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Romy the Cat


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I can’t say anything about YO-186
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I can’t say anything about YO-186. It looks like it is fine and the bias voltage or plate current did not move since I started to use it. I do not know how YO-186 edges however, it might be possible that she loose the cathode emission while holding the plate current.  Subjectively the sound is fine and since the tube is being used at a very conservative operation point I doubt that it somewhere at alarming cathode exhaustion. I wish I was able to test it with objective tester but I never was successful with DHT. I have a very interesting tube tested that might do it, the Royce Rolls of the tubes testers – the Russian L3, but I need to spend a good few days to become comfortable with it…


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decoud
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Component drift
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Thanks, Romy. What about drift in the driver bias, etc?
I suppose the liveliest component, in terms of dramatic breakdown, is the electrolytics. I have been thinking of changing to film, but in that size they are hard to find at reasonable prices.
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Romy the Cat


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Sure, why not.
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 decoud wrote:
Thanks, Romy. What about drift in the driver bias, etc?
I suppose the liveliest component, in terms of dramatic breakdown, is the electrolytics. I have been thinking of changing to film, but in that size they are hard to find at reasonable prices.

I do not have any drift in the driver bias, it is dead stable in any Milq I tried. The electrolytic after the gas tubes is a very finicky subject. What I learned what I experimented with it that this last cap to ground after the gas tube does impact sound very dramatic. The selection of 10uF was not an accident but a result of many trials. A 2-3uF up or down did make difference in making sound more relaxed vs. to be more stringent.  I do not remember if I tried film, most likely I did and I did have large film caps. I however do not remember the result of film application. It might be worse to try different types of film not or to try to bypass the electrolytic with good film. I am saying it despite that I am not a huge fan of electrolytic bypass but of somebody want to experiment with it then the opportunity is there.
 


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decoud
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Power supply caps
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I have film in that position; I actually meant the 1000uf+ caps in the power supply. Hard to get those in film.... 
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decoud
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Post #: 80
Post ID: 24773
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Snubber
Apologies for the primitive question, but has anyone optimised a snubber for Romy's full range circuit? My implementation does not have one, and I am for some reason now starting to get ringing on start-up of one channel.
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Romy the Cat


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This is normal
A ringing during warming up he is a typical behavior when a driver tube begin to age up. Replace it. 


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decoud
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Solved
Many thanks, Romy: all is now well.
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