Just finished a splitter section transplant on CTH #9 (mine)..have Dayton caps in them and a shunted ALPS RK27.
It is going to make a trip up to Canada to John E Woven on loan for a month..sigh..going to be without a CTH for a little while longer .
The other CTH (#8) is waiting for the L1H inductor before i can case it up though the case work is done.
Guess who's having problems with a CTH build! Moi!
I built up another unit for this weekend's meet. The PS is having an issue:
The trafo buzzes loudly - then the amp blows a fuse (up to 1.5A) or shuts down the wall wart thermal trip after ~5 seconds (the 24V comes up, the Heater is 12.7V,
the plate voltage gets to ~65 then, poof.
I've verified all component values and orientations. I've replaced the 24V reg and TLE24.
My next suspicions are the splitter Q's and the Multiplier Q's... Anybody?
Without tube. I have looked at all the solder joints for bridges and they look good. haven't done a component by component check yet - but I would think that something would be getting warm or smoking and there is no evidence of that.
I even get the e12 LED lighting.
C1L WAS in backwards, briefly, but didn't pop and has been replaced...
I may build up another and wait to troubleshoot this one after the meet.