pahstah

Re: HE-569 pre/eq 500 series
« Reply #160 on: December 03, 2020, 12:44:40 PM »
Hi Paolo,
did I sent you Cyrils email?

the good one finishes with "sky.com"

Yes, I've used that one

thank you


MatthewF

Re: HE-569 pre/eq 500 series
« Reply #161 on: December 04, 2020, 10:31:39 AM »
I have sent an email to Cyril Jones today. I hope I will get an answer. however it will be very difficult to put it in the current pcb: the transformer is big and occupies a lot of space.

Thanks for the clarification Paolo, understood. On this basis I'd be keen to proceed with a build based on the Sowter transformer. I'll send you a PM if that's the best way to arrange a purchase?

Thanks again,

Matthew

Whoops

Re: HE-569 pre/eq 500 series
« Reply #162 on: December 04, 2020, 12:37:51 PM »
This is the mail I tried....

Please don't post emails here publicly as can they be used by Spammers and Scammers.

Please remove the email from your post.

If you want Cyril's email PM me and I will send it to you

pahstah

Re: HE-569 pre/eq 500 series
« Reply #163 on: December 04, 2020, 01:55:53 PM »
I'd like to stress this information again:

Sowter at the moment is delaying some transformers and as you can see in the first page of their site  "We are operating and shipping product but due to high demand we have a significant backlog of orders and the current crisis is having a severe impact. We expect to be able to meet all current comitments with minimal or no delay."
they are prioritizing the most requested transformers and the lustraphone replica is not one of them...


I'm not saying that this project is on hold until Sowter's transformer is ready to ship again, it is possible to use other 1:10 input transformers but it is important to check dimensions and clearances, also you lose the 1:1 tap the act as an input pad.

Paolo

Squeaky

Re: HE-569 pre/eq 500 series
« Reply #164 on: December 06, 2020, 05:01:13 PM »
I ordered a Sowter 7490 Lustraphone M10 on 16 September (for my own project), still no sign. It'll be 12 weeks in couple of days.

Rocinante

Re: HE-569 pre/eq 500 series
« Reply #165 on: December 07, 2020, 01:29:27 AM »
I think it might be worth it to contact David at Cinemag. If there is interest he would do some lustrsphone xfmrs but it would need to be at least 10. FWIW David is a good dude and makes the effort.
If there's a harder way to do this, I haven't found it yet.

Rocinante

Re: HE-569 pre/eq 500 series
« Reply #166 on: December 07, 2020, 01:31:49 AM »
While we are at it is there anyone else that makes the inductors needed for this project i.e. vtb9042 and vtb9043?
If there's a harder way to do this, I haven't found it yet.

MatthewF

Re: HE-569 pre/eq 500 series
« Reply #167 on: December 08, 2020, 08:33:44 AM »
I've just spoken to someone at Carnhill (who now own Sowter). He told me that lead time on the PCB pin version of the Lustraphone transformer would be approximately 12 weeks, and was interested to hear of this project.

He suggested that if a number of orders were to come in then they could potentially fulfil them all from one batch, so there might be some benefit in co-ordinating our orders.

The chap I spoke to also explained that Carhill's acquision of Sowter happened just as Covid-19 hit, so they've had a very disrupted transition. He said they're currently taking on more staff, so fingers crossed normal service might be resumed at some point.

Cheers,

Matthew

MatthewF

Re: HE-569 pre/eq 500 series
« Reply #168 on: December 08, 2020, 08:38:16 AM »
I ordered a Sowter 7490 Lustraphone M10 on 16 September (for my own project), still no sign. It'll be 12 weeks in couple of days.

He did also say that they had a few of the flying-lead type going through at the moment, so fingers crossed yours is in that batch!

MatthewF

Re: HE-569 pre/eq 500 series
« Reply #169 on: December 08, 2020, 10:40:14 AM »
I've just realised that it's not the PCB pin version we need, its the 7490f (flying lead version). I'll go back to Sowter with that correction in case it makes any difference.

Cheers,

Matthew


Squeaky

Re: HE-569 pre/eq 500 series
« Reply #170 on: December 09, 2020, 12:24:51 AM »
He did also say that they had a few of the flying-lead type going through at the moment, so fingers crossed yours is in that batch!

Thanks Matthew, fingers crossed indeed.

Cheers,

Nick

pahstah

Re: HE-569 pre/eq 500 series
« Reply #171 on: December 09, 2020, 06:31:29 PM »
Also no answer from Cyril Jones... :(


 

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