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Old 26th March 2009, 01:45 PM   #21
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Have you not seen the prices? Somewhat excessive for volume pots and resistors.
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Old 26th March 2009, 01:53 PM   #22
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ya the prices are way more than i want to spend so brit1 what would you do
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Old 26th March 2009, 01:57 PM   #23
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boywonder i want to build a kit not something from parts but a kit with good instructions from start to finish and as for what i have now i would like something that will replace the bugal phono preamp so i would like to have in my system turntable to the preamp to the dynaco st 70 out to the fostex 207 speakers
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Old 26th March 2009, 02:11 PM   #24
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Maybe the BottleHead would be a good option.
I believe it has everything included with good instructions and support.

I would have liked this but was too expensive for me.
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Old 26th March 2009, 04:18 PM   #25
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ya thats alittle out of my price range as well
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Old 26th March 2009, 05:25 PM   #26
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Just in case you need more options to ponder:

Budget:
Decware preamp kit

Hagerman has a couple of different line stages and phono stages.
Clarinet line stage

I don't know when it will be available, but Jim McShane's kit should be a budget champion:
McShane's page

Here is a nice looking all-in-one kit (complete chassis parts):
Diy HiFi Supply's EZ linestage

I haven't built any of the above kits. I have purchased parts from Jim McShane and Diy HiFi Supply. I've built the Bugle phono stage kit from Hagerman (which is the way to go for a super cheap, great sounding phono stage). Were I you, I'd probably go with the Bottlehead kit, but these give you a choice of a few different designs, aesthetics and levels of assembly.

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Old 26th March 2009, 05:34 PM   #27
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If the Bottlehead stuff is out of your price range, here's some more affordable preamp options:

http://www.welbornelabs.com/catom.htm

http://www.welbornelabs.com/miniamp.htm

http://www.decware.com/zplates/zplatesp1.htm

http://www.decware.com/newsite/zkit4.htm + http://www.decware.com/newsite/zkit5.htm

Not available yet:
http://pages.prodigy.net/jimmcshane/....htm#parts.htm
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Old 26th March 2009, 05:58 PM   #28
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boywonder i want to build a kit not something from parts but a kit with good instructions from start to finish and as for what i have now i would like something that will replace the bugal phono preamp so i would like to have in my system turntable to the preamp to the dynaco st 70 out to the fostex 207 speakers

If you are planning on using your TT as well as line level sources, and replacing your phono pre, you'll need a kit that can do both. It will have a high gain section for phono, and a lower gain section for line level.
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Old 26th March 2009, 08:29 PM   #29
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http://glass-ware.stores.yahoo.net/aiphpcb.html

http://www.diyhifisupply.com/?q=cata...lelcrmmmcstage

http://gabevee.tripod.com/cgvpre1.html

http://www.intactaudio.com/module.html 350USD fore a stereo pair is a bargain
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Old 27th March 2009, 02:32 AM   #30
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Nobody has addressed the IMPORTANT issue of proper gain structure.

If the drive signal needed by the OP's ST70 "clone", for full power O/P, is less than 2 VRMS, the very last thing to add to the system is a line stage with gain. Both the Aikido and FP3 will introduce substantial gain. Before any decision is made, get the gain structure right.
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