I’ve been thinking of building some speakers for a while now, and with the imminent departure of Idiot Child No.2 to university, an excuse has arisen – that being a simple audio set-up for her room. The project had to be relatively cheap as I don’t have much spare cash for the next few months….
Category: DIY Audio
Attack of the Clones
What does a $3300 amplifier sound like? I suppose I’ll find out soon when I finish building a Gainclone amplifier. A Gainclone, as its name suggests, is a clone of an amplifier which first appeared in 1999, the Gaincard built by 47Labs. Heralded for its sound by Stereophile magazine, people were nonetheless surprised to discover…
CMoy headphone amplifier version 3
After building my Mark II CMoy headphone amplifier I decided to make a version which resembled more of a desktop model.
Nelson Pass ACA v1.5 DIY build
When I first started searching online for information about DIY audio, I came across the DIYAudio forum, as I expect most people do. Feeling bewildered, I clicked through to the store and saw what seemed to be the answer to my problems, the Amp Camp Amplifier, designed by Nelson Pass. This is a complete kit…
CMoy Headphone amplifier version 2
After building my first CMoy amplifier, I wanted to have another go and correct some of the problems I had with the first build. Specifically, I wanted to see if I could get rid of the hum and find a better case.
Building the Objective 2 headphone amplifier
Anybody who looks into building their own headphone amplifier will come across the Objective 2 at some point. It was designed by the anonymous electrical engineer known as NwAvGuy as an experiment in high quality, well designed and engineered equipment, but crucially at low cost.
Streaming music around the house with a Raspberry Pi 3
There appears to be a proliferation of streaming devices coming to the market, catering for all price-points. It was, however, the Chromecast that really brought this technology to the mass market, providing a simple setup with acceptable audio sound quality at £30 or cheaper with one of the regular sales. It really is hard to…
CMoy – A beginner’s headphone amp
After assembling a couple of kit amps with differing results I decided to have a go at a ‘proper’ DIY amp, built from scratch on a prototype board.
Classic 47 Headphone Amplifier Kit
This was the first amp that I attempted. My expectations were low but the rationale behind buying it was that it was I wanted to practice soldering and have a (hopefully) working product at the end of it. Prior to this I was practicing on a perf board with wire.