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Old 8th July 2003, 05:17 PM   #1
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Default Gainclones and vinyl?

Hola amigos,

With all the positive posts about these little chipamps, I was wondering who has tried one with a good vinyl frontend.

It seems that most of the folks here use a CD source, and I'm curious if the circuit was voiced with this in mind. Does the quality of these little amps hold up when using vinyl?

If you've used a Gainclone, Inverting Gainclone, JLTi, or your own homebrew chipamp with LPs, would you care to comment on the sonics?

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Old 8th July 2003, 06:50 PM   #2
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Now there's an idea Take some LP's, soak them inhot water and bend them about a bit to make GC cases!

Only joking Steve. I haven't yet tried my GC with my TT as I am still developing the GCs in my test system (CD only). I hope to be bringing the GCs down to try them with the TT quite soon though.

I should imagine that if they sound good with CDs, they will sound good with vinyl.
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Old 8th July 2003, 06:59 PM   #3
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I would think that they sound good with vinyl. But Peter Daniel has mentioned that in the two LP based systems that he has tried his proto AMP1s in, the results sounded like CDs.

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Old 8th July 2003, 08:09 PM   #4
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Perhaps he meant that they sounded as good!
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Old 8th July 2003, 08:20 PM   #5
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I use my TT all the time with a marantz2238 pre/GC amp.I still use the marantz as a pre as i havent built a stand alone TT pre as yet.The sound is about what you would expect, clear, sharp and tight bass.TT is an old restored AR 3 (moded) and a grado black cart.Had to re solder all the connections for ground to keep the damn hum out using the grado.
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Old 8th July 2003, 09:23 PM   #6
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I do have a turntable connected to one of my clones. I even made a separate PhonoClone (in the same type of housing as my GeenKloon amp). Just like the PhonoCube made with a minimum of components.

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And a view on the inside:

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For more info, visit the diy page http://gainclone.platenspeler.com and scroll up. And the rear with connectors;

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Clones sound good with vinyl.

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Old 14th July 2003, 06:58 AM   #7
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Hi,

Actually, I think that vinyl sounds better than CD, and my gainclone doesn't spoil the difference, so you can expect very good results with an analog front end.
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Old 14th July 2003, 07:39 AM   #8
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Default vinyl matchs perfect with GC

I built my RIAA circuit according to Thorsten's opamp schema. http://www.users.nac.net/markowitzgd/phonopre.html and with GC they are simply way better than CD.
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Old 14th July 2003, 07:41 AM   #9
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Steve

I never even thought about listening to cd with the gainclones as the only cd player i own is currently bolted to the dashboard of my car
Yup, my LP12, 124,301 all sound great through valve phono and GC power into SF speakers.

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Old 14th July 2003, 02:47 PM   #10
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Sorry, ment to say AR-XA , AR-3 is a speaker that i use to have. Guess i am getting senile in my old age LOL.
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