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Offline paden501

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Can anyone give me advice on DIY headphone amps?
« on: February 12, 2010, 09:59:32 PM »
I'm looking at maybe doing a DIY headphone amp for use at work.

Here's what I have in mind:

http://gilmore2.chem.northwestern.edu/projects/showproj.php?file=cmoy2_prj.htm


I've heard good things about cMoy head amps (and they're dirt cheap to make, which is a bonus)

Does anyone here have any experience with these?

Thanks.

~Matt
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Re: Can anyone give me advice on DIY headphone amps?
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2010, 10:15:38 PM »
Are you going DIY to save money or for the fun of it? If you are just looking for an inexpensive headphone amp, do you have a budget? I just went through the headphone amp thing and I might have some suggestions. I am also using Sennheisers.

Ron
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Re: Can anyone give me advice on DIY headphone amps?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2010, 09:30:45 PM »
Ron,

I decided to start by building a cMoy design headphone amp.  I just finished it up last night, so I'll put some photos up tomorrow (I took it in to work today)

The thing sounds pretty good.  I built it into the aluminum case that my Shure M97xe phono cartridge came in. 

~Matt
--- My System ---
Front L/R: Polk Audio SDA-1C w/ Modified xovers
Amp: Carver TFM-24
CD: Jolida JD100a
HTR/Pre: B&K Reference 20
Turntable:Pioneer PL-516 W/ Shure M97xe
Surrounds -Polk Audio Monitor 4As