The portrait style chassis with the controls at the front and the connectors at the back receive a lot of positive feedback. Yet there are many who prefer the classic landscape chassis style. Here are some photos of a new preamp built in this format.
It shares the same basic circuit design as the recently built portrait 10Y line stages, like this one. The difference is the chassis only. This particular preamp will be used with the no compromise 6CB5A amp which was built last year.
Therefore the same wood and color scheme is applied. The PSU also got some vintage panel meters for voltage and current.
This chassis style is more cost effective than the portrait style and assembly is much easier since the entire circuit is mounted on the top plates.