Beginning of last month I posted about the plans to build a line preamplifier with the Elrog 300B. The project is completed.
For the first tests I used a power supply from the 300B mono blocks which has adjustable voltages.
First sounds are very pleasing. Low noise. Microphonics a bit worse than from the 10Y but quite manageble.
When listening through the first records I noted an impressive ability to retrieve low level information from the source material. At least on par with the best 10Y line stages, if not even better.
Need to give this more listen for a final conclusion. Listening in the excitement of having a new development finished easily leads to wrong judgements.
Stay tuned for further reports once I lived with this line stage for a while and optimised operating points. Stay tuned!