Hello, I want to show you a rather unusual Project. It´s a 100% DIY Valve Amplifier which is used with high impedance Headphones (600 Ohm). The guys or gals who know me might not be shocked about this idea since this is not my first Valve Amplifier. I´m addicted to this technology. I could show you some pictures from other devices too if you´re interested since not every Project had its own worklog. This Project will consist of two parts: 1x DIY Valve Amplifier and 1x Scratch Build Concept: Without further ado, let me show you one picture first. This one is enough of a clue for you, right? I will call this Project "The Skull of Gul'dan" for a reason. Everybody who knows the Warcraft Universe should have realized that there is a artefact with the same name. Let´s start with this nice Skull I found in one Fantasy Store. It was dusty and looked quite depressed to me. I had to buy it and to take it home to make it feel better. My Amplifier will have to look great from both a optical and a technical point of view. Every single detail will have to fit my expectations. I will combine Electron Tubes with fantasy and horror elements in order to create something truly unique. This Valve Amplifier will be designed in such a way that it will work with regular Sound Cards, Smartphones or Mp3 Players. And the best thing, it will consist of 2 parts, one of which will be a small PC which should fit the theme too. Both the PC and the Valve Amplifier building progress will be described in this worklog. That´s enough of a Spoiler right now. Philosophy: Every modification is performed through hard work, by hand, without the use of automated processes like eg. Laser, CNC etc. I try to work as precise as possible and also to document my progress with great care and details. Whenever it´s possible, I will also develop and build all electrical circuits by myself. I won´t use prebuild stuff like eg. LED stripes if I´m able to achieve the same results by using my ingenuity. I would only use this kind of stuff if there isn´t any alternative possible to implement my idea. Expect everything you could from a guy who has the drive to hold on to his visions. Social Media: Don´t miss any Updates about my Projects. Subscribe to my Facebook Page: GorgTech Engineering PC Hardware Parts for the Mini PC CPU: Mainboard: RAM: HDD: GPU: PSU: Extra Accessories for the Valve Amplifier: Headphones: Sound / DAC: Creative Labs Sound Blaster E5 Sponsors: Creative Labs supports this Project with a high end DAC.