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Old 26th March 2009, 01:26 AM   #11
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Check out the Seduction or Eros for phono and/or the Foreplay for line level. Bottlehead's kits are very well regarded and for the price offer outstanding performance. As a plus they are pretty easy to customize and have a great support forum. For instance the Foreplay line amplifier normally uses 12AU7's but it can be easily modified to use 12BH's, 6SN's, 6DN's, 12AT's, 6DJ's, 6F8G's, even 12AX's just to name a few.

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Old 26th March 2009, 01:52 AM   #12
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boywonder that sounds good the only thing i will use the preamp for is the turntable but how do i control the volume do i just use a sterio pot
You would use a stereo pot with the preamp, or, alternatively you could try a passive pre as mentioned above, but since you are using a TT, you'll need alot of gain, so a passive is out.


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what do you all think of this kit for a first time tube preamp will it work with my dynaco amp

http://www.tubedepot.com/diy-k-pl.html

Looking at the gain, this kit is for line level inputs. You need something for phono input. And you'll need a power supply and a few other things.

What is your skill level? Are you looking for a complete kit or are you comfortable buying a PCB, transformer and tube sockets, etc and fabbing your own enclosure or building on a breadboard? Are you comfortable working around high voltage (200-300V)? Are you handy with a DVM and soldering iron? Would you prefer a circuit board to build or point to point wiring?

Looking at your other thread here, it appears that you already have a phono pre....if so then you could try the passive approach or a line level preamp. You'd go TT-phono pre-line level pre-dynaco
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Old 26th March 2009, 02:02 AM   #13
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merickrc:

Looking at your other thread here, it appears that you already have a phono pre....if so then you could try the passive approach or a line level preamp. You'd go TT-phono pre-line level pre-dynaco
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Old 26th March 2009, 02:50 AM   #14
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but will a tube preamp sound better tha what i have now
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Old 26th March 2009, 03:17 AM   #15
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boywonder is suggesting you look at a passive "pre amp". Look up step attenuation. The idea is to put the minimal necessary between the source and the amp.
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Old 26th March 2009, 03:19 AM   #16
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OK, I am confused or maybe just slow. Are you looking for a phono preamp to replace your Bugle (which I assume you have judging by your other thread) or are you looking for a line lever amp to go between the phono and you ST70 or whatever power amp?

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Old 26th March 2009, 11:26 AM   #18
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im looking for a passive preamp to go to my dynaco st-70
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WTH!! 50 USD resistors! 500 USD attenuators!!

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brit1 what do you mean please explain thanks merick
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