Posted on Wednesday, 29th August 2012 by Auw Jimmy
A picture is worth a thousand words…
Posted on Tuesday, 28th August 2012 by Auw Jimmy
This is actually an old card, but I think I can have a use if I can get an adequate mainboard with PCI slot. This card was quite famous at that time, with excellent 24/192 support and tons of I/O interface. The core is similar with the one used at Creative SoundBlaster series (EMU10K processor), but surely at different ammunition to support it.
The main PCI card only provide digital I/O (Coax and Optic/ADAT). One FireWire also found here. The last one is RG-45 connector, which must be connected to external docking (don’t ever plug your network cable here!). That docking will provide all I/O functionality, including a nice dedicated headphone amplifier with independent volume control.
Posted on Monday, 6th August 2012 by Auw Jimmy
Sometime it’s nice to build something simple at low cost, but reasonably sounds good. Today, we’re gonna make a simple interconnect cable. The purpose is actually I need to build two pairs of interconnect cables to be used on my wife’s mother home. Surely no OCC, 7N, or silver wire involved here.
After a quick chat, I decide to take a set of Canare cable and RCA. Not too expensive, but well build, and sounds reasonably good. Below is the final appearance of the interconnect. But we have to follow some steps before we can make it happens.
Posted on Wednesday, 1st August 2012 by Auw Jimmy
Let’s move out from audio topic a bit and switch to photography. It’s well known that not all lenses are created equal. Indeed, they are not equal, both physical and performance. Today, I’m gonna compare 3 Nikon lenses:
It’s interesting to see how they perform in 50 mm, with f/5, 1/13, and ISO-400. Sorry if some cropping are not exactly match.