Eddie Current Classic Phonostage / Phono Pre

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  1. purr1n

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    Eddie Current Classic Phonostage is now available for orders. Ten units in the first run.

    It's now in two chassis to isolate power transformer, so price increase from what was initially estimated. It's $900 and it's a steal. 6SL7 to 6SL7 to 6SN7. The 6SN7 is a buffer. Passive RIAA. Its MM only. Get SUTs if MC. Sounds fantastic with Ortofon Red, Bronze, and any of the Nagaokas.

    Prototype impressions, note that I have not heard the production version yet (no changes). https://www.superbestaudiofriends.org/index.php?threads/eddie-current-classic-phonostage.7387/

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    Five points to whomever points out the silkscreen error (LOL, this seems to be an EC trend going back to the dumb accident BW Arial font).
     
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    Too easy :p
     
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    Sorry newb question, what's SUT?
     
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    Lyer25 Too sensitive for SBAF

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    Step up transformer?


    Edit, just saw the question:
    *eddy current, multiple times.

    ... I'll stop trolling now. Turntable stuff so definitely not my business (yet) :))
     
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    Damnit, Bio beat me to it.
     
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    Thanks, any particular recommendations? I'm running Rega Planar 6 with Ania cartridge. Interested in trying the EC phono stage. I'm currently using Rega Fono MC.
     
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    Jensen MC2RR Isomax.

    I used the same 44 SUT, but wired up in a DIY box. The 44 is the lower line model, but I think I might have actually preferred this to the higher line 346 with this phonostage.

    Plenty of leeway for tonal balance adjust with the 6SL7 which is still available and reasonably priced. Just ask when the time comes.

    I'd opt a warmer sounding brown base 6SL7WGT to replicate the Fono MC's sig. Stay with new production Tung-Sol with the remaining tubes to keep things simple when starting out.
     
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    Thanks, will look into it. Would be cool if EC produce an SUT to pair with this Phono Pre.
     

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