Helo to everybody from Europe.I got one difficult question! Ihave built Leach amp some months ago, which sounds wonderfull, but now I need a suitable preamplifier to drive him! I was thinking about Bride of Zen. Can anybody help me with advice?
Best idea is to search the Forums here. Search on BOZ for Bride of Zen. Another Pass creation is the Balanced Line Stage.
The original articles for all the Pass stuff are now at http://www.passdiy.com.
Maybe I just like 2nd order harmonics, but I actually built both BOZ balanced and original BOZ, and I preferred the sound of the original version. Since none of my equipment is balanced, I used the balanced BOZ in single ended mode. Maybe used balanced, it sounds better. I noticed it was cleaner, maybe a little more treble extension, but didn't have the mids that the original seemed to have. I prefer tube amps, so maybe its just a preference related to me.