Building phono stage kit. Any advice?

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nlitworld

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Re: Building phono stage kit. Any advice?
« Reply #20 on: 23 Apr 2024, 08:46 am »
Not sure if anyone was following this thread but here is an update since I'm wide awake at 1:45am listening to music. I decided to do some work on this phono preamp a little bit ago. My goal was to update into a smaller chassis where I went from a 17x13x4 down to a 14x10x3 unit. My other goals were better solidifying component placement, shortening signal wires and borrowing some upgrades used on the Don Sachs units. End result is still great sounding but considerably better soundstage depth, and way better chassis size to fit in my small room. The only thing I gave up for the small chassis was the center partition between power side to signal side.





Again, if anyone is contemplating a build of anything Tubes4HiFi sells, I wholeheartedly say jump in head first. These kits absolutely rule.  :thumb:

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Re: Building phono stage kit. Any advice?
« Reply #21 on: 24 Apr 2024, 02:00 pm »
Hi,

Thanks for the update. Happy listening to your phono stage :)

Cheers Rod

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Re: Building phono stage kit. Any advice?
« Reply #22 on: 12 Jun 2024, 09:00 pm »
Not sure if anyone was following this thread but here is an update since I'm wide awake at 1:45am listening to music. I decided to do some work on this phono preamp a little bit ago. My goal was to update into a smaller chassis where I went from a 17x13x4 down to a 14x10x3 unit. My other goals were better solidifying component placement, shortening signal wires and borrowing some upgrades used on the Don Sachs units. End result is still great sounding but considerably better soundstage depth, and way better chassis size to fit in my small room. The only thing I gave up for the small chassis was the center partition between power side to signal side.





Again, if anyone is contemplating a build of anything Tubes4HiFi sells, I wholeheartedly say jump in head first. These kits absolutely rule.  :thumb:
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Re: Building phono stage kit. Any advice?
« Reply #23 on: 15 Jun 2024, 06:32 am »
Lovely work nlit, good to hear it meets if not exceeds your expectations.  8)

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Re: Building phono stage kit. Any advice?
« Reply #24 on: 15 Jun 2024, 01:29 pm »
Lovely work nlit, good to hear it meets if not exceeds your expectations.  8)

Nice!

Thank you both for the kind words. First, it was a super fun project and I learned so much that I feel I can take on any diy build project now. Being able to read schematics and understand what's happening and how things are arranged was my biggest takeaway. Secondly, the value for sound quality is off the charts. My friend has a similar costing Parasound JC3 Jr. phono stage, and while I won't say this to his face, this wipes the floor with his unit it's so much better. I'm already planning a next kit build after I finish another project for a friend. Long live DIY Hi-Fi. :weights:

-Lloyd