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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 9:47 am    Post subject: Re: "Transform your audio with Transformers" Article Reply with quote

JimiB wrote:
can't you just put them between the mic and the channel input?


Yes, you can.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:04 pm    Post subject: Re: "Transform your audio with Transformers" Article Reply with quote

hey ya'll!
i'm wondering if i will get the same effect from any of the pre made transformer boxes like the Rane LT22, or the art 8 ch one? could i swap out some of the xfmrs in it and have an 8 channel box with 4 different pairs? this might be an easy way to start...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:40 pm    Post subject: Re: "Transform your audio with Transformers" Article Reply with quote

I hadn't seen this Rane box before. It's does exactly what I describe doing in the article, though I know nothing about the transformers or how they sound. I can attest to the fact that getting a pair of transformers in a box already wired and mounted is a great thing, as finding the right solution for my own collection of oddball transformers still hasn't happened, and they still dangle somewhere behind my racks.

Great find, and thanks for posting it!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:49 pm    Post subject: Re: "Transform your audio with Transformers" Article Reply with quote

I was thinking about using one on an insert
This way you can drive it if you so wish
Now heres the question;
Obviously Ill use a TRS, now if I use balanced cable, can i use one wire for the send, one wire for the return, [/i]then split the ground wire?
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Paul
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:25 pm    Post subject: Re: "Transform your audio with Transformers" Article Reply with quote

paulrichards7 wrote:
I was thinking about using one on an insert
This way you can drive it if you so wish
Now heres the question;
Obviously Ill use a TRS, now if I use balanced cable, can i use one wire for the send, one wire for the return, [/i]then split the ground wire?
Thanks
Paul


Hi Paul,

Only if the unit you are sending the signal to accepts unbalanced wiring.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:28 am    Post subject: Re: "Transform your audio with Transformers" Article Reply with quote

Hi noeq, yes
It would be patched into insert!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:38 pm    Post subject: nice trannys on ebay.... Reply with quote

these would be ideal for doing a "Transfarmer" as I now call these units. I have some very small low-headroom Triads in my unit that are my favorite. Instant flavor change. These look quite similar in values and era. Pretty good price, too.

Allen

http://cgi.ebay.com/NOS-New-Old-Stock-Triad-S-58X-Line-Line-Transformer-/160341111264?pt=BI_Circuit_Breakers_Transformers&hash=item25551331e0#ht_500wt_1156
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 2:35 pm    Post subject: Re: "Transform your audio with Transformers" Article Reply with quote

Ive got a few transformers now from lundahl, triads to bbc
They all are different flavors
I made an insert cable with some crocodile clips and tried them out to see what they sounded like and have used them a bit in mixes
To compare the difference record the original sound back into computer
Match the original and transformed wave up, make sure they are at the same level, invert phase on one of them and play
You will her what the transofrmer is doing, or the difference Smile

My next job is to put them into a rack and patch them into a patchbay

What i would like to do is have a bypass switch on front of rack for each one so I can quickly choose the right one for each purpose
What specific switches and wiring do i need for this?
Many Thanks
Paul
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:00 pm    Post subject: Re: "Transform your audio with Transformers" Article Reply with quote

you might try a rotary switch with 4 tiers, or a couple of toggle or rotary switches that are 4PDT or 4P3T (for example) - that way you could wire one pair of input and output jacks and select different transformers.

it's a lot cheaper/easier to just wire separate 1/4" TRS ins/outs for each and patch it in.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:59 pm    Post subject: Re: "Transform your audio with Transformers" Article Reply with quote

Thanks digitaldrummer
Im, just looking for each transformer to have its own input and output but with a bypass switch on it Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:33 pm    Post subject: Re: "Transform your audio with Transformers" Article Reply with quote

ahh, then a simple DPDT will probably work - one path to the transformer input, the other just shorts to the outputs (the bypass...).
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:01 am    Post subject: Re: "Transform your audio with Transformers" Article Reply with quote

Thanks digitaldrummer
Sorry for late reply, got lost in the hundreds of emails lol
Ok great, Ill get to work on it
Cheers Paul
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:02 pm    Post subject: Re: "Transform your audio with Transformers" Article Reply with quote

I have already soldered in a few transformers to a patchbay so I can just plug em in when I feel like it
My question is :
I have picked up some Carnhill VTB2281(L01166)
Ive noticed on some pics that there's a resistor across some of the pins
What does this do and do I need to do it ?
Which pins ?
Is that what the Analogtone, tonewire are doing with a switch to change the sound characteristics ?
Thanks guys
Paul
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