Boozhound Labs Phono Pre-Amp

I wanted to replace my basic Pro-ject Phono Box preamp with something a little better.  After reading through some threads on I found a project for a JFET RIAA pre-amp from Boozhound Labs.

The kit came with a PCB and the parts required to populate it (including Russian PIO capacitors) but needed a power supply.  I made that separately.

As with my Hypex Power Amp, I bought a case from Modushop and had a rear panel machined and engraved by  Schaeffer.

Here are the pictures of the completed build.

Preamp Top 3

Preamp Top 2

Preamp Rear

I’m very happy with the result and the sound quality and have been using it with my Thorens TD-160 Super.