I think I'd like to build and AMP-6 and need to decide which one.
I want the best sounding result.
I don't care if I have to solder as long as it's not surface mount.
I don't mind winding toroids as long the parts/wire is included.
I can buy an AC transformer. I can buy or have a DC wall wart.
Which do you think would result in a better amp?
Right now I'm thinking the AMP-6 is better because it includes a regulated power supply (sans transformer). The Basic would run off a wall-wart so there'd by no filter on the power. Either that, or I'd have to build/buy a better power supply in which case the AMP6 would be much cheaper overall. One question is, is the DC power supply on the AMP6 decent?
On what's required, the AMP6 will need an AC trans about 12VAC. The AMP6-Basic, a DC wall-wart or other DC supply. What else? Is a heat sink for the regulator on the AMP6, needed if running off 12VAC?
Obviously connectors are needed.
I figure I'd just use a passive volume knob until a build a pre-amp.