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Bottlehead Crack - "Pure Crack" Australia - Customised Options Available

Will Ship To: Australia, NZ

Thanks for reading.

This listing is for a newly made Bottlehead Crack. I constructed this myself and have built other amps (including another Crack) in the past. I have put approximately fifty hours on it to ensure burn in (if you believe in it) and can guarantee that to my ears it sounds incredible with headphones of approx 300 ohms plus. Many other users happily use it to drive headphones of much lower imprudence, such as the W1000X. This is outside Bottlehead's recommended specs though.

All electrical work is neat and tidy with strong mechanical connections, clean soldering and tightly braided/ twisted cables.

240V transformer.

The base has been stained with Tung oil and finished with bees wax.

Stock 6080 & 12AU7 tubes are also included.

Price is $420 AUD plus 3.5% Pay Pal fees + shipping at cost.

I can make modifications or include additional items at the prices indicated below:

Speedball upgrade supplied and fitted (constant current source) $149 AUD
Valab stepped attenuator supplied and fitted $40 AUD
Obbligato Gold premium film capacitors supplied and fitted in output position (total 94 uOhms per channel) $240 AUD
NOS Tung Sol 7236 tube $70 AUD
NOS Tung Sol Black glass black plate 12AU7 $70 AUD

I was going to use this amp as part of a comparative project, whereby I built and modded a second Crack and compared it with this stock crack at each stage. Instead, I am selling this to partially fund the purchase of the upcoming Bottlehead DAC via Kickstart. I will still be making and keeping my highly modded Crack, which speaks highly of the quality if Bottlehead's design.
Edited by MoatsArt - 5/16/14 at 2:46am
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beautiful build....good luck with the sale

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