Ok, what would believe…. but I am in needs to get another phonostage. Te older I become the lazier I become and there is no way I would switch those cables form tonearms again. Also, each time I switch the cables the unused cables drops behind my rack. It sucks! Before I was able to stick myself behind the rack and pick them up but nowadays, since I becoming circumferentially challenged my fat body does not fit behind the rack anymore. So, I need another phonostage to drive my other tonearms.
I do not need a phonostage that would take medals, “push envelops” or send the Framer-like Morons into their multiple reviewing orgasm. I have two phonostage that I ma planning to continue to use with my reference stereo and reference mono tonearms (ET SU2 +2834PT for stereo and 7788-7721 with EAR’s feedback for mono). They deliver the quality that I need and they sit very permanently in the system. Since I was not able to make a switching multi-jack router at the SU2’s input (to little current form cartridges to switch them painlessly) then in order do not compromise the “reference” postages I need one more phonostages to drive “other” tonearms. It defiantly should not be bad sounding phonostage but I would be liberal with its sonic capacities.
I was thinking to build one but as lazy as I am I do not want to have those hassles to solder with one hand and with other hand trying to catch my Koshka who just stolen resistors from my table… So, I juts do not want to build anything if it is not necessary as I feel that the “second-type” phonostage should be bought and forgotten....
OK what I need:
1) Irrelevant look and appearance
2) Irrelevant topology (RC, RLC, feedback, SS, tubes, hybrid, ethanol, Da Vinci code… whatever)
3) >75dB gain
4) Small size
5) better then 80dB noise
Also, I would have two other off the wall requirements:
1) It should not be expansive. My rational is not to save money but reasonability. If it cost for instance more then $1000 then… Well what would be then? My wonderfully performing 7788-7721 has 64dB gains and it would take for me a day or two to assemble one more unit and add to it one more gain stage. So, the prospective phonostage should not cost more then I do per day-two or I just would build it myself form the parts that I do have and, being a Jew, would pay to myself.
2) It should have a space at input as I most likely would add 3-4 inputs there. Alternatively the prospective phonostage should have an agreeable manufacture who would take my extra payment and will add at least 3 input himself. I would supply all necessary tested materials to do the job.
The person who would provide me with a successful lead to the above described phonostage would receive a rewords. It will not be frantically tangible reword but rather audible reword. I assure a unique and extremely high musical value of the reword.
Romy the Cat
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