Report Should I give up on the K1000? in Headphones Posted May 27, 2011 Horio and Clarkmc2, do you guys think it's possible for someone without any DIY knowledge of any sorts to build one of those? As I said to complin I'd love to learn, but I don't think I've got what it takes... Leonardo, There is only one way to get into DIY and that is to give it a shot. I started off with recabling a pair of headphones, and now I'm building a T2. The beauty of the Firstwatt amps (and a big reason why they sound so good), is their simplicity. There are really not that many parts required to build one of these fine amps, and there is excellent documentation and support available at the Firstwatt website and over on DIYAudio. I would start by doing some reading. Take a look at the manual on the Firstwatt website to learn a little more about the amp design, then cruise around the threads on the DIYAudio forum. The more you read and plan, the better the build will go. I think that DIY is not as difficult as many people think it is. It's a great way to really learn about electronics, and it's always extremely satisfying to build something on your own. Feel free to shoot me a PM if you have any questions.