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 […]
Update 1/25: I realized after reading my own article and the quotes from Kimber cables that I had wired up my setup incorrectly. Kimber has one conductor carrying the thicker gauge and the other conductor of the same color carrying the thinner gauge. So if you want the full Kimber effect you need to […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
A quick look at Hallman Labs collection of DAC accessories or add-ons. Part 1
Quick shot of the ES9038P DAC up and running using optical output from the Creative ZXr to the ES9038 Optical Input.
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 for looking and check back soon for Part 1 of 3 for this ultimate discrete op-amp showdown using DSD512 and a modified Amanero! Reader […]
Just a few pictures of the 95% finished ES9038Pro + Amanero DAC build and a few words on why it took so long!
I have the ES9038Pro DAC playing both DSD/DSF and the more well known, high res capable codec, FLAC. Except on this DAC it goes up to 32 bits and 384 kHz!! Not to mention you can play all audio codecs in DSD native through a foobar2000 plug-in conversion. I have placed a piece of paper […]