Wayne's Burning Amp 2018 Linestage
This is the line stage Wayne Colburn presented at Burning Amp 2018.
Read more about it in the Wayne's BA 2018 Linestage discussion thread on diyAudio.
- One blue PCB good for two channels
- 2oz copper with gold traces
- PCB dimensions 85x127mm
- Mounting holes 70x100mm
Parts Kit Specifications:
- One percent metal film resistors
- Terminal connectors
- Various capacitors
- Everything as shown in the photos
- Please note: Because of the transistor choices involved when stuffing, there will be parts left over when complete, this is normal
- Intended to be used with this annotated schematic
Thank you for sending, the preamp works very well, I'm still working on the power supply, I have a modified salas + 18-18V. Sounds better than DCB1. Powered by F5.
Fabulous ....but those pesky SMD's...Had to buy another board as I was not happy with my slobber job....I got better but wanted to start over....cant wait to fire it up....Thanks Wayne & all folks involved bringing these great products to market for us DIY'ers!
Even for an oldish geezer such as myself, Wayne Colburn's BA2018 linestage was a breeze to assemble. It performs like a champ: a broad and deep soundstage, excellent detail and a delight to listen to. Many thanks to Wayne and the diyAudio store for making this available!
This is a preamp for us DIYers offered from the mastermind of the PassLabs preamps - Wayne Colburn.
It sounds very detailed combined with a clarity and without harshness. Bass is solid and controlled. I used
TOSHIBA TTA/TTC004B for the outputstage. Drives all my Poweramps (F-5T, BA-3, BA-1, M2X, 50W-SE-Schade)with ease.
Absolutely no noise audible in my combinations. Can also drive headphones (with big BJTs in the outputstage).
PCB is of excellent quality and was delivered very fast. Thanks to the DIYAUDIOSTORE-team!
Build it - enjoy it!
been looking for a linestage that fits my M25 (Babelfish) better than BA3FE or other chippy preamps i tried.
this is it! clear sound - not mumpfy, not sharp.
till now i've just made the standard model running on 20VDC. no bigger semis in Q8/10 position.
still looking for a nice housing.
Thank you Wayne!
Love this preamp—I was lucky enough to get a pre release to build (my images are NOT of the final PCB). Clean, clear and detailed—with Aleph J—nice combo I think. Headphones out with a switching jack—YES—and it's great! Check the thread on the DIYAudio forum for build ideas. There's some good info. BUILD THIS PREAMP!
housed in a beautiful wooden box for spirits this linestage gives me a detailed and warm performance at the same time. Thanks to the DIY staff for the quick and complete delivery. Thanks also to my friend Giampiero D.L. for having reported and built it to me. Now the Wayne LS 2018 drive my First Watt F4 with enough gain and authority. You know what the F4 is like: very very poli (gh) t (e) ..
I originally bought this amp to build a pre amp. After I built it I first tried it with head phones and I liked it so much that I thought I would get a second one to use as a head phone amp. After all I was building a dual voltage power supply for two is as easy as building power supply for one.
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