Don Sachs Model 2 Line Stage

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  1. msommers

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    @tubeguy22 Thanks for stopping by, Don! Happy to hear you found this place!
     
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    No. I've been getting sidetracked a lot lately, but @winders was kind enough to invite me over to do so. However now I'm mid-DIY of a Slagleformer line stage that I suspect will knock my balls off, so comparisons are best deferred anyhow. When you've got gain galore through your chain and your sources are already capable of driving your amp directly, then why not reduce your "preamp" to its most basic functions - selecting a source and controlling volume ... and nothing else? If that sounds like shit, then fix your source or fix your amp. It ain't the line stage's fault.
     
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    Any chance of that SBAF loaner happening soon, Don?

    I (and I'm sure many others) would love to hear this preamp.
     
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    I would love to be part of any tour for this preamp..
     
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    That's just gorgeous. what is the unit on the bottom right do? is it s a huge transformer based conditioner? abd what is the power amp on the bottom shelf?
     
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    Hi dadbeh, I think I can answer for him. It’s a topaz low interwinding capacitance isolation transformer and the power amp is the pioneer m22 vintage amp that has gotten popular recently :)
     
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  7. Interesting, I'm asuming the transformer also does the 120/100 voltage conversion for the amp
     
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    @winders could probably tell you...
     
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    No, the Topaz is wired to standard 120v in balanced 120v out. The Pioneer M-22 is an American version so no voltage step-down is required.
     
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