Got my hands on a messed up C 4000 autocorrelation pre that needs a ton of work. My intent is to go through it, replacing all the caps and cleaning everything with Deoxit. This thing was ridden hard and put away wet, wreaking of smoke and maybe other substances, but it was damn near free and was working ok, so what the hell.
I am also building a new case for it, using granite once again for the faceplate and top cover with brushed aluminum for the sides. I will also be using a crystal acrylic nameplate once again that should look pretty cool set against the granite. A new rear plate is also being made for new RCA inputs/outputs and an EIC connector. I will be keeping rack handles of some kind, but think they will be integrated with the side panels...
I am also thinking of integrating a tube buffer into the mix on the output side of things.
Any suggestions, tips or other input will be greatly appreciated. When this is done this pre should look like it was built specifically for my tube amps. Let the fun begin!
The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, Pioneer PDD 9MkII SACD Player, Triangle Art Reference SE prototype, with Walker Precision speed controller and Origin Conqueror tonearm and Dynaudio 20x2, Pass Labs Xono twin chassis phono preamplifier, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds, Oppo BDP-93