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Old 7th July 2008, 11:31 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I'm interested in building a tube headphone amps for my 72ohm impedance Sony SA5000. It itself is a good headphone, but I have a plan to get sony qualia, which is a really high-end headphone ( several K$) , so I want something over the top, great sounding amp, preferably class A. An hybrid is also an option for me.

Could people make some suggestion and schematics? Are the Aikkido variations pretty much only option for very good sounding tube headphone amp?


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Old 7th July 2008, 11:37 PM   #2
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Any reason for planning to match DIY amp to several K$ qualia?
Getting a several K$ amp for qualia might be a natural choice.

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Old 7th July 2008, 11:57 PM   #3
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Well, I don't have a qualia yet, only SA5000. Also I think a DIY amp with well designed circuit carefully implemented, can sound as good as quite expensive amps.
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I humbly present the my headphone amp.

it was very well received by some local "Golden Ears", and it makes me grin whenever I put something on it.

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