Gerhard MC preamp
Joachim Gerhard presented the Flexible Phono Stage (FPS) in vol. 0 of Linear Audio in September 2010. His obsession with phono stages goes back a long way. In the article he describes his journey down the rabbit hole - Adventures in the land of phono stages.
The name FPS comes from the fact that you can arrange the input in in two different ways: High Z and LowZ. The high Z version has the advantage of DC coupling and loading resistor types and values can be changed at will to optimize coupling to the cartridge. The low Z version needs AC capacitor coupling .
If you are looking for a very very good Moving coil preamp do not look further. In terms of low noise, high overload margin and tonal quality it is simply very hard to get a better pre pre amp.
- This pre pre amp is has a line level output
- This Pre pre amp is fully balanced, so you need a balanced preamp or a balanced to unbalanced converter
Sound wise the High Z version has very elegant tonality with some measure of warmth and the low Z version has tremendous bass precision with a lot of spectacular raw dynamics. It is up to you!
For a detailed description see www.linearaudio.net where you can order your copy of vol. 0 of this publication.
This kit is not difficult to build but very large. The photo above is just for one channel!
|Product:||EU price incl. 21% VAT||Price outside the EU excl. VAT|
|The FPS MC kit HIGH Z. This kit contains all the parts needed including PCB's , all active and passive parts including selected capacitors for the RIAA correction, not included are the loading resistors, capacitors as they are cartridge dependent.
|The FPS MC kit LOW Z. This kit contains all the parts needed including PCB's , all active and passive parts including selected capacitors for the RIAA correction and the input AC coupling capacitors, not included are the loading resistors, capacitors as they are cartridge dependent.||€379.89
|The Power supply/ preregulator. This kit contains all the parts including PCB and transformer for a power supply (115/230 Vac) perfectly fitting with this MC-preamp. Eurocard format.||€100.66||€83.19|
|The D/J regulators. An old recipe, but still unbeaten. A high quality, low noise set of Didden/Jung regulators. Together with the preregulator the perfect combination. All the parts and PCB, but without cooling (enclosure and building preferences dependant). Eurocard format.||€116.93||€96.64|
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