Posts filed under: Collectible Stuff

Collectible Stuff

My collectible items!

I was digging my component box to see if I can find some other opamp to be used in Xonar Essence One. Luckily I still have some obsolete (but my favorite) AD825. I also bought a couple of new one...
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If you have a lot of old tubes, then this idea could be useful. I have planned to make this small device, but somehow quite lazy (ugh!). I think because I have Knight 600 and Hickok 539B which are quite...
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It’s been a while since I bought my QLS QA-550. Although I haven’t played much with it, but in overall, I like the quality of the player. Now, the new version has come, the QA-660. One thing to be noted,...
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This could be related with audio. Probably. A Raspberry Pi, a credit size computer with Broadcom BCM2835 SoC. This contains an ARM1176JZFS, with floating point, running at 700Mhz, 256 MB RAM, and a Videocore 4 GPU. The size is 85.60mm...
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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: Nikon AF-S...
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After around 12 hours and everything is cooled down, I manage to see the final result of my potting project. It seems like the pain has been well paid. The result is smooth as a delicious tofu. But after a...
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If you haven’t read the first two post, then I would suggest to visit here and here first. This is the 3rd experiment, and should be final one. I have done several experiments previously (although not published in detail here)....
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It comes upon a time when my DACT Stepped Attenuator needs a clean-up. Well, if you see below picture, the connectors are getting rusty. I could hear significant noise when changing the volume. Although some external cleaning spray has been...
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Long time I haven’t written any review about my CD collection. This time, I will write about one of the most collectible album, Amanda McBroom: Dreaming. This is one from two collectible album from Amanda. The other one is “Growing...
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Finding a good soldering iron is not an easy job. But once you find it, it will simplify the rest of your life – I mean, the rest of your soldering life 🙂 One of my preference brand is Goot...
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I was quite surprised to hear this email below few days ago. Yes I knew that some Cardas SRCA has Cardas logo, found on their reference or factory terminated cable – but I didn’t know (or didn’t realize) if their...
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So far, Auricap is one of my trusted capacitor brand – in power supply section. I still remember ‘few’ years back (when using this capacitor for the very first time) and comparing with Solen, Hovland, and Bennic XPP in my...
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