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WTB: Phono Preamp (~$100 range?)

5k3105

Member
2013-02-11 4:28 am
I got the Pyle grounded last night and had a listen. At first I was surprised at how much gain there was.

I felt like the response was very flat.

Compared to the receiver I was using before, the Pyle through my Sony was loud but lifeless.

The receiver I used before was a KLH Model 55. After a month of use the left channel died. I noticed that before it died, when I would turn the volume knob down to the off position, the volume would get loud rush of static just before it switched off.

I got a strong, clear and animated sound from this receiver and I'm afraid I won't be able to find a reasonably priced amp to replace it.

I wonder if I took a picture of the KLH board someone here could spot the defective component. I took a look and I couldn't tell, but part of the board is messy with a white coating over some of the components.
 

Mooly

Administrator
Paid Member
2007-09-15 8:14 am
I've never heard of KLH tbh.

If you want to post a detailed picture showing this "white coating" perhaps we might get an idea although I suspect its going to be a bit more involved than just swapping one or two components... but you have to start somewhere.
 

5k3105

Member
2013-02-11 4:28 am
first set
 

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5k3105

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2013-02-11 4:28 am
second set
 

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