Head-Fi.org › Forums › Misc.-Category Forums › DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions › beginner headphone tube project to start moving away from low voltage designs?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

beginner headphone tube project to start moving away from low voltage designs?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

what would a good true tube headphone amp project be that has a layout, kit or something. I've built a few hybrid amps but the most I've done is 12 volt supplies. I'd like to move away from that and make a desktop amp with more serious plate voltage. 

 

thanks

post #2 of 8

The Bottlehead crack is a good starter kit.

 

http://www.bottlehead.com/store.php?crn=224

post #3 of 8

not really a beginner project, but you could look into building a Bijou from cavalli audio. glassjar audio sells a kit

 

http://glassjaraudio.com/product.sc?productId=12&categoryId=6

post #4 of 8
This is another: http://www.glassjaraudio.com/product.sc?productId=12&categoryId=6 Both the Bijou and the Crack are better suited to high impedence 'phones. Oops! Eight seconds too late.
Edited by funch - 9/29/12 at 1:19pm
post #5 of 8

Can't go wrong with building the Bijou for it has everything going for it.  Complicated enough to keep your interest, looks good, many options for tube rolling & tweaks, excellent thread in the DIY forum and sounds like a big money amp.
 

post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 

thanks guys I'll have some time to think it over as I'm building a dac kit this week 

post #7 of 8

I've been pondering over this. I am a newbie going for low voltage tube hp amps for the time being. what are the advantages of going for high voltage tubes over low voltage ones.

post #8 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by doors666 View Post

I've been pondering over this. I am a newbie going for low voltage tube hp amps for the time being. what are the advantages of going for high voltage tubes over low voltage ones.

 

Very generally - improved device linearity. 

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Misc.-Category Forums › DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions › beginner headphone tube project to start moving away from low voltage designs?