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Jo Sharp
23-03-05, 07:10 AM
Does anyone have info on where to buy these in Europe?

I tried the HiFi tuning.de website but it would appear (from my limited German language) that the partners have split (in the business sense ;) ) and there is no longer a link to the page with info on transformer orders.

As an alternative, does Les W supply the transformers used in the APXs as a separate item...I emailed him recently but no reply as yet.... (hello Les!?).

Thanks in advance...

quickie
23-03-05, 07:23 AM
I bought some APX trannies a while ago for 22 each.

Try the suppliers as well,they might sell direct.

http://www.trans-tronic.co.uk/

Paul.

Jo Sharp
23-03-05, 07:39 AM
Paul,

Thanks for the link.

How did you find the APX trannies - better than toroidals?

Jo

quickie
23-03-05, 07:44 AM
Never got round to comparing them with any toroids Jo,so couldn't say.

Nicely made though and very quiet.


Paul.

Mus
23-03-05, 09:54 AM
Originally posted by quickie
Nicely made though and very quiet.


I'll second that. I have tried a couple of different toroidals, mainly with the APX modules, and while the difference was not great a thin layer of grunge was removed. The toroidals I tried were on a par pricewise with the APX transformers, others were scavenged from dead Naim boxes

I suspect that trans-tronic is another of Les' babies as it's virtually next door to him.

Regards,

Mus

LesW
23-03-05, 10:20 AM
From Quickie:
Try the suppliers as well,they might sell direct.
Errr........sorry, wrong again Paul......

These transformers are made especially for yours truly with some very special techniques employed within. Transtronic will supply common or garden industrial no problem, but try asking them for the spec of the Avondales - you'll be met with a stoney silence.

quickie
23-03-05, 10:58 AM
Are the standard ones any good then Les?

I thought Jo was after some R-cores,not specifically yours as such.

Paul.

Patrick Dixon
23-03-05, 12:34 PM
with some very special techniques employed within Sprinkled with fairy dust perhaps Les? ;)

LesW
23-03-05, 12:55 PM
From Patrick:
Sprinkled with fairy dust perhaps Les?
What, for 22..?? You and I both know that fairy dust comes a lot dearer than that, don't we..??

LesW
23-03-05, 01:10 PM
Wassup Quickie, becoming a little world weary are we..?? Listen chum, if I gave you some buckshee - nay, paid you to take them off my hands, like everything you've ever owned, they would be on sale within a fortnight, wouldn't they..??

quickie
23-03-05, 02:20 PM
Chill out dude............have a snort of that fairy dust :p

Paul.

Jo Sharp
23-03-05, 02:28 PM
Les,

Thanks for the PM, have replied....

Paul,

I'd like to try an R-core ....and one of Mr W's 'specials' if available ...never hurts to compare and contrast.

having read the technical mumbo-jumbo on the sonic properties of different coil designs it would be interesting to see what differences there are in reality.

Jo