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Old 4th February 2003, 02:22 AM   #1
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Hi,

Finished a BottledHead Foreplay preamp and used all the standard kit parts for the inside ,(not outside). It sounds ok, as I think the tubes that came with it are not top notch. I have ordered some mullard 12au7's to try out. I imagine there is some break in period, but I do not know much about that.
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Old 4th February 2003, 02:37 AM   #2
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Very nice matching set.. I have read that the Foreplay needs a certain amount of break in time.. I wouldn't think that it would be that long.... You might want to ask that on the Bottlehead fourm..

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Old 4th February 2003, 04:46 PM   #3
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GORGEOUS!

I hope that it does burn in to your liking. And like you say, maybe a different set of tubes.
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Old 4th February 2003, 04:57 PM   #4
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Man , do they look good!
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Old 4th February 2003, 05:40 PM   #5
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That's a cool looking diy pre-amp!
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ABSOLUTELY, 100% POSITIVELY GORGEOUS!

wow. im impressed. i love the copper and dark wood approach. looks killer!
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Old 4th February 2003, 06:22 PM   #7
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that is luke warm if you ask me.
what are you comparing it to?
You are running it with your JElabs 300bs if I remember right?

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OH-MY-GOD!

I want one so bad...
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Old 4th February 2003, 11:28 PM   #9
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that is luke warm if you ask me.
what are you comparing it to?
You are running it with your JElabs 300bs if I remember right?

I did have the CDP hooked directly to the JE amps and after adding the preamp, the music seemed to loose some detail and focus. It is sounding a little better right now and I hope it will age well.
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Hi Paul,

First of all congrats on another marvelous piece of art....you have once again created one of those DIY jobs that don't look at all DIY.

Adding another stage into the chain is likely to have a detrimental effect on the sound,no matter how good it is....

Have you looked at phase inversal by the preamp?

That may well be the culpritt of what you observe.

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