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Tube Audio Transformers

Duke58

Member
2009-01-03 8:00 pm
I have these three Stancor transformers in boxes marked:

Audio Transformer A-3321
From 1 or 2 6A6, 53's or 79's
To 3000 Ohms to carry .125 A.D.C.

Audio Transformer A-4406 P. P. Driver
From 2-45's or 2A3's
To 2-210's or 801's

Audio Transformer A-4405
P.P. Driver
From 1-2A5 or 42
Top 2-2A5's or 42's Class "B"

Are these power transformers or output transformers?

The instruction sheet says Primary connections, Plate-brown, C.T.- Red, Plate-Blue. Secondary Connections, 3000 ohms- Green and Black



Thanks for any help.
 
They're interstage transformers, "driver" indicating that they feed a power stage, usually a class B or AB2 stage that requires some driving power. The first one appears to be a low-power modulation transformer - a push-pull audio stage would modulate the DC that powers an RF amplifier stage. They are different from audio output transformers in that the secondary carries DC current.
 

disco

Member
2006-04-17 6:27 pm
Holland
Do you know of any schematics that would show interstage transformers in a circuit. Seems like they are power transformers? What would be the benefit or reason to use them?

Thanks!

It's not a complete schematic but it has the principle to look for. The purpose of your interstage transformer can be two fold: to split the audio signal into two opposed phases, or to deliver a beefed up audio signal at the final tubes.
 

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