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The last phonocorrector: “End of Life" Phonostage 4489 
End of Life 4489 
Do I need to make a chassis in the shape of a coffin? 4489 
Shallow ambitions 4489 
I might unwillingly bring to my home… 4489 
Acronym 4489 
The End of Life Phonostage’s power supply 4477 
"...better and more sophistocated PS" (vs. bad AC) 4477 
The stupid, lousy AC is another subject. 4477 
It is comming along.... 4296 
Now, that's a phono stage! 4296 
The perfect corrector. 4296 
Still noisy but already semi-operational 4296 
The perfect corrector - II 4295 
Here it is: The perfect corrector – III 4294 
Wrong values shown 4293 
The deliberate mistakes? 4293 
330R anode resistors 4293 
The coupling cap in my 'End of the life' phono? 4293 
Nope, it was not ‘keeping anybody on toes’... 4293 
The latest version of the corrector – not heard it yet. (corrected) 4291 
The sentiments behind “End of Life" Phonostage 4291 
Going on from "There" 4291 
Ok, it is already almost there. 4291 
The ET2+EAR-834PT and the ultra-dynamic softness. 4290 
I am semi-ecstatic; my vinyl will be back soon… 4289 
MFA Systems Phonostage 4289 
Good for them. 4289 
Photos of the MFA Systems MC Reference 4289 
A few more 4289 
OK, it is over. Some preliminary follow ups. 4289 
"Lack" of HF, etc. 4288 
“End of Life" Phonostage: what is next? 4288 
Hybridizing 4288 
I love it! 4288 
If I may be a litt;e suggestive..... 4286 
Mica, distortions, MOSFET and the Ocean State. 4286 
SSG 4285 
Of mosfets, caps and distortion. 4285 
USSR SSG 4285 
USSR SSG 4285 
Question for Dima re 2nd stage biasing. 4285 
Fixed bias 4285 
The stunning sound of the phonocorrector. 4285 
More on this, please 4284 
Interesting development! 4284 
One-Story Jack 4284 
Nature's Bias 4284 
The signal passing via the 834PTF-Air… 4284 
Apologies! 4283 
Tunable Y-factor? 4283 
Harmonically-proper vs. harmonically-flexible 4283 
Some comment on the characteristic of air-cap sound. 4278 
The sound of one hand clapping 4278 
The air-caps as an ultimate cap. 4277 
The tempted virtue of the phonostage’s prostitution. 4269 
Clarity vs. VTA vs. Character 4269 
What VTA has to do with phonostage? 4268 
Phonostage vs. VTA 4268 
The 834PTF’s cathode follower: tube vs. SS 4268 
The “End of Life" Phonostage Status…. 4183 
Specific air cap changes 4183 
The air capacitors 'allegations'. 4183 
One tube, two channels? 4183 
The halves of the twin-triodes 4183 
"Crosstalk" 4182 
I just love sound of this phonocorrector. 4141 
To close the book on the correctors subject ... 4120 
"End of Life Phonostage" in Thai 3694 
Sucks! 3622 
Is God's phonostage better than Romy's? It is now! 3621 
Um, what? 3621 
Alternative Transformer 3621 
Sorry to have upset your sensitive self, Reggie. 3621 
A stimulation by Gog's fiction? 3621 
Hmmm,I suspect 3621 
The "End of Life Phonostage” is back. 3613 
My "End of Live" vesrion. 3601 
The 100Hz hum? 3601 
Hum “disconnecting trick” 3601 
Right grounding configuration for PS, corrector and transformer assembly. 3601 
The hum is drooped significantly! 3600 
Generally the phonocorrector has very low noise. 3600 
DIY Air-Caps? 3600 
Capacitors 3597 
Hum again. 3576 
Hm, again.... 3576 
Tribute MC iron 3291 
Changing loads 3287 
I do not do adjustable loading. 3287 
Sound degradation vs proper loading 3286 
Loading on primary? 3286 
Anticipating the needs 3286 
CCS heating? 3249 
2nd stage bias mystery 3132 
It is true but it negligible. 3132 
V2 biasing continued 3131 
Works +/- properly 3130 
To cheat or not to (ccs)heat 3130 
My assault 3103 
What, No Breadboard? 3103 
Don't laugh too loud... 3103 
So far it is good. 3103 
Your 50 is my 60 (buzz-kill) 3103 
The assembly and the buzz 3102 
Make sure that your LC filtration works properly. 3102 
Caps and chokes 3102 
The price of fame 3102 
Tribute 3102 
About the last distraction cap and transformers. 3102 
Schematics 3102 
Traces 3102 
Moving Magnet 3102 
Barcelona? 230V? Hm, ....matchmaking? 3102 
Cat smells fish? 3101 
I enjoyed soldering maybe when I was 15... 3101 
How my phonostage shall sound. 3101 
In the box 3101 
Schematics II 3101 
A few comments. 3101 
Miscelanea 3101 
I am surprised. 3101 
Don't be 3100 
It is not about power supply. 3100 
EMI/RFI madness 3100 
Drinking in Modulation 3100 
The stupid 5uF cap on AC side 3100 
Finito 3099 
It is only partially outside the context. 3099 
A corrector with an EQ controll 3098 
There is EQ control and there are multiple curves. 3098 
Corresponding to ? 3098 
A German guy take on 834PT. 3071 
Qualitat 3070 
The baby is sick 3026 
Last Cleaning? 3026 
Mine too... 3026 
To fight with hum in phonostages is fan. 3026 
What the hell is going on!!! 3026 
...air-caps dirty.... 3025 
Too obvious perhaps ... 3025 
Hum points 3025 
Beats and pieces. 3025 
What else? 3025 
Suggestion for the phonocorrector problem 3025 
I do not think that it is electrical. 3025 
Veggie ham 3025 
Do phonocorrector first then transformers. 3024 
Holly idiocy! 3023 
Yes sir 3021 
I think your game is not over. 3021 
More ham 3021 
Route(s) to Ground 3021 
Grounding arrangement 3020 
Ground Thoughts 3019 
0A2 Question 3019 
Where is the Bolt? 3019 
Gas tubes in the phonostage 3019 
"End of Live" tube set 3019 
GND plane 3019 
That crazy 7025. 3019 
Distributed bolt 3019 
Amperex ECC83 3019 
Amperex "Bugle Boy". 3019 
ECC83 Amperex picture 3019 
More "Ground" vs. "Neutral" 3019 
More findings 3018 
EMF and "Split" "Grounds" 3018 
Grounding, tarnnies and diodes 3017 
Again with the "Neutral" Explanation... 3017 
Grounding and trannies 3017 
Ignorance is bliss... 3015 
Shakey DIY Basics 3015 
Poor photographer 3015 
Spare the Oxen... 3015 
Is SiC sick? 3013 
Possible, so what? 3013 
If you dont want to hear the bell... 3012 
Seek and you’ll find. 3012 
Filament 3012 
Filament considerations 3012 
Air caps?Buffer? 3012 
Exorcisms 2966 
Floating? 2965 
Twitchy signal tube and amp interactions 2958 
Toilet ham 2958 
The Shield 2957 
It is hard to say. 2957 
Fake bugle/teles 2957 
Never again. 2957 
Bingo! 2948 
Total current per channel 2941 
Stay with capacitive filtration for B+ for this init. 2941 
I like iron 2941 
Choke ringing 2941 
Ringing 2941 
Ringing is a BS reason. 2941 
Choke ringing again 2940 
What ringing? 2940 
Ring-ring 2940 
Fight Fire with Fire? 2940 
TT Rider 2940 
Snubbers and motors 2939 
Nice idea... 2939 
B+ 2939 
Shielded Interconnect 2939 
IC shields 2936 
The horrors of calibration 2784 
Floating Away 2784 
Ground is +/- understood 2783 
"Calibrate"??? 2783 
The self-serving calibrations. 2782 
Fighting with RIAA 2782 
The Usual 2782 
That's it! 2782 
Parts Location 2782 
Lush layout 2781 
Pinging Stitch/Syntax 2733 
It might be very impressive 2733 
To be clear 2733 
Shall I co? 2732 
Parts 2732 
I do not, it sounds interesting but… 2732 
What does it mean? 2732 
Come on! 2732 
Is it because secrecy gains females loud applause? 2732 
It's A Big'un, All Right 2732 
EAR polite recess 2732 
Power sequencing? 2702 
Some Sort of Off-Only HV Shunt? 2702 
3 Position switch 2701 
How true... 2701 
DIY Failsafe 2701 
Switch.. 2676 
Calibration problem 2651 
Resolved 2648 
Looks good 2647 
Fat LF 2647 
Loading Up 2647 
SUT's 2647 
Shunt regulation 2566 
Application dependent 2566 
Silvercore SUT's ? 2534 
It migh be an interesting company. 2534 
Amo/silver 2534 
From a Satisfied User of a Ready-made Item 2534 
Silver considerations 2534 
Again With the Amo 2534 
Silver path 2534 
The “secret” will be never revealed... 2534 
The Path of Least Resistance 2533 
(Not so) silver path con'ed 2533 
Foil 2533 
Amalgamated Phono Stage 2533 
Audiopedophile's hell 2533 
In da house 2532 
Consistent anality 2531 
Right 2531 
A speculation 2529 
Mone on silver Trabants 2528 
Parts Ag 2528 
Trabant done in pure silver 2528 
Too Soft and Brittle? 2528 
Silver swamp 2528 
In the Long Run 2528 
2RM? 2523 
Where's the Effing Cable Thread When We Need It? 2523 
DIY 2522 
95%? 2522 
More on that 2522 
"Partly Unshielded" Arm Wire 2522 
Fully shielded 2522 
Interesting 2522 
End of Life Phonostage… is breeding. 1718 
Creative people 1718 
Copyright air-cap RIAA... 1718 
It is what it is. 1717 
I Guess We Just Don't Understand Economics 1717 
Gray market 1717 
Mix up 1716 
The Thorsten’s mark. 1716 
Sound beats engeneering 1123 
Engineering Crap 1123 
Its not that it sounds "better" 1123 
Burn, motherf....r, burn! 620 
Bypass Schottky by Snubber 35 
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