Cmoy headphone amp update.

Looking at my blog statistics I noticed some visits on my now old and very dead Cmoy project. Out of respect for the people who are visiting I wanna give an update on my electronics projects. Since I built that Cmoy headphone amplifier and crossfeed my life changed quite a bit, I don't have the... Continue Reading →

The hero of DIY audio, Pow Chu Moy.

It came to my attention that Pow Chu Moy the man behind Head-Wize and the Cmoy headphone amplifier passed away in Reno Nevada (US)  on February 12, 2016. Kevin Gilmore was the bearer of the sad news in the headphone community Head-Fi. I never had the pleasure of talking with Chu Moy, mostly because his... Continue Reading →

Some thoughts about AC coupling.

Some audiophile remove dc filtering caps from their source devices saying that they degrade the sound of their setups, usually I read stuff like electrolytic caps suck, bass gets cut off, my (insert device name here) does not have any dc problems, my preamp already has filtering and the list goes on. My questions to... Continue Reading →

My DC coupling caps.

Solve for -3 db Frequency Solve for Capacitor Value Load Input Impedance (Ohms): 32 Capacitor Value (µF): 680 -3db Frequency (Hz):7.31 Optimal low frequency response (Hz):73.14 After some “study” I went for the 680uf caps.  32 Ohms are the base impedance of my grados. People say electrolytics color the sound, I must be deaf because I... Continue Reading →

Some alterations to my cmoy.

I’ll drop the virtual ground and go for a true dual rail PSU design.The V ground will be used to test amp boards.Note on dual TLE2426, it’s a bad idea to use 2 voltage references because they will “fight” for the voltage center, so I dropped one of the TLEs.

Cmoy board using a darn Burr-Brown 2132PA. The JRC’s that I got need at least 9V in each rail to work fine…darn. Next crossfeed section from Jan Meier. I really need to shield these boards.

The DC regulator and rail splitter boards in the headphone amp enclosure. 12VDC to a 9V 7809 regulator to a dual TLE2426 rail splitter that outputs 4.2V to the V+ & V- rails. I flipped the RCA and power back panel after taking this photo, now the PWR jack is closer to the PWR switch.... Continue Reading →

Headphone amplifier in the works. Not sure if I’ll use 9V batteries or a regulated source, maybe both. Believe or not that’s a lot of money on a table.

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