I'm wanting to build a nice tube amp to complement some of my headphone use, I'm interested in this "warm tube sound" I hear comes with the territory. I have a CMOY in an enclosure for use at my desk, powered off dual 9v batteries. It works well, but I feel there is something I'm missing...
I've been searching the forums for awhile and can't seem to find anything really contributing to what I want to do.
Cost wise, let's start with something cheaper and work our way up.
I don't want any hybrid stuff.
Would prefer building the amp without a kit, rather doing it from scratch. I have done electronic projects like this in the past and find them very entertaining.
I've looked at Headwize.com and am having trouble figuring out the difference from all of the amps listed, however did find the SE OTL page and found in intriguing.
Tube tech is new to me, reading schematics on wiring up the proper pins is a bit confusing right now. If I can find a site that explains it more I'm sure I'll catch on to it quickly, I'm a quick learner when it comes to technical things. Keep in mind I find no time in projects wasted. I have started many a projects and half way through them stop because it's either impossible to complete or I loose interest. Either way I have gained experience and knowledge from it. I don't think I'll stop half way through this, it may just take some time on my budget, which is fine by me.
So, what recomendations are there for a first time tube amp builder that's non hybrid but can introduce me to a good "warm tube sound" I'm wanting to experiance?