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Old 13th May 2013, 01:02 AM   #11
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I've had good results with this kit, and only $30.

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Old 13th May 2013, 02:47 AM   #12
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I've had good results with this kit, and only $30.

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Ya, but how much was the shipping?
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Tried that too, did not like it.

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Old 13th May 2013, 01:05 PM   #14
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I don't remember the exact cost of shipping but it was less than $20 US. It took just over one week go get here in Georgia.
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Old 14th May 2013, 05:56 AM   #15
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You can also build CNC MM Phonostage under $50.I am using it since 2 years can be compared with any high end Phonostage.
More here http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=371889
and here http://www.lencoheaven.net/forum/index.php?topic=9021.0

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One of the more "overrated" threads over there... <<No expense spared>> & op-amps, is to me the same as <military intelligence>, a contradiction in terms...
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Old 8th July 2013, 06:01 AM   #17
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pre amp sounds good, better than any vintage stuff ive had so far. i tried batteries but they ran out to quickly for my taste, have been searching for a nice quiet power supply for a while now
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Default alternative capacitors for boozehound labs (mm)

Hi, I have recently built the boozehound labs mm phono preamp and thinks it a great little preamp. I'd like to try a different 33nf capacitor and would appreciate a bit of advice as to which manufacture and model i should go for as they can get pretty expensive.

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I've replaced all the caps in my boozehound. First I did the output coupling with a Jantzen silver. Then the coupling between the stages with REL RTX. Finally, the RIAA section with a vishay 1837 (.1), a wima (.033) and a silver mica (.001).

It changes the sound signature a lot. The Russian PIO caps are smooth and laid back and don't have much hi-end extension. The cap change brought a lot more detail and shifted the sound toward brighter, faster and more detailed. If this is what you want then do it. I am not a fan of the PIO caps.

Wima is a good choice for inexpensive caps. the 50V versions are cheap. I like vishay 1837 for cheap caps too. Both of these caps, while not "audiophile" will brighten and tighten up the sound compared to the russian pio caps. This may be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your objective.

Here's an interesting read on caps:

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