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Old 12th May 2002, 09:14 AM   #1
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I wonder what the difference is between the Bride of Zen preamp and the Bride of Son of Zen preamp? The latter a balanced preamp?

Would anyone recommend the Bride? How does it sound basically?
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Old 12th May 2002, 01:04 PM   #2
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Man people here, myself included would recommend the BOSOZ.
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Old 12th May 2002, 04:10 PM   #3
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Off course...(stupid me).
...But what's the difference between 'em?
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Old 12th May 2002, 04:34 PM   #4
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I believe this has been discussed from all different pespective and there isn't any one answer.

I would suggest ....... do a search on the subject ...... even though I know that the search feature would not necessary gives you all the thread that you want ....... so ... may be try different search using different wording .....

I have a BOSOZ and I like it very much.
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Old 12th May 2002, 04:51 PM   #5
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Thanks, a search helped me out, also
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Old 18th September 2013, 11:38 AM   #6
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i have Bride of Zen preamp -- very VERY good preamp
hi work with my ZEN9
were i can find schematic for Bride of Son of Zen preamp??
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Old 18th September 2013, 11:52 AM   #7
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Old 18th September 2013, 02:18 PM   #8
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If you are looking for an unbalanced to balanced converter, the BOSOZ will perform better with a CCS in place of R3-R6. You won't need more than 20V on the negative rail for that.

There are also X versions and cascoded versions around as well as Cascoded, CCSed and Xed. If you go far enough tarting it up it pretty much becomes an Aleph-P1.7. The standard version sounds pretty darned good, even using it as SE to balanced converter.
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I've built both. The BOSOZ is the better choice, but is at least 3 times as complicated being that it's balanced and will need associated parts and an expensive volume control or multiple volume controls. (Dont go cheap on volume controls. It has a great deal to do with the sound of a preamp.) The power supply is more complex and needs more parts and transformers.

There's more depth to the BOSOZ in terms of imaging and delivery of tones from what I remember, and with using unbalanced connections, so it was a head to head comparison.

I have the BOZ boxed in my garage and looking for a home.
My BOSOZ was sold last winter.
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Old 18th September 2013, 03:24 PM   #10
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Are Zen and Son of Zen power amplifiers?

Are Bride of Zen and Bride of Son of Zen pre-amplifiers?

Does that mean that all Pass Brides are pre-amplifiers?

Is BOSOZ the same as Bride of Son of Zen?

Is this BOSOZ?
it includes
So is this the anticipated Bride of the Son of Zen? I suppose it is.
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