Garage 1217 Project Sunrise III DIY Build Guide
February 18, 2019 Luckbad 0
I am a huge fan of the Garage1217 Project Sunrise III headphone amplifier. You can see how much I enjoy it in an earlier review of it. Today, we’re not here for a review. Instead, we’re here for a build guide!
I put one of these together last weekend and recorded the process. This is my first DIY build guide, so it’s a bit rough around the edges. That said, hopefully it’s enjoyable for you to watch and perhaps gain some confidence in building one for yourself (note that you can buy them assembled as well!).
There were a few fiddly bits like a small SMD RGB LED and some close connections, but apart from that one piece, it’s all through-hole and could be done by just about anyone.
A few more beauty shots.
I really like the current production Electro-Harmonix 12BH7. However, I learned that you can use many 5670/396A/2C51 tubes if you bypass the input capacitors (jumpers are provided to do so) and use an adapter. I have some 5670 -> 6DJ8/6922 adapters, and I have been enjoying a GE 5670 Triple Mica in here. I also have the G1217 6SN7 adapter so I couldn’t resist trying that out.
I’m likely going to eventually use an @atomicbob Noise Nuke and the stock SMPS simply out of a desire for cleanliness, but for now it’s hooked up to a linear power supply. Here are shots of my build for the Noise Nuke: