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    My DIY gear

    In amongst this lot is a DIY Pass Labs First Watt M2X, B1 pre and Whammy headphone amp, also an Akitika MM Phono pre and a case with a Boozehound Labs Pre Pre and 10:1 SUT.
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    Re: My DIY gear

    Excellent!

    I’m thinking about trying a DIY amp myself but need to practice my soldering skills.

    Well done!
    Joe

    Avantgarde Duo XD, Klipsch RB-75, Klipsch RP-160M, JBL 590.

    Job INTegrated, Naim Supernait 2 w/ HiCap-DR.

    Conrad Johnson GAT2, Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE Stage 2, Misho Myronov Wooden pre.

    Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3 (X2 - one as backup), Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos.

    Lumin U1 mini, ModWright Ultimate Sony XA-5400ES, Audio Mirror Tubadour III NOS R2R Tube Dac w/ upgrades.

    Burmester 948, McIntosh MCLK12, Kimber Kable, Siltech, Cardas, Avanti Audio cables.

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    Re: My DIY gear

    Read up lots and ask lots of questions most of all take your time.

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    Re: My DIY gear

    Thank you. I will. I’ve had the itch for a long time. I see how Nelson Pass is such a huge resource for the DIY community as well as a brilliant designer, I respect him more and more every day.
    Joe

    Avantgarde Duo XD, Klipsch RB-75, Klipsch RP-160M, JBL 590.

    Job INTegrated, Naim Supernait 2 w/ HiCap-DR.

    Conrad Johnson GAT2, Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE Stage 2, Misho Myronov Wooden pre.

    Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3 (X2 - one as backup), Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos.

    Lumin U1 mini, ModWright Ultimate Sony XA-5400ES, Audio Mirror Tubadour III NOS R2R Tube Dac w/ upgrades.

    Burmester 948, McIntosh MCLK12, Kimber Kable, Siltech, Cardas, Avanti Audio cables.

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    Re: My DIY gear

    Got another DIY pre amp on the go at the moment, also from DIY Audio, this time class A single ended.
    Gain of 14dB.

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    Re: My DIY gear

    [QUOTE=joeinid;274234]Excellent!

    Iím thinking about trying a DIY amp myself but need to practice my soldering skills.


    https://youtu.be/t2JnCXvm_Qc

    Sorry I can't figure out how to post a preview. Joe, this one's for you.

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    Re: My DIY gear

    I have only built one of Nelsons' creations , the 6 wpc amp camp kit . Easy to build and single ended class A. I have also built a few Transcendent Sound kits , Easy to build and OTL designs . Kits and diy is a lot of fun .

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    Re: My DIY gear

    Congrats, looks good.
    DIY is very rewarding and is by far (IMO) the best "bang for the buck" in audio.
    Over the years I have built Speakers, turntables, (many) tube power amps, pre-amps, DAC, power cables, interconnects, speaker cables, power conditioners, racks and stands.
    It's fun for me and challenges my skills, while forcing me to learn new ones.
    Keep up the good work and ENJOY the results.
    My System:
    A trusty old Pioneer PD-65 as a Transport, Lumin A-1, a Merrill Heirloom T.T. as sources. A Lampizator DAC to Teo Cables to a SP-14 Tubed PreAmp, Pass XA30.5 , Fusion speaker cables, AudioKinesis Zephryn 46 Speakers. pair Rythmik F-12 subs, EP2050, Kaplan Power cables, Cerious Tech Graphine XT P.C., Hydra power conditioner, Two dedicated 20Amp power lines. DIY corner traps and Acoustic Geometry Curves for room treatment.