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Old 19th July 2014, 12:04 AM   #1
Atk1d is offline Atk1d  Canada
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Hi every one

Still loving the SSE, AMAZING Sound, I am currently running my PC playing Flac music files and sound is as stated AMAZING.
When winter comes(sorry I know its summer) I will endeavour to reconstruct a turn table, and I was wondering if anyone can point me in the direction of a tubed Phono stage.

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Old 19th July 2014, 01:53 AM   #2
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I built the cornet2 and am very pleased with it. I don't have golden ears mind you, but I don't think you would be disappointed. Easy build, not overly expensive, tweakable if you want to go that route. I built mine stock and feel no need for boutique parts, but of course ymmv. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone
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Old 19th July 2014, 02:02 AM   #3
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tubes4hifi : PH14 phono preamp

Also go for the ph16 if you want something better. I modified my ph14 and it is very good tube phono. It is very clean sounding like transistors but has no feedback.
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Old 19th July 2014, 06:48 PM   #4
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Thank you, Spica and gabdx I will check those out. will make for a great winter project, and even better tunes when completed.

Thanks again
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Old 20th July 2014, 09:27 AM   #5
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Bottlehead also makes phono pre kits and so does audionote. I have not built either.
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Old 20th July 2014, 02:39 PM   #6
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Your welcome Atk1d ! Please give us news.
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Old 20th July 2014, 03:17 PM   #7
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Hagerman has the new Cornet3, https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...e-phono-preamp

John Broskie's Tetra phono - Tetra Sans PS Phono Preamp

Stuart Yaniger's "His Master's Noise" (MC only) www.tech-diy.com/Preamplifiers/MastersNoise/His%20Master%27s%20Noise.pdf

Link to PCB, temporarily unavailable, but Jack is working on the next revision -
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I'm in the beginnings of building the 'His Master's Noise" and, in all honesty, would not be surprised if I build at least one of the other phonostages I have listed in the next year. (I really like building phonostages...)

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