Phono Stage Project Recommendations - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Source & Line > Analogue Source

Analogue Source Turntables, Tonearms, Cartridges, Phono Stages, Tuners, Tape Recorders, etc.

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10th January 2011, 03:45 AM   #1
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Wiltshire UK
Default Phono Stage Project Recommendations

I am in the Market for a good tube based phono stage project and would like recommendations. I am looking at the Audio Note stage but wonder if that is the best use of 's. Are there projects that forum members have completed that they would happily share or can anyone give views on good kits? Where could I find a good circuit design?
  Reply With Quote
Old 10th January 2011, 03:54 AM   #2
6L6 is offline 6L6  United States
diyAudio Member
 
6L6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Denver, Colorado
The RIAA 5 on this page is quite nice. Mine is quiet, musical, and was actually very easy to build point to point. I highly recommend it.

Steve's Tube Pages

My only suggestion is to make sure you use shielded tube sockets on the input tubes. It will hum like no tomorrow if you don't.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10th January 2011, 04:23 AM   #3
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Southern Tier NY
You could try Salas's
Valve Itch phono

If it is anything like his NJFET Simplistic RIAA you are in for a very pleasant experience.


SY has also designed one that should be good. It is in the blog section I believe and is called "Her Majesty's noise" I think
__________________
Living Life Doing the Waltz in 4/4 meter.

Last edited by SGregory; 10th January 2011 at 04:26 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10th January 2011, 06:38 PM   #4
kevinkr is offline kevinkr  United States
diyAudio Moderator
 
kevinkr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Blog Entries: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by revoli View Post
I am in the Market for a good tube based phono stage project and would like recommendations. I am looking at the Audio Note stage but wonder if that is the best use of 's. Are there projects that forum members have completed that they would happily share or can anyone give views on good kits? Where could I find a good circuit design?

How about Stuart's: "His Master's Noise" ? There will be pcb for it in the near future, and it is a very nice design. I'd recommend taking a look at it here: His Master's Noise: A Thoroughly Modern Tube Phono Preamp
__________________
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." - Carl Sagan
  Reply With Quote
Old 10th January 2011, 06:58 PM   #5
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Southern Tier NY
Thanks Kevin. Got the Gender mixed up....
__________________
Living Life Doing the Waltz in 4/4 meter.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11th January 2011, 05:37 PM   #6
studeb is offline studeb  United States
diyAudio Member
 
studeb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: San Diego
There are also two kits from TubeCad/GlassWare. Akido and Tetra.
They can be found here: Phono Preamps

It would be good to know what kind of cartridge you are running too.

Last edited by studeb; 11th January 2011 at 05:39 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 13th January 2011, 02:40 PM   #7
webby is offline webby  United Kingdom
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: england
[QUOTE=kevinkr;2428323]How about Stuart's: "His Master's Noise" ? There will be pcb for it in the near future, and it is a very nice design.

Hi all,
Could you tell me any more info on the PCB availability for this design, who is selling them?
looks very interesting.
Thanks
Ian
  Reply With Quote
Old 13th January 2011, 02:49 PM   #8
SY is offline SY  United States
diyAudio Moderator
 
SY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chicagoland
Blog Entries: 1
Boards are being sold by Company Store (run by diyAudio member jackinnj).

Disclaimer: it's being done on a non-profit basis, I have no financial interest, other than Jack being kind enough to send me a free board.
__________________
And while they may not be as strong as apes, don't lock eyes with 'em, don't do it. Puts 'em on edge. They might go into berzerker mode; come at you like a whirling dervish, all fists and elbows.
  Reply With Quote
Old 13th January 2011, 05:33 PM   #9
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Wiltshire UK
Quote:
Originally Posted by 6L6 View Post
The RIAA 5 on this page is quite nice. Mine is quiet, musical, and was actually very easy to build point to point. I highly recommend it.

Steve's Tube Pages

My only suggestion is to make sure you use shielded tube sockets on the input tubes. It will hum like no tomorrow if you don't.
Sounds like good advice. Being ignorant what is a shielded tube socket? I guess one of those sockets I have seen with a metal cover?
  Reply With Quote
Old 13th January 2011, 05:42 PM   #10
6L6 is offline 6L6  United States
diyAudio Member
 
6L6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Denver, Colorado
Quote:
Originally Posted by revoli View Post
what is a shielded tube socket? I guess one of those sockets I have seen with a metal cover?
Exactly! If you have trouble finding them, I am pretty sure I could send you a pair...

I had monstrous hum problems with this circuit, and luckily there was some info on the net from a guy who also built it. (Late 2001) His found out that you had to shield the input tubes. I did that to mine and it got extremely quiet for a tube phono stage.
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MM Phono Stage Kit recommendations $50-70. KP11520 Analogue Source 9 3rd December 2010 08:02 AM
Recommendations for Phono Stage (RIAA?) LucasAdamson Analogue Source 18 10th November 2009 09:16 AM
Recommendations on Ono phono stage PCBs or layout files luvdunhill Pass Labs 2 17th February 2007 05:23 AM
My RIAA Phono Stage Project sorenj07 Tubes / Valves 16 10th September 2006 10:18 PM
Phono stage project KDT Pass Labs 3 18th March 2002 11:53 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:10 PM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2