During the holidays I spent some thoughts on a new preamplifier concept. The idea is to make the preamp (phono and line) completely modular so it can be approached step by step and enhanced with upgrades or modified to different requirements or tastes. For this I plan to break the preamp up into more individual chassis: MC transformer, phono input stage, EQ unit, phono output stage, passive TVC line control, line stage. This can be further augmented by passive line level crossovers or additional gain or buffer stages as needed.
Stay tuned for further posts about this approach as it progresses.