I finished my new amplifier and dac recently and I don't think I can be happier. It took me about a month to build since I had alot of time to spend on that project. I didn't had alot of experience with electronics before I started, so I spend alot of time to do some research to be perfectly prepared. Even if I had experience with a soldering iron, that was a huge step for me. Only thing I did wrong was shorting a board with my multimeter probes and I had to replace a transistor and two mosfets. Everything else went as expected. As you can see, I pretty much did the case by myself and imo, it looks very very good. The aluminum panel I ordered for par-metal didn't arrived the color I expected (It was gold like the bottom of the case) so I had to sand and polish the top panels. All 3 chassis are rock solid. I did use Neotech 18awg Up-occ copper wire for power, Double Helix 24awg occ copper for signal and Moon audio black dragon for output. The gain on the amp is set to 5x so 10x balance. Soundwise, I'm amazed how well it sound. My LCD-2 r2 are finally playing at there full potential. I was using an Audio GD NFB-10 SE before and my headphones sounded a bit dark but now, they sound just right to me. I still have alot to discover in the sound since I finished the amp yesterday but as far as I can say, every aspect of the sound is an upgrade vs my previous NFB-10. I really enjoyed doing this project and I can only recommend this to anyone who think about a DIY project like this. Sorry for my poor english, it's not my first langage.
Edited by oomi25 - 12/11/12 at 8:13pm