Vac11

FEELER: Moby´s T14/1 and C12A transformers reincarnations
« on: October 05, 2020, 07:25:49 AM »
Ive asked Moby´s if he can make a exact copy of famous T14/1 transformer and also copy of AKG C12A transformer. His answer was YES if there will be minimun run of 50pcs (T14/1) and 20pcs (C12AT). Same as in case BV08, BV11, BV12 we have an idea to make some transformers available for as low cost as possible to the DIY community.

So we wanted to see how much interest is out there. There is possibility buy these transformers at pretty much cost price with the proviso that payment is up front and turnaround is about 90 days from when all the preorders are taken. Of course, it's possible unless  the situation of  global pandemics changes.

We need 50 orders of T14/1 transformer and 20 orders of C12A transformer to cover production costs and minimum orders.

Info about T14/1 transformer:
-   fits C12, ELAM251 tube microphones circuits
-   ratio is  11,45:1
-   exact same dimmensions of bobbins and laminations as original
-   same winding scheme as original
-   same wire thickness and same color code

Price: 60,- €    CLOSED


Info about C12A (U11) transformer:
-   fits C12A cathode follower circuits
-   ratio is 1.84:1
-   not exact same dimmensions of bobbins and laminations as original (few milimeters difference), see Moby´s post number #10
-   same winding scheme as original
-   same wire thickness and same color code

Price: 65,- €

If you are interested in, pleas write here which type transformer you need and how much pcs…. I will prepare list of members who are in.

You can contact me here, on my email mildavaca (at) seznam (dot) cz or via PM on my facebook site facebook.com/vamisound

Best

Milan

Update, Oct. 19th: prices and minimum order has changed, see Moby's reply #32

T14/1         52    CLOSED
C12AT       6

List:
Vac11                                   1x T14/1, 2x C12AT
TillM                                      1x T14/1
Tony Hunt                          2x T14/1
Recording Engineer     1x T14/1, 2x C12AT
kvintus                                 4x T14/1
Aleguitarpro                     2x T14/1
Hitchhiker                         1x T14/1
lukas                                      2x T14/1
Shabtek                                2x T14/1
Winetree                             2x T14/1
jrasia                                      3x T14/1
Avgatzeblouz                   3x T14/1
koki                                        1x T14/1
uptownsquash                4x T14/1
TLRT                                      4x T14/1
lampas                                  4x T14/1
audiophreak                     2x T14/1, 2x C12AT
Fenix511                             2x T14/1
100WChris                        1x T14/1
59flame                                2x T14/1
Meyer                                   4x T14/1
madreza                              4x T14/1
« Last Edit: October 20, 2020, 01:44:39 AM by Vac11 »


TillM

I’ll take one !

Vac11

Some pics attached...

tony hunt

I will take 2 x T14/1 to add to my collection of Moby iron.

EmRR

The Moby BV12 I had was great!
Best,

Doug Williams
Electromagnetic Radiation Recorders

"I think this can be better. Some kind of control that's intuitive, not complicated like a single knob" - Crusty

"Back when everything sounde

TillM

To be clear I would take the t14/1 for a C12.

Recording Engineer

I’ll take a pair of C12A transformers.

Moby

Hey guys. Just to chime in. I made a tool for T14/1 bobbins but stopped there because I was busy with other work :( maybe it's time to continue. Btw, I have to double check the U11 (C12a transformer) winding scheme.
For microphone transformers,  BV.8,  Bv.11,  Bv.12, etc.. contact me at mobyelectronics at gmail dot com

Vac11

Re: FEELER: Moby´s T14/1 and C12A
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2020, 05:05:36 AM »
To be clear I would take the t14/1 for a C12.

Thanks Till, I did update list.

kvintus

4x T14/1, please

/Kvintus
...not perfect, but close enough for rock 'n' roll...


Moby

Hey guys, thanks for your responses. I carefully checked the details regarding C12a transformer building and  figured out that it does not share the same core size-laminations-bobbins with T14/1. It's slightly bigger transformer and this combo T14/1-C12A does not work.
Generally it's not "commercial" model of the transformer, so making custom tools for it does not give promises ;)
But, I would really like to help people who want to make C12A and maybe I can find standard laminations what can be used here. My idea is to keep original winding scheme, same DCR and inductance, lamination alloy, dual bobbin arrangement but +/- few millimeters will be the difference from the vintage original transformer. It will not affect the sound, just the overall dimension. I still don't know the total cost of it but I can try to make it the same as mentioned in the first post.
Are you still in? Should I keep negotiating with potential lamination distributor?
Regarding T14/1, I really want to start producing it, especially because I'm not happy with the sound of available clones on the market, including "the original one" what is produced in past 20 years.
So, if we reach the 50 pieces I will give my best to make it possible.
Try to spread this around, because I'm not sure how many people is checking under the "Magnetics".
Cheers :)
For microphone transformers,  BV.8,  Bv.11,  Bv.12, etc.. contact me at mobyelectronics at gmail dot com

Recording Engineer

I’m still in for a pair of the C12A transformers whichever route you go. Also, please add me a single T14/1. Thanks.

Vac11

Re: FEELER: Moby´s T14/1 and C12A transformers reincarnations
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2020, 12:39:01 AM »
Im still in... C12A circuit is long on my list!!!! Thank you.

Aleguitarpro

Re: FEELER: Moby´s T14/1 and C12A transformers reincarnations
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2020, 01:42:12 AM »
I'm in for a couple of T14/1.

Thanks

Vac11

Re: FEELER: Moby´s T14/1 and C12A transformers reincarnations
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2020, 09:24:55 AM »
List updated!

hitchhiker

Re: FEELER: Moby´s T14/1 and C12A transformers reincarnations
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2020, 10:48:02 AM »
one T14/1 for me please!

lukas

Re: FEELER: Moby´s T14/1 and C12A transformers reincarnations
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2020, 12:36:26 PM »
T14/1 2pcs please.

shabtek

Re: FEELER: Moby´s T14/1 and C12A transformers reincarnations
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2020, 08:20:23 AM »
Two T14/1
"really fine players do not use stomp boxes or master volume, they match the amp to the room and turn it up to 11.  Stevie Ray, BB King, Albert King, Duane Allman, Dicky Betts, Louis Armstrong"
   -CJ

Winetree

Re: FEELER: Moby´s T14/1 and C12A transformers reincarnations
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2020, 01:01:33 PM »
I'm in for 2 - T14/1

jrasia

Re: FEELER: Moby´s T14/1 and C12A transformers reincarnations
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2020, 10:37:17 AM »
i'd be down for 3 x t14s


 

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