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« on: 27 Jan 2003, 06:20 pm »
Hello!

I have been meaning to do this for some time now! I have some older rev stuff that's been here on the shelf and I should find a home for it. It's a good chance to play with the stuff at a lower cost than the new versions and since folks were really happy with the older revs too it should work out well. Here is what I have:

- 1 Pair of TX103 MC stepups - 1:10 / 1:5 version - $275.00. These are the same winding and core as the present TX103 but do not offer the 1:20 stepup mode. Most TX103's out there are this rev and they sound exactly like the 1:20 version that sells for $400.00 a pair right now. They were broken in for you by a fellow who ended up needing the higher gain version (ie. they are slightly used!)

- 1 pair of TX102 MKI transformers. One of these was installed to a switch and so the leads are trimmed back and the other was never used. Although I prefer the MK II version there are lots of happy MK I guys out there! All the origional hoopla about the TX102 on the audioasylum was about this rev. Currently $350.00 a pair for the MK II and these are priced at $150.00 a pair

- 2 pairs of TX102 MK I transformers. Just like those above but these have full length leads. $175.00 a pair.

- 2 pairs of TX1022 transformers. These are the new winding geometry (just like the MK II) but they do not offer the +6db gain option. There are about 10 pairs like this in the field and they'll work out fine if you don't need the +6db gain (which is seldom needed).  $225.00 a pair.

I think these are fair prices (plucked from my head as I'm typing this) but make an offer if you want to. Also I'll offer 10% off any other stuff (connectors, switches, kits, etc) if you are taking one of the trannies.

Post any questions about them.

Many Thanks!
 
John Chapman
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« Reply #1 on: 27 Jan 2003, 07:34 pm »
Hey guys,
When John cleans up, you can get some bargains.  I bought an couple of old TX102's from John last year, the ones from his prototype I think, and I am very happy with them.

Finally finished putting it together last week, and I think it sounds great.  Was using a passive pre, and this is clearer and cleaner that the passive was.  I made a wooden box for it and used an Electroswitch (cheaper than the Seiden).  Still need to finish the some odds and ends (like making the top of the box), but it's in my system, and sounds great.

If you spend a little more time, and go the cheap route like I did, for not a lot of money you can build yourself a nice little preamp.

Randy

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« Reply #2 on: 27 Jan 2003, 07:43 pm »
Randy,

Gald you got the pre-amp together and that it's working well. Randy has a bit of history there. He has the very first TX102's I bought - I called them MK 0's. After playing with them I contacted Jonathan about using them for my TAP pre-amp and selling the odd one to DIY guys.  The odd one turned into a bit more than I'd figured on and then the kits as well - it's kept me pretty busy ever since!

Anyway - I am glad that they have tunes flowing through them once again!

Many Thanks!

John

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« Reply #3 on: 27 Jan 2003, 08:54 pm »
Whoa, John! YGM  :mrgreen:

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« Reply #4 on: 27 Jan 2003, 10:02 pm »
Hello!

Update....

The TX103 - on hold for a fellow.

Old TX102's all gone.

TX1022's still here (and I thought they'd be the first to go!)

I'll update as this changes.

Many Thanks!

John Chapman
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« Reply #5 on: 28 Jan 2003, 02:12 pm »
Hello!

1 pair of TX1022's still availiable. I should sell at these prices (much less than cost!) all the time. Maybe I'd make it up in volume....

Thanks!

John

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« Reply #6 on: 29 Jan 2003, 03:29 pm »
Hello!


All Gone.....


Many Thanks!

John Chapman
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