Originally Posted by linuxworks
I like to keep things in proportion.
cmoy is a starter cheaper amp. it does not 'need' super quality parts. that's not balance.
pick a better diy amp and THEN it makes sense to start 'spending' on pot quality
if you care this much, why put a good pot in front of 'only' a cmoy amp?
that's an interesting concept. a cmoy with no pot, and adjust volume from DAP.
I just told a friend who's building cmoys to give it a try.. see how it works out. it does simplify things a lot.
now why not push the idea further and make a small cmoy with SMD resistors (like sijosae's build), with no volume control, so that it's just a small box that plugs in between your headphone and DAP. might also work as an extension cable. now that would be very very neat.
how small of a battery can work with CMOYs?