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    80W into 4 Ohms with a pair of EL34

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    j beede

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    80W into 4 Ohms with a pair of EL34

    Post by j beede on Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:26 pm

    I think the venerable ST-70 is good for may 20-35W per channel into an 8Ohm load, 20-20KHz, <1% distortion. Is that about right? I've got a 15 year old stereo amp, push-pull pair of EL34 running in UL mode that measures ~80W/ch into 4 Ohms and still has the original factory supplied "fake" Mullards (Russia) in place. It has a quad of 12at7 in the front end. I don't own a ST-70, what will a stock ST-70 measure when driving 4 Ohms? What about a modern ST-70 ( e.g. VTA-70)? The OTs are highly regarded on the ST-70 so the bottleneck must be the PT?
    ...j

    Bob Latino
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    Re: 80W into 4 Ohms with a pair of EL34

    Post by Bob Latino on Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:06 pm

    Yes - the original ST-70 with the stock circuit is good for about 20 to 25 watts per channel with > the stock power transformer and the stock 90 uF of DC power storage. A VTA ST-70 with an upgraded power transformer and 500+ uF of DC power storage will do 45 watts over most of the audio band in ultralinear mode and over 20 watts in triode mode without clipping. Below is a test link done by one VTA ST-70 kit builder who has the proper test equipment.

    Testing the VTA ST-70 amp kit

    Bob

    Sled108

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    Re: 80W into 4 Ohms with a pair of EL34

    Post by Sled108 on Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:02 pm

    Hey Bob...Any idea what my Frankin-70 puts out with a S/S Regulation, PA-060 PT, Mucho Caps and KT77's @ 50mA into 60 Watt Edcor OT's with 4 Speakers @ 6 Ohms on the 8 Ohm Taps? Just wondering, because it really Rattles the Plaster..

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    Re: 80W into 4 Ohms with a pair of EL34

    Post by Bob Latino on Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:06 am

    What type of driver board is in there ? and see if you can post a photo of the interior wiring ..

    Bob

    Sled108

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    Re: 80W into 4 Ohms with a pair of EL34

    Post by Sled108 on Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:48 am

    I posted them a while back....Here...

    http://dynacotubeaudio.forumotion.com/t343-one-hot-a470

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