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Old 19th July 2010, 11:50 AM   #31
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Never mind it - tintin this or that is ok, as long as you don't get an amp with TNTbulation...
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Old 19th July 2010, 11:53 AM   #32
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Srajan,

considering your current habitat, there's a potential risk that the latest word may become the stake of an old fued in that area

A wellknown Greek businessman is so fond of Tin Tin that every yacht he owns goes by that name, here's a picture of the (screwed-up) launch of his latest.
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Old 19th July 2010, 02:30 PM   #33
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our Greek friend dind't have enough money left over to add a letter each and spell things properly. Tisk, tisk.
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Old 19th July 2010, 02:51 PM   #34
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I totally concurr that Srajan is one of the best and certainly the most eclectic of reviewers today. This review was a model of clarity and brevity and left nothing to be desired. In addition, I would guess NP's love of simplicity in amp building is rubbing off on S. as his prose is becoming decidedly more prosaic (in the best sense of the word), without loosing his personal touch

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Old 21st July 2010, 03:00 AM   #35
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Default Can one bypass the input FETs if the 6k impedance is not a problem?

Dear Mr. Pass,

Since your product literature leaves me wondering, what if?

If this is something one could do, and if they did, with a preamp that does not mind the load, would there be a useful improvement?

One cannot help wanting the last tiny little bit, can they? Curiosity is at once wondrous and obnoxious, isn't it?

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Old 21st July 2010, 04:08 AM   #36
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If this is something one could do, and if they did, with a preamp that does not mind the load, would there be a useful improvement?

One cannot help wanting the last tiny little bit, can they? Curiosity is at once wondrous and obnoxious, isn't it?
Why not take the preamp out of the equation entirely? Just put a passive attenuator ahead of the JFET input and drive it directly from the source.

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Old 21st July 2010, 02:59 PM   #37
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Default That is not a possibility for me

since I need the gain for phono playback. This same line stage is also an intrinsic part of my DAC (both being Dave Davenport's designs)

One could like their exixsting line stage better than the buffer within the M2.

Being the happy owner of a J2 I am not sure I am ready to make the change, though I am tempted.

Just wondered if it could be (easily) done and if it makes much of a difference.

There is plenty of controversy surrounding the goodness of the "passive" attenuators. I wish it was always the best approach. Just think how much easier life would be then ....
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Well, provided your preamp has a nice low output impedance (say 150 ohms or less), no DC offset, and no problems driving a 6k load (not a problem for most anything solid state) I don't see a problem. The JFET input buffer's really only there to allow for the M2 to be driven by a wide range of preamps. So if your preamp passes muster, I can only see driving the autoformer directly from your preamp as a plus.

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The Tiny Tiny factor sometimes appears a sale parameter in audio circles too.

Love reading the various articles btw, the occasional high resolution pictures are much appreciated.
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I'm more than happy also to have made a Tiny Tiny contribution with a high res pic of NP...although would have loved our pic together
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