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    Default What do you guys think of the grounded grid tube pre amps?

    Jerry wants to build a kit, and I think this may be a winner.

    http://www.transcendentsound.com/preampkit.htm
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    Heya Ben, Ive been looking at the GG's for a while now. But I always get a bit turned off when people describe the sound, saying that its very fast and SS like. Which is the opposite of what I really dig, the warm fat tube sound. And that it doesnt respond well to tube rolling. Meaning it sounds pretty much the same, regardless of the brand of tubes used. And Im a mean roller, I like different sound for different types of music.

    I have no real time experience with it, so I'm probably just wasting bandwith here. But there are a boatload of reviews and opinions on this piece, and for the price, it has to be something to rave about.


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    Looks interesting,$499 for the kit seems very reasonable if it turns out to be good sounding unit.

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    IIRC, BlueMDpicker has one. Don't see him around these parts much anymore, though.
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    I hear good things about Bruce's grounded grid preamp; I don't think he's currently really doing kits any more (due to the economy), though.
    I've thought about trying/buying one myself. Counterintuitive though it may seem, it's actually quite a challenge to knock together a DIY vacuum tube (yes, even line-level) preamp that is quiet, stable, and good-sounding! You can get some sense of tube DIY guru Gary Kaufman's struggles with linestages at his website: www.the-planet.org

    Case in point: the blue one at the bottom of the page: http://www.the-planet.org/linestage2.html
    actually spent some time here. It sounded fine, but after an hour or so it would go sort of wonky...
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    here is a decent review
    http://www.audioasylum.com/audio/tub...ages/9100.html

    Everything that I have read about this pre has been positive,, matbe a real sleeper,eh?
    JC approves....he told me so. (F-1 nut)

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    I have been looking here too. It is hard to find full kits. trying to get a few pieces here and there adds up fast:(
    http://store.analogmetric.com/category.php?id=26
    Jadis JP-200 kit looks very nice
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    The GG is just a band aid...:)
    Let me tell you something about life, around every corner monsters await. I know, I am one.

    If I owned hell and this place, I would rent this place out and live in hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by venomclan View Post
    the gg is just a band aid...:)
    Doh! :D
    "He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you." Friedrich Nietzsche

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