good cheap passive preamp?

Discussion in 'Headphone Amps (full-size)' started by neruda, Aug 16, 2001.
  1. Neruda
    this is sooo pointless, but I thought I'd do it anyway [​IMG]. What are some decent passive preamps for under $400? I'd just like a couple of names, and I'm having a hell of the time finding them myself. I saw the Antique Sound Labs Passive TI, but haven't found any good info on it. What are some other ideas?
     
  2. dhwilkin Contributor
    Geez man, I wouldn't have thought I'd need to tell you this... use the search feature "coughONAUDIOASYLUMcough". [​IMG] [​IMG]

    - FT Audio LW-1
    - McCormick MicroLineDrive
    - Creek OBH10

    Just a few of the names that showed up...
     
  3. Neruda
    dammit, I should have thought of that, you're right...
     
  4. jude Administrator
    Yeah, for non-headphone audio research (and even limited headphone-related stuff), search Audio Asylum is always a fantastic idea. I use it often, if only to satisfy my curiosity about things at times.
     
  5. dhwilkin Contributor
    If it makes you feel any better, right after I posted the AudioAsylum bit, I promptly dumped a packet of parmesan cheese over the kitchen floor because I forgot I had already opened it... doh! [​IMG]
     
  6. jude Administrator
    Quote:

    Originally posted by dhwilkin
    If it makes you feel any better, right after I posted the AudioAsylum bit, I promptly dumped a packet of parmesan cheese over the kitchen floor because I forgot I had already opened it... doh! [​IMG]




    LOL! Have a dog? My dogs woulda been in heaven.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. dhwilkin Contributor
    Nah, no dog. Used to have a Cocker Spaniel when I was a kid. There's not really any room for a big pet in my apartment. [​IMG]
     
  8. Neruda
    man, my dog loves parmesan cheese. and cheddar cheese, and fetta cheese, and provolone cheese...good lord, is that all she eats? No wonder her food costs so much! [​IMG]
     
  9. Budgie
    Passive preamp? Your going to BUY a passive preamp! Neruda, buddy, thats the easyiest thing to build in the entire audio world. We need to talk. But first, I want you to visit this web site.
    Look at the current stock. You may find what you want.
    http://www.echohifi.com
     
  10. rickcr42 Contributor
    Neruda , you REALLY need to crank up the soldering iron

    all passive parts means you would have to intentionally screw up for this to come out badly

    1-input and output jacks
    2-input select rotary switch
    3-pot or stepper
    4-box or even two panels (front and rear) separated by standoffs

    wire the sucker up with cat-5 and DONE !

    you want fancy ? Wrap the bitch in a wood cabinet [​IMG]

    three pieces of pine ,stain,poly,sand,poly,sand-DONE
     
  11. Reggy
    I mean it's great that alot of people have a passion for making their own DIY volume attenuators, but why couldn't there be more high quality mid budget volume controllers as an end product like what luminous audio, or hattor audio is producing, or even Transformer Volume Controllers like promitheus audio is doing? I'm in the hunt, and do you guys know of really high quality recommendations with XLR connections? I really don't want to fall for stuff like what tortuga or even First Music Audio sells (were talking $6K for a volume attenuator). I'm just not getting the huge DIY methodology when I would not mind spending $500 for something that is high quality and has a nice finished -- problem is I can't find many around.
     
  12. alchemist23
    Tisbury Audio?
     

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