Want to build some sort of Desktop Amp
Mar 5, 2006 at 9:55 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 12

napol30n

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jul 26, 2005
Posts
104
Likes
10
Anyone have any links to a kit or something? I live in Canada so shipping on every part seperate would suck.

EDIT:Okay i found this cool site digikey.com so now i think i can just buy the specific parts there.
I also did some research and a PIMETA seems to be the best amp for $100ish so if anyone has a list of parts for a PIMETA that would be wonderful. If anyone has one tweaked for a 595(if this is even possible) that is even better.
 
Mar 6, 2006 at 4:11 AM Post #3 of 12

napol30n

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jul 26, 2005
Posts
104
Likes
10
The amp would be for something like Sen 595. The amp can be big its just going to sit on my desk so im not going to pay extra for portability.
Im willing to spend whatever is the best bang:buck. I'm looking to spend $100ish but i could maybe spend up to $170ish
 
Mar 6, 2006 at 4:45 AM Post #4 of 12

muckshot

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Sep 21, 2005
Posts
396
Likes
10
From Tangent's site:

http://tangentsoft.net/audio/pimeta/

Scroll down for a parts list and step by step instructions...
Then thank Tangent
smily_headphones1.gif
 
Mar 6, 2006 at 5:08 AM Post #5 of 12

Samgotit

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Oct 29, 2003
Posts
3,448
Likes
22
Mar 6, 2006 at 5:51 PM Post #7 of 12

americandreaming

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jan 1, 2005
Posts
224
Likes
10
the kookaburra is a very good kit for the price. it should be in the performance range of a pimeta and includes nearly all the parts you will need. i am nearly finished wiring mine up for use as a preamp/headphone amp so i can't compare with my pimeta or millett. i believe tilt posted recently about building one and using with senns.
 
Mar 6, 2006 at 11:27 PM Post #8 of 12

guzzler

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Jan 17, 2003
Posts
1,851
Likes
12
Quote:

Originally Posted by americandreaming
the kookaburra is a very good kit for the price. it should be in the performance range of a pimeta and includes nearly all the parts you will need. i am nearly finished wiring mine up for use as a preamp/headphone amp so i can't compare with my pimeta or millett. i believe tilt posted recently about building one and using with senns.


Actually, in terms of being used a headphone amplifier, it's basically a CMoy with a digital stepped attenuator instead of a potentiometer. It drives headphones directly from an opamp, a la the CMoy. Nice piece of kit though
 
Mar 7, 2006 at 9:47 PM Post #9 of 12

tilt

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jun 15, 2005
Posts
431
Likes
11
"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt" - Bertrand Russell

I LOVE this quote!



about the kook, it does what its supposed to. Like american dreaming said, its a good place to start a DIY.
 
Mar 7, 2006 at 11:53 PM Post #10 of 12

guzzler

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Jan 17, 2003
Posts
1,851
Likes
12
Quote:

Originally Posted by tilt
about the kook, it does what its supposed to. Like american dreaming said, its a good place to start a DIY.


Absolutely, I was going to get one for a play with too. Russ is a really nice guy to deal with as well
 
Mar 8, 2006 at 3:08 AM Post #12 of 12

Polaris111688

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Mar 1, 2006
Posts
312
Likes
10
AD8620AR for left/right and AD8610AR for ground is recommended.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top