“No one ever eats just one potato chip, and no one ever builds just one Bottlehead kit. I’ve now built 6.”
Larpy, on the Bottlehead Forum

The Jager speaker kit will be back in stock for orders the last week of December. We will have 5 kits available.

We would like to thank you all for continuing to keep us super busy this year! The current wait time to ship your order is ranging up to six weeks plus. Be advised that, like many other businesses, we are experiencing supply issues with our vendors that may delay some kit deliveries. We have been catching up some older orders and as the dust settles from BFCM we are now working through packing and shipping the near record number of kits you all ordered, just as fast as we can.

You can see where delivery of kits currently stands on the shipping status page. Also, 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 has a new YouTube channel. It is a repository for lots of tips and tricks to help you build your kit. We have just launched a new 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. FLASH – we now have the long awaited fourth video on soldering up on our channel!

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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.




The Bottlehead Product Line

Headphone Amp Kits

Headphone Amplifier Kits


Jager Speaker

Speaker and Speaker Related Kits


Retired Product Upgrades

Retired Product Upgrades





Loudspeaker Amps

Loudspeaker Amplifier Kits


Phono Preamplifier Kits

Phono Preamplifier Kits


Last Minute Gifts






Preamplifier Kits

Preamplifier Kits


Reel to Reel


Service Department

Service Department



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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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