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Ran Down (1st) ES9038PRO DAC main cause of the NLOCK | Stuck on Screen Issue w/ No Output! (~ 4 months of troubleshooting show me, it was not the dedicated TCXO clock module): Persistence Pays, this might work again!

    This single loose solder ball (could have fallen inside the enclosure at any point) might explain all the problems I had with getting the DAC to lock on … Continue Reading Ran Down (1st) ES9038PRO DAC main cause of the NLOCK | Stuck on Screen Issue w/ No Output! (~ 4 months of troubleshooting show me, it was not the dedicated TCXO clock module): Persistence Pays, this might work again!

**Streaming Again Today 3/28, Later On** Far Cry 5 + the Burson Play DAC Review/Comparison to my ES9038Pro (PC HiFi Gaming Section)

Update: stream is up! https://hallmanlabs.com/hallman-labs-live-game-stream/     Thanks to those who came to watch the stream today, Far Cry 5 truly is breaking new ground for the demands on PC … Continue Reading **Streaming Again Today 3/28, Later On** Far Cry 5 + the Burson Play DAC Review/Comparison to my ES9038Pro (PC HiFi Gaming Section)

Discrete Op-Amp Review, Prelude: Photos of Review Hardware (Burson V6-OPA-D “Vivid” Unskirted)

In the photo below we have 4x Burson Audio V5-OPA-D, 4x Burson Audio V5-OPA-S, 3x V6-OPA-D “Vivid” along with two Orange Amplification discrete (Dual-DIP). Two of the V6-OPA-D casings lifted … Continue Reading Discrete Op-Amp Review, Prelude: Photos of Review Hardware (Burson V6-OPA-D “Vivid” Unskirted)

Pictures of ES9038Pro DAC w/ Burson Audio V5-OPA and Orange Amplification’s discrete design!

Literally just posting some new pictures because I had a few people asking to see what this looks like with the high end discrete op-amps, so here you are! Thanks … Continue Reading Pictures of ES9038Pro DAC w/ Burson Audio V5-OPA and Orange Amplification’s discrete design!

“It’s the final countdown!” (to the) HiFi Discrete Transistor Op-amp showdown. Burson Audio vs. Orange Amplification Amplification! (DSD256+)

I wanted to give anyone still putting up with my unusually long delays between reviews a sneak peak of what is coming soon! I have everything ready to go for … Continue Reading “It’s the final countdown!” (to the) HiFi Discrete Transistor Op-amp showdown. Burson Audio vs. Orange Amplification Amplification! (DSD256+)

My 1963 Amperex Holland 7308 w/ “Bugle Boy” Logo (First One Ever Verified by AudioTubes.com!!)

“In 20 years of tube collecting and tube selling, this is the FIRST real Bugle Boy 7308 I have ever seen! It appears your tube was originally imported into Canada, as it has HOLLAND etched into the glass at the top. This was standard for all Philips/Amperex tubes that were imported or sold in Canada. It is just possible that for some reason the Bugle Boy labels were only sold in Canada? The Holland name sandblasted into the glass is only seen on Dutch Philips or Amperex tubes coming out of Canada.

I think, due to the extreme rarity of a real Holland made and date coded 7308 Bugle boy, that 99% of those you actually encounter are fakes from Richardson Electronics. Your pictures do reinforce some facts that still tell the real thing from the fake: The fake 7308 or 6922 tubes NEVER have date codes or production codes on them. Yours does, so I will concede that you have one of the very few real Bugle Boy 7308 tubes in existence.” – Brent AudioTubes.com/6dj8.htm