It only took 8 weeks to get but its finally here! I was in the market for a couple budget phono pre's. I bought a Hagtech Bugle2 (going on 10 weeks undelivered) and the Reduction. Both have great reviews and are affordable.
My Reduction kit is currently underway and things seem to be going smooth. This is my first real solder job besides for the Samsung TV I saved last year with two blown caps. I bought the analog soldering station by Weller to replace the 40watt pencil that i had previously grabbed at rat shack. Night and day difference and well worth the investment.
After a couple hours work, I've managed to mount the RCA's, tabs, solder boards, transformer and started the wiring. Checked the PS with my cheapo voltmeter and so far so good. Hopefully I can get this wrapped up for the weekend. These will be my first tubes (6922s). Don't know what that means but oh well.
This will be the first step in upping the vinyl experience. Next will be a new TT. In the end, my plan is to compare the Bugle and reduction and keep the better.
More to come......