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The Kid

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HP 200CD Valve (tube!!) oscillator problems?
« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2004, 03:51:32 PM »
"H and P were not that savvy at transformer design."

Maybe not, but BOTH transformers (T1 PN# 200CD-9, HF & T2 PN# 9120-0016, LF) are wired to the range switch(s).  I think what you're trying to say is, the LF & HF are combined into one output, as that's how the switches are wired.  Each transformer has it's own EL-86.
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HP 200CD Valve (tube!!) oscillator problems?
« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2004, 04:26:25 PM »
I love my old HP tube oscillator... I think mine's a 200AB, because it covers the audio range only, but I don't have it handy at the moment to check.

PRR mentioned calibrated attenuator sets and "gain sets." Maybe I'm an anachronism, but I use 'em. I've got two Gates stereo gain sets, as well as some H-P calibrated 600-ohm attenuator sets. I scanned the manual for the Gates gain set, which can be found here. The circuit could be DIY'd if one were sufficiently motivated. Probably easier just to hunt around for a used one, though. Gain sets are, or at least were, used by every broadcast station for their annual FCC-mandated "proofs" (proof-of-performance tests). Calibrated attenuator sets come up often on eBay. These sell for pretty cheap, usually.

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HP 200CD Valve (tube!!) oscillator problems?
« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2004, 05:45:25 PM »
I have an AB as well.  A nice 4 rack space unit, it is.  I wish I had a use for it.   :roll:

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HP 200CD Valve (tube!!) oscillator problems?
« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2005, 01:38:22 AM »
(resurrecting thread :grin: )

I have a 200CD as well.  

A question(this hit me while driving in the car today),  this oscillator is capable of crankin many volts (24V AC!!).  I can't think of anything I do with audio at present that would need to go so hi.  

What were they building these things to test?

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bcarso

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HP 200CD Valve (tube!!) oscillator problems?
« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2005, 03:45:58 PM »
Well---you could drive a single 6AS7 on the bench to a useful output directly if you liked.  And cooking resistors, as PRR mentioned.

I have a 200CD sitting on the floor at the moment, but it's reassuring to think it's there for an emergency  :green:  or when I need MORE COWBELL!!  errr... I mean voltage.


 

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