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RE: Any advantage to having a bigger trafo on headphone amp?

A linear power supply would quite likely offer some improvements, but more from eliminating the noise produced by that wal-wart (which is quite likely a switching supply) than from the size of the transformer. As long as the transformer is capable of supplying the max current draw of the amp, going bigger is unlikely to add anything but the potential for more noise and a larger EM field to interfere with other components.

If you're the DIY type, there are several kits available that can get you a very nice linear supply for $200 or less. And there are a number of manufactured supplies as well, some for even less money (check out the Zerozone units on Ebay that Duster has recommended).

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  • RE: Any advantage to having a bigger trafo on headphone amp? - bcowen 17:56:05 06/30/17 (0)


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