BeePre2 Output Upgrade – Hybrid Shunt Regulator and Low Impedance Balanced Output


This upgrade kit is for the current production BeePre2 (10″ x 16″ chassis) that has already had the Bee2Quiet upgrade installed. It will not work at all with the original BeePre (12″ x 12″ chassis). It typically takes anywhere from a day to a couple of weeks to get your kit ready to ship.

With the optimizations in the BeePre 2 circuit to increase signal to noise ratio and decrease build complications, we used a fairly conventional CRCRC high voltage power supply and no regulation. We also stuck with a single active tube stage for simplicity and a minimalistic approach. Our second upgrade for the BeePre 2 adds an additional C4S active load per channel feeding our hybrid shunt regulator circuit used in all of our high end products. The stouter half of a 6CM7 dual triode handles shunt regulator duties in each channel, and these changes provide a sense of greater bandwidth and dynamics. The second half of each 6CM7 serves as a buffer for the output of the preamp, which gives the BeePre 2 a substantially lower output impedance (about 400 ohms from the unbalanced output) and allows for the addition of balanced XLR outputs. As a bonus, the turn-on thump associated with these simple single stage circuits is removed due to the slow warm up behavior of the cathode follower and the lack of direct coupling.


Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 8 × 4 in

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