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matthew2456 3rd August 2006 06:30 AM

REcommend me some transformers for a PP EL84
 
Having read that a lot of people dislike hammond transformers I am open to suggestions to a decent PT and OT's for a PPEL84 in ultralinear mode.

Looking for 240primary and secondaries

240v at least 200mA
6.3V
6.3v / 5v

Would be great if anybody has any experience with both hammond and other transformers.

coolmaster 3rd August 2006 08:02 AM

Assuming you're from UK..
try this link : http://www.sowter.co.uk/

EC8010 3rd August 2006 08:08 AM

Sounds like you're intending to use GZ34 rectifier (possibly in a hybrid bridge). GZ34 are expensive. A much cheaper alternative is a pair of 6CL3, which would need 6.3V @ 2.4A. Then, use a separate 6.3V (not toroidal) transformer for the heaters of your audio valves. That way, you won't get HT rectification noise crawling up your heaters and into the audio.

coolmaster 3rd August 2006 03:10 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by EC8010
Sounds like you're intending to use GZ34 rectifier (possibly in a hybrid bridge). GZ34 are expensive. A much cheaper alternative is a pair of 6CL3,

There's always fine examples of current production GZ34/5AR4 from JJ or Sovtek at fraction of price compared to NOS tubes. They work just as good. I just don't see how NOS tubes are actually any better, considering its high market value. I've been using these two brands WITHOUT a problem at all.

matthew2456 3rd August 2006 03:50 PM

going with ECC803S

SY 3rd August 2006 05:34 PM

For OPTs, I've been testing some James units that seem excellent, JS-6228HS. Not cheap, but not terribly expensive, either.


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