Copper wired TX102 pre-amp

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DaveX

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Copper wired TX102 pre-amp
« on: 10 Apr 2009, 09:46 pm »
Hello John, what can you tell me about this version of your copper wired TX102 pre-amp. I see that 4 inputs/outputs are blanked out on the back panel, can you tell me what the inputs/outputs were, and what those switches are for above. If I go for this pre do you have any user/build instructions. P.S. my current pre-amp is an Audio Research LS3 with 8 db gain. Thanks.

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John Chapman

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Re: Copper wired TX102 pre-amp
« Reply #1 on: 11 Apr 2009, 03:11 pm »
Hello!

That was my original TX102 based pre-amp kit. About 1/2 were sold as kits and maybe 1/2 were built here. I can't recall the exact history of that unit but looking at the pics it has 3 rca inputs and 3 xlr inputs + a single rca and a single xlr output. Almost certainly MK I TX102 transformers. Should be a decent sounding unit I expect. Price will look good vs the S&B based Music First units - but at 750 UKP it is maybe not far off the original pricing.  No remote control - and it would be tricky  and a bit of work to add remote to that unit.......

Hope that helps!

John

DaveX

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Re: Copper wired TX102 pre-amp
« Reply #2 on: 11 Apr 2009, 11:38 pm »
Thanks John, what are the 2 sets of switches for on the back panel. Thanks.

John Chapman

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Re: Copper wired TX102 pre-amp
« Reply #3 on: 12 Apr 2009, 12:22 am »
Hello!

One set  selects if you are using the RCA or XLR outputs and the other set selects grounding options.

Thansk!

John