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Choosing Output Op-Amps

The output op-amp is the chip which provides amplification of the audio signal to the headphones. With some of my amplifiers, I offer a "standard" op-amp and a few other choices. I'm often asked how the op-amps differ in audio quality or which op-amp to pair with a certain set of headphones. My short answer: choose the standard op-amp, the AD8610. For a bit more information on how I arrive at this recommendation, read on.

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