All of the buildings, all of those cars
were once just a dream
in somebody's head
Mercy Street - Peter Gabriel



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After the successful prototype around the TPA6120A2 headphone amplifier I wanted to build something that could easily be used day by day on your desktop or next to your listening seat. I.e. having a nice enclosure, preferably with a build in power supply (I hate those wall-warts). Hence a take 2 of the design where I also took the opportunity to try out some new things.


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A couple of months ago I got intrigued by a glowing review of the Sony DMP Z1 Digital Music Player. Their conclusion was that the headphone amplifier section seemed to be worthy of the $8.500 asking price. The article also mentioned that the headphone amplifier was based around the Texas Instruments TPA6120A2 chip. Looking at a few key specs, it certainly seems to be very good:

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