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In Reply to: RE: who uses different wire colors in amps? posted by rockdoc on March 04, 2017 at 14:16:50
good for organization!
but even I (as a transformer maker) might not each of the colors you've listed.
do you use all of the same type (grade) of wire?
Builder of MagneQuest & Peerless transformers since 1989
Thanks for your answer Mike!
I'm gearing up to do my first non kit build based on my new old FS-030s, Vaic VV-30B tubes, and Laurel mono chassis and parts, that I never finished back in the '90s. Went 45 BHead instead, with my then Avantgarde Duos. Now I'm looking at wire choices, as well as different circuits. Might go with the Laurel circuit, or try direct coupled, or JE Labs, or 91a...... so many options.
I think there really is only "one" option - for highest possible performance and quality...build the simplest.
Two stage, direct coupled, with a mu of 100 driver tube, and a LSES power supply. All the rest, I find, is second fiddle to that.
TCSS is OK, seven strands of three different gauge 5N copper wire, in teflon, about 19 AWG. Today, I enjoy using Mil Spec M22759/11 a whole lot, its multi stranded copper, silver plated, teflon jacketed, in various gauges...12, 14, 16 and 18 AWG. Many pretty colors, a JOY to work with...eBay .... low-ball the Sellers.
Thanks Jeff! Got a favorite schematic?
Yeah, schematic and a written description for you - also. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will arrange to talk over this weekend, Sunday, afternoon on - you call me or vice versa. That is by far, the best way to get things communicated !!
In all your prior amp owning and listening, I think you were using a two stage 45 amp and a three stage 2A3 amp. You haven't yet heard what a 2A3, particularly, a JJ 2A3-40 can do, until you go two stage, and direct coupled. Perfect for your speakers, and tastes.
"do you use all of the same type (grade) of wire? "
good question. I've read some are doubling up TCSS in certain places.
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