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Edcor vs Electra-Print


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2009-02-11 12:58 am
My first thread on this topic didn't seem to post correctly. Hence, the double-post. If moderator wants to delete the original thread, I'm all for it...

Allow me to throw a grenade here.... :) I realize this could be a touchy topic, but my intent is to get a discussion going - not to start an US vs THEM flame war.

I would like to hear from forum members who have compared the big Edcors (CXSE25-series) to anything that Electra-Print makes. How do they compare as far as sound quality and measured performance goes? Also, how big is the footprint of the Electra-Print transformers generally?

I'm building two stereo amps (for bi-amping) using 300B tubes. I have one stereo amp completed using the Edcor CXSE25-8-5K. I'm contemplating having Electra-Print supply the OPTs for the other amp to try them out. In the end, I'll go with identical OPTs for the two amps.