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Re: Offset problem with TFM-55?

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:27 am
by TNRabbit
Good to see you back, brit01! We've been wondering what happened to you...

Re: Offset problem with TFM-55?

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:29 pm
by brit01
Yep been away for some time unfortunately. Wish there were more hours in the day.

What do you guys think of Allen Bradley resistors? :-k
I would like to upgrade some of the signal path resistors in my amp. I like to twinker. :D

Still got to get hold of some 175WIV (FDH400) diodes also. I don't need 2000 of them.

Re: Offset problem with TFM-55?

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:26 pm
by elgrau
"I like to twinker."

I'd like to "twinker" too! Is that what they're calling it now? :lol:

Re: Offset problem with TFM-55?

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:12 pm
by BillD
brit01, you can find those diodes at MOUSER

BTW, Allen Bradley went out of business around 1997, If you are looking for Carbon Composition Resistors, which is what most valve-heads want (because they were always made that way), I'd look for Ohmite or Stackpole. There are some others. Digi-key handles Stackpole and Ohmite, but Mouser doesn't carry Stackpole, but does carry other brands.

Re: Offset problem with TFM-55?

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:00 pm
by brit01
I'd like to "twinker" too! Is that what they're calling it now?
Maybe it's a Brit word. :?

Thanks for the info guys. The Allen Bradley resistors are easy to get hold of in UK though, still plenty of them around on ebay. As I have family there it's easy to get them sent over as 'gift' for customs here.
I'd look for Ohmite or Stackpole.
I'll have to have a look at these.

Re: Offset problem with TFM-55?

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:05 am
by MagneticField
If your looking to "upgrade" the resistors I'd go with metalfilm.

Re: Offset problem with TFM-55?

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:09 am
by BillD
There are a group of audiophiles whose field of thought is that the carbon resistors require the least amount of "stuff" the signal must pass through, and therefore affect the sound the least. Metal film resistors have a lot of "stuff" the signal must pass through and are therefore dubbed inferior by this group.

Re: Offset problem with TFM-55?

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:20 pm
by MagneticField
Well I guess I'm not part of that group now am I 8-[

Re: Offset problem with TFM-55?

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 1:25 pm
by BillD
I don't espouse any particular philosophy, I just call 'em as I sees 'em

Re: Offset problem with TFM-55?

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:07 pm
by brit01
Hello guys.

Hopeall is well. Been very busy with my valve projects. CF's, WCF's grounded cathodes, SRPP's etc. Got some great sounds out of them. Got a large collection of valves now :D :D

Got a buffer Cathode follower between my Rotel CDP and TFM-55. Very nice indeed.

Now about DC output:

I'm familiar with dc coupling caps on valve amps and negative/positive rails on transistor amps.

As I still have a small amount of dc on my Carver, negligible and harmless, but it's there, what is stopping me putting a nice PIO, or other good quality film cap before the output on my TFM-55?

cheers

Re: Offset problem with TFM-55?

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:17 pm
by Magnaryder
brit01 wrote:Hello guys.

Hopeall is well. Been very busy with my valve projects. CF's, WCF's grounded cathodes, SRPP's etc. Got some great sounds out of them. Got a large collection of valves now :D :D

Got a buffer Cathode follower between my Rotel CDP and TFM-55. Very nice indeed.

Now about DC output:

I'm familiar with dc coupling caps on valve amps and negative/positive rails on transistor amps.

As I still have a small amount of dc on my Carver, negligible and harmless, but it's there, what is stopping me putting a nice PIO, or other good quality film cap before the output on my TFM-55?



cheers
ask Bob?

ray

Re: Offset problem with TFM-55?

Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:02 am
by brit01
Might just do that. Think I still have his mail from when he sent me the schematics for his kT88 beast :D


Another issue:
Occassionally getting a cracking pop sound coming through. Once or twice a night. Signs of a power transistor going? Or just a small mylar failing???

Re: Offset problem with TFM-55?

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:08 am
by brit01
Hello Carver guys,

Just popping in to say hello. Been absent for a long time here for sure.

Happy new 2012 year to everyone. Bit late I know.

My Carver is still going strong after all the help I got from this forum rebuilding it. Never forget this long thread.

My son is almost 2 years old now, can't believe it.
Now he can reach the small tone controls on my pre-amp!! trouble!!

Well I see the site has been upgraded and looking pretty awesome.

See ya

Chris

Re: Offset problem with TFM-55?

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:18 am
by jjptkd
Nice to meet you Chris! I recognize your avatar but don't recall any posts recently. Montevideo, Uruguay looks like a very nice place, would really like to vacation there some time.

Re: Offset problem with TFM-55?

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:32 am
by brit01
Nice to meet you Chris! I recognize your avatar but don't recall any posts recently. Montevideo, Uruguay looks like a very nice place, would really like to vacation there some time.
thanks mate. Yep no posts for a long time. Kids take up a lot of your time. Also been working on rebuilding an old alfa romeo car.

Looks like a nice place, or looks like it has nice scenery/birds? Lol. Nice pic of the carnival chick.
My Carver mostly plays kids songs at the moment!
Occasionally when they are out I have to blow the dust off it and crank it up to get the insides a good work out! lol