The Mullard/Philips MiniWatt Brand of Mustard Caps! (Very Rare) Datasheets Given

  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 […]

XMOS : BlackGate vs. SILMIC ARS “Super Gold” Capacitors (& Others) Direct Comparison (testing in progress) – Photos and a Preview

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 […]

Announcing the Hallman Labs Burson Play v1.6 DAC/Amp Giveaway!! (Last Day for Entries is Aug 31st) Winner Drawing on September 1st

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 […]

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 : […]

Complete Guide to Making I2S Cable from CAT6A & Connecting it to ES9038Pro DAC (Using Belden 1303E Catsnake™) Updated: 6/12/18

  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 […]

Preview of Hardware Reviews in Progress with sAp-10 – Balanced Headphone Amp under $200 (also the Burson Play DAC/Amp)

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 […]