Ok, I did say a while ago that Bruce's Grounded Grid was all I needed in a preamp. However the casework is big and a bit industrial looking and I wanted something a bit sleeker, something a bit more pleasing on the eye. Now I've always liked the look of the Naim shoebox stuff. Understated and tidy looking, almost discreet. I just happened to have an old chrome bumper 42 lying around which was given to me many years ago by an old friend. I never liked it but didn't have the heart to butcher it but yesterday I though what the hell and stripped out the old circuit board and built a hard wired Grounded Grid in its place. I have another case for the power supply and I've made up an umbilical using an old octal plug and socket. Hopefully I'll have it up and running in a few days.