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  1. DIYed by me. I don't have time to listen to my tube amp anymore. Rather than letting it sit there, I'm selling it. Not selling at ridiculous price. Just selling for what I built it for. 400SGD, stock build. Casework is already done. Custom industrial strength transformers.
  2. I'll attend. Equipment - AMB y1 DAC - Cavalli Audio Bijou - Sennheiser HD600 - Random ICs for above equipment
  3. sadly my b22 is gone. im using bijou now. i believe the bass is much better then the b22.
  4. hi guys. i was the one who organized with yotiao previously. it was at one of the member's condo clubhouse. so that was free. if you guys need help organizing id be glad to help out. P.S no more unboxed DIY amps anymore LOL.
  5. hey dire, you need a y1 to work with the y2. thats a pre-requisite.
  6. Hey Uncle Heady, sign me up man.
  7. ah aron. you are mistaken. the bijou is a tube amp designed by cavalli audio.
  8. i can bring gamma1 + bijou, both diyed
  9. wow! an odd update but wow! after pairing the y1 dac with the bijou... effin' amazing man!!
  10. aww... i didnt know about this meet. would have been glad to have brought the bijou and the amb y1 dac.
  11. there are THREE different group buys. 1 for the PCB and components from AMB. 1 for the enclosure. 1 for the laser cut panels (which IIRC is acrylic? i think). ok guys. just a suggestion. unless you guys are going to have one person buy all the components together and then split them. its more convenient to buy all the components yourself from farnell together with the enclosure, thats because if your order is over $30 shipping is waived. unless you wanna save $2 bucks and go through the hassle.
  12. just get from farnell. you can laser cut the panels from the guy that did the mini3 for you guys?
  13. err its stated in amb's audio shop. its 40USD per set excluding the enclosure. i got it cheap because i was in the pre-order.
  14. enclosure get from digikey/farnell/mouser. like what mouz said, he will not be providing the full kit as it is too messy. faceplate i bought from AMB himself. the current face plates are selling at 40USD i bought at 20USD so that was ok for me. after building it i wouldnt say its much easier then the mini3. this one has the huge hassle of testing every single smd chip for shorts before you power on and due to this many smd chips? its very very easy to bridge them with solder or have cold joints. i also spent many hours just trying to remove the solder bridges.
  15. whooo! completed the y1. listening to it through my bijou now. very nice indeed
  16. nah im not trying to scare ppl away. the more diyers the merrier. just that i dont want ppl to fall in to the trap thinking that it is easy to do. as per murphy's law, 50/50 chance it doesn't work on the 1st try. as to troubleshooting, you'll need the appropriate tools and some know-how (so you don't kill something unknowingly). its just facts.
  17. The estimated total cost without the AMB custom cut panels are about SGD200 including shipping. This build is about med to med-high difficulty. This should NOT be your first few projects. The SMD chips are hard to solder, make sure you have fine tipped iron and be prepared to order more SMD chips and worse comes to worse a new board. PS: You should have basic electronic troubleshooting skills and tools. I repeat, this is not a starter build. Neither is it a project for those who have just finished a CMOY.
  18. mouz. i believe they are asking you if it is a full kit. you better explain that the rest of the components must be purchased separately from mouser/digikey/farnell.
  19. i had to order parts from 3 different websites. namely mouser, digikey and farnell. you guys might want to consolidate order they require a certain amount to be hit before the waive the delivery fee.
  20. Nice find mouz. I ordered using the wrong parts. But somehow they sent me the right ones. I had to order in quantities of 10, so I definitely have more then enough.
  21. ordered all my parts already. waiting for them to arrive. total price without the amb front panels is about 200+ SGD.
  22. hey guys, i pre-ordered with my y1 panels so i guess im not in the MO this time. but if you guys are up for the parts from digikey/mouser/farnell/rs i might be up for it. i have the full BOM. btw. i really dont recommend the y1 for a first/2nd project. not only are there smd components. the dacs and pcm chips are all multi legged sensitive chips. if you die die also want to do this. my suggestion is buy a spare pcm2707 as its pretty hard to get now.
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