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Old 3rd August 2006, 06:30 AM   #1
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Default 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.
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Old 3rd August 2006, 08:02 AM   #2
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Assuming you're from UK..
try this link : http://www.sowter.co.uk/
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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.
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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.
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going with ECC803S
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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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