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Post by mbskeam » Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:33 am

dont forget the +/- on the caps..... :D
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Post by TNRabbit » Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:52 am

mbskeam wrote:dont forget the +/- on the caps..... :D
So how do you tell the difference? are you talking about the smal, black ones, or the turd-colored ones?
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Post by BillD » Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:41 pm

There is a line on both axial and radial caps. On radials, it is on the side of the negative lead (which is shorter than the positive lead). On axials, it has arrows on it that point to the negative lead. There are also other ways.
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Post by engtaz » Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:53 pm

FYI: no, the question pertains to the drawing. is what he meant. Thanks Bill
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Post by angelod307 » Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:42 pm

good work there alex. hey, next time you chat with bob, ask him for me if the tube amp will run the 60" ribbons full range without issue. the ribbons are a 4.3 ohm load but it could be purely resistive if that makes a differance on the amp. bob said this of his little ribbons, so i would think the big ones would be no different. on the 300x2, i like the sound of the one ohm resistors in the amp. shiit, it ran the new ones without issue, i just wanna double check though as i an not the bobfather when it comes to these matters. thanks,
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Post by radioeng2 » Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:23 pm

Angelo,

In tube amps, loading like this won't do any harm, just a little more distortion quicker. It does not risk fire, flame, letting the magic smoke out and fried tweeters like in SS.

Convential tube amps have output transformers. The loading on one side is reflected to the other side. It's always a ratio from in to out. They're designed for an anticipated load, it's not an impedance that they present. So when you change the load on the speaker side, it reflects this change to the tube load. As you know, speakers load changes by frequency anyway. All over! So as you suspect, a ribbon's uniform load has some advantages in that it will remain at the spec and not swing all over.

By presenting a stiffer load you'll be moving the tube a bit away from it's swe-etest spot, which Bob would have presumably design the amp to run in. Stiffer load means higher power demanded and higher distortion, lighter load means lower power, less distortion.

The more traditional output xfrm loading is to use about a 7.6K load or so for a PP EL84. Bob opted for what he thought sounded nicer and went with 10K OPT. So I'd suspect you'll move a bit off the swe-etest spot, but probably not be loaded so, so different from what's more typical on the EL84.

So have no fear, just be aware that as you push up in level, the waveform will start to flatten out as the amp runs out of ability to go there. It doesn't tax the amp though in a way that causes harm...just can reach the point where it gets less pleasing.

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Post by AlexSauter » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:10 am

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Post by angelod307 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:17 pm

ok, so the diodes i bought a hundred of, everyone needs two per amp now, correct?
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Post by AlexSauter » Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:08 pm

angelod307 wrote:ok, so the diodes i bought a hundred of, everyone needs two per amp now, correct?

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Post by treitz3 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:46 pm

Angelo, it looks like I will be needing two pair .
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Post by mbskeam » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:25 pm

just to clarify, what is the voltage of the diodes?
started out at 7.5v then to 15v.

can ya post the email or pm, for the said change, did Bob say why, for this change??????
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AlexSauter wrote:Everyone that needs the Zener mod, here it's!! You have to put them in PARALLEL rather than in series.



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Post by frenchguy » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:48 am

so which one is the zener? Im not a electronics whiz!! :lol:
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Re: CarverFest 20w Tube Amp Schematics & Pictograms

Post by angelod307 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:45 pm

Ok, i forget where the 12ax7 heater conversion is for the amps. Help.schematic or photo please.
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Re: CarverFest 20w Tube Amp Schematics & Pictograms

Post by mbskeam » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:38 pm

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