these resistors when temperature changes as I assume you are using them in a series parallel configuration. A more detailed description would be helpful, both channels react the same, which ones are hotter etc.
Regarding square waves on the scope, I could get them in a better shape, as well as removing a ringing at 70kHz from the ll1660, by using a 4,7k with 100nF acroos the output of the 1660, before the AVC I use at the output. I want to do more listening tests before I can comment as to this change is better or not but on the scope looks better.
George,

The voltage across 2 groups L/R are quite the same. They are 9.6v/9.63v respectively, and I'll tune them back up to 10v after the configuration. The temperature different only happens amount/ within the 10 resistors at the same group.
Will try your zobal mod and report asap
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Old 28th February 2012, 03:11 AM   #1670
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My #26 preamp (220V SSHV2, Rod C. regulator, filament bias -11R-, 6mA cascode CCS, 2*0.22uF teflon coupling ) -3dB bandwith 2Hz-230kHz!
100kHz square wave rise- and fall time only 1us!
Would love to know more, so I could learn more.
Are you with transformer coupled ???
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