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Old 30th April 2004, 03:16 PM   #1
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Default Using TFA 204 transformers for SE EL84?

I have a pair of TFA 204 Magnequest output transformers that I would like to use in a SE EL84 amp. The primary is normally 3K but I would like to connect the 4 ohm taps to 8 ohm speakers and use them for my amp. What undesired effects will this have on the sound? There is always a tradeoff. I think the bandwidth may be narrowed but I'm not sure. Any advice is appreciated.
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Old 30th April 2004, 05:02 PM   #2
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The primary inductance *might* be a bit lower than in a "real" 6k transformer.
If the trasnformer can handle enough unbalanced DC you can always use two or even three EL84s in //
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Old 30th April 2004, 07:54 PM   #3
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Good idea. I think I'm going to go ahead and build a SE 2A3 with them. That is what they were designed for after all. Thanks for the reply and advice Fuling.

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