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 … Continue Reading XMOS : BlackGate vs. SILMIC ARS “Super Gold” Capacitors (& Others) Direct Comparison (testing in progress) – Photos and a Preview
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 … Continue Reading Burson Play Giveaway Winner – 2nd Attempt – Prize Claimed (1st Giveaway Finished)
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 … Continue Reading Announcing the Hallman Labs Burson Play v1.6 DAC/Amp Giveaway!! (Last Day for Entries is Aug 31st) Winner Drawing on September 1st
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 … Continue Reading Preview: Rubycon Black Gate™ F vs. Nichicon Muse | XMOS Capacitor Oscilloscope and FFT Comparisons
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 … Continue Reading Complete Guide to Making I2S Cable from CAT6A & Connecting it to ES9038Pro DAC (Using Belden 1303E Catsnake™) Updated: 6/12/18
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 … Continue Reading Preview of Hardware Reviews in Progress with sAp-10 – Balanced Headphone Amp under $200 (also the Burson Play DAC/Amp)
Update 6/2/18: I completed the discrete op-amp modification after I got the replacement diodes. You need to replace Diodes 11, 12, 13, & 14 with 16V Zener diodes. If you … Continue Reading Old Meets New: Kenwood’s C-2 “Basic” Pre-amp gets a Burson Audio V6-OPA Facelift!
I have been slowly working on this project behind the scenes, without posting about it much (aside from on ComputerAudiophile.com). This is a “discrete” delta-sigma digital to-analog converter (DAC) developed … Continue Reading DSC1.Difference : Update on the DSD Dedicated No-DAC (DAC)!
Update 3: The case is basically finished now, just waiting on a few more minor parts to show up! Here is the first photo from my real camera (Samsung NX3000). … Continue Reading The Corsair 740 Air: Hallman Labs New Primary Desktop (Case) (Updated 4/14/18 w/ New Pictures, 99% completed)
Well I currently have about 8 pages written of notes, thoughts on head to head Burson Play vs my custom ES9038Pro DAC. In the end it ended up … Continue Reading Apologies to the Neighbors (Burson Audio’s DAC Testing Reached 100.00dB max!!)
After much delay, I was able to go and pick up the Burson Play DAC today. Included was an entire set of both the V6-OPA-D Vivid + V6-OPA-S Vivid and … Continue Reading Burson Play DAC Arrives
I have to say that solving the mystery of this hardware arrangement was both hilarious and extremely frustrating. Trying to catch one of 6 pins being rearranged is easy to … Continue Reading We Have Finally Cracked the Nut! Native DSD Decoding over I2S Up and Running! (A Preview In Photos included)
I had to wait for the Asian holiday to end (Feb 22nd) for the seller to ship out a replacement ES9038Pro completed DAC, in the enclosure with dual toroidal transformers. … Continue Reading Replacement ES9038Pro DAC Now In Route!