For £13 you just cannot go wrong and these little amps can prove to be seriously good fun, almost addictive, when it comes to rolling opamps and experimenting with different "flavours" of caps. The power supply couldn't be simpler or cleaner.... a 9V battery and some of the most enjoyable listening sessions I have had have been through an RA1 / CMOY type amp.
Who's up for joining the RA1 / CMOY revisited party?
I chose that particular seller because he's £13 GBP shipped..... no other reason, we can add our own flavours to the mix this is a good starter package IMO.
Well....... I'm in, I hit the buy it now button 20 minutes ago and am looking forward to rediscovering the simplicity / bang for the buck / sheer fun of the RA1 / surprisingly superb sound quality / CMOY!
When you start scratching your head wondering why things are no longer exciting you tend to look back to simpler times........ these little amps ALWAYS brought a smile to my face and will, undoubtedly, do so again.
If you want to be a part of the rockgrotto RA1 / CMOY revisited revolution then I suggest you RUN (don't walk) to your nearest BIN button and hit it hard!
We all know that the Grado RA-1 is this simple, antiquated circuit potted inside a wooden box but a lot of people seem to like it...... they will like it a lot more if all it costs them is £13 (plus wooden casket of their choosing)
Strip her down and have a look at what the £420 GBP is buying you: