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, […]
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.
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 of a large lot of Mullard/Philips capacitors, both NOS and used. When I began to sort through this pristine lot of capacitors, my jaw dropped […]
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 XMOS and Amanero modules I’ve tried, the “FUN01” is my go to version for under $200 with CAT6 and AES/EBU outputs. This price does not […]
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 EP6 review tonight at some point. I did the drawing in exactly the same way as the last time, using the Pretty Random application from […]
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 Labs subscribers list! I only ask that you use this device instead of trying to profit from it. No purchase is necessary for one entry […]
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 : […]
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.
Note: You can open all images displayed on Hallman Labs in a larger view by right clicking and then using whatever your browser says to view the image. This should open a new tab with the image in full size. I started an article on making custom I2S cables, but I never published how […]
Finally got a balanced (XLR in) headphone amp. 2.8 MHz is native DSD64 converted by DOP (DSD over PCM). This is a picture from my phone, but I wanted to get something for readers to see on the reviews in progress between this combo and the Burson Play DAC/Amp combo. I plan to focus more […]