Lucid Labs Deluxe CMOY Headphone amplifiers are made in the USA using audiophile components.  Other CMOY amps available on the market feature cheaper components. 


Why use a headphone amplifier?

Just the way a nice pair of loudspeakers needs a quality amplifier to sound their best headphone's also need quality amplification to sound their best.  The output power coming from most devices is inadequate to power larger hifi headphones.  As a result plugging hifi headphones directly into these devices will yield underwhelming, flat-sounding audio.  The good news is this can easily be fixed by using a headphone amplifier power levels needed to power larger hifi headphones.  Using a headphone amplifier will not only allow you to listen at increased volume levels but will provide you with much more dynamic, full sounding audio.


  • ALPS RK0971221Z05 Potentiometer with built in on/off switch.  These high-quality, Japanese made potentiometers feature smooth, noise free operation. 
  • TLE2426 Rail Splitter chip for stable power supply.  Lucid Labs CMOY amps are stable for headphones from 30-300ohms.
  • Vishay Low Tolerance Resistors
  • Panasonic Film Capacitors
  • Burr Brown OPA2134 op amp, features exceptionally low noise and distortion values
  • 8 Pin DIP socket, makes swapping op amps easy for users that want to try out other dual op amps.
  • High quality custom made PCBs

Improvements over regular CMOY design

  • 2x-9v Battery power supply allowing for much higher voltage swings without clipping
  • Made in the USA, every single amp is tested
  • Gain Switch, Choose between a gain setting of 6x and 11x or request custom gain settings
  • High quality Acrylic Enclosure
  • Nichicon HE Series 1000uf Capacitor