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Twisted Pear Ventus headphone Amp

post #1 of 35
Thread Starter 
Has anyone tried the Twisted Pear Ventus headphone Amp? How good are they?

What are they comparable to?

Macrog
post #2 of 35
Also very interested, subbed.
post #3 of 35
yeah this looks cool, wish they had some with balanced outs though, although i'm sure I could work out a way to accomplish this
post #4 of 35
I should have one up and running soon.

post #5 of 35
nice!! will keep an eye on the thread, thinking of adding these to a COD for a present
post #6 of 35
are 2 of those electro's 'wearing resistor hats' ???



did they run out of pcb space?
post #7 of 35
Ha!! I didnt even notice that, is this a tweak or an early rev?
post #8 of 35
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Originally Posted by linuxworks View Post
are 2 of those electro's 'wearing resistor hats' ???
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Those are output inductors as far as I can see from the pic.
Probably necessary to keep the amp stable in case headphones with high capacitive load are connected to the amp.
You can bottom mounted those 2 resistors to avoid the "wearing resistor hats" looks.
post #9 of 35
yes, I would have mounted them to the reverse of the pcb, keeping the lead length short

maybe R-hats are in, this year. fashion is fickle. lol anyone know where I can trade my old C-hats for some fancy new R ones?

sorry....

post #10 of 35
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Originally Posted by Ferrari View Post
Those are output inductors as far as I can see from the pic.
Probably necessary to keep the amp stable in case headphones with high capacitive load are connected to the amp.
You can bottom mounted those 2 resistors to avoid the "wearing resistor hats" looks.
The inductors aren't "necessary" per se, but are there to help in case of extreme capacitive loads. And yes, you could bottom mount the resistor but I didn't bother, it doesn't bother me on top and makes for easier trouble shooting if I have to double check values.
post #11 of 35
I thought I'd give this a bump as I'm curious to some impressions of this project.
post #12 of 35
I can only comment on the PCB assembly process and as far as that goes it's been a breeze so far. I'd guess it took me a couple hours to assemble both Ventus modules and also the Placid BP power supply. With a little luck I'll have the amp and PS air wired and running this week.
post #13 of 35
Thread Starter 

I look forward to comments when you have listened to it.

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Originally Posted by n_maher View Post
I can only comment on the PCB assembly process and as far as that goes it's been a breeze so far. I'd guess it took me a couple hours to assemble both Ventus modules and also the Placid BP power supply. With a little luck I'll have the amp and PS air wired and running this week.
I am really looking forward to your comments when you have listened to it. A mini review would be brilliant if you have the time

Regards

Macrog
post #14 of 35
I agree with Macrog, I'm looking forward to your comments on this amp!
post #15 of 35
subscribing to this thread. Looking forward to your impressions
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