- Jan 1, 1970
I liked the uA709 better. Compared to the 741 it felt like a hotrod but
that also meant you could wreck out easier. Of course, the hottest of
all amps from those days is the uA733 which was also remarkably cheap
almost right from the start. I made a lot of RF gear with those. There
were times when a 733 sold for about the same price as a 741 in the
local stores (in Germany) but you got a Kawasaki instead of a moped.
Nice, but expensive.
733's were hot stuff once, but they weren't opamps, not feedback
friendly at all. Nowadays you can buy a real 2 GHz opamp.