The two different linestages of the modular preamp concept did not progress as I would have liked. I hope to show the completed preamps soon. In the meantime I got the wooden frames for the 10Y linestage which differs from the other modules since it has the tubes, transformers and caps on top of the chassis.
Here some pictures of the chassis concept. The inside is still empty and needs to be wired up.
This one is quite tricky to assemble since no screws extend to the top or front. There are quite a few parts which have to go inside: Two chokes for B+, two filament chokes and input transformers.
I quite like this new appearance and will adopt the same style to other components. The all DHT phono will have a similar look and I'm thinking about power amps in this style.
Of course the external power supply of this linestage will have a matching design, with caps, transformers and rectifiers on the top side.