Anybody who has browsed these pages in the past knows that I keep an eye on certain people’s projects, one of those being Uffe at Slowdiyer. Recently he has been experimenting with USB-C power supplies, one of the offshoots from this being an updated version of the’mini-pre‘, a variant of the classic Chu Moy headphone…
ICEpower 50ASX2(SE) based Integrated Amplifier
I bought an ICEpower 50ASX2 amplifier from Ebay in 2018. It was an impulse buy if I’m honest as it was very cheap, they retail at about £100 in the UK and I got it for £35, but it’s been sat in my drawer since then waiting for a purpose. I must admit, I’m running…
CMoy Mark IV – preamplifier
Whilst many modern sources provide enough voltage to feed a reasonable signal to amplifiers, some, such as the Pass ACA, may benefit from a boost in gain, particularly if paired with inefficient speakers. As I had most of the parts, I thought I would try a variation of the CMoy headphone amplifier as a preamplifier…
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.
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.
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.