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woodturner-fran 1st December 2006 10:45 PM

Removing LEDs from chinese amp
Hi All,

I have a little chinese headphone amp, uses oddball chinese tubes for driver and power tubes. Heres the thing that annoys me though - there is an LED (blue, ultrabright) under each of the drivers. I know whay they did it - cosmetics! the driver tubes are fairly heavily silvered and don't really glow so the LEDs are there to give it a bit of bling.

I would dearly like to remove the things! Could there be any other reason for them being there? Would it be ok just to go in there and cut them out?

Sound is pretty good from this amp, so I just wanted to ask before I do something that would harm it or the headphones!

thanks in advance,

pinkmouse 2nd December 2006 12:02 AM

They may be part of the biasing circuit. If you don't like them, just paint them black.

woodturner-fran 2nd December 2006 10:35 AM


Of course thats the easy way out! What I think I'll do is stick a small piece of heatshrink in there for now - that way its easily removable.

Many thanks,


Nordic 2nd December 2006 01:24 PM

If an LED is powerd on in a heatshrink tube, is there any light?

woodturner-fran 2nd December 2006 04:57 PM

well I hope not. I just want a quick and easy fix to stop the blue glare!


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