I'm new to this headphone enthousiasts forum. This is also my first post here, however i have read this entire thread before and during my own build of the Bijou amp.
SInce i am new to the DIY scene, i did my homework first. I had already build a phone preamp (from boozehound lab). But a tube amp is something else for sure.
The build wasnt to difficult though, most of my time went into the casing (all wood). And the wiring, since i by mistake ordered and installed the wrong pot for volume.
It worked the first time i fired it up, however with to much noise. So when i ordered the new pot i also decided to upgrade the C6 of the amps and do the amphead mod, and upgrade the signal wiring. What a difference!!!
I am now listening to the amp, what a joy!
I am using a Grado 325I headphone (32ohm), i am looking for something that might match better with this amp, maybe the Beyer dt990 (600 ohm).
My source is a media pc via an arcam Rdac.
I am using rather standard tubes now, so maybe ill see if i can find some nicer models to upgrade this amp further.
Thanks everyone on this thread to share their knowledge and experience with this amp.