Monthly Archives: November 2009

Talema Transformer for My Gainclone

Finally, with the help from my girlfriend, I manage to get the Nuvotem Talema Transformer on hand within a week. It’s rated at 6.3A with 2x18V output or about 225VA. Not bad for my LM1875 huh…...
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Some Vintage Meters

I manage to secure some old vintage meters. One is for DC Voltage (up to 300V, exactly what I need for my pre-amp). While the other is mA meter (up to 30mA, another luck for my pre-amp). I’m thinking of...
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Am I Seeing (Smelling?) My Gold Burned?

When I arrived back home at night and cleaned up my equipment, I noticed that my solder tip has “golden” color appearance. Well, I have been on this solder-toy-world for over 15 years, but never saw my solder tip showed...
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Mundorf M-Solder Supreme Silver/Gold

I also got chance to test the Mundorf M-Solder Supreme Silver/Gold. This is one of the finest solder on the market. Currently, I use WBT for most of my main project. But the chance to try the M-Solder shouldn’t be...
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Custom Made Power Transformer for My Pre-Amp

I ordered custom made transformer to replace my old Aikido Pre-Amp transformer. Before, I rarely ordered a “finished” transformer (but prefer doing DIY one with my colleague). But now I’m thinking to try a “proven good” transformer (and considering doing...
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Pre-Amp #26 Parafeed – Tweaked with Jensen Copper Foil Paper Tube

I visited my friend’s home few days ago. We planned to tweak his #26 Pre-Amp (with Parafeed design). His Pre-Amp was a high quality pre-amp, in terms of parts and design. As you can see below, the high voltage section...
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The Journey Continues…

It’s a cool weekend, we are entering rainy months. I continue soldering my Ultimate Power Supply. Today, I solder 8 pcs of MUR860 and 70 pcs of Black Gate F Series. Done in 3 hours, not bad huh....
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“Ultimate” Power Supply is Getting Near

Some of you have emailed me asking to finish the Gainclone – Black Gate Power Supply project, and well, I’m about to complete it with some modification. Here is the “sneak-peeks” 😉 The rectification section is made dual, total 8...
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