For sale is a heavily modified Creek OBH 11 headphone amplifier. Stereophile Recommended Component. The unit was bought new in 2008, and then shipped to Partsconnexion ( Designers of Sonic Frontiers audio equipment) to be modified. I discussed with Chris Johnson that I wanted it to be modified as a "Reference" headphone amp so no expense was spared. I no longer have the list of parts that were replaced, and I am not an electrically minded person so I couldn't tell you what the parts were, but I still have the old parts (as seen in one of the photos). I guess one can take apart the unit and check, but I really don't want to mess with it. I just recall my answer to all his questions to be: " What ever you think is the best." I recall the amount being over $350 at the time. The only thing i recall not being the "best" were the input and output jacks. He recommended some jacks that were incredibly expensive and that's when I drew the line. I've always had positive experiences with Cardas jacks so I went with them for the input and output. I also machined a solid brass knob for the unit, which was then polished to a mirror finish. Being that the unit sounded warmer, I also wanted the unit to look warmer, and nothing beats the warmth of solid brass.
After getting the unit back, I tested it for a few minutes with my Sennheiser HD600, and it sounded amazing!!! However, I was told it would sound a lot better after it's broken in. I never did get a chance to break it in because I sold my headphones shortly afterwards. I then packed the unit up and stored it until now. I never had any plans of selling the unit, but I realize I no longer have time for this hobby, so the unit is up for sale.
I paid $575 for the unit ($225 for the unit + $350 for the mods). I am asking $225 for the unit.