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Old 26th February 2012, 04:20 AM   #1
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I have a tube output transformer that I just picked up at a surplus store. It has all the hallmarks of a tube p-p output transformer in terms of output lead arrangement, and has EIA606-142 stamped on one of the end bells. From what I can tell after a Google search, this may be an output transformer from a Carvin amp of some sort. The heft and size is considerable, suggesting a capability of 50-60W or so. Does the part number ring a bell with someone who knows more about Carvin Amps?

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Old 27th February 2012, 06:54 AM   #2
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It looks to be the output XFMR of an old Carvin 60W X-series, which took two EL34s. I'll drag it into work some time this week and suss out its vitals, though I would guess it to be around 5k plate-plate. This might make a nice monoblock for use as a modest sub amp.

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Old 27th February 2012, 03:11 PM   #3
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tube amps do not make very good sub amps. You need a transformer that is pretty large so there will be less low end loss. That carvin xfomer is probally rated at 40hz.
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Old 27th February 2012, 08:27 PM   #4
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Nothing to lose if you CALL Carvin customer service and ASK if they have specs for that part, or indeed can tell you the models it was used in.
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