Happy New Year!
Ah, but that was 1999; we don't party like that any more.
Either buy one... ...or sell him one with op-amps in it, and tell him to look at a picture of a glowing tube when he listens to it.Keith
Maybe have a look at Steve Bench phono tube circuits:http://greygum.net/sbench/sbench101/Note that you will need to add a line stage, maybe Jackob's SRPP from gpultec circuit ?
Put K170 jfet as the first stage and don't tell him
...12AY7 as suggested in the previous schematic is in theory not the lowest noise tube, but good ones can beat bad 6DJ8. And you do get about 60dB S/N ratio. Is that adequate, I don't know.
Just my opinion.
it sounded absolutely glorious on top of the mmmmmmmmmmmmmm....