I have just joined the forum, and I'm looking for advice regarding a PAS 3 that I recently re-discovered in the attic. I used it back in the late '70s - early '80s as the preamp in a turntable based system based around a Thorens 125, Grace arm, Supex 901, into the PAS3, then a Luxkit power amp, and finally early Rogers ls3/5a speakers. When properly set up, this system sounded fabulous, but then the PAS transformer shorted out, and a few other problems caused the whole system to be sidelined for many years..
Now I want to put it all together again based around a modified Rega planar 3 with a Denon dl110 high output MC. ( I have sourced a replacement trans former for the PAS and still have the LUX and ls3/5a's) I have replaced the two power supply caps in the filament circuit, and will probably replace the quad can as well, but my main question at the moment is would it be possible to just use the phono stage of the PAS to drive the power amp directly from the volume control, bypassing the line stage, eq etc., using it as a minimalist phono only preamp as such. Any advice would be appreciated.