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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmass View Post
    I thought you were thinking about having the valves on show for the new Phono Stage?
    I think anything valve based looks best with them on show. Just my opinion of course.
    You're right Rob. I'd forgotten about that.

    Hmm, maybe a nice perspex lid to show what's inside?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman80 View Post
    Today's thinking has got me convinced that when I build the new BigBottle phonostage pcb, I should fit it inside the DCB1. As I can't see myself ever migrating from this combo, barring a huge lottery win, I'm now certain that I have got those two bits spot on for my enjoyment.

    SO, do I strip down what I already own and reuse the bits or do I build a brand new setup? That's the next question is suppose.
    Why would you be against an external phono amp chassis? Then you wouldnít have to modify your DBC1 at all. Or very little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphaGT View Post
    Why would you be against an external phono amp chassis? Then you wouldn’t have to modify your DBC1 at all. Or very little.

    Russell
    I'm not against the external phonostage BUT I quite like the idea of removing a set of cables from the chain, if I can.

    Also, it would remove a box and possibly allow for better placement of other kit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman80 View Post
    I'm not against the external phonostage BUT I quite like the idea of removing a set of cables from the chain, if I can.

    Also, it would remove a box and possibly allow for better placement of other kit.
    I see what youíre saying. Iíve never been hot on internal phono stages, because most are not that great, and gives you no choice, or has no or few settings. But what you propose installing your own, would be exactly the same as the external of your own build!

    Eliminating an extra box, and can be powered from the preampís power supply, saving money there, and a set of cables. Yes, now that you explain it, I see the beauty of it. Actually saving lots of money! And space, and it will be the exact same circuit youíd have built externally anyway. It all makes sense now. Iím slowly coming around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphaGT View Post
    I see what youíre saying. Iíve never been hot on internal phono stages, because most are not that great, and gives you no choice, or has no or few settings. But what you propose installing your own, would be exactly the same as the external of your own build!

    Eliminating an extra box, and can be powered from the preampís power supply, saving money there, and a set of cables. Yes, now that you explain it, I see the beauty of it. Actually saving lots of money! And space, and it will be the exact same circuit youíd have built externally anyway. It all makes sense now. Iím slowly coming around.

    Russell
    See, I knew it made sense lol

    Just need to aork out if the heat of both DCB1 and the phonostage are going to bee too much for the chassis to dissipate
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman80 View Post
    See, I knew it made sense lol

    Just need to aork out if the heat of both DCB1 and the phonostage are going to bee too much for the chassis to dissipate
    Perhaps you could work in some heat sink? I am not fond of the idea of using fans. Even the most silent fans get clogged up with dust, and their bearings wear and wobble. So over time they become a liability.

    Or, if tubes are involved, massive ventilation, lots of slots for air to circulate? Instead of a plexiglass top, a wire mesh top?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphaGT View Post
    Perhaps you could work in some heat sink? I am not fond of the idea of using fans. Even the most silent fans get clogged up with dust, and their bearings wear and wobble. So over time they become a liability.

    Or, if tubes are involved, massive ventilation, lots of slots for air to circulate? Instead of a plexiglass top, a wire mesh top?

    Russell
    I like the wire mesh idea. Not a fan of perspex/acrylic, it looks cheap plus it’s a dust magnet.
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    Ah, good shout.

    Maybe I'll just leave them alone lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman80 View Post
    Today's thinking has got me convinced that when I build the new BigBottle phonostage pcb, I should fit it inside the DCB1. As I can't see myself ever migrating from this combo, barring a huge lottery win, I'm now certain that I have got those two bits spot on for my enjoyment.

    SO, do I strip down what I already own and reuse the bits or do I build a brand new setup? That's the next question is suppose.
    Hi Oliver
    I had thought about fitting the Bigbottle in my dcb.
    There's enough room if you replace your existing tx for a multi tap, custom built of course.
    I'm still thinking about it.... it makes sense if your keeping your pre, mine will be staying, impossible to better it on my budget.


    Steve...

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    Quote Originally Posted by STD305M View Post
    Hi Oliver
    I had thought about fitting the Bigbottle in my dcb.
    There's enough room if you replace your existing tx for a multi tap, custom built of course.
    I'm still thinking about it.... it makes sense if your keeping your pre, mine will be staying, impossible to better it on my budget.


    Steve...
    Yes, it will definitely fit and I like the idea of a multitap TX.

    Hmm, I think I'll probably pursue the idea as for me, I can't see me changing either the phonostage or preamp.

    I'll hand on mind, I'm getting a listen to a rather interesting bit of kit soon.

    More on that later.
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