Two weeks ago I picked up a PCB + Chassis plate from Parks Audio. I decided to build this amp because to me it is a bridge between my current Bottlehead Crack and a full-blown DIY-amp. I don't have the time or experience to go the full DIY route, so the Budgie SE appealed to me. The other reason why I went with this amp was I wanted to start getting into loudspeakers; while the Budgie SE only puts out 3W from a 500mV source, I think a pair of high-efficiency speakers (like the Blumenstein Orca) would pair well with the amp. Oh yeah, it has a headphone-output too .
My experience with electronics is quite limited but I've completed a couple projects (Joystick modding, Bottlehead Crack); I figured the Budgie SE would be a great way to learn about circuit diagrams and amp design.
Edited by dsound - 7/5/13 at 2:34pm