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I'm thinking of picking up a Bottlehead amp, specifically the ''Crack" which is basically a DIY amp kit that comes with all the parts; you just need to solder a few hundred wires . Actually it seems pretty easy.

I'm wondering if anyone has it and if they like it or not, I plan on using them with high impedance headphones ( this is what the amp was designed for) more specifically a pair of senn HD580s.

http://www.bottlehead.com/store.php?...on=show_detail
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For the price they are very good. They are also very versatile.
    
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I think you should get the S.E.X. amp instead....


Actually, if you want to DIY I would recommend a Millet MiniMax. If this is your first DIY amp working with a PCB will likely be easier for you (unless you can read and understand circuit diagrams) Also, many members here have built a Millet and would be able to assist you if you have any questions.
http://www.overclock.net/home-audio/...l#post13671156

You can buy a complete kit for about the same price that the Crack kit costs.



all that said... it may be possible to find someone who has heard both the millet max and crack amps to get their opinion. Also, your headphone choice should also be considered. Higher impedance headphones may pair slightly better with the crack, but lower impendence headphones like Grados will surely pair better with the max. My MOSFET Max has current galore!
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