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Old 13th October 2013, 03:48 AM   #1
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Default Better than a B1...Commercially Available...

Hi,

I have been using a B1 for several years. I'd like something that sounds even better that is commercially available without costing an arm and a leg. That last statement might be tough to deliver on but I thought I'd put it out to the group anyway. I currently use an First Watt M2 with so a preamp with a tiny bit of gain is welcome.

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Old 13th October 2013, 10:25 AM   #2
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There are other buffers on this Forum.
Some get very good reviews.

I fear the only way to find out is to build some yourself.
Not quite meeting your "commercial" requirement.

If you need gain, then you must look at a completely different class of equipment.
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Old 15th October 2013, 02:54 AM   #3
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Thanks. I have less time to build these days...

I may need to though.
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Old 15th October 2013, 05:10 AM   #4
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To get a better sounding B1, with a bit of gain is a tall order. Run your B1 of off 3 bridges 12 volt batteries with a voltage regulator set to 32 volts. Also the Salis version is supossed to sound better, but I have not tried it yet. Get your gain by using a TVC kit with a 6Db gain tab switch included. I know TemaadAudio do such a kit as I am thinking about buying one myself, or search E/Bay for one
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Old 15th October 2013, 05:16 AM   #5
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I have an email to Pieter at Tribute to see if he will build a volume control with a step up built in like what you suggest.
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Old 15th October 2013, 10:17 AM   #6
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What is tribute, cannot find on internet search, any link
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Tube Cad presents an unusual way to wire a buffer to get 6db gain. Wonder if it would work with the B1 ?
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different circuit

so , it will work ......... if you change circuit

and then call it B1again , if you insist ......
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What about a BA-3 front-end as a preamp? Turning the gain down is pretty easy.

Or the Pumpkin?
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