Note: I abandoned further work on this, because I no longer use an Amanero or XMOS module which require this sort of connector. Instead, now I use Belden CAT6 CatSnake between my Singxer SU-1 (clone) and my ES9038Pro DAC. You can find the article on that, right here. I am working on uploading a video […]
Revived The Amanero! + Close Up of Uncapped Crystek CCHD-575 Oscillator!
I didn’t record this soldering job because I was not expecting this to go well. I had one of my oscillator sockets (only socket without an oscillator) get destroyed between 3 different configurations I tried to do to fix a missing pad. I eventually gave up on any SMD working because one of the 4 […]
Kimber “Kables” Testing At Hallman Labs: The Skin Effect
A look at Kimber Kables and how the skin effect plays a role in a HiFi setup.
DAC Accessory: XLR In -> RCA Out (Ckt Based on D. Self Design) Updated 1/22
Update 1/21/18: I wanted to let everyone know how impressed I have been with this unit by just using the stock 5532 op-amps with this Douglas Self based circuit design. I am using a rectifier supplied by Audio Sector (Peter Daniel) The parts are explained further below. It uses MOSPEC U08A60 ultra fast recovery diodes with a […]
Video of DIY Plasma Speaker
I have a complete build video for this, but I wanted to go ahead and share what the working product looks like. It doesn’t make a ton of sound using the setup I have here with a Schiit Audio Magni2 driving the plasma speaker.
Hallman Gaming Stream Up!
For anyone who has been trying to catch me in game on the new site page, you should be able to see me playing live as of right now!
Hallman Labs 1st Milestone: 1000 Views in 1 Month + Visitors are up nearly 2x!!
So this is really exciting! In the last year we have seen traffic from 69 countries with increasing views per visitor too! I wondered if I could reach this mark or not in the beginning months of the site, but thanks to FB and SEO tag words the site has really taken off with respect […]
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 right off when I was rolling op-amps so I got us some pictures of the exposed boards! Note: the end letter on Burson Audio op-amp […]
Two New Sections Added to Hallman Labs!
I wanted to let everyone know just in case you don’t notice the new sections popping up on the website. Slowly I am branching out to other areas besides strictly HiFi related audio hardware/tools. First new section is the Fender Blues Jr Mods (Custom), which should bring in more musicians and musician related audio […]
DAC Accessories Showdown! Part 1
A quick look at Hallman Labs collection of DAC accessories or add-ons. Part 1