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Old 24th May 2006, 07:00 AM   #1
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Default Lundahl LL1540 for SY's heretical?

Hi,
I was wondering is the Lundahl LL1540 can be a good choice for SY's Heretical line stage.

http://www.lundahl.se/pdfs/datash/1540.pdf

It can be configured as 1:1 or 1:2 to give some boost (if needed), what do you think about it (electrically and soundwise)?

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Another thing,
how does it compare to the Jensen and the Cinemag trafos suggested for this amp?

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I haven't personally used it (I've only tried Jensen, Cinemag, and Ampex), but I would have no hesitation using the Lundahl. Their transformers are superb up and down the line.
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Hi,
thanks for the reply.
I have another question: in case I need to use them as step-up (1:2) the source would see 1/4 of the input impedance (roughly equivalent to the potmeter paralleled to the 15K resistor in your schematics.
Do I need to adapt these values to keep the impedance at about 10k?

Is there a particular reason to use a 100K pot with a paralleled resistor instead of a lower value pot?

I ask because I have on hand a motorized 50k blue velvet and a 20k black velvet...

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Lundahl does spec a higher load than Jensen, so if you use their network and a 50k pot, you should be fine.
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Another lundahl transformer for the heretical...

http://www.lundahl.se/pdfs/datash/1545a.pdf

Can I use it without any changes in the schematic if I'd choose R4B / R4U : L4B / L4U connection?

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That connection is (according to the sheet) optimized for 10k:10k, so should work fine with no changes with no gain at stepup. Check square wave resonse to see if you have to load the secondary with a Zobel to get rid of any ringing.
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I've used the LL1540 as an output to a balanced 12b4 line stage, and it sounds fine in parafeed - doesn't overload to my ears. I don't think it likes many volts of signal through it, though, so a low mu valve might be required. A friend put it on the scope with a 3A5 driving it (higher mu) and found that it was overloading.
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Thanks Stuart.

I'll try to assemble it as soon as possible.

Just another question ( a bit OT, sorry): I've read the DiyAudioMag article about the heretical line stage and, in the last schematics, I can't see how you feed the opamp. I suppose using the +/-12V supply...I'm right?

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You're right.
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