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Old 14th October 2013, 08:31 PM   #481
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Could you recommend a trafo that does the job (BallSE) for the buffalo dac, but with a maximum cost of 100euro for a pair (stereo)?
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Old 15th October 2013, 03:44 AM   #482
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Could you recommend a trafo that does the job (BallSE) for the buffalo dac, but with a maximum cost of 100euro for a pair (stereo)?
Seriously, save your money and get a pair of Lundhal 1684. Probably double your budget but these really sound very good. No point wasting money on cheap transformers and then upgrading later.

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Old 15th October 2013, 09:38 AM   #483
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Seriously, save your money and get a pair of Lundhal 1684.
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My vote goes also for the LL1684, it sounds very good.
I have it connected to my es9018 like in this schematic.

Andrea had it compared to other output stages.
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Old 15th October 2013, 09:59 AM   #484
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Thanks guys but it is too expensive for me.
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Old 17th October 2013, 03:43 AM   #485
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Hi Odysseas ,

A member from vnav.vn used jensen JT-11-EMCF for Buffalo III SE, He wrote that he like jensen transformer more than IVY I/V in his system .

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Old 17th October 2013, 08:41 AM   #486
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Hi nvduybom,

I'm expecting delivery today of this little heretical super cheap trafo:
VTX-101-006 - VIGORTRONIX - TRANSFORMER, AUDIO, 1+1:1+1 | Farnell United Kingdom
30 euro for a pair including VAT and shipping. Nice, not?!

I'll try it tonight and report back here
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Please bear in mind that the quality of the transformer is a big deal. You may want to look for some old microphone transformers. The 1:10 UTC HA100x(pricey) I am using sound marvelous as compared to the IVY or Legato 3. Wired as per J Rasmussen (thanks for the push btw!) using 2x 5 ohms into my Bent Audio TVC. Plenty of gain with simply superb (low end especially) inner detail while retaining body and dynamics. Note that the lower input impedance will give you a lower freq bass response than spec'd. If it were me, I'd wire yours as 1:4 with 2x 10 ohm. I am curious to hear your results.
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Hi nvduybom,

I'm expecting delivery today of this little heretical super cheap trafo:
VTX-101-006 - VIGORTRONIX - TRANSFORMER, AUDIO, 1+1:1+1 | Farnell United Kingdom
30 euro for a pair including VAT and shipping. Nice, not?!

I'll try it tonight and report back here
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Old 17th October 2013, 03:13 PM   #488
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Hi 4est,

I'll write my impressions tonight,

What do you mean "wire 1:4"?
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1:4 would be the primary in parallel, and the secondary in series for 6db of voltage gain. The dac chip has plenty of power. Adjust the I/V resistors until you have the right amount of gain. Even in this moderate "voltage mode", it is quite nice. The money spent for active circuitry can be put into good transformers. Good old ones appreciate too btw, they are sought for MC phono step up, and can be interchangeable.
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Old 17th October 2013, 06:35 PM   #490
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Thanks!
I don't think I'll try it today, just arrived home from work (it's 20.30 here), way too tired for this....
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