“Fantastic amp. Easy and fun to build. Many opportunities to modify the amp. Vibrant on line community dedicated to the amp. Due to it being an otl amp, it's optimized for high impedance headphones. Don't bother with Grados, for instance. I don't view this as a con, but merely as a design characteristic. Truly synergistic with my HD600's. I've used film and teflon bypass caps to bypass all...” --Nate L
“This review is based on matching the Mini X with Hifiman He-500 Headphones. You may be reading this review, unsure what to make of this Amp, asking how can a cheap sub $200 amp offer the power needed for an expensive Headphone such as the Hifiman He-500? If you have done your homework you will find this is the stereo amp everybody is...” --fluidz
“The Bottlehead S.E.X. is the mid-level DIY tube headphone amp from Bottlehead USA. As per the very well-known Crack OTL amplifier, it's a kit that you build yourself, but it's a little more challenging than the Crack due to the extra components involved. In short, the Crack and S.E.X. both have their own strengths, but the S.E.X. is a definite step up in overall sound (which is a...” --Loquah
“I have created a thread to discuss and compare the Bottlehead range of headphone amplifiers so I'll share a small excerpt here just abouthow the amp sounds, but I'd recommend heading over to the thread for much more information and opportunities to read other people's opinions and discuss your thoughts:...” --Loquah
UPA-200 represents a true breakthrough in audiophile-quality amplification. At last, a truly affordable stereo power amplifier that can satisfy the most discerning aficionado, and at the same, is affordable to anyone with a desire for real quality. Our advanced engineering and design techniques have resulted in an amazing new amplifier. Its rock solid performance and affordable price point...