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    Got this yesterday, not sure of the exact specs but I think from looking at the net it's a constant input impedance ladder type stepped attenuator with Dale resistors. I was just wondering how good it should be. It sounds very nice indeed regardless!

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    Very nice looking bit of kit, it's obviously well put together. Is it silver wired? Looks it.
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    It's a Glasshouse kit, see here-

    https://www.hificollective.co.uk/kit...-pre-amp1.html

    All looks good quality stuff, should be very good as is. Can be turned into a TVC if you so desire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Very nice looking bit of kit, it's obviously well put together. Is it silver wired? Looks it.
    I'm not sure but I agree it looks like it. If silver is supposed to sound good then it might well be as it sounds nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ali Tait View Post
    It's a Glasshouse kit, see here-

    https://www.hificollective.co.uk/kit...-pre-amp1.html

    All looks good quality stuff, should be very good as is. Can be turned into a TVC if you so desire.
    I saw that thanks but I couldn't see this particular attenuator on there.

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    Dont know what it is, but the resistors are good quality, you'd probably have to spend quite a bit to get something clearly better.
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    Nice bit of kit you have there.

    Dale's usually have a very nice full body sound (yes I believe resistors have a 'sound') and it looks really well built.

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    Quality. Very nice

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    Very nicely made, using good quality parts too!
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    It looks like a 'ladder' style L-pad design, which can offer a constant impedance to the source (input). It's well made and Dale resistors are well regarded.
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