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well i recabled my akg k701's with some mogami cable and DHC 1/4" plug, with some black sleeve.

just to note i did the recable because i found the stock cable fairly crappy and way to long for me, went into this not expecting any sound/signature changes, which so far i havent noticed any.

as another note, this is my first re-cable so it took me much longer then i wanted it to take.

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post #332 of 499
Been looking to upgrade my portable amp from an E5, any DIY kits out there I could try? It would be my first build, so preferably something simple.
As for budget, itd be great to keep it under $100.
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Been looking to upgrade my portable amp from an E5, any DIY kits out there I could try? It would be my first build, so preferably something simple.
As for budget, itd be great to keep it under $100.

Try one of the CMOY builds. They make for a simple DIY project well under $100.
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Try one of the CMOY builds. They make for a simple DIY project well under $100.

You mean one like this?

You think the quality will be noticeably better than an E5?

Also, would a Mini3 be build-able by a novice?
Edited by pangolinman - 11/11/11 at 5:45pm
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The Mini3 has surface mount components that are a little bit harder to solder for a beginner, but not too difficult to do.

Have you looked into the O2 (Objective 2) amp by NwAvGuy? It's relatively new to the DIY scene but the designer provides plenty of documentation in his blog and it looks promising. All components are through-hole and would be relatively easy for a beginner to assemble. I'm building one as soon my PCB shows up.
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The Mini3 has surface mount components that are a little bit harder to solder for a beginner, but not too difficult to do.
Have you looked into the O2 (Objective 2) amp by NwAvGuy? It's relatively new to the DIY scene but the designer provides plenty of documentation in his blog and it looks promising. All components are through-hole and would be relatively easy for a beginner to assemble. I'm building one as soon my PCB shows up.

The O2 has many great reviews. I'm getting ready to buy parts for it as well.
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The Mini3 has surface mount components that are a little bit harder to solder for a beginner, but not too difficult to do.
Have you looked into the O2 (Objective 2) amp by NwAvGuy? It's relatively new to the DIY scene but the designer provides plenty of documentation in his blog and it looks promising. All components are through-hole and would be relatively easy for a beginner to assemble. I'm building one as soon my PCB shows up.
Looks like exactly what i was looking for. Cheap, but high quality. +Rep
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The O2 has many great reviews. I'm getting ready to buy parts for it as well.
Yeah, the reviews all seem to really like it.


EDIT:

On the other hand, seeing as this would be my first DIY project, and there arent step by step instructions, I think it would probably be in my best interests to pick up a preassembled cmoy BB or E11
Edited by pangolinman - 11/11/11 at 7:18pm
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Looks like exactly what i was looking for. Cheap, but high quality. +Rep
Yeah, the reviews all seem to really like it.
EDIT:
On the other hand, seeing as this would be my first DIY project, and there arent step by step instructions, I think it would probably be in my best interests to pick up a preassembled cmoy BB or E11

Its honestly going to my first DIY project as well. Even though there are a lot of components it really shouldn't be that hard. Just make sure you know what goes where and solder.
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On the other hand, seeing as this would be my first DIY project, and there arent step by step instructions, I think it would probably be in my best interests to pick up a preassembled cmoy BB or E11

If you change your mind, most DIYs aren't too bad at all. Their PCBs are usually marked with reference labels that correspond to the references in their respective BOM (bill of materials). With the O2, the PCB even shows the polarity of diodes and capacitors. Just match parts from the BOM with the PCB and solder. Start with the shortest components first, like the resistors, diodes, and sockets, then work your way up to caps, jacks, etc...
Edited by skkhai - 11/12/11 at 7:57am
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