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Old 14th June 2010, 05:15 PM   #1
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Default Which preamp?

I'm looking for a preamp kit. My speakers (Short Thors) are not efficient enough to go with a tube amp, so I'll eventually build a solid state amp, but I'd like a tube or tube/solid state pre. This preamp will likely be used with something like an AKSA 100 amp in the future. I only need one source, for a DAC. My top contenders are the GK1 from Aspen at about $850, the Grounded Grid at $500 or the Foreplay III with upgrade at $750. I'm a novice, having built only a DAC so I want to stay with kits.

Are there any others I should be looking at?
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Anyone?
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B1, PCB's are available from Pass Labs
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I second the aikido, I just built an 9 pin version using 6N6P's and am really enjoying it.
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Old 23rd June 2010, 06:38 PM   #6
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I'm totally confused on the different models available. I'm looking here: GlassWare Line Stage & Headphone Amplifiers Kits and PCBs. I don't need a phono stage, just one set of inputs for a DAC.
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Scroll down to the 9 pin all in one and then choose your options.
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Maybe this will help

Scroll down to 'Aikido tubes: results and values'

Aikido octal mono PCBs and 5687 PCBs and Aikido and 300B amplifiers
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Old 24th June 2010, 08:35 PM   #9
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Thanks Itsmee, that is a big help.
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