Kimber “Kables” Testing At Hallman Labs: The Skin Effect (Signal Freq vs. Conductor Gauge) & Cryo “HiFi Fuses”! (Update 1/25/18)

  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 […]

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.

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 […]