Bottlehead are veteran makers of a wide variety of extremely well regarded tube-based audio kits. First offered in 1995, they’ve built up a solid following and are well-known both as an excellent introduction to DIY-audio - with the venerable “Crack” headphone amplifier being perhaps the most common self-assembled tube amplifier ever (and often recommenced as a perfect “first kit”), as well having products with excellent sound.

Based on Bainbridge Island, WA, they are creators of unique, interesting, high-value products with high-performance, excellent support, and can lay claim to a number of very interesting technologies and topologies across their range.

This is the place for general discussions about the Bottlehead brand.


There is a thread discussing the Crack OTL headphone amplifier already … which contains some interesting pictures and discussion, here.