I am in the process of making a separate power supply for my Cornet 2 phonostage (schematic attached), the reasons are that I want to put my Cinemags in there and need room, I don't want the Cinemags close to the tranny, every audio device that I have ever built sounded better with an external power supply, and mainly just because I want to I got to thinking about changing over from tube rectification to SS. It simplifies the build, reduces the current draw on the tranny and reduces heat. I know about the voltage drop differences and I should be able to drop that to what I need. I know there will not be a slow startup with a SS full wave bridge but honestly I am not sure about the cathode stripping issue that is often brought up. I went to electronics school in the 70s and I don't remember that ever being brought up and I also remember a lot of televisions with SS bridge rectifiers and tubes, they did not have slow start ups that I can recall (but that was the 70s and my memory of that decade is sketchy). What do you guys think?