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Old 18th January 2013, 06:34 AM   #111
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I just read all the pages and love this man, Ivey. What a good sole he is. I too like the 2222A, 2907A and would add the 2N2905A to his list. Good GP devices that are quit linear. -Richard Marsh
And, the 2n2219A --
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And, the 2n2219A --
Nice of you to find this thread! Did you know that Ivey has passed on? Or at least his grandson posted that Ivey had passed on. He had health issues. I had PM'ed him a bit and he was quite a character. He severely dissed my state of Texas in his PMs and you may have noticed that Scott Wurcer had to clear the air on some comments made by Ivey.

Truly a character but I just wish I knew what pieces of his are true gold. He was a man with many opinions. I've purchased the parts but not put anything together at this point to give his phono pre-amp a try.

As I told Scott, I know this ain't the latest and greatest but it would just be fun (for me) to build and listen.
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Old 19th January 2013, 05:47 AM   #113
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This site is full of knowledgeable people, and I have been around for quite a long time, but it is the first time I print-screen all his posts...
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Old 19th January 2013, 07:14 AM   #114
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His heart was in the right place. A real character. R.I.P. Ivey.

It always amazes me how people can give and give right up to the very last moment.

My oldies but goodies work horses are -- or as SW calls them ... place holders... are the 2N2222a, 2219a, 2905a and 2207a. Now there are a few other newer place holders. I guess we will say good-bye now and close this out?

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His heart was in the right place. A real character. R.I.P. Ivey.

It always amazes me how people can give and give right up to the very last moment.

My oldies but goodies work horses are -- or as SW calls them ... place holders... are the 2N2222a, 2219a, 2905a and 2207a. Now there are a few other newer place holders. I guess we will say good-bye now and close this out?

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Old 20th January 2013, 10:41 AM   #116
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Nice of you to find this thread! Did you know that Ivey has passed on? Or at least his grandson posted that Ivey had passed on. He had health issues. I had PM'ed him a bit and he was quite a character. He severely dissed my state of Texas in his PMs and you may have noticed that Scott Wurcer had to clear the air on some comments made by Ivey.

Truly a character but I just wish I knew what pieces of his are true gold. He was a man with many opinions. I've purchased the parts but not put anything together at this point to give his phono pre-amp a try.

As I told Scott, I know this ain't the latest and greatest but it would just be fun (for me) to build and listen.
I totally agree sonidos. I've learned a lot from Ivey and i love riaa circuits, i built dozens of riaa phono stage with tubes, bjts, fets, etc.
Thanks Ivey, wherever you are now, great man, and technician!!!
Maybe Ivey Riaa is not the best but i think that certain "finesses" in his topology had to be developed.
In memory of Ivey i studied his circuit in my multisim, started to test in real life and i would like to share my implementations and optimized components values. For an "old" riaa, calculated by hand, it's a great result!
If you want i will show my "tribute" to Ivey with my schematic and graphs from simulator, than a simple pcb with or without his series regulated supply, so similar to that i used for years with excellent low-noise satisfaction in musicality.
Are you curious?
Sonically yours,
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Old 20th January 2013, 01:33 PM   #117
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I for one, would like to see what you came up with. I followed this thread from the start.
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Old 24th January 2013, 04:11 PM   #118
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Only me and brucetassin? Poor Ivey
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I will give building it a try. Like to see a final schematic.
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Old 24th January 2013, 05:34 PM   #120
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Ok, let's start!
Major improvements are:
Less distortion: from 0,3% to 0,03% @5mVrms - 1KHz
More headroom, especially in high band: before it was 2dB @20KHz, now 10dB!
More accurate RIAA curve: now is within 0,2db with E12 series!
Less noise: now it's under 80dB @1KHz and under 65dB @20KHz.
Added the possibility to tune-up the MM with an additional loading cap and/or resistor (asked during the thread).

I prefer a light subsonic filter under 40Hz, it's easy for everybody to modify a capacitor if you want to go flat @20Hz.

I use 2n2222A in TO-18 metal case and i love this simple and old circuit!!!

I would like any feedback, i will answer to tell my point of view and my choices.
Regards,
Gianni
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