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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The Ultimate Phono Stage - Part 2


Assembly of the all silver, fully balanced EC8020 LCR phono stage is complete.

The only part missing is the wooden frame, face plate and back plate with the connections. These will be added after initial testing.

Dark maroon red metallic transformer covers complement the gold coloured top plate nicely.

The array of 8 EC8020 triodes is always an impressive sight.

The power supply is finished as well:

The transformer cover will be added at the end after testing and fine adjustment of voltages.

Part 3 with the completed phono stage and some initial sound impressions will have to wait a bit due to some travelling. Please be patient and stay tuned.

Best regards



  1. Very, very nice work as usually...

  2. Really superb machine work. Are the "floating" tubes held in place with rubber dampeners? Love the visual effect!

    1. Thanks!
      Yes, these are rubber dampeners. I use the same kind of dampening in all my phono stages and line preamps