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Old 5th July 2008, 04:43 PM   #1
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Default Preamp ideas for F5

What's everybody using with their F series amps?

Any good DIY options out there that are on the easy side to build?
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Old 6th July 2008, 12:16 PM   #2
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The one I attached will do nicely - it sounds very good and it's easy to build. F5 is very light load (100k).
R6/R1 ratio sets the gain (make them both 1k for the gain of 2V/V or 6 dB) and P1 sets the DC offset on output.
You can use F5's PS to make a regulated PS for this preamp.
Input pair of K170/J74 can be GR or BL ; output ones are BL or V.
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Old 6th July 2008, 12:25 PM   #3
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I tried it p2p and it's going to be part of my F5 that I'm making as integrated amp. This is a PCB for this preamp:
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Any good DIY options out there that are on the easy side to build?
Anything wrong with B1?
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Old 6th July 2008, 04:01 PM   #5
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F5 has a gain of 6, B1 has less than 1, and the one published above 2, making a total gain of 6 & 12 respectively.

Assuming you have no low level source like tape or phono, and only single ended CD at about +/-2V output max. That means a maximum output of +/-12V and +/-24V respectively. Not much left for volume control ??

Of course it would be just perfect if you have a digital attenuator in your source. Then maybe you don't even have to bother with the B1 and just connect the source straight to the F5.




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Old 6th July 2008, 07:29 PM   #6
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If you refer to post # 47 by Pass in the f5 thread the amp
has 15.2 DB gain when run into a 8ohm load.
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Old 6th July 2008, 09:53 PM   #7
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Anything wrong with B1?
Not at all

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Assuming you have only single ended CD at about +/-2V output max. That means a maximum output of +/-12V and +/-24V respectively. Not much left for volume control ??

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Ahhhh the B1 is very very good
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Ahhhh the B1 is very very good


Very good.. but why good? Thanks..
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Anything wrong with B1?

Nothing at all... Except that it's not a preamp - it's a unity gain buffer stage - the thread is about preamp.
My source can't drive F5 to full power without additional gain (6 dB at least).
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Very good.. but why good? Thanks..
Becouse of its sound and its volume control tracking . There is no changing in sound caracter turning the pot , the buffer is no feedback ... . IMHO much better than just a pot also when you are ok with impedance matching .
And of course it is a preamp . since it amplyfies the current of the signal .
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