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18W push pull output transformer

Designed for amps with a pair of EL84; 8k ohms primary, 8 and 16 ohm speaker outputs

The latest version of this transformer is a direct clone of the transformer originally made by Danbury (who has since retired, unfortunately). That transformer came from my search for an output transformer for my PP-18 amp kit (a stripped-down version of the classic Marshall 18W amp of the '60s). There were some British OTs available off-the-shelf (supposedly made for Marshall in recent years), but they seem designed down to a size - as if to fit into a 1U rack mount box - and they didn't sound very good when the amp was pushed. There were also several higher-cost US-made OTs for the 18Wer, including the Heyboer, which I liked (except for the cost of shipping and importing).
      We started by taking that Heyboer apart and making several variations on the theme. After a tone test, I settled on the best-sounding version (which happens to have grain-oriented laminations).
      It's designed for use in a typical 2 x EL84 valve power amp, but would work fine in any push-pull output stage of 15-20W that requires an 8k ohms primary impedance. It has 8 and 16 ohm speaker taps. It's clamp-mounting, with flying leads for connections.

Dimensions & info

Wound by a British company that also makes some of Amp Maker's other transformers, this output transformer is 78mm wide, 64mm deep and 64mm tall. Fixing centres for the U-clamp mounting feet are 96mm apart.

A great-sounding output transformer for classic 18W-based amplifiers

Wire colour coding shown above

Price: £39.00
inc VAT
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