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Really simple passive pre?

Discussion in 'audio' started by foxwelljsly, May 24, 2022.

  1. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Hawkwind and Fire

    Looking for a basic passive pre with two inputs, one output and zero attenuation at full wick.

    Any suggestions?

  2. kasperhauser

    kasperhauser pfm Member


    IVELIN pfm Member

  4. Dozey

    Dozey Air guitar member

    Townshend Allegri. Simple but not cheap.
    johnacurtis likes this.
  5. Pete MB&D

    Pete MB&D Pete Maddex, the one and only!

    It’s a pot in a box shouldn’t cost much at all.

  6. fred sonnen

    fred sonnen pfm Member

  7. kasperhauser

    kasperhauser pfm Member

    Yeah, $50 for the Sys seems about right.
  8. MUTTY1

    MUTTY1 Waste of bandwidth

    Eat yer heart out: it’s only one in…[​IMG]
    torstoi, foxwelljsly and sideshowbob like this.
  9. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Hawkwind and Fire

    Love that.
  10. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Hawkwind and Fire

    Perfect, but gets pricey with insured shipping, VAT and customs charges.
  11. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator


    Here’s one I made. A TKD pot, tupperware container and some nice fancy cloth covered solid-core wire. It sounds superb, within a very, very short distance of my highly sought after Audio Synthesis stepped attenuator passive preamps (I have a Passion and ProPassion).
  12. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Hawkwind and Fire

    On reflection, I've had stepped attenuators and don't much care for notches in my volume control, so would like one with a decent ALPs pot.
  13. x21

    x21 pfm Member

  14. kasperhauser

    kasperhauser pfm Member

    The "Pond Premium" strikes again. Bummer. :-\
    foxwelljsly likes this.
  15. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Is that a diy job? If so, what is/was originally the case?
  16. awkwardbydesign

    awkwardbydesign Officially Awesome

    Ooh, don't tell us! Let's all guess. :D
  17. awkwardbydesign

    awkwardbydesign Officially Awesome

    Very not cheap!
  18. MUTTY1

    MUTTY1 Waste of bandwidth

    Its diy, but not my diy. No idea, but it’s got a delightfully smooth action.
    stevec67 likes this.
  19. colasblue

    colasblue pfm Member

    Ben&Ted, foxwelljsly and Wright like this.
  20. Weirdness

    Weirdness pfm Member

    I received a Tisbury pre a couple weeks back which is doing a fine job playing with a Quad 303 and a pair of LS3/5a's. Apparently there are better passive preamps out there so it depends on what you are trying to accomplish.

    It sounds good to me and having adjustible gain control and record out might come in handy. Nicely finished for the price I thought as well.

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