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Old 3rd December 2012, 11:01 AM   #41
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hmm, you can get a cheap Amplimo 40watt, 4K, PP-UL.... 73,21EUR

3A524UL : Balans-uitgangstrafo voor buizenversterkers - Ringkerntrafo.nl

a suited Amplimo power supply trafo would cost about the same

but the Dutch shipping...could be serious money ? (these are looking heavy)

roughly, 200EUR is 160 GBP
shipping could be like 50 EUR, maybe
that would be 200 GBP spent on trafos

to compare, cheap Brittish trafos would cost around 50 GBP, each

btw, on my part, shipping from Poland or Germany is cheaper
even HongKong sometimes cost the same as local shipping
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Old 3rd December 2012, 11:21 AM   #42
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that said, Edcor midbudget small SE trafos are so cheap it could be the best choice of all, cost wise, shipping included

maybe this one would be great, 15watt SE, 3.5K to 4ohm ...well suited for EL34 SE ? (please note question mark )

http://www.edcorusa.com/p/524/gxse15-4-3_5k

power trafo cost a bit more
and taxes are not included
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Old 3rd December 2012, 11:26 AM   #43
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that said, Edcor midbudget small SE trafos are so cheap it could be the best choice of all, cost wise, shipping included
I have been thinking of these, even with shipping the the UK they are still very cheap !!!!
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Old 3rd December 2012, 11:30 AM   #44
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Would this transformer http://www.edcorusa.com/p/524/gxse15-4-3_5k

Be suited to this circuit?

6550/EL34 Mini Single Ended Amplifier D.I.Y
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Old 3rd December 2012, 11:39 AM   #45
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I have contact scott17 about one of his kits, this may be the best option for now!
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Old 3rd December 2012, 11:50 AM   #46
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Good to hear that, I've found that its a good basis to start both enjoying and learning about tube audio.
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Old 3rd December 2012, 02:05 PM   #47
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But this is expensive as i will probably get hit with import tax somaybe i should build something cheap and simple with parts i can get from uk !
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Old 3rd December 2012, 02:13 PM   #48
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I'm not sure if this has been suggested yet, I didn't read through the thread, sorry.

As a first tube amp, the Simple SE from Tubelab would be a great place to start.
Simple SE

He also has a forum here in the Vendor's section. Very well supported, lots and lots of successful builds.

It's just the circuit board which I'm sure would be relatively inexpensive regarding import duty. You source all the parts locally.

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I should have mentioned Tubelab also offers a Simple Push Pull board, for more output power.
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