UV-201a final version – finished!

After doing all the soldering part (which I enjoy much), the preamp is now finished. It sounds as good as the original breadboard:

For the curious ones, here you have a picture of the inside:

The teflon sockets are bolted straight into the 4mm top aluminium plate. No microphonic noise this way. Rod Coleman V7 regulators set to 200mA. A pair of Russian Military NOS wire-wound resistors in parallel provides the filament bias. The gyrator PCB is set as per original circuit and each valve at 3mA. These are DC coupled to the MOSFET follower PCB set at 10mA each. The output is then taken out from a pair of FT-3 teflon caps. 

Now to enjoy this beauty!

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