Originally Posted by Willakan
Also, deadlylover, doing it point to point would not achieve anything like advertised performance. Layout and grounding has to be extremely carefully optimised for the amplifier to measure well (NwAvGuy makes a point of it in his second article on his amp)
I seriously doubt I will COMPLETELY balls up the amp by doing it point to point. Since I mess around with amps that can kill me so often, I like to pretend that I half know what I'm doing when it comes to DIY.
Doing it point to point with everything star grounded with the shortest possible signal path should still be 'on nodding terms' with the PC board layout. I would hate to think the design is so sensitive and unstable that it will perhaps oscillate itself to death if I don't use the PC board.
Come on, what's the worst that could happen? A slightly higher noise floor? Let's be real here, it's a bloody simple amp.
I'm not going to go all 'nwavguy' on the O2 when I make it, I just thought that it would be nice to have some honest listening impressions compared to a well known amp like my balanced b22. I'm not setting out to bag on the O2 or anything, I absolutely hate dynamic headphones anyway, I really couldn't care less on how it compares to my b22. If it sounds just as good, then that's what I'll say, there's nothing to it.
I'm not even going to bother anymore.