10K Noble pot passive pre-amp – £90

The metal-bodied Noble 204Y is one of my favourite potentiometers – now getting quite rare.

10K is suitable for transistor power amplifiers.

More detail, clarity and tighter bass than Blue Alps but without the tendency to be bright/etched like a TKD.

Built into high quality black aluminium box with one input and 40 cm screened silver captive lead out to power amp to keep lead length short as befits a passive pre-amp.

Can be fitted with output sockets if required at no extra cost.


1 x 50K  TKD 2CP-2511. Silver tracks. Great channel matching. £40 (£80 retail)
1 x 50K TKD 2CP-2511. 1 wafer removed because of faulty track. Other channel wafer fine. TKD do not supply replacement wafers! Works fine as a mono or for spares. £25
1 x 250K TKD 2P-2511S. Superb channel matching. Stepped. £60

2 x 250K Blue Alps £6 each.
3 x 100K 128Y stereo (Bourns) metal frame potentiometers. Stepped. £40
1 x 100K Alps Black in good condition. £85
1 x 500K Alps Black stepped.

1 x 470K Sfernice – tighter bass than Blue Alps. £15

Gold Note Tuscany Gold cartridge – £3500

Top of the range Moving Coil with silver coils.

Amazing detail and even-handedness.

Not run-in yet – less than 50 hours
£6200 retail.

The Tuscany Gold phono cartridge features the smallest, highest precision micro-coils Gold Note has ever produced. Featuring one of the shortest and stiffest cantilevers available, the Tuscany Gold is able to guarantee great tracking ability that allows the cartridge to be matched with almost any tonearm on the market. The revised body of the Tuscany Gold made of 7000 silicon alloy injected with semi-fluid polymers provides total vibration control for a top audio performance. Due to its excellent internal impedance of 40 ohm the Tuscany Gold can be easily matched with MC active phono preamps without any Step-Up transformer.
MC Low Output Phono Cartridge
– Output level: 0.15mV
– Frequency response: 10-70000Hz
– Impedance: 40ohm
– Suggested load: >400ohm
– Compliance: 15×10-6cm/dyne
– Channel separation: >35dB
– Suggested tracking weight: 1.4 to 2.0g
– Cantilever: extra short magnesium alloy
– Diamond: Super Micro Elliptical shape
– Mounting hole diamond distance: 5mm
– Total weight: 11g
– Body: solid block machined hardened aluminium and Sustarin
– Color: black body with gold logo and name