eBay stuff


#4601

PM on its way.

VB


#4602

Rare, not sure it’s not a scam.


#4603

Anyone had experience of one of these? Looking for a low gain pre-amp.

https://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/lector-zoe-preamplifier-use-your-favourite-tubes/1322759234?utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=app_ios&utm_medium=social&utm_source=ios_social


#4604

Bargain…a few Accuton drivers in an ugly box.


#4605

My experience of Accuton drivers is that they are shit at making music and have peaks. You have to drive them hard to get any life out of them.


#4606

Only heard them once for a few minutes at a show in a pair of Estelon standmounts, sounded impressive with the pristine recording they were using but I imagine I couldn’t live with them as I prefer a relaxed listen.


#4607

20 dB of gain isn’t low for a line stage.

What’s the input sensitivity of your power amp?

What speakers will you be using?


#4608

Funny - I’ve heard some Accuton-based speakers sound exactly as you describe. I’ve also heard one or two that sound utterly stunning.

Clearly it’s all in the crossover!


#4609

Depends on which driver too, some of them are not too bad, others have crazy peaks that need seriously steep crossovers.


#4610

Indeed. The best examples I’ve heard (Isophon/Gauder Akustik) do indeed use ridiculously steep crossovers.


#4611

Crazy peaks.


#4612

Thanks for those thoughts, I remember that pre I think. Let’s hope someone can sort this one on eBay out without too much hassle


#4613

Wow, even fourth order wouldn’t be enough for that :rofl:


#4614

That’s not a frequency response, it is a bad signature.


#4615

The guy has come back advising it has two sets of outputs, one that is attenuated to give 0 gain.
Not convinced it’s going to match my Job 225. Might have to look at a passive.

Job state the following figures for my power amp;
INPUT SENSITIVITY

  • Nominal level : 0.75 V.
  • Unbalanced only (RCA).
  • 51k input impedance.

Most reviews and users advise using low gain or passive pre amps. I have to use 10dB attenuators with my current Type 36 DIY pre. The builder of my pre has advised that gain is low on the unit, so I would assume under 10dB.

Speakers are Spendor S8e, which seem to work well with the Job 225 as it has a high damping factor and power output


#4616

If two inputs and no remote is not an issue then this is a fabulous, and beautifully made, preamp for the money.


#4617

What sources are you using?

A DAC typically puts out ~2V RMS.

A phono stage often less, sometimes 0.5V RMS whereupon you would need a line stage with gain to get full output from your power amp.

How the attenuation is implemented is quite critical to whether the sound is compromised by it.


#4618

Analogue - I use a Rega RP6 with exact cart into Trilogy 906 phono pre.
Digital - DDDAC 1794

-10dB attenuators are on the RCA inputs of my power amp to reduce gain from the pre-amp.


#4619

Yes I highlighted that before . Had one similar on demo and built like a tank


#4620

Needs work, but should be cheap.