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Old 28th January 2013, 01:07 AM   #1
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Default DIY Phono Pre- Boozehound OR Elliot P06?

Hi all,
Been here (this forum) before when I need a more Pro "take" on things.
Need a project for these middle-aged hands & eyes as a good stress relief project. It's been a while but I'm a moderate skill level. So, which of these two would one prefer? Looking for personal experience, or comments on design pluses or minuses of each.
*BOOZEHOUND: J Fet design, Russian NOS oil/ paper caps.

* ELLIOT P06: Dual Op-Amp design.

The Boozehound is $79, including PCB and all parts, no P.S., Case, connectors, etc.

The Elliot P06: $30 shipped for PCB Only (w/ instruction)

Thanks for any input at all.
-Gary
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Old 28th January 2013, 09:45 AM   #2
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Boozehound can sound a bit better but is very picky about power supply quality (filtering, noise). Also results in a bulky pcb than Eliott P06
Overall i would recommend Eliott P06 (Easier to build, sounds really good small pcb)

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Old 28th January 2013, 10:13 AM   #3
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G'day all, I recommend the ESP P06. There is a nice review here: Vinyl Asylum: REVIEW: Elliott Sound Products. ESP P06 phono stage. Phono Preamp by fscerri Regards, Felix.
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Old 28th January 2013, 11:38 AM   #4
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The Boozehound is going to have very poor PSRR -- almost every power supply issue will manifest itself on the output, so use batteries and don't be stingy. If you are going to build the Eliott P-06 definitely break for the OPA2134 op amps.

Both these pre's can be built on perf board, or manhattan style on blank pcb material.

You might want to take a look at Denis Colin's design from AudioXpress in 2007 -- more complicated than you require, but some good insights: http://www.audioamateur.com/media/aa/colin2774.pdf

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Old 28th January 2013, 12:00 PM   #5
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I have build this one. Very easy and cheap.

RJM Audio - Printed Circuit Boards

The Stereo VSPS

Missing some hardware, so haven't heard it yet, but very good reviews.
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Old 28th January 2013, 04:43 PM   #6
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Boozehound can sound a bit better but is very picky about power supply quality (filtering, noise). Also results in a bulky pcb than Eliott P06
Overall i would recommend Eliott P06 (Easier to build, sounds really good small pcb)

Adrian
Thanks for the input Adrian,
I currently have a top quality PS (Hospital Grade, regulated linear, 6Amp continuous- a bit more then necessary, but....)
Only thing, it is dual rail +/-15VDC, about 16.5 no load. Is this adaptable? It should have the filtering necessary to be very quiet. By sound a "bit better", do you mean it cabn sound better then the Elliot p06?
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Gary
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Old 28th January 2013, 04:48 PM   #7
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I have build this one. Very easy and cheap.

RJM Audio - Printed Circuit Boards

The Stereo VSPS

Missing some hardware, so haven't heard it yet, but very good reviews.
I've read about the VSPS, probably should put that in the short list with the other two. Performance wise, I've heard it compared to the Cambridge 640, which I currently have.
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Old 29th January 2013, 03:45 AM   #8
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Another to consider, OPENAMP1

Preamplifier for MM cartridge
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Old 29th January 2013, 05:04 AM   #9
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Another to consider, OPENAMP1

Preamplifier for MM cartridge
Looks Great! Wonderful specs...Great layout. Is there a pre-cut PCB for this project?
That is a necessity with my skill level.

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Old 29th January 2013, 05:27 AM   #10
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Yes, there are pcbs available.

On Pavel's homepage click on pricelist:

Pavel Macura audiopage
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