A short preview of the upcoming Sparkos Labs SS2590 review. This is part of Sparkos Labs “Pro Series” of discrete op-amps. I will be comparing them against Burson Audio’s V6-OPA and two of Orange Amplification discrete op-amps. Full review expected by July 4th.
I am pleased to announce that some of my picks for the 2nd round of capacitors, have been posted on Ebay and can be found right here. This includes more MiniWatt capacitors, including a glorious looking 0.47uF 400V plus a really nice 0.15uF 160V model. I have more MiniWatts to post, so just keep an […]
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.