Edit: 7/26/19 I got these molded last night (myself, at home) and must say, I was shocked at the difference (a word I rarely use on this site, except in the literal sense). I was expecting bass to improve, but it improved way more elements than that! Expect a full review in about a week, […]
BYOC E.S.V. 2 Knob Bender Mod (Modular Capacitors)
An overview of how I changed my BYOC ESV 2 Knob Bender into a modular design with regard to capacitor swapping.
Modding A Single Coil-Tap Guitar to A Dual Coil-Tap (Step-by-Step Video)
How to video on converting single coil-tap guitars to dual coil-tap guitars. Dual tone knobs are shown here, from a Schecter Tempest Custom.
Fender Blues Jr Page Updated With Sound Clips of Amplifier!
First off, I want to give a big thanks to Kale Brown and Johnathan Pope for helping me out with this recording demo. Kale handled the guitar playing, Johnathan allowed us to record in his house (despite a sleeping baby, that somehow, we never woke up) and I handled hardware setup + recording & […]
Update to Kenwood C-2 Pre-Amp Page (Re-Cap Complete)
You can find the complete C-2 page here. Capacitors Used Include: ELNA SILMIC-II/SILMIC-II ARS/ToneRex, Nichicon Muse/Muse-ES/Fine Gold/FW and a Siemens/EPCOS 1uF MKP output capacitor. Previous Mod: 16V Zener Diode Mod to allow Modern Discrete Op-Amps from Burson Audio.
Sansui AU-517 Complete Re-Cap/Restoration | It’s Alive; Updated 3/27/19
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.
Potomac AA-51 Audio Analyzer – Calibration Procedure, Service Manual, Ref Images — Early Version of Upcoming Page (Work in Progress)
A look at the Potomac AA-51 Audio Analyzer: schematic, calibration procedures, service manual and more inside. Produced in the 1980’s, the AA-51 is still of great use.
Burson Play v1.6 DAC/Amp Announcement : The Winner Is..
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 there. However, we are back up and running and here is the winner of a ready to use Burson Play DAC/Amp! But first, a little about […]
Preview: Rubycon Black Gate™ F vs. Nichicon Muse | XMOS Capacitor Oscilloscope and FFT Comparisons
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 the 107 page PDF here: Blackgate_Tech_Note_Compilation. Cable used between the FUN01’s Coax output and the Siglent SDS 1202X-E : […]
FUN01 (Singxer SU-1 Clone) Gets Upgrade: All “Black Gate F” Capacitors (by Rubycon)
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.