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    Default Amp and Preamp diy designs or kits?

    I am curious to build an amp and a preamp or an integrated... Any leads on a solid design?

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    How simple are you looking for and what do you want to spend?

    I have seen plans for class A per amps online before and even simple 5 watt class A amps.

    When I get home I will look to see what links I still have.
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    I am open to anything... Looking for high end, something I can hand wire and use high quality parts

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    Diy audio sent an email a while back about a amp camp and kits.Might check them out.

    http://www.diyaudio.com/

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    You are welcome to use my schematic. I can also get the transformers for you.
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    Trey, here is some John found back in the day... they look quite intriguing and have a bunch of stuff to choose from

    AudioNote: http://www.ankaudiokits.com/index.html#prod_menu

    Original thread with some info: http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...ence-with-them
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    Perhaps reaching out to SComp would be a good idea.
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    I threw the idea of building a pre-amp and DAC for me down the road but I'm not sure I have enough knowledge of the micro components that would be needed or enough technical knowledge to take on such a project. I looked at it as a way to get higher end components for a fraction of the cost if I could build something. Perhaps I dont give myself enough credit.

    Definitely be following where you go with this Trey.

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    The above listed (post #4) DIY Audio forum, has a huge number of different projects. From tubes to transistors to chip amps to class 'D' to Nelson Pass unit. A very are semi-built units, many are complete kits, others are printed circuit boards only and for the reminder you are on your own.

    One rambling thread about a high-end pre-amp for-which parts are no longer available is approaching some 40,000 posts.

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    I've been looking at these dynaco based kits. Some are substantially advanced beyond the original Haflef designs.

    http://www.tubes4hifi.com/home.html

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    If you are interested I've got an assembled diy Pass Zen balanced linestage I am considering selling. It could be upgraded with exotic parts if desired but sounds very good as is. I bought it here as needing further completion.

    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...Zen-Line-Stage

    My owner completion thread below. Both balanced inputs and four SE inputs are now connected to selector. I just left it with one pair of balanced and SE outputs connected. It is a quiet and great sounding pre; I used it as balanced. Comes with another unused/untested PS board.

    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...light=pass+zen

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    ^Rich, I totally forgot you had that. If its still around if I ever get up there again I would love to look at it.
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    I built a Relaixed 2 preamp. Its remote controlled and balanced output only. It is very clean and pure sounding. About $400 for the kit not including the case.

    http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/solid...ld-report.html
    http://www.eijndhoven.net/jos/relaixed2/index.html
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    The Nelson Pass stuff available on DIYaudio is very good.

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