December 2018
M T W T F S S
« Nov    
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31  
>> Breadcrumb :/Tag:diy phono stage

DIY Tube Phono Project Part 5: Circuit Board – Chassis Integration

By | November 16th, 2018|Categories: Wall of sound|Tags: , , , , , |

The finished WOS – Tubecad Tetra Phono Project…..and friends

DIY All-Tube Phono Preamp Project

Part 5, Circuit Board–Chassis Integration

The Finish Line

By Steve Graham

This is it. We wrap it all up here. I hope I’ve enticed a few people to give this project a try. Yes, there have been many long attachments detailing the build procedure, but it’s the pictures that take up a lot of space. If you tackle this project, just take it step by step. Scrolling down to the attachment links below will get you to the finish line.… Read the full article

Comments Off on DIY Tube Phono Project Part 5: Circuit Board – Chassis Integration

DIY All-Tube Phono Stage Project, Part 3: Metal Working For Dummies

By | October 21st, 2018|Categories: Wall of sound|Tags: , , , , , , , |

DIY All-Tube Phono Preamp Project

Part 3, Metal-Working for Dummies

By Steve Graham, chief dummy

Working with fire and steel?  Would you believe alcohol and aluminum?  Bonus points to those who can name the 80’s pop group that issued the album shown above.  No cheating searching the title online.

Before we start torturing some metal: If you are sitting on the fence, wondering whether or not to build one of these for the following reasons:

  1. You think this preamp won’t have enough gain because it uses a 6DJ8 for the first stage (a 12AT7 is used for the second stage): Most line stages have plenty of gain so it takes some of the gain burden off of the phono stage. 
Read the full article

Comments Off on DIY All-Tube Phono Stage Project, Part 3: Metal Working For Dummies

Upcoming Review: RJM Audio VSPS 400 Phono Stage

By | November 26th, 2017|Categories: Wall of sound|Tags: , , , , , |

Steve Graham digs deeper into LP grooves with a Canadian phono board.

Richard Murdey is a Canadian originally from Newfoundland and Labrador.  The audiophile bug bit him early on courtesy of his Dad, but Richard discovered DIY while doing his PhD at the university of British Columbia.  He lives in Japan with his family and does post-doctoral work at Kyoto University, exploring solid state physics and physical chemistry.  Specifically, he studies the conductivity and photoconductivity of molecular semiconductors.  (WOW!)  Through his Phonoclone website, Richard promotes some of his DIY ideas on topics ranging from phono amps, line and headphone amp design, D to A converters, and interconnect cables. … Read the full article

Comments Off on Upcoming Review: RJM Audio VSPS 400 Phono Stage