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Golden Age Project Pre 73 MKII

Postby brucie » Wed May 20, 2020 8:03 pm

Hi everyone,

Hope you are all safe and well. A quick question...has anyone found or used a replacement adapter for one of these units? I know I need a 24V AC adapter, but wonder if anyone has any recommendations, primarily as the ones on Amazon look a bit nasty and could be very noisy.

Thanks!!

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Re: Golden Age Project Pre 73 MKII

Postby Mixedup » Wed May 20, 2020 8:54 pm

Contact their distributor in your country. I'm sure they can supply one... if not try Golden Age directly.
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Re: Golden Age Project Pre 73 MKII

Postby brucie » Thu May 21, 2020 8:27 am

Thanks I'll see what they say.

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Re: Golden Age Project Pre 73 MKII

Postby Mixedup » Thu May 21, 2020 9:08 am

I'm sure Bo at Golden Age could sort you out if the distributor doesn't carry spares. But the stock they carry would have two-pin EU plugs, so you'd need an adapter... the ones that hold the EU plug inside work best for this sort of thing: like this one
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Re: Golden Age Project Pre 73 MKII

Postby brucie » Thu May 21, 2020 4:57 pm

Thanks again so much. I contacted the distributor and they suggested the Golden Age Project PSAC Power Supply Unit (which is a tad pricey at £85) in these lockdown times. I will give the main office an email and see what they say. I think your solution might be the best in the interim.

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Re: Golden Age Project Pre 73 MKII

Postby Mixedup » Thu May 21, 2020 5:08 pm

Yeah, I have the PSAC but it's overkill if you have only one unit. Which obviously means you need to add another pre and two compressors :mrgreen:
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Re: Golden Age Project Pre 73 MKII

Postby Trevor Johnson » Thu May 21, 2020 6:52 pm

the ones on Amazon look a bit nasty and could be very noisy.

Cheap 24v AC adapters are switch mode, whereas the Golden Age PSAC uses a 'traditional transformer' with four separate windings, hence the cost.

If funds allow, I would buy the manufacturer's own PSU, which may prove more cost effective, i.e. not fry your pre, than one of dubious quality.
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Re: Golden Age Project Pre 73 MKII

Postby brucie » Fri May 22, 2020 7:48 am

Ah of course, the "you have 3 other outlets that you must fill" ploy :)

Think I might have to get a few more jobs in and the get the PSAC (With the additional Pres and comps of course)!

Thanks for your help!
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