any interest in a headphone kit?

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Offline Sh7eleven

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Reply #30 on: May 29, 2012, 05:36:29 AM
I know this thread is a little dated, but is this idea still percolating or DOA? Just entering the world of headphones and thought this would be a cool project to build an amp/can combo and of course here it is on BH.

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Offline Chris

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Reply #31 on: May 29, 2012, 06:55:43 AM
would be very cool!!!! if and only if , it was up there with the best, otherwise what is the point.. to me anyway...



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Reply #32 on: May 30, 2012, 11:02:53 AM
a lot of the kits are stock with an upgrade path, I wouldn't mind that - there are probably a million ways to bring a stock kit up to the "very best" when you consider that you could make upgrades to the amp, cables, or even the headphones themselves.

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Reply #33 on: June 20, 2012, 11:53:30 AM
Yea, something affordable with an upgrade path to world class like the other Bottlehead stuff. I'd be in for a set once I've purchased a Tode.

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Reply #34 on: June 20, 2012, 11:56:26 AM
The design I was working on is shelved until I can spend some time doing some materials research. However I have given PB the challenge of putting together an electrostatic headphone kit idea that I have, maybe for the Head-Fi meet here in august.

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Reply #35 on: July 24, 2012, 10:17:50 AM
Hey Doc,
Has this fallen off the shelf yet?  Having got a Crack, it'd be great to put together a kit with some burl accents...just saying.

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Reply #36 on: July 24, 2012, 10:27:08 AM
We've just been swamped with catching up orders, getting the guitar amp out and some other product development. I think it will be a little while before we can carve out some time for this one.

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Reply #37 on: October 22, 2012, 07:29:13 PM
It's been a few months... Just poking in and seeing if there's been any rustling in the trees here.



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Reply #38 on: October 22, 2012, 07:36:51 PM
We're still pretty much up to our necks getting other new products out that are more developed. Consequently I haven't had time to dig into the materials research I need to do to see if the headphone ideas we have kicked around can be made to work.

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Reply #39 on: October 23, 2012, 07:40:28 AM
I like the idea, myself. I primarily use headphones as a sort of test equipment, i.e. the ultimate hearing experience because of lack of influences from room modes, etc. But, on the other hand, if the headphone amp is junk, then I have to sell it to buy one that is respectable. Been through a few of 'em.



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Reply #40 on: January 31, 2013, 09:39:33 AM
I'm sure you guys are still busy, but add me to the list of those who are interested. I would almost certainly buy one, even if just for the fun of building it.

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Adam