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Old 13th October 2011, 07:54 PM   #11
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Any one else use the Electroprints? They look interesting.
Yes, I have custom 5K:32 ohm Electra-Print transformers in my 71A based headphone amp.. (They have dual 8 ohm secondaries for 8 or 32 ohm loads) They sound very good and measured quite well..

I also have 7K/150mA/40W Electra-Print OPTs in my GM70 amps which I am hoping to finish in the next couple of weeks.. I'm working on them today.. The transformers are massive as you might imagine.. The power transformers are custom as well and were made for me by Edcor.
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Old 13th October 2011, 08:27 PM   #12
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I agree with KevinKr. I have done 5 or 6 projects over the years with Electraprint iron with excellent results every time. Plus if you ask nicely Jack will also give excellent engineering advice also.
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I have used Audio Note, Bartolucci, Electra Print, MQ (both parafeed and FS-030), and James. I think James is the best for cost vs. sonics, but MQ is hard to beat at any price. The SE transformers I still have on hand are MQ and James, the rest sold along the years.
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Old 13th October 2011, 09:05 PM   #14
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I have a pr of 5K:8 Electra-prints waiting patiently for a 45 version of the TubelabSE to get finished......haven't heard any yet, though.
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Old 13th October 2011, 09:29 PM   #15
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i also have a Elctra-print 5K:8ohm with partial silver secondary on the way , i will tell you hw it sounds .. i'v had two hashimoto transformer in ollder project.
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No one has mentioned O'Netics... they are my goto if i have to buy new (i used a lot of vintage (ie found) iron)

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Old 13th October 2011, 10:57 PM   #17
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All my amps are Electro prints. WOuld not use anything but.
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Old 13th October 2011, 11:04 PM   #18
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I have electraprints in my se 45.....It's nice to deal with the owner and worker all at once....
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No one has mentioned O'Netics...
Great stuff but Bud doesn't do a line of ready made SE iron, does he?
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Old 13th October 2011, 11:39 PM   #20
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i'm leery of james opts from hearing too many mixed opinions about them. they're usually opposite ends of the spectrum- either great or terrible. some rate them not as (or even close) to hashimoto, and for other gents it's the best deal there is. speaking of which, Hashimoto H-30 c-core is on the top of my list at the moment, after reading that newer tango is being manufactured in... china?!

bit of a side question but these so called potted transformers of the brands mentioned in this thread, are they really encapsulated in resin or is it only a name sake? if not resin, are they at least designed to be hermetically sealed when properly installed? i ask this because i want to prevent my new born son of developing chemical sensitivity from the solvents left to dry on the transformers.

hopefully spending on a premium brand means that i shouldn't have to worry for such inferior and hazardous manufacturing...
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