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Old 14th January 2013, 05:39 PM   #1
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Im trying to find a source for transformers in the EU and found Tribute Tribute - The final word in audiotransformers , a company based in the Netherlands. Has anyone here recently dealt with them? Im interested in your experiences soundwise and the service they provide when ordering etc.

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Old 14th January 2013, 07:42 PM   #3
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Old 15th January 2013, 04:45 AM   #6
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All the ones mentioned above are well respected.

Pieter at Tribute is a one man operation (as far as I know) and I believe there is often a waiting list.
That being said, my order of 11 various units only took 6 months which compares well to other "custom" things in various circles.
For reference: this was last year, and the product is top notch.
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And Monolith Magnetics here: MONOLITH MAGNETICS
Really looks very good & expensive, did you used?
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Got my 10 transformers from Pieter (Tribute) two months ago, they are for two 300b monoblocks.

Can't tell you how they sound yet as the amps are not yet finished. What I can tell you is that Pieter is very knowledgeable and will help you with the transformer specifications for your particular circuit if needed.
All transformers are custom made and of very high build quality, no compromises are made, they are all potted in aluminum pots and have a nice black powder coating. You can even ask for a custom color if you like.

There are several different types of transformer cores and materials which can be specified.

As said I canít say anything yet about the sound but what I hear is that his optís are at least as good if not better than the (copper) Audio note's, Hashimoto and Tamuraís and pricing is very competitive.

As Nattonrice pointed out it is a one man operation so donít expect fast delivery times but I think they are well worth the wait. He ships worldwide, I have seen him shipping units to Australia and packaging is excellent.

I also have a Tribute Inductive Volume Control and MC step-upís and am quite happy with them.

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Old 21st January 2013, 08:08 PM   #10
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I use Menno van der Veen's universal transformers: Menno van der Veen, audio electronic research & consultancy

I can't compare them to anything else but they sound pretty damn good to me.
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