I just picked up this integrated EL34 amplifier off of Ebay. I will undoubtedly do some upgrades such as a Hexfred rectifier, new binding posts, new capacitors, Mills resistors, SED Winged C's, and some Russian 6N3P's. My primary source is vinyl, so I will need a good phono stage to utilize this amplifier. I was wondering if I could use my Dynaco PAS2 as the phono stage until I can get a dedicated phono preamp. The inputs are CD, Tuner, Tape, and AUX. Can I simply connect from the Dynaco's outputs to the Amplifier's AUX inputs?
I'm very excited! I have read the numerous posts regarding SDA's and tube amplification. I have wanted to try this since I started my musical journey a few years ago, but the lack of funds have always prevented me from reaching this goal. This amplifier will fill the spot currently occupied by my Carver TFM-35. I know that this amp is a product of China, and it is not going to sound as good as old American Iron, but it will allow me to "dip my toe into" the world of tubey goodness!
While the tube amp is in use, I want to send my Carver out to be refurbished. I have noticed that it is developing a hum that increases with volume. Any recommendations for this service would be appreciated.