After building a few diy versions of the Boozhound Labs / Le Pacific JFET RIAA phono preamps, Mark decided to try the actual $79US Boozhound Laboratories (BHL) JFET RIAA phono preamplifier kit. In Mark’s diy versions of the phono preamp he used polypropylene capacitors.
|DIY JFET Phono Preamp on Stripboard|
On the other hand, the BHL phono preamp kit comes with fabulous looking vintage new old stock (NOS) Russian military paper-in-oil (PIO) capacitors. PIO capacitors made in this fashion are quite respected and sought after for their sonic qualities. The BHL phono preamp kit comes with a PCB, the circuit parts and detailed building instructions.… Read the full article