View Full Version : Going to build a Cmoy...

01-28-05, 03:55 PM
I just got all the parts in the mail. Man, this looks a bit intimidating. On we go, I hope I don't blow my little headphones to pieces.

01-28-05, 04:50 PM
Sounds like a fun project definatly earn some respect for building your own stuff :D

And for those of you (like me) who had no clue what Cmoy stands for

Chu Moy designed a very popular headphone amplifier that's easy to build, and it can be built small enough to fit in a pocket, power supply and all. It's powerful enough to drive very inefficient headphones to thunderous volumes from even weak sources, and it sounds excellent considering that you can build a bare-bones CMoy amp for just US$20, and a pretty nice amp for under $50. Considering that the cheapest of the worthy commercial amps is $100 and most of them are in the $200+ range, this is a very worthwhile cost difference.