The first part of my Sansui AU-517/717 restore guide, from recapping to finding those pesky shorted diodes. Not to mention how daunting it is just to remove and then rewire all the PCB’s! Here I hope to help shed some light on the subject.
As you may already know, I started the Hallman Labs Vintage Store a few months back. I am currently using EBay to sell these items and I came across a … Continue Reading Tips and Hidden Rules for Creating EBay Ads – How to Make Sure Your Ad Shows Up in the Mobile App!
I want to introduce the latest release of vintage parts from Hallman Labs, the ultra-rare MiniWatt Mullard/Philips Mustard capacitor. I’ve never before seen these capacitors prior to my acquisition … Continue Reading The Mullard/Philips MiniWatt Brand of Mustard Caps! (Very Rare) Datasheets Given
Potomac AA-51 Audio Analyzer – Calibration Procedure, Service Manual, Ref Images — Early Version of Upcoming Page (Work in Progress)
I decided to go ahead and publish what I had ready in a blog post until it is ready for its own page. The AA-51 is what is holding me … Continue Reading Potomac AA-51 Audio Analyzer – Calibration Procedure, Service Manual, Ref Images — Early Version of Upcoming Page (Work in Progress)
XMOS : BlackGate vs. SILMIC ARS “Super Gold” Capacitors (& Others) Direct Comparison (testing in progress) – Photos and a Preview
I was able to acquire another USB XMOS FUN01 modules (SU-1 Clone), with the exact same HW as my BlackGate™ module (aside from a few little changes). From the various … Continue Reading XMOS : BlackGate vs. SILMIC ARS “Super Gold” Capacitors (& Others) Direct Comparison (testing in progress) – Photos and a Preview
Everyone who subscribes here gets notifications of blog posts, but not site pages! So, I wanted to let my readers know the ELEPAWL EP6 Headphone Review has been published. You … Continue Reading Latest Publishing: ELEPAWL EP6 Review
I apologize about the delay in announcing the winner (from what I said on FB), I’ve been hard at work on the EP6 headphone review. I will be publishing the … Continue Reading Burson Play Giveaway Winner – 2nd Attempt – Prize Claimed (1st Giveaway Finished)
Redrawing Winner for Burson Play DAC/Amp Giveaway: After contacting the original winner and giving ample time (over a week) to contact me, we are now drawing another winner of the … Continue Reading Update on Giveaway (Drawing Again) and Headphone Review in Progress
First off, let me apologize for the slight delay, as North Carolina is taking a pounding in lighting strikes right now and I lost power for a good bit … Continue Reading Burson Play v1.6 DAC/Amp Announcement : The Winner Is..
Just a reminder to anyone who has yet to sign up for the first Hallman Labs (review equipment) giveaway, the entry period ends at 12AM PST. You can find all … Continue Reading Last Chance to Enter Burson Play DAC/Amp Giveaway!
It is easy to miss a new site page being added and this being such an important page I wanted to make everyone aware of it who wants to know. … Continue Reading Vintage Parts Store Page Goes Live!
Announcing the Hallman Labs Burson Play v1.6 DAC/Amp Giveaway!! (Last Day for Entries is Aug 31st) Winner Drawing on September 1st
In celebration of successfully launching the Vintage & Precision Electrical Components Store, I am giving away my review sample of the Burson Play v1.6 to 1 person from the Hallman … Continue Reading Announcing the Hallman Labs Burson Play v1.6 DAC/Amp Giveaway!! (Last Day for Entries is Aug 31st) Winner Drawing on September 1st
Update: 8/3/18 – Master Parts Sheet #1 is now completed and I can continue to post remaining ads on Ebay. Some of the best lots are still to come so … Continue Reading Introducing the First of Many Vintage Part Lots & Master Parts Sheet #1
Update 7/15/18: I just stumbled across by far the most detailed document I have ever seen on Black Gates™ and it is by Jelmax (the creators of the technology)! See … Continue Reading Preview: Rubycon Black Gate™ F vs. Nichicon Muse | XMOS Capacitor Oscilloscope and FFT Comparisons
Six Rubycon Black Gate F capacitors are on the way for the FUN01 (SU-1 Clone). Stay tuned to find out how much of a difference they have over Nichicon’s MUSE series.
Latest page added to Hallman Labs. Photo guide on making custom EL-8 cables.