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Noguchi Finemet: FM-3WS-H + FM-6WS output transformers

This was the last extensive testing and listening session I did in the attic before the stereo and mono systems were rescaled. I misplaced some data and just recovered them recently. So as promised in a previous blog entry, here's the write-up on the two entry-level SE Finemet OPTs from Noguchi.

WARNINGThese are bonsai-sized output transformers. If thumping bass frequencies is your idea of high-fidelity you should stop here right now. Otherwise, please proceed with caution ;)
Noguchi FM-3WS-H
David vs. Goliath - indeed, the FM-3WS-H is tiny. I had to mount it on a perf board so that it wouldn't fall from the square mounting hole left by the Tamura F7004 ;)


Technical and listening tests were done with the output transformer mounted in the SE10/VT25 amp, which resides in the attic mono system.
Noguchi FM-6WS
The FM-6WS is not that much bigger either.


Technical and listening tests were done with the output transformer mounted in the Radiotron SE2A3 stereo amp in place of a pair o…

Harrisburg Hamfest

After playing the first concert for the July 4th Summer Series with Harrisburg Symphony, I received a text message from a friend that there was a Hamfest in town on July 1st. 

The venue was only 10 minutes away from our hotel.

Pick of the day!