JLM Baby Animal Preamp

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The Baby Animal is a highly customizable kit based around transformers and a single opamp (or dual for the BAD).  The PCB accepts both DIP8-sized opamps and 990/2520-style discrete opamps, as well as numerous input transfomers.

Notable Features:

  • Accepts these input transformers directly:
    • JLM1:4
    • OEP A262A3C, A262A2E, A262A3E, A262A6E, A262A7E.
    • Lundahl LL1538, LL1538XL, LL1576, LL1577, LL1578XL.
    • Jensen JT-11K8-APC, JT-110K-HPC, JT-115-EPC, JT-MB-CPCA .
    • Beyer 8mm threaded bolt types.
    • Cinemag CM-75101APC, CMMI-8-PCA.
  • Accepts both discrete 990/2520-type opamps and DIP8 ICs including:
    • JLM99v, Hybird, 990C, 992, 993.
    • OPA2604A.
    • NE5532A, OPA2134
    • 2520, 1731, LM833
  • Runs on a single +48v power rail
  • Optional FET or opamp DI add-on kit

Price: $75 AUD (BA) or $95 AUD (BAD)

Adjusted Cost: $263.75AUD/channel (for channels) see below

JLM offers two everything-you-need bundles: one for two channels ($495 AUD) and another for four ($595 AUD).  According to the JLM website, the most popular configuration uses JLM14 input transformers (+40 each) JLM99v discreet opamps (+$75 each).  Four channels with this setup comes to $1,055 AUD, or $263.75 AUD/channel.  Of course other permutations, including the two-channel kit and the Baby Animal Dual, will yield different adjusted costs.

More information at www.jlmaudio.com.