Barbecue got postponed due to rain, so, I had some time on my hands. I picked up the parts for "Round Two, the jcx Variations".
This one took a bit more than 10 minutes to construct:
Now we are moving in the right direction! This is the build that jcx suggested in the posts above. Same input and output impedance (gotta love resistor math), slightly more complex implementation.
Only had a few minutes to listen, but, far better sound than the first implementation as the load is being spread across multiple transformers. The high end that was missing in the first version is far more represented. Still a touch rolled-off, but, only a touch and not too shabby. Certainly a big step forward. I need to listen some more prior to posting a more insightful opinion, but, so far, I am impressed at how well it works. Ton's of signal getting through! Very little attenuation.
What a great learning experience and fun build! The Altoids box implementation is a trip. At times, like building a ship in a bottle.
In any case, I will post more later. One more before I go:
Gotta go, the pucks about to drop... GO BOLTS!!