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I DIY, therefore I AM

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Reggie, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. Reggie

    Reggie Distinguished Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    I just finished my little DIY project, the PAIA 6-channel headphone amp. I was surprised as heck that it actually worked when I plugged it in! It felt like that scene in Castaway where Tom Hanks is like, "Look what I have made, I have made fire!" Although to be honest, channels 3 & 5 are in mono for some reason. :?
    Oh well, I doubt I will need more than four headphone channels at once; and if I do, 2 people will just have to listen to mono mixes. Big whoop. I just don't really feel like tearing the dang thang apart to fix it. It actually does sound good and can go louder than I need. I think I spent around 10-12 hours building the thing, but that is mostly because I was trying to be overly cautious, meticulous, and also because I suck. In hindsight, it would have been much MUCH less a pain in the ace to just buy a headphone amp, but it was about the experience I guess.

    Anyway, now that I have some confidence in my soldering skills I am going to tackle the Seventh Circle Audio pres. Hopefully if I order them now I will have them sometime before next Fall :x .
    Wish me luck! 8)

    Time to crank up the NES for a little "DIY or DIE" :lol:
  2. Randyman...

    Randyman... Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2003
    Houston, TX
    More power to you! I'm also digging into DIY audio more seriously now. The Seventh Circle stuff is cake, and QUALITY cake at that :wink:

    Enjoy :cool:

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