I have already mentioned Eric's foray into the crazy world of DIY audio. Well, the Frankenproject of all Frankenprojects was pseudo-completed last Friday when Eric found out he'd be able to attend the DIY Audio Day in Montreal the following day. He pulled up his socks, put down his drill, picked up his soldering iron, and completed the plywood wonder:
Obviously, this looks more like a science project gone wrong than a preamp gone right, and the aesthetics are only a temporary measure, because once this baby is put into a proper case, it'll rock your world, figuratively and literally.
Seriously people, I am not one to get excited about audio sounds, but this preamp sounds like a ton of bricks, and floored the cognoscenti at the DIY show. The buzz was about this plywood project, proving once again that a book shouldn't be judged by its cover, nor should a preamp be judged by its plywood.