best preamp? - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Amplifiers > Pass Labs

Pass Labs This forum is dedicated to Pass Labs discussion.

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 2nd November 2006, 03:56 PM   #1
RX5 is offline RX5  Philippines
diyAudio Member
 
RX5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: TaC
Default best preamp?

Hi all,

Pls be gentle.. this IS my 1st post here

could anyone point me to a -nice- preamp possibly with tone controls?

there are so many post/s and frankly, Im not quiet familiar with them...





Thanks,
Raff
__________________
RoCk On!!! I love my diy UcD!!
  Reply With Quote
Old 2nd November 2006, 05:27 PM   #2
diyAudio Member
 
hifimaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: San Jose
Tone controls?! Prepare to be flamed!

There are almost NO highend products has tone controls. Tune your system with interconnect cables, sources, and type of speaker. Seriously, once you build a BOSOZ preamp and perhaps an Aleph30 amp with a good CD player or DAC you will understand why tone controls are not necessary. A good authoritive system with accurate sound reproduction is truelu a delight to the ears. Personally I'm not interested in coloring the sound with tone controls.

A great preamp to build, with simply awesome sound, is the BOSOZ. This little preamp will simply blow away many commercial products.

A full detailed construction guide is available at www.passdiy.com.

Click on the Balance Zen Linestage PDF file to get the manual.
http://www.passdiy.com/legacy.htm

Good luck,

-David
  Reply With Quote
Old 2nd November 2006, 10:34 PM   #3
RX5 is offline RX5  Philippines
diyAudio Member
 
RX5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: TaC
dw8083,


BOSOZ preamp then..


thank you so much i will read/download all necessary info...




Cheers,
Raff



PS. what is UGS?
__________________
RoCk On!!! I love my diy UcD!!
  Reply With Quote
Old 4th November 2006, 01:27 AM   #4
flg is offline flg  United States
diyAudio Member
 
flg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: North East
Tone controls are the easy way to attempt to get around system problems. A properly designed system will need very little.
Don't take all this so seriously though. Some time ago, the equipment even in the studio "system" was not so good. You no doubt have some of those recordings. The engineer, the studio, the equipment, the artist and the producer, etc, etc, all contibute to the sound. None of them perfect and most of them no where near the quality possible today. But then, it was mixed, or mastered, in a studio, are you listening in a studio atmosphere?
The idea, generally, is to recreate the performance the artist originally recordered. We try to deal with the electronic portion of the performance in the most accurate way possible. There is another forum dealing with the electro/mechanical acoustic portion of the performance. Most of the opinions gathered here are well beyond the industries capability to measure quantatatively. That is to say, they are all dealing with damn good designs and components to the point of no one persons opinion is "right" or "wrong", "better" or "worse".
However, this is the Pass Labs forum Most everyone here will urge you to try any Pass design without any argument. The BOSOZ or the BZLS as it may be known, is a very good starting point. I have one myself.

Let me take a shot at your other question... I believe the UGS is an attempt at duplicating Mr. Pass's current gain module which is still in production. Hence, we don't actually know how close it is to one of the best Pass Labs designs. But, it sure seems like a step closer to one of his best to me... I will soon try something close to the UGS myself too

P.S. What is a Blowtorch
  Reply With Quote
Old 7th November 2006, 07:51 AM   #5
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Hello!

I was reading one thread which said the aleph p1.7 sounded better than the Bosoz

Any comments on this anyone
  Reply With Quote
Old 7th November 2006, 03:41 PM   #6
diyAudio Member
 
hifimaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: San Jose
Quote:
Originally posted by freakyone
Hello!

I was reading one thread which said the aleph p1.7 sounded better than the Bosoz

Any comments on this anyone

The BOSOZ is a darn fine preamp, and the xBosoz is even better for some applications. Build quality and parts used is an important factor.

BTW, I have a complete Kari xBosoz "Kit" with parts and boards for the preamp and the PSU I'd be willing to sell for what I paid for it if you're interested.

-David
  Reply With Quote
Old 9th November 2006, 02:10 AM   #7
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Dallas, Texas
Quote:
Originally posted by dw8083



The BOSOZ is a darn fine preamp, and the xBosoz is even better for some applications. Build quality and parts used is an important factor.

BTW, I have a complete Kari xBosoz "Kit" with parts and boards for the preamp and the PSU I'd be willing to sell for what I paid for it if you're interested.

-David

Yes the P1.7 has a finer sound than the BOSOZ. I built em both.
But the BOSOZ is an easier projet since there are boards
available. I'd do the BOSOZ if it was my first amp and I was an
amateur. If you're an engineer or technician then you could
easily do the P1.7.
BTW use the output attenuator... its the only way to fly.

Good luck !!!!!
  Reply With Quote
Old 9th November 2006, 03:43 PM   #8
RX5 is offline RX5  Philippines
diyAudio Member
 
RX5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: TaC
wayne325,


hello... uhhmmmm a link to that P1.7 pls...
__________________
RoCk On!!! I love my diy UcD!!
  Reply With Quote
Old 9th November 2006, 04:00 PM   #9
steenoe is offline steenoe  Denmark
diyAudio Member
 
steenoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Here you go, good luck:
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...50#post1050850

Steen
  Reply With Quote
Old 9th November 2006, 04:08 PM   #10
RX5 is offline RX5  Philippines
diyAudio Member
 
RX5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: TaC
Quote:
Originally posted by steenoe
Here you go, good luck:
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...50#post1050850

Steen

Thanks a lot!!!!

to bad I already have a problem.... IRF610 is locally available but IRF9610 is NOT..... i wonder if IRF9640 -or- IRF9540 would do?? they ARE the only ones available...



__________________
RoCk On!!! I love my diy UcD!!
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tube Preamp Popping on Source Input Change (?) / 6DJ8 Preamp On Chip Amps MartyM Tubes / Valves 3 16th October 2008 04:52 AM
Guitar Preamp = MIC Preamp = other preamp ,,are they all same? Paswa Solid State 1 12th March 2008 05:16 PM
twisted pear Preamp/other suggestions for Preamp kit LukeDuke Chip Amps 1 1st February 2008 09:57 PM
Electret mic preamp - will phono preamp work? darthmullet Analogue Source 6 12th October 2007 07:32 AM
wiring preamp outs on a preamp bonsai171 Solid State 4 22nd March 2004 10:13 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 06:35 PM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2