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Old 1st December 2006, 07:08 PM   #11
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Chris;

No electronic product has never been in my home for more than 3 days before it has been opened

I agree.... The Yamaha's are a bit overstuffed, but as you state;
They sounded ok
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Old 1st December 2006, 07:20 PM   #12
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ACD: Where do you folks get your cases / chassis for your kits & projects?

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Old 1st December 2006, 07:25 PM   #13
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FastEddy;

From all sources I think
Here on diy, local ebay and other places like that plus from some wholesellers....

Major problem is that it's difficult to get same cases again unless you want to pay full marked price
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Old 1st December 2006, 07:36 PM   #14
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Denon PRA-1000
Pretty mediocre in those days(1984), better off with a Lux C02.
Nicer built and better sound.

The 1986 PRA-1100 and 1988 PRA-1200 cost 1/3d less than the 1000 but much better build Q.

(i've got batman ears, too young to have heard any good Yamahas, even the Anniversary 10.000 series were screamers)
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Old 1st December 2006, 07:48 PM   #15
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Jacco;

Is your experience that the PRA-1000 is not good ??
If so in which way particular??
It may be an object for mods
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Old 1st December 2006, 08:07 PM   #16
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Hi ACD,
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It may be an object for mods
Everything is an object for mods!

Some mods are more extreme than others though.

The C-02 is a very good preamp. The C-05 is much worse by comparison (I own one, so I can talk). The 3650 and SC-9 are the best preamps I have heard yet, but then again, I haven't heard a Blowtorch.

I believe that the PRA-1000 either sounds good (not too bad) or can be made to sound very good. At the very least you'll get a good case and knob set.

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Old 1st December 2006, 09:02 PM   #17
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Hi Chris;

I once had a Yamaha C2....
That was quite good sounding

Maybe I should go for that, however I can get the PRA-1000 for app. $60 and was currious if that maybe was a way to go including mods...
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Old 3rd December 2006, 08:33 PM   #18
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Hi ACD,

I do have this preamplifier, but not the schematic, sound is clean but there is a lot of scope for Mods. It has a Noble pot, torroidal power transformer. Line stage is built around LM4560 with 2sk389 in input stage and mosfet/BJT output buffer stage. This buffer stage is servo controlled. This all I can trace. You can replace the opAmp with better one and convert the output stage to a discrete diamond buffer one. Only problem with this preamp is it won't fit in standard 19" racks unless you remove the wooden side panels.

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Hi ACD,
For $60.00 GO FOR IT! I'd buy it in a heartbeat if it was close to me. If nothing else, it's a great case and pot.

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Thanks to all
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