Hifi Preamps for your Record Player

By: skrodahl | March 15, 2017

The instructions give you three alternatives for powering the Muffsy Phono Kits. Here's another one:

 
Step-down power converter - Dual power supply
 
Step-down converter - Size comparison

This step-down power module is available on Tindie, and can provide up to two amperes of power. Use two of them and connect a 15V DC power supply at VIN/GND as shown in the picture above, and you will get a +/-12V output. This will provide sufficient headroom for the Muffsy Phono Kits.

The ripple is some 18-20 mV. This is waaaay higher than the Muffsy Power Supply, but should work reasonably well. Especially if you're strapped for space.

A small word of caution: The output voltage is set using very small surface mount resistors (included). You will have to do SMD soldering. It keeps the common ground though, so it should be able to work alongside other power supplies with all grounds connected.

No complaints on the price either, I paid $20 for five of these modules and international shipping is $3.

Category: Modifications 

Tags: muffsy, modifications, psu, power, step-down 

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