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Old 28th December 2005, 10:02 AM   #1
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Default best pre amp for pass aleph 5 & beginning builder!

Hello everyone,

I'm using my pass alephs 5 mono's (bought, not built myself) in combination with a Marantz cd17 with volume control.

I've been told that a good active pre-amplifier would improve performance considerably, and thats exactly what i'm looking for

I've no experience in building things like this (a passive speakerfilter is my most complex project so far)

I've decided to take the "big step" and build a pre myself. Since listening to the mono's i've become so enthousiastic for Pass Labs that I want to build a Pass Labs pre, so which one would be the best choice?

thanks in advance!

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Old 28th December 2005, 11:04 AM   #2
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Unless you are on a very tight budget there is a factory Passlabs Aleph L (half passive, half active) on the second hands department of the Dutch Hear forum.
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Old 28th December 2005, 02:17 PM   #3
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What about the X-Bosoz? A kit is now available.

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Old 28th December 2005, 03:56 PM   #4
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What about the X-Bosoz?
Yep, thats the way to go If you feel like firing up a solder-iron, you can safely start with that one You can get all the help you need on this forum You will be rewarded with a fine preamp, and further more the fact that you made it yourself Just give it a shot.

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Old 30th December 2005, 01:14 PM   #5
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The Bride of Zen is the simplest. It is very easy to build and sounds pretty good.
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Old 4th April 2006, 03:10 PM   #6
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I'm using Aleph 5 in combination with F1 pre. Sounds very good. So far one of the best. Very quiet... Picowatts noise fast and dynamic very involving nature.
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