Custom DesignTube Phono Preamp usedCustom Design Tube Phono PreampHello. I built this vacuum tube phono preamp because I was disappointed with all of the sub $1500 op- amp based phono preamps I’ve tried lately. They all sound the same. Just blah. No real definiti...300.00

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Hello. I built this vacuum tube phono preamp because I was disappointed with all of the sub $1500 op- amp based phono preamps I’ve tried lately. They all sound the same. Just blah. No real definition or imaging. Rolled off highs and lows. Just boring.   
I took a chance on this kit and used very good power transformers and upgraded all the electrolytic capacitors to Nichicon Audio grade ones. I am blown away on how good it sounds! Now there is imaging, high frequency definition, bass depth and control and that midrange warmth I have been yearning for. I have not listened to any digital music in weeks. I have now ordered a much more complex kit to build so I’m selling this to fund some of the new parts. I’ve had good luck with Tung-Sol and JJ Gold Pin 12AX7 tubes. I’ll include some Chinese tubes to get you started which sound very good and a basic IEC power cord. 
Is modeled after the Shure M-65 CY with 48db of gain. Works with MM cartridges. Standard 47k Ohm loading.  Let me know if you have any questions.
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