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Old 27th November 2009, 02:37 AM   #1
autoteck1 is offline autoteck1  United States
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Just a curious question, What Ultralinear transformer is best
Acrosounnd to-300,Altec peerless 16309,Stancor A-8072,Merit a-3102
They are all in the same class , I have two amps one with the to-300 ,the other with Merit A-3102, the transformers look the same except for the colour
and My ears can't tell the differance, Both amps have Sovteck 6l6wxt finals
one has 6sn7's, the other 12au7's, I have listened through headphones, differant speaker systems, They sound the same to me. GREAT !
So which one of the above is the best and why?
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Old 11th March 2013, 11:52 PM   #2
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Just a curious question, What Ultralinear transformer is best
Acrosounnd to-300,Altec peerless 16309,Stancor A-8072,Merit a-3102
They are all in the same class , I have two amps one with the to-300 ,the other with Merit A-3102, the transformers look the same except for the colour
and My ears can't tell the differance, Both amps have Sovteck 6l6wxt finals
one has 6sn7's, the other 12au7's, I have listened through headphones, differant speaker systems, They sound the same to me. GREAT !
So which one of the above is the best and why?
I am being offered an amp with Merit A-3102, 6SN7, and two 5881 output tubes.

I too wonder if these are patent copies of the ultralinear Acrosound TO-300?

Does anyone know how this Merit OPT fairs with the TO-300?
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Just a curious question, What Ultralinear transformer is best
Acrosounnd to-300,Altec peerless 16309,Stancor A-8072,Merit a-3102
They are all in the same class , I have two amps one with the to-300 ,the other with Merit A-3102, the transformers look the same except for the colour
and My ears can't tell the differance, Both amps have Sovteck 6l6wxt finals
one has 6sn7's, the other 12au7's, I have listened through headphones, differant speaker systems, They sound the same to me. GREAT !
So which one of the above is the best and why?
congratulations.....don't obsess with the best, you will be in for a long haul if you do.....just enjoy the music...
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