|[AMRadio] Johnson Valiant Audio Driver Xfmr - Wake Up Call|
manualman at juno.com
Mon Oct 22 20:40:33 EDT 2007
Add another 12AU7 and just direct couple it. Common way to do it in many
On Tue, 23 Oct 2007 00:03:37 +0000 w0ng at comcast.net writes:
> Thanks for the advice. I'll check out the AES website. I'm thinking
> you're referring to the Hammond 124D or 124E interstage driver xfmrs
> they sell.
> My Valiant uses the 12AU7 driver tube just like your Ranger but mine
> feeds a pair of 6146's whereas your Ranger uses 1614's. I'm not
> enough of an expert at this to know if the impedance, etc. at the
> modulator grid is the same in both 6146 and 1614 modulators or not.
> Because of my lack of specific knowledge on this, choosing the
> correct replacement driver xfmr is a mystery to me for sure.
> The driver xfmr in my Valiant does have a center-tapped secondary,
> but from some info I found on the Peter Dahl website, they say the
> primary DC resistance is 230 ohms (12AU7 parallel driver plates) and
> the secondary DC resistance is 800 ohms C.T. (PP 6146 modulator
> grids). I haven't yet found anything online that matches that
> particular spec. Guess I'll have to keep looking. Any other
> suggestions appreciated.
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