We have been working hard to keep the current wait time for kits as short as possible. We will be away for part of June as we celebrate the wedding of our daughter and it may take a bit longer to receive your order than it has in the past few weeks.
Got questions? The very best place to get them answered is the Bottlehead Forum. Don’t forget to opt in to receive notifications so you can get the latest info about special offers and new products when you register on the forum. We won’t hammer you with junk. You’ll just see a Bottlehead Newsletter a couple times a month.
Bottlehead also has a YouTube channel. It is a repository for lots of tips and tricks to help you build your kit. We have a series by Doc B., The Doctor Is In, that shows some in depth tips and tricks for selected aspects of the build process. The first episode is about assembling the wood base that comes with your kit, and some simple ideas for finishing it. The second covers painting your chassis and the third has tips for mounting the various pieces of hardware to your chassis. The fourth video is all about soldering up your kit.
Wondering whether you should try a DIY headphone amp kit? Lachlan Fennen of Passion for Sound has some words of wisdom for you –
Welcome to Bottlehead.
Here you will find vacuum tube based amplifier, preamplifier and headphone amplifier kits, speaker kits,
finished high end tube audio products, reel to reel tape machine upgrades, parts, and one of the finest support communities on the web.
Bottlehead chassis, wood bases and speaker cabinets, transformers, PC boards and even that nifty little Bottlehead badge are all made to order in the USA. It typically takes four weeks to get the parts made for your kit.
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YES! You can do it!
The majority of Bottlehead kit builders are first timers – and many go on to build an entire system!
Come join the ranks of DIY audiophiles and find out how much better your system can sound when you invest your money in excellent design and high parts quality without having to pay for factory assembly. The Bottlehead Forum has hundreds of members ready to answer questions and offer support to your first kit build.
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