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Old 23rd July 2014, 08:08 PM   #1
gthang is offline gthang  United Kingdom
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Default High Quality Phono stage kit, looking for ideas

Hi all.
I'm starting to think about new projects to occupy me over the winter. I'd like to build low powered SET amp and also a phono stage.

My (DIY Lenco based) turntable can accommodate up to 4 arms and carts at the same time. To make the best of things I need a phono stage with 4 inputs. I'm not able to design electronics but can follow instructions, solder and build things. I'd like some ideas please, idealy links to phono stage kits I can buy and adapt to include a switch and 4 inputs. 4 x MM is fine as I'll use SUT for my MCs.

So far I've found and like the look of this (should be possible to add more inputs and a swtich) VS Phono Stage with LCR Modules (kit)

Please post links to any more high quality phono stage kits you know of, valve or SS

Thank you very much.

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Old Yesterday, 12:04 AM   #2
lexx21 is offline lexx21  United States
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Does it have to be a kit? Would you be willing to build something point to point?
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Old Yesterday, 12:51 AM   #3
mllum is offline mllum  Malaysia
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Default Aikido Phono or Tetra Phono

My 2 cents worth.

You may want to consider John Broskie's designs. Either the Aikido Phono or the Tetra Phono. Either blank pcb's or partial kits may be found at Phono Preamps

I have bought and built 2 Aikido Phono preamps; one for my self and the other for a friend.

The Aikido Phono is excellent and sounds simply fabulous in comparison with my Linsley Hood Phono preamp , Audio Research PH-1 and a cheapo Rotel RQ970.

It now has a permanent place in my system.

I dont think you can go wrong with either of Broskie's designs. Although I haven't tried the Tetra Phono, I would venture a guess that it would be an equally good design.

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Old Yesterday, 06:01 PM   #4
Marra is online now Marra  United Kingdom
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The Folded Simplistic phonostage by Salas is an excellent performer.I imagine you could add more inputs.
Contact Teabag he might have pcb's and parts kits available shortly after the recent group buy.
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Old Yesterday, 08:42 PM   #5
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Default I have heard and liked this commercial kit

It is a good one. High gain and quiet. A good Lenco deserves a good cart and arm with a good phono stage mandatory to get the most out of all three.

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