BTW audiobill - Engineer Extraordinaire, agrees that this an elegant solution. And he is practically a god...kinda.
P.S. Because of zero resistance, the WS-1 runs cool, unlike the WZ=34, which is known to melt in your amp, though not in your hand.
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Kentley wrote:"Which amp are you trying this in (370-410V DC)? Doesn't sound like your ST-120."
That's the B+ as measured on the driver board.
Tubes4ever wrote:There is one thing to consider for tube rectifiers, ( other than the simple fact they are vacuum tubes and not sand ) tube rectifiers don't have switching noise.
jfine wrote:Tubes4ever wrote:There is one thing to consider for tube rectifiers, ( other than the simple fact they are vacuum tubes and not sand ) tube rectifiers don't have switching noise.
I've heard about this switching noise, looked around but can't find much about it, is this some constant noise or?
arledgsc wrote:If you use the yellow sheet diode mod the 1N4007 diodes turn on/off faster than a tube rectifier is capable. As a result these SS diodes are probably doing the bulk of actually turning AC into DC in your amp. You may actually have SS rectification with a slower reacting tube in series. The tube's slowness in turning on may block any SS diode ringing but it's tardy turn off could also pass the more abrupt SS diode's turn off ringing.
jfine wrote:I was wondering about this, applying the 1N4007's seems to negate whatever reasons you might want to run a rectifier tube, I mean at that point, might as well use the weber?