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Books on making your own preamps?

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by J-MADD, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. J-MADD

    J-MADD Active Member

    Just checking to see if anyone knew about any books on making preamps from scratch. I have never messed with electronics at all, but I think it would be a good learning experience. In addition, it seems that it would be pretty cool to have something that you made yourself that can actually be used to record with. I am not interested in making a preamp with compression/eq etc... , just want to make a preamp for microphones.

  2. tripnek

    tripnek Active Member

    All you need and more is here.

  3. J-MADD

    J-MADD Active Member

    Thanks Tripnek,
    I just looked around a little at the link and most of the info is way over my head right now, but it should give me something to start learning.

  4. tripnek

    tripnek Active Member

    Try Here: http://www.gyraf.dk/gy_pd/gyraf_diy.html

    Or Seventh Circle makes kits to build clones of API, Neve, Or Jensen Preamps. I've been considering that myself.

  5. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    read the white papers and application notes from the likes of
    Walt Jung
    Analog Devices
    and more

    Peter C's green and follow the links to Pete's place

    JLM Audio ... there is no substitute

    mic-pres in general
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    the original birth place of Group DIY
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    the last two are right here at RO including a write up on the G9.

    Look for a Hamptone FET mic-pre ...
    ... and have a listen to an interview with Scott
    ... and Dan K and others over at 3d audio
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    and so much more
  6. J-MADD

    J-MADD Active Member

    Thanks guys, I'll be chewing on this for a while.
  7. omaru

    omaru Active Member

    OT - My apologies to the original poster.

    To Kev -"JLM Audio ... there is no substitute"

    Can you give me some more information please - I'm very interested in the JML 99V?


  8. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    I am biased.

    Joe and I have comunicated many times over the net and for the past two years I have gone to visit him at his home while in QLD visiting my parents for Christmas.

    Joe is a very smart fellow and his JLM equipment is well built and well thought out.

    The JLM99v can be used as the basis for a few projects and Joe has a main PCB you can purchase will all documents needed to complete the project.
    He can also help to fit a JLM99v op-amp to an API 312 circuit if you like.

    For me to tell you it sounds good, which it does :)
    ... just wouldn't be right as I am so biased.

    A search of the net will find many advocates of JLM gear.

    Forrsell and Hardy opamps are also excellent choices for your project.
    Fred and John are also very smart fellows.
  9. omaru

    omaru Active Member

    Thanks Kev - hopefully I'll see Joe this week.



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