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Old 21st May 2003, 02:46 PM   #1
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Default Idea about converting Musical Fidelity X-10 to a pre-amp

Would this be possible to convert a X-10 into a single source tube pre-amp. I only listen to CD's at this point anyway, and because of my love to Hybrid setups, ( i have a pair of Butler Tube Drivers in my car) I'd like to build a gainclone amp, and use a tube pre-amp, for a small budget system, and with my x-10 just sitting there, I figured, Why not? I would think it would be cheaper and easier to install a high quality pot on the input stage of the X-10, than to go out and buy a pre-amp. Am I nutz?
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Old 22nd May 2003, 01:41 AM   #2
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And why not?
Just do it...but there's better than even the best pot...

Not that I feel like going all those variations of a theme...again.

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Old 22nd May 2003, 12:14 PM   #3
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I guess my question would be , where do I put it? I'll be very honest, I dont know much about electronics, Kinda learning as I go. Are there any schematics for Musical Fidelity stuff out on the net?
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Hi,

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I guess my question would be , where do I put it?
At the input instead of the 1Meg resistor just in front of the 22nF input cap.

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Are there any schematics for Musical Fidelity stuff out on the net?
Yes for this one at least, I didn't look for any other of their product.

Doing these mods would turn your x-10 into a X10-D I think.

We had a similar question like this before here but the local search engine refuses to dig it up for me.

Anyway, just send me an e-mail and I'll put the link to that site in the reply to you.

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Old 9th March 2004, 08:07 PM   #5
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apparently the Mf x pre is identical to the x10D, so just buy one of these
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Old 12th March 2004, 12:26 PM   #6
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Since the x-10D is a buffer only,
Is that mean X pre is a preamp without gain?

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Is that mean X pre is a preamp without gain?
Indeed.

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Old 12th March 2004, 02:01 PM   #8
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...............or it has a gain of one.

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Old 12th March 2004, 02:22 PM   #9
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...............or it has a gain of one.
Actually .98 at best for a tube buffer.
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