Because I've been making a study of preamplifiers, listening to as many as I can lay hands on, I decided to give that model a listen. Fun audio fact: The first patent application for an audio amplifier based on field effect transistors FETs was submitted inby Polish physicist Julius Edgar Lilienfeld, who patented the electrolytic capacitor. That's fascinating because the transistor itself was not actually invented until
The tube preamp section features two knobs: Gain and Tube Drive. This allows you to adjust the amount of signal that hits the tube circuitry, opening up a wide range of sonic options. The VCA compressor section is well-suited to help all different kinds of audio sit nicely in a mix, whether it's percussion with fast transients, or smooth and silky vocals.
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It adds such a nice polish to the sound. So is it a replica of the original or a reinterpretation? They run paralleled. And it allows you to have a spare tube, in case you lose one.
It is particularly difficult to believe for those who associate this company with the top system used by Krakow Sonic Societyor those who see the Lektor AIR V-edition CD Player in my reference system, as these are very expensive representatives of high-end or even top-high-end level. The first amplifiers designed by Jarek Waszczyszyn featured elongated, narrow housings, without classic metal sheet covering the entire interior. Their appearance referred to that of tube amplifiers, as well as to the first McIntosh solid-state amps.
Buying vintage stereo equipment is a hobby that can quickly turn into an obsessive and overwhelming collection. The look, feel, and tone of vintage audio components have a unique charm, and these components often rival much more expensive, newer models in their quality. Unfortunately, old and neglected components are often found in pretty rough shape, which means you'll need to learn how to clean vintage stereo equipment before use.
When asked to come up with a "do it yourself" tube mic pre project, I thought long and hard about what topology to go with. The thought being, if you are going to spend the time to build it, then make it worth the effort. In my opinion, the transformers in a tube amp are just as important to the sound as the tubes, so building a transformerless tube amp would not provide much of the desired characteristics which people seek in tube gear.