Bottlehead Crack Sale from 3/1 to 3/8.

ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,146
$100 off the kit and $25 off the Speedball. Not on the website yet but should be on Friday.
Aaron
Enabler Extraordinaire

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  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 413
    Good price. Been thinking about getting back into DIY and building this kit as a start. But my headphones were low impedance. Karma’d the Schiit amp and sold the headphones here. So what headphones are a good match for the Crack?
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S, retipped by Soundsmith; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; North Star Intenso;
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,146
    Sennheiser 600, 650's... Massdrop had the Senn 6xx's and heck...another set also for good pricing.

    Anything above 200 ohm.
    Aaron
    Enabler Extraordinaire
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 413
    Thanks.
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S, retipped by Soundsmith; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; North Star Intenso;
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,292
    Humm Maybe I finally pull the trigger on one..
  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,275
    Mine is still sitting in its box from probably a year ago.

    I figure by some miracle of entropy, it will be completed if I wait long enough to open it.

    My 6XX are ready for that day...
    Jay
    SDA 2BTL * Musical Fidelity A5cr amp * Marantz DV-9500 * Modded Adcom GDA-600 DAC * Rythmik F8
    Micro Seiki DQ-50 * A hodgepodge of cabling * Belkin PF60
    Preamp rotation: Krell KSL (SCompRacer recapped) * Manley Shrimp * PS Audio 5.0
  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,146
    @agfrost - send it! I'll build it for you.
    Aaron
    Enabler Extraordinaire
  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,275
    ALL212 wrote: »
    @agfrost - send it! I'll build it for you.

    Thanks Aaron--I'm willing and (I believe able); I first was thinking about if I wanted to do more than stock build at first (better volume pot, e.g.) and that slowed me down. I think I'd rather go mild at first (wild later?) so perhaps I'll heat up the iron over Spring Break coming up...
    Jay
    SDA 2BTL * Musical Fidelity A5cr amp * Marantz DV-9500 * Modded Adcom GDA-600 DAC * Rythmik F8
    Micro Seiki DQ-50 * A hodgepodge of cabling * Belkin PF60
    Preamp rotation: Krell KSL (SCompRacer recapped) * Manley Shrimp * PS Audio 5.0
  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,146
    Better volume pot is a good idea and not difficult nor expensive (unless you choose to make it expensive).

    BH crew always recommends building stock, then going crazy. It's really not a bad idea.

    When you get to your crazy stage let me know - I've got some GREAT! ideas.

    And, yes, I did order one. I have plans...
    Aaron
    Enabler Extraordinaire
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 413
    With the Speedball?
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S, retipped by Soundsmith; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; North Star Intenso;
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,146
    Yep...wid da spudballer.

    Speedball allows use of more tube variants without modification to other parts. Doesn't mean you can go crazy but it opens up the options a bit.
    Aaron
    Enabler Extraordinaire
  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,275
    ...off topic (but it feels like just you and me in here at the moment), but I just picked up a Little Dot Mk ii to play with until I get to building.

    My "unofficial" hp amp collection is getting laughably large--Schitt Asgard and Vali 2; LD MKii, a little Fiio DAC/amp thingy... Might have the beginnings of a problem. (Not as big as *your* problem, but...)
    Jay
    SDA 2BTL * Musical Fidelity A5cr amp * Marantz DV-9500 * Modded Adcom GDA-600 DAC * Rythmik F8
    Micro Seiki DQ-50 * A hodgepodge of cabling * Belkin PF60
    Preamp rotation: Krell KSL (SCompRacer recapped) * Manley Shrimp * PS Audio 5.0
  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,146
    Got a fav? I'm a bit one sided with my BH/Senn collection. Not much perspective outside of that.
    Aaron
    Enabler Extraordinaire
  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,939
    I like the Senn 600's (300 ohm) and (my fave) Beyer DT-990 (600 ohm; "Premium", I think?). I never upgraded anything and still use the stock tubes. Never felt the need or desire to change anything. Love the thing even though I don't use it too frequently.

    Craig
    Den: Rega RP6 * AT33PTGII * Budgie SUT * Jolida jd9 * Roon (Sonic Transporter) * PS Audio DirectStream Jr. * Joule-Electra LA-100 mkIII * Sunfire Signature II * PSAudio PP3 * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 1.2
    Study: Roon * Sonore UltraRendu (LPS-1, WW Plat7, Iso Regen, Lush) * ProJect Pre Box S2 * Pass ACA * PSA Dectet * DH Labs Q10 * Brines Folded ML-TQWT RS 40-1354
    Studio: SBTouch * Marantz 2270 * Polk CRS+(4.1tl)
    Beach: Music Hall MMF5.1se * Speed Box II * DL103r * Lounge Copla/LCRIII * Sonore microRendu * Schiit Yggdrasil * Belles 20a Pre * Pass Aleph 30 / First Watt F5 Clone * PSA Dectet * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 2.3tl
    Beach Den: Dayens Menuetto * Fostex BK-12m Folded Horn / KEF LS50 / Dynaudio Audience 50 / Revel M22
    Beach Study: LG v30 phone * Schiit Aegir * Zu Omen Dirty W/end
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