Thanks for the positive comment Argybargy I have been put off adding to this because of the general negative comment.
That I wasn't presenting this by the "way it is done in Head-Fi"
And yet looking at some posts they go on for greater lengths to mine --in the same lay-out.
My whole approach and attitude is bound up in the way that JLH [john linsay hood ] .
approached it but very condensed- I love music but reproduction of it isn't always perfect
Like John I believe in complete openness so that any fault in the electronic components is shown up NOT to be "dummed down" to make it smooth by adding many frequency changing and stability components like small value capacitors . To me that is cheating.
A certain ADE wrote in EW/WW that while on a breadboard his new design performed beautifully BUT transferred to a lovely to look at PCB he had to add comp capacitors.They affect the reproduction -yes to stop HF oscillation but also the perceived sound reproduction.
Johns designs were always open -and latterly -high input impedance/high sensitivity any ADE will tell you that that is harder to achieve low distortion than a low sensitivity/low input impedance.
John also used Mos-Fets at that time he was criticised for using them under the heading-"they are not as LINEAR than BJT"-quite right -BUT a lot more neg feedback can be applied as they have a higher bandwidth and as some know here have a more clear presentation.
MY whole aim here is to achieve a lot more open and natural sound-as you would hear live at a concert hall
Not smoothness for smoothness sake with rounded ends which after a while you feel inside yourself that you are missing something in the music but a feeling you are in the stalls listening to it live. I have no intention of changing my values learned from JLH. I know ADE have blazing rows with each other on audio issues but I wont be changing mine.