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Yamamoto Teflon/Bronze Female RCA Jack

Many know Yamamoto for its Teflon tube socket. But maybe not many know about Yamamoto Teflon Female RCA socket. The center and external conductor are shaved out from phosphorus bronze and chromium copper, then plated by thick Gold. The insulator...
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Yamamoto DCmA Panel Meter and Female RCA Jacks

Yamamoto is well known for its Teflon tube socket. Yamamoto has a very wide range of Teflon tube socket, from standar Noval/Octal to very unique like UX5 or UX6 or even 10 pin type. I have ever discussed some here....
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Rigol DS1054Z: 4 Channels 50MHz Digital Oscilloscope

Rigol has launched new economic digital oscilloscope, Rigol 1054Z. Although considered as economic oscilloscope, but the specification is not that economic. Rigol equips this machine with 4 channels capability and 50 MHz bandwidth. With 1GSa/s Real-time Sample Rate, maybe a bit...
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RIP Glenn Frey, Guitarist and Singer of The Eagles

When the time has come, no one can refuse to go. Glenn Frey, guitarist and singer of The Eagles (well known for its Hotel California), has died at the age of 67. Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past...
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Testing Korg MR-2000S with Mr. AS at Serpong

I will start documenting my visit to some DIY friend. Due to privacy issue, I prefer not to document exact name or address. So appreciate if you know the name or location, then to keep it yourself.  This is very...
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Manley Labs Headphone Amplifier

CES 2016 seems like the returning of vintage audio gear. After several turntables, next is we will see tube headphone amplifier from Manley Labs. Okay, Manley Labs is not common audio brand which we can find in common electronic audio/video store. Manley...
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Technics Grand Class SL-1200G and SL-1200GAE Turntable

The vintage classic player Technics SL-1200 was well known as one of the legendary DJ turntable. Build like a tank – though maybe not designed specifically for audiophile market – still many non-DJs are using this turntable. The first Technics...
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Happy New Year and New Cloud Hosting

First post in the year 2016 (still on Jan 1st). Happy New Year everyone! I have 2 major updates this year. First, JimmyAuw.com will have a major face lift. The old theme (SimpleWP) which has accompanied me for since July...
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SMD to DIP Converter

As part of my modification plan (for my Korg MR-2000S), I will need to convert the SMD to DIP. That’s because all the original components on the Korg MR-2000S mostly are SMD, like below opamp. I’m not saying those kind...
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Korg MR-2000S: Looking What’s Under the Hood

I have some spare time on this weekend, so I continue the pending journey from last time: Disassembling Korg MR-2000S. Before we continue, you might want to check this link if you haven’t read my previous brief introduction with Korg...
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Grayhill Rotary Switch + Texas Components TX2575 Resistor = Ultimate Volume Control?

One thing that might have been my habit is I like to go with ultimate option. Not necessarily to be the most expensive, but more on the top quality and near perfection product. Unfortunately, most of top quality product is...
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Korg MR-2000S: 1-Bit DSD Recorder

My second post of the weekend. This is my new source gear, Korg MR-2000S 1-Bit Studio Recorder. I have been looking for a very good source and I’m a believer in high resolution audio format (and proper DSP for re/upsampling...
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