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Old 15th December 2015, 08:24 AM   #1
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Hello is there a kit which sounds nice but is simple to put together.
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Old 15th December 2015, 05:27 PM   #2
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There are loads on auction site any of them any good ????
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Old 16th December 2015, 12:31 AM   #3
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Tube or solid state?
How much do you want to spend?
Bottlehead Crack is a good headphone amp, IMO and has good instructions.

You won't save much by buying a 'kit' vs a built version if you are looking at the cheaper solid state HP amps, and with the 'ready to use' amps you have some warranty protection.

Cruise over to head-fi and you will have reading for weeks...
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Old 16th December 2015, 12:33 AM   #4
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O2 Headphone amp kit.
JDS Labs has kits I believe.
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Old 17th December 2015, 12:25 PM   #5
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Were are you located ? That counts for getting kits shipped.
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Old 17th December 2015, 08:47 PM   #6
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Sorry in the uk.i guess im looking of a cheap first time project i love my x cans so maybe a valve kit
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Old 17th December 2015, 09:11 PM   #7
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i'm not entirely qualified to answer the kit or type but i will say that unless you can solder and have a semi decent iron then i would start by learning to solder first. saying that i use a £14 temp adjustable one i got off ebay and it does the job just dandy but i can also weld and braze.

i was told recently to build a cmoy amp as it would help me understand things a bit better. How to Build the CMoy Pocket Amplifier

or you can do this as you don't even need a circuit board DIY Enthusiast Discussion Thread - DIY AMPS, Custom Cables & More - Page 83 - www.hardwarezone.com.sg

http://runawaybrainz.blogspot.sg/201...headphone.html

one you start there is no going back... its addictive lol
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Old 17th December 2015, 09:13 PM   #8
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Hello thank you yeah I can get by with soldering..I just want to learn by doing it as it's my way learn .hate trying to learn through reading.thanks for links
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Old 28th December 2015, 09:45 PM   #9
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If breaking any rules im sorry.Do you see any problems for a newbie in making this it seems straight forward enough

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...919384&alt=web

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Old 28th December 2015, 09:48 PM   #10
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Do you see any problems for a newbie in making this it seems straight forward enough
Looks like you should be able to assemble it ok. Get some 63/37 solder (eutectic) and a wet sponge for your iron.
It seems to say that some(?) of the parts are used, that may be why the price is low.

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