Chubby Jinx

The Chubby Jinx comes through the development of our Jinx Headphone amp. Sharing many of the same sonic benefits but tailored strictly for 2ch stereo listening.

The Chubby Jinx is our effort to answer the desires internal to ampsandosund, brining 6V6 tubes back to the forefront and allow access to nearly unlimited NOS variants.

Following a long development period, we ended up with a Ultra linear 6V6 amp similar in concept to our Leeloo/Pendant. By making it UL, we increased power 2x more than we could have as a triode strapped amp while making it more neutral and resolving. UL circuits typically need small amounts of feedback.

As the Jinx utilizes the famed 6SL7 front end and 6V6 power tubes, rolling rectifiers became the upmost priority. Given its modest power output, and to make a tube rollers dream; the Jinx allows for nearly any 5V tube rectifier. This includes 5V4s, 5AR4s, 5U4s and the famous 5Y3.

At its core, the Jinx balance design decisions intended to provide silent operation, neutral voicing and ultra wide bandwidth. Tube choices that are common and yet available as very old examples without breaking the bank. Tubes known to be romantic while utilizing a circuit well intended to extract detail coaching enough power while demanding absolute silence.  

The Jinx would be nothing without our custom transformers which our wound just for us. You’ll be rewarded with tone and slam without sacrificing the low noise floor.

The Jinx is one of the sweetest-sounding headphone amplifiers on the market. The 6V6 is commonly spec’d but some of the most famous and music amps of the 1950s; offering warmth, texture, and soundstage depth.

Our design offers layers of texture and drive and is paired with a massive choke and robust output transformers for ultra-quiet operation. As with all of our products, parts selection was crucial during this build and each chosen not for price, but for best quality and synergy.

Supplied Tubes:
Input tube: 6SL7

Rectifier: 5V4, 5U4, 5AR4

Output tubes: 6V6

Cathode Bias/automatic bias allows for easy tube changes without adjustment.

The Jinx is handmade in Southern California with U.S.-sourced parts and custom hand-wound output transformers.

Wood Chassis dimensions:12.5" Wide x 9.5" Deep

Input impedance is 10K ohm

Input Sensitivity 1.2V for full power out.

8ohm power: 4Watts RMS @ 1khz
Noise on 8ohm tapp @ 350uV RMS

Power and Noise specs are dependent on tube selection.

The all ampsandsound amps are handmade in Southern California with custom hand-wound output transformers and U.S. sourced parts.

Our amps are hand-made by a small team with quality being our first priority.