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Headphones and related gear buyer’s guide

By | December 27th, 2013|Categories: Amplifier - Headmania|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hello everybody,

I have been contemplating for some time now on writing a small guide on how to get into this hobby or what headphones and related gear to buy.

Before reading this you should also check this article where I explained how I got into this hobby and how I see it.

Headphone-And-Related-Gear-Buying-Guide

Before getting into the subject, many could ask themselves “Why headphones?”. This is a very good question indeed. The discussion of “Headphones vs Speakers” is a hot debated subject between music gear enthusiasts, especially coming from the people that are into speakers.… Read the full article

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Focal Spirit Classic & Spirit Professional – Review

By | December 16th, 2013|Categories: Headphones - Headmania|Tags: , , , |

Hello everybody,

I have been waiting for this for a while now. If you remember, I have been very impressed with Focal’s first headphone, the Spirit One .

From that moment on I was really curious to see what Focal will come up with next in the headphone department.

Well, the time has come, as I have both new models from Focal on my desk, the Focal Spirit Classic and Spirit Professional.

This review is dedicated to the first one, but at the end I am making a short comparison to Spirit Professional.… Read the full article

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4S Universal Preamplifier for 12A_7 Tubes

By | December 16th, 2013|Categories: DIY AUDIOFILE|Tags: , |

The 4S Universal preamp is a Super Simple Single Stage (4S) line stage preamp that works well with the entire range of 12A_7 tubes – 12AU7, 12AV7, 12AY7, 12AT7, 12AZ7, and 12AX7. You can change the tube type to vary the gain of the preamplifier by quite a large margin. 

4S Universal Preamp for 12A_7 Tubes
4S Universal Preamp for 12A_7 Tubes

The preamp uses a 6CA4 tube rectified power supply which is very quiet. The preamplifier is built using point-to-point construction techniques and into a die cast aluminum enclosure from Pomona.  The attenuation control is on the output of the preamp.Read the full article

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