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Where to buy HT toroids ?

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Shoog

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2002-08-15 10:16 pm
Eire
A toroidal is a poor choice for HT because it will let all the line crud into your preamp. EI transformers choke off that same crud so are a better option. Unless you have a very specific reason for using a toroid then I advise dropping the idea.

Piltron make good HT torodials.

Shoog
 
Stixx, thanks for the links;)

You're welcome!

For EI transformers the choice is much bigger...

again www.askjanfirst.de
or www.reinhöfer.de (both very good reputation)
or http://www.ae-europe.nl/

but there must be tons of others...Lundahl, Sowther, Hammond etc.
On Eeehbay you will find a lot of used transformers out of old radios that should be suitable for a pre.
 

hotbottle

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2008-03-16 6:31 am
By 2 of any cheap low voltage transformer - say, something with 12V secondaries.

Then connect them back to back (i.e. 12volt winding to 12 volt winding). The whole setup then makes a 230 to 230 V transformer.

or

buy one, but run it backwards, feeding the 12Vac 'primary' from a cheap ac plug pack power supply. You can rectify/regulate/drop the 12vac directly for heater supplies as well.
 
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