Beautiful Freeform Headphone Amp

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Beautiful Freeform Headphone Amp

I wrote just last week about British electronics hobbyist Rupert Hirst’s method and homemade tools for bending his own aluminum project enclosures. This artfully-soldered PCB-free headphone jack amplifier is his latest project, and it only serves to reaffirm my impression of Rupert as a man with a refined sense of the aesthetics of DIY electronics. To top it off, he knows how to take a photo, too. The solid copper wire was harvested from cable intended for home wiring. Looks like Rupert intends to cast the whole thing in clear resin as a finishing touch.

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10 thoughts on “Beautiful Freeform Headphone Amp

  1. mworrell says:

    Cool,  Thats very nice.   great work.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This is beautiful…….nice job.

  3. sigit hermawan says:

    great Picture… nice post

  4. Jake Spurlock says:

    Love this. Would love to build…

  5. Russ Hensel says:

    Very nice.  Have added to our reference at:

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I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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