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Old 5th March 2013, 03:59 AM   #3631
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Hi,

I bought a chinese copy of the B1 buffer on the bay:

What could you recommand me to improve its quality?
No disrespect intended.
I am not holier than thou.
Here are my suggestions.

1) Purchase two (2) very good bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon. (You will use these later).

2) Discard the Chinese fake Pass B1 into the trash. Support the Man who chooses to freely share his hard work and art with us.

3) Go to Pass DIY and buy a real Nelson Pass board with matched JFETs.

4) Bottle One: Include with your payment to Mr. Pass for the board and matched JFETs one bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon.

5) Assemble your real Nelson Pass B1 board using the components he recommends in his writing here: B1 PDF

6) First, power your new Pass B1 with two 9 volt batteries wired in series.

7) Bottle Two: Listen to your new battery powered B1 and enjoy.

7a) If you absolutely feel the need to tweak... There are plenty of opinions in this and other Pass B1 threads.


Recently I found in my toy box a board and matched JFETs I purchased directly from Mr. Pass many years ago.
I assembled it last week and could not be more impressed!

This week I will order another board + matched JFET's and send a properly aged 2005 Napa Valley Cab as a small token of my appreciation.


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Old 5th March 2013, 04:07 AM   #3632
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+1. The above is amongst the most appropriate and accurate posts concerning the B1 I have ever read.
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Old 5th March 2013, 04:40 AM   #3633
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+1. The above is amongst the most appropriate and accurate posts concerning the B1 I have ever read.
Hi 6L6,
We met once with Can Am Man.
You convinced me to try the B1.
Should have built it years ago!

Nice B1 build site you posted / maintain here.

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Old 5th March 2013, 03:27 PM   #3634
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+1. The above is amongst the most appropriate and accurate posts concerning the B1 I have ever read.
Yes, I "second" that! I met Mr. Nelson Pass many, many years ago at an audio store in Michigan when he was launching a little company called Threshold. Was impressed with him then and even more so now. He has given generously to this community and deserves our most sincere respect and gratitude. Giving freely of your knowledge is to me, the true mark of a man.

And I'd like to take this opportunity to thank 6L6 for his help with building my B1. I couldn't have done it without his encouragement and help.

This is my main preamp. It just does everything right, and gets out of the way!

Thank you Jim, and thank you Nelson.

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Old 5th March 2013, 04:20 PM   #3635
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+1 for BB's post.
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Old 5th March 2013, 05:41 PM   #3636
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Yes, I "second" that! I met Mr. Nelson Pass many, many years ago at an audio store in Michigan when he was launching a little company called Threshold. Was impressed with him then and even more so now. He has given generously to this community and deserves our most sincere respect and gratitude. Giving freely of your knowledge is to me, the true mark of a man.
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met Mr. Nelson Pass many, many years ago at an audio store in Michigan when he was launching a little company called Threshold.
Oeww, I so much resent you.
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Old 8th March 2013, 04:04 PM   #3638
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...... I met Mr. Nelson Pass many, many years ago at an audio store in Michigan when he was launching a little company called Threshold.....
Nice looking B1 Mark.

I am guessing the audio store in Michigan is Audio Dimensions?

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Old 8th March 2013, 05:47 PM   #3639
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Nice looking B1 Mark.

I am guessing the audio store in Michigan is Audio Dimensions?

-Bill

Hi Bill,

No...it was a crazy name. A store in Kalamazoo called Mr. Toad's Sound Concepts. I swear to God!!!

I'm not making it up!

Nelson had DARK HAIR and was SKINNY!

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Nelson had DARK HAIR and was SKINNY!

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Now you're just picking on the man.... ;-)
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