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    Default DIY phono board sold to me cheap, what now?

    Deb and i traveled to andrews nc, not far from us, to buy my adcom gfa555 from a very nice audiofile and diyer from england.

    He has pres amps and speakers he has made, one of which is a phono pre board.

    I have not seen it, we just spoke on the phone yesterday about it, he just wants 10 bucks ( he obviously is happy to find a nearby audio fool), and is willing to help out.

    I know most mount on a breadboard type structure until they are sure it is something they will keep.

    I know its tough to give advice before seeing it or knowing what its made of, but any general advice would be appreciated.
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    For the investment of $10 if it is already assembled and you do vinyl I would think it would be great. Some of the DIY projects sound really nice. Even if it is a kit board he has acquired or designed might be worth a look if you want to do some building. Probably a MM board, but you would need to clarify.
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    you'll need a power supply for it (most likely) - is it solid state? Find out its power requirements if it doesn't have built-in transformer and DC power supply. You may need a "wall wart" of suitable voltage and current capability, or perhaps you want to build your own power supply...

    A "Hammond box" is a reaonable enclosure for most small, board-type projects. Your local Radio Shack might even still sell them! If not, you can get them from zillions of on-line sources, e.g., www.tubesandmore.com
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    Whaddup gs, here are the pics of the phono pre boards my friend peter gave me.

    He is gently nudging me to take up diy audio, he is quite accomplished and knowledgeable as a former aerospace engineer, I on the other hand, as a former landscape designer, not so much.

    However, i am determined to take on this relatively minor job, he said its a pretty nice little phono pre, he was kind enough to give it to me, so here goes.

    Not sure if the pics are enough to tell anything, but any info, as always, is appreciated.
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