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Old 22nd September 2006, 01:15 PM   #501
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$17,000! I hope it comes with K-Y!!!
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Old 23rd September 2006, 03:56 AM   #502
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Please reccomend a choke if you would.... No, I won't try an output tranny if you held a .357 to my head!
Try a Handmade Electronics H3007 (60H @30ma): they mate very well with the 12B4 and won't break the bank.

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Old 23rd September 2006, 05:47 AM   #503
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Does anyone have a schematic of a tube regulator circuit for the 12b4?
I have 2 OA2 tubes on hand, can they be used?
Can anyone point me to the datasheet for the oa2?




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Old 23rd September 2006, 10:10 AM   #504
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I have no problem trying a choke in there, thats a sensible thing to try. I also have not tried a solid state regulator at the plate either. Someone had reccomended the IXYS type....

Please reccomend a choke if you would.... No, I won't try an output tranny if you held a .357 to my head!

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Mark, do give the plate chokes a try. I have, and I ain't removing them anytime soon! I am using 100H 50mA. I have to add "wider and deeper soundstage" to what Zen_mod has mentioned too...

I had a humming on one channel initially and just could not figure it out. Until I moved my PSU choke. Orientation didn't matter, physical distance did...
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Old 23rd September 2006, 10:14 AM   #505
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Does anyone have a schematic of a tube regulator circuit for the 12b4?
I have 2 OA2 tubes on hand, can they be used?
Can anyone point me to the datasheet for the oa2?
Are you going to use plate chokes? If you are, then you can use 1 OA2 on each side giving 150V regulation. If not, then you're going to need 300V and (recommended) 2 OA2s per channel (total of 4). Look for Zen_mod's schematic some posts ago...
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Old 23rd September 2006, 02:56 PM   #506
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I guess I dont understand how tube regulators work, but why would I need two per channel? Dont they work like zener diodes???
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Old 23rd September 2006, 03:24 PM   #507
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They do work like zeners.... You have to stack them in series to get the needed voltage.

I will try plate chokes as soon as time permits. The KSA-100 thread is comming back alive too and I have very limited time....

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Old 23rd September 2006, 04:23 PM   #508
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I guess I dont understand how tube regulators work, but why would I need two per channel? Dont they work like zener diodes???
One 0A2 with regulate to 150V, so to get 300V, you will need 2 stacked together as Mark mentioned. If you use plate chokes, you need only one for the required 150V.
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On the topic of plate chokes, what are the sonic differences between a setup using plate choke and that which is using a OPT? I guess plate chokes still has the effect of the output capacitor, and higher output impedance?
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They do work like zeners.... You have to stack them in series to get the needed voltage.

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Unlike Zeners they need a higher voltage to fire up, after that they drop voltage down to a regulated level. Slightly different resistors across them is the way to fire them up one by one and make resulting fire-up voltage less, if you connect them in series.

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