HOW TO RECOGNIZE PARMEKO,ALBION AND HADDON TRANSFORMERS ?

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Re: HOW TO RECOGNIZE PARMEKO,ALBION AND HADDON TRANSFORMERS

Postby API on Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:34 pm

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Re: HOW TO RECOGNIZE PARMEKO,ALBION AND HADDON TRANSFORMERS

Postby 6p5p on Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:52 am

Here is quite a good video on YouTube, I could bet the first amp (1964 one) has an Albion OP that sounds brighter than Woden or Haddon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdPQ7YJA-Lo

It is matter of taste, I prefer the first one. From bigger distance, it would sound little darker, just like the 1965 from the shorter distance.
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Re: HOW TO RECOGNIZE PARMEKO,ALBION AND HADDON TRANSFORMERS

Postby pdf64 on Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:47 pm

As a fun bet then fine, but before laying down a significant wager, I suggest you consider the following other variables -
Do we know that the amps are built to the same schematic? (Note that the design may have changed over time).
Have any mods been undertaken on either of them over their long life?
Have any of their components drifted significantly away from their nominal value over that time?
From an electrical rather than mechanical perspective, were the same control settings used (note that tolerance to taper is generally not a specified parameter, so setting the control knobs of two outwardly identical pots to eg 12 o'clock doesn't not equate to identical electrical output)?
Is the acoustic performance of the two sets of grille material identical? One looks much tauter (and possibly cleaner) than the other, which may affect the frequency response to some degree.
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Re: HOW TO RECOGNIZE PARMEKO,ALBION AND HADDON TRANSFORMERS

Postby samthelamanite on Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:42 am

I once had the job of glueing those paper labels onto Albion's transformers! My dad was the tester and joined Albion from Haddons, he got me a job in the school summer holidays at £4 a week (a huge wage in those days). Except, even then it was considered child labour, and I got sent home when an inspector turned up.
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Re: HOW TO RECOGNIZE PARMEKO,ALBION AND HADDON TRANSFORMERS

Postby Voxjammer on Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:53 pm

Hi, could someone please help me to identify the transformers in my 1965 gray panel Vox AC30?

From pictures I have seen on this forum they could be Albion or Parmeko.

The power transformer has lost the top label (55x40mm). Under the transformer are the usual voltages/colours listed, but no name.

The output transformer has no label or printing on top or bottom.

But there is one thing that might reveal the identity of the transformers:
They both have a white circular stamp (about 12mm in diameter) at one side of the bell. At the inner periphery there are a few (maybe 4) letters (I think), and on the output transformer there is the number 35 in the center of the circle.

Unfortunately I don´t know how to post pictures on this forum.
Has anyone seen these stamps on any Vox transformers before?

Thanks for any help!!
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