Posts filed under: DIY Audio

Tiny Amplifier

I’m thinking to create a first gift for my newborn (ooopsss… he is not yet here, just about to). A small MP3 Player with tiny amplifier to drive a small speaker should be a nice idea. I will introduce him...
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Tweaking with Musicsnap

On our last local DIY Audio gathering, we were provided with a free complimentary set of a new tweaking stuff. It was called Musicsnap. On my imagination, this kind of tweaking stuff is similar with VTS Marigo Dot or something....
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Jensen 4-pole Installation Explained

I have received some emails asking about “what is this Jensen 4-pole” and “what makes it different from other”. I will write down short explanation about it....
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Battle of Three Capacitors

It’s been a long since I promised to write this article: A comparison between Audio Note Copper Foil Mylar-in-Oil, Jensen Copper Foil Paper Tube, and Jensen Copper Foil Copper Tube. Some of my blog readers already email-ed me to ask...
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Measuring ALC660 Power Output

I was playing with my Rigol Oscilloscope to measure my laptop power output. The sound card was Realtek ALC660. I played a 1 kHz sine wave with a software and measure the output. Since this was not an isolated environment...
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Duelund Interconnect 2.0 Rev2 vs 1.0 Rev1

After completing the construction of my Duelund Interconnect 2.0 Rev2 here, I decided to do some short comparison. My friend has Duelund Interconnect 1.0 Rev1. I think this gonna be a nice comparison! Direct to the stage, we have some...
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SRPP PCB

I designed a simple SRPP PCB for my own project. A special thanks to my friend, Mr. ATP who helped to process the PCB fabrication. Well, later these days, I just feel more comfortable with PCB rather than point-to-point wiring....
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When Cardas SRCA Meets Duelund 2.0 Rev 2 Interconnect

I don’t like expensive cable. My most expensive one was Kimber, the lower one was Synergistic Research. But I was stunned when listened my friend’s Duelund interconnect 0.5 and 2.0. Now, Duelund launches their new interconnect, the 2.0 Rev 2....
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Tube Rectifier Filament Supply Selector

I this world, there are lot of tubes, with different filament supply. In most of my tube rectification application, I stand with two choice of rectifier, the one with 5 Volt filament (most Octal and UX type) and the others...
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Terratec Aureon FireWire 7.1 Mod (II)

This post is the 2nd episode of my Terratec Aureon 7.1 FireWire mod. You can check the 1st one here. Below is the final appearance of my Aureon. Sigh… despite the colorful capacitors, I don’t see any reason to say...
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Terratec Aureon FireWire 7.1 Mod

I’ve been very busy later these days, almost no time even to refresh myself listening the music. Powering my tube amp, let them warm up won’t take less than 30 minutes. Well for next few weeks, I don’t think I...
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Burn-in Rig Before Battle

I plan to compare some capacitors from Jensen and one from Audio Note. The two from Jensen are Jensen Copper Foil Paper-in-Oil (Paper Tube) and Jensen Copper Foil Paper-in-Oil (Copper Tube). From Audio Note, I have Copper Foil Mylar-in-Oil (I...
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