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Old 13th January 2003, 08:25 PM   #1
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I'm looking for feedback on how warm/hot/very hot either tranny gets on any QS models?

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Old 13th January 2003, 08:49 PM   #2
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I have a quad of quicksilver 8417s and a GLA. The transformers get warn but not bad at all. Both the 8417 and the GLA have about the same temp on the output and power tranformer. Warm to the touch, you could touch them all day when playing them and not have to pull you hand away.
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Old 13th January 2003, 08:55 PM   #3
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I recently redesigned my PSU and the darn mains tranny gets very hot, almost to where ya don't want to touch it. If sitting idle, it cooks pretty fast.
I think I might have moved it from AB at idle into A?

The OP tranny was getting hot, which was due to long speaker cables-- not a good idea for any tube amp. A ZOBEL took care of that,but really need to cut the length of the cable down.
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Old 13th January 2003, 11:36 PM   #4
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I recently redesigned my PSU and the darn mains tranny gets very hot, almost to where ya don't want to touch it. If sitting idle, it cooks pretty fast.
This is not normal.I suspect you're amp is leaking current somewhere.

Some xformers can get hot and be happy with this but NOT the OPT though.

Check your circuit.Check your caps for leakage.

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Old 14th January 2003, 01:29 AM   #5
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The OPT is ok- now, as the zobel took care of it. Barely gets warm.
I'ts the mains trafo that gets very hot.
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