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Old 15th June 2011, 01:38 AM   #1
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Default Has anyone tried this LM3886 amp kit from Gigawork?

Hi, Guys

Some of the DACs by Gigawork on Ebay had received good reviews from the Digital forum. Just curious whether anyone has built this amp?

NEW LM3886 Hi-End AMP DIY KIT component 68W components | eBay

Any info will be appreciated.

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Old 15th June 2011, 10:46 AM   #2
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Buy the bare PCBs if they are cheap enough for the quality.

I have no idea whether the components meet specifications.
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Old 15th June 2011, 10:54 AM   #3
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Old 15th June 2011, 12:06 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. Yeah, the problem with buying from Ebay is you never know what kind of components you are going to get. I decided to look around EBay since this is my first build for a long time and even though if I trash the kit with my soldering iron, my loss will be minimal.

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Old 16th June 2011, 07:38 PM   #5
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Buy your bare boards or kit from this site. He is one of our own.
Prices go much higher too. Double the Gigaworks price.
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Old 28th July 2011, 04:18 PM   #6
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I bought a couple of very similar/identical assemblies off ebay (brand stamped on the board is Yuanjin) and they are fantastic. I don't recall what I paid, but I did the math and could barely buy the component parts for the cost of the assembly. All I did was install the boards in a salvaged case using a salvaged transformer and the requisite i/o connectors. It sounds great and has been very reliable.
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In the last year I put together about a dozen of these for a local recording studio (headphone amps). They are excellent boards and sound exceptional if you replace C4 with a jumper.

They are dependable and quiet, even this one that's kind of it's own case. It replaced an Adcom 5200 for my computer nearfields (JBL Pro III's)

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Old 29th July 2011, 10:12 AM   #8
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Hi Deep,
is that a headphone amplifier?
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Old 29th July 2011, 04:48 PM   #9
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>is that a headphone amplifier?

No, it's my computer amp. Ac/speaker/and inputs are on the back. The headphone (cue) amps are mostly wall mounted in 'musician-resistant' steel boxes.

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