LCD module for Q8 v2.2 ESS ES9018-9038 DIY board had the header pins break during a fix. In the end my fix is more stable than that plastic/metal combo.
Here is my first try at a meaningful picture collage to give viewers some update on my progress. However, my work has passed the points shown here now, but you … Continue Reading Pic of Preamp Demolition. Also the ESS ES9028Pro DIY build + Amanero (DSD512 I2S native) Arrived!
Updates on both my custom/DIY amplifier AND DSD capable DAC w/ DSD512 Native (Amanero + TCXO). This will be the hardware I am using to do my reviews for Burson Audio and Orange Amplification (mainly the DAC due to 4 positions open for op-amps). Stay tuned for incoming full reviews (after I build the DAC 100%).
10x J.W. Miller 10mH Inductors (Extech 380193 LCR Meter) + Avel 160VA Transformer arrives!
Dear Burson Audio and Orange Amplification:
I want to thank both of these companies for being so patient with me over the summer as I pushed through two of the hardest engineering courses so far in 10 weeks! I was hoping to publish the reviews for Burson well before now and be working on Orange Amp's review by now. However that just hasn't panned out due to my school requirements on time.
I most likely will have the time in the next few months to do the detailed and quantitative review style that I have discussed with both Burson Audio out of Australia and Orange Amplification out of the UK. I am very lucky to have the chance to do these reviews and if nothing else, I have had an extra amount of time to listen to the hardware I will eventually review. I say by the end of August I will have two more reviews including video build logs for the 100W x2 MX50 SE + Avel Lindberg's 160VA 22V-0V-22V (DC) Toroidal transformer design which should give an end to the 60Hz buzz so commonly heard on just about any A/V Receiver running on a standard 120V outlet. I will also be using a rectification PSU board linked in my previous post.
Project MXercury-Lindberg 50SE/160VA: At this point I can’t comment on the functionality/performance of the NobSound™ MX50 SE kit, but I wanted to make sure to post a few pictures that … Continue Reading 100W Power Amplifier x2 Design (Mono-block style) + Toroidal Transformer
By: Keith Hallman | July 3rd, 2017 Any law enforcement branch in the United States has to have probable cause or strong suspicion that a person or entity is involved … Continue Reading Kaspersky Labs – A Story of “The Company You Keep”
What a fellowship of harmony it is! These discrete designs from Orange Amp just BARELY fit side by side in the Creative ZXr. Initial Impression: I heard an obvious tone change … Continue Reading Orange Amp + Burson Audio V5-OPA
I was excited to see Orange Amplification’s Dual-DIP discrete op amp arrive!! This looks more like Burson’s previous generations (V2 & V3) with the discrete circuitry exposed. I will be interested … Continue Reading Orange Amplification Review Sample Arrives!
Extech gifts me a data acquisition cable for my 380193 passive LCR meter!
First off I want to thank Burson Audio for being so patient with me as I finish up my Jr. semester in EE. I am really excited about the next … Continue Reading Hardware Update and New Tools!
Really excited to have Orange Amplification reach out to me for reviewing their latest ~$60 discrete op-amps! I was honored by receiving that email and they contacted me through this … Continue Reading Welcome Orange Amplification!
The next bleeding edge hardware from Burson Audio arrives for review and analysis.
Creative never really did a good job at showing the full path for all channels and the picture that is floating around the web was sent to me in an … Continue Reading Creative ZXR Op-Amp/DAC Signal Path + Burson Audio V5 Series
This is just a quick shot of 4 different op-amp setups in my E12 DIY with a FiiO X5k as DAC. Using 2x AD797, 1x AD8620, 1x Burson V5i and … Continue Reading Preview of Op-Amp Reviews (Burson V5 Series) w/ Oscilloscope Side by Sides