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    Join Date: Nov 2015

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    Hi all,

    Does anyone have an old full size enclosure (to fit on a rack) that they have left in the garage/shed, going rusty and unused? It can be battered, knocked chipped and downright ugly as long as it's incredibly cheap! INCREDIBLY cheap!!!

    Im building a phonostage and it needs something to go in and as it's quite likely to explode when I plug it in, I thought a knacker of a box would suffice just to catch all the broken valves.

    Ta







    Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK5 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Bigbottle Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: NONE
    Amplification: Nelson Pass DCB1 with Khozmo 48 Step Series Attenuator & Krell KSA100 MK2 Amplifier
    Cables: Fisual S-Flex Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & NEW SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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    If nobody has one You could probably find an old amp / dvd player in a charity shop for a tenner.

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    What yeah building?
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    I have a Grundig satellite receiver box that you can have, as in free (cheap enough?).

    It is steel so the shielding will be good, also has holes in the rear already that are suitable to mount RCA sockets.
    The moulded plastic front can be remove to reveal a flat front panel so you could even tart it up with a nice wooden front


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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebottle View Post
    I have a Grundig satellite receiver box that you can have, as in free (cheap enough?).

    It is steel so the shielding will be good, also has holes in the rear already that are suitable to mount RCA sockets.
    The moulded plastic front can be remove to reveal a flat front panel so you could even tart it up with a nice wooden front

    Oooooooo sounds good!!!! Cheers Al

    Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK5 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Bigbottle Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: NONE
    Amplification: Nelson Pass DCB1 with Khozmo 48 Step Series Attenuator & Krell KSA100 MK2 Amplifier
    Cables: Fisual S-Flex Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & NEW SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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    Join Date: Nov 2015

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    Have been offered two Sony amp boxes too so looks like I'm all sorted.

    What a great forum this is!!!

    Thanks everyone

    Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK5 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Bigbottle Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: NONE
    Amplification: Nelson Pass DCB1 with Khozmo 48 Step Series Attenuator & Krell KSA100 MK2 Amplifier
    Cables: Fisual S-Flex Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & NEW SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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    Quote Originally Posted by REXTON View Post
    What yeah building?
    I'm building a Valve Wizard MM valve phonostage.

    It's a learning excercise rather than a reference point in SQ. The board cost 6.50 and I've probably spent about 40 on components so not expecting a world beater of a stage. Its all about the learning.


    http://www.valvewizard.co.uk/phonopcb.html
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK5 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Bigbottle Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: NONE
    Amplification: Nelson Pass DCB1 with Khozmo 48 Step Series Attenuator & Krell KSA100 MK2 Amplifier
    Cables: Fisual S-Flex Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & NEW SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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    Join Date: Apr 2012

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    Ah. More scorched fingers and solder in the carpet then Oliver?

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Ah. More scorched fingers and solder in the carpet then Oliver?
    Lol, yes Geoff. I've been banished to garage (only fair)

    It's been good. It's not the nearest work so far but that's to be expected. The addition of a new variable heat soldering iron has proved beneficial and silver solder used on about 95% of the board so far. It been good fun and very educational. I'll start a thread once I get to the building stage otherwise it would have just been pictures of me making a mess lol.



    Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK5 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Bigbottle Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: NONE
    Amplification: Nelson Pass DCB1 with Khozmo 48 Step Series Attenuator & Krell KSA100 MK2 Amplifier
    Cables: Fisual S-Flex Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & NEW SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

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    Yeah. I like a good project. You learn a bit more with each one.

    (still got this itch to build more speakers myself )

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