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Old 27th August 2012, 01:02 PM   #1
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Hello,
Where do you folks from european countris use to buy transformers for your tube projects? I don't really like the idea of bringing them from USA because of the near 30% increment in cost because of border dutties. And just add to that the high cost of delivering quite some kilograms across the atlantic...

I have found these

-http://www.tme.eu/html/EN/speaker-transformers-for-vacuum-tube-amplifiers-tgl-series/ramka_7135_EN_pelny.html
Katalog A

And these:
Magnequest Products - MQ Iron Listing/Pricing


What would you recommend? Where do you european users source your transformers?

Thank you,
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Old 27th August 2012, 01:06 PM   #2
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In the UK there are Sowter, Danbury and VVT. There are also Hammond stockists in Europe.
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Old 27th August 2012, 01:26 PM   #3
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Old 27th August 2012, 01:28 PM   #4
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Thomas Mayer (vinylsavor) can provide Lundahls at a very good price...
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Old 27th August 2012, 05:10 PM   #6
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Old 27th August 2012, 06:37 PM   #7
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Can confirm that. Bought a very nice custom-made power transformer there, for a very good price.

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Old 27th August 2012, 06:45 PM   #8
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If you want really good ones:

Automatic Electric Europe

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http://www.tribute-audio.nl

Both dutch and that's not why I recommend them but our economy needs a boost anyway BTW the owner of Tribute is a forum member here.
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Old 27th August 2012, 07:16 PM   #9
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Old 27th August 2012, 10:00 PM   #10
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Well, if you are not too picky about them then you can order Hammond transformers from Mouser. If the order is worth over $80 total they ship it for UPS for free. I don't know about you, but for me that's a nice deal. UPS handles the import formalities so you only pay the VAT (separate bill).
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