Posts filed under: Personal

My wife knows and supports my hobby in audio. I think she even knows almost all of my expenses. Well, ‘almost’ means maybe there are some that she doesn’t care or aware of – not my intention to hide from...
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Time flies… I have owned this blog for more than 5 years. Despite the fluctuation, I think the trend is quite stable and showing a positive growing up trend. I think I have to start putting more convincing article (and...
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For most of my soldering life, I still use what we call as ‘Flux’ or ‘Soldering Paste’ (or also known as ‘Lotfett’). Although some people say that the use of Flux for soldering is for newbie work ;), but I...
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I’m about to finalize this sound card mod. The output now is taken directly from the WM8770IFT, coupled with Jensen Copper Foil Paper Tube Capacitor (before it was Mundorf Silver/Gold/Oil). The sound improves quite a lot. Soon, I will add...
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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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After a disappointing thing happens this morning (later I will discuss), I decide to make a digital backup of almost all (at least my favorites) Audio CD collection. The best tool for this job is Exact Audio Copy (EAC). I...
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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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On this long holiday, I dig one of my old abandoned project box and find my old Luxeon project. This was my old project. A pair of Luxeon III Star which could emits around 100 Lumens each, driven by LM317...
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In just few days, world lost two big guys, well known in the audio/music world. First was Gesang Martohartono (1 October 1917 – 20 May 2010), a renowned Indonesia singer and songwriter, especially in kroncong style. He was famous throughout...
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On this lazy new year, I do a comparison between some of my old cheap meter (for Capacitance and Multimeter) and my new well know brand, Sanwa. I finish some measurement for Capacitor and Resistor. It seems even the old...
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One factor that makes me like tube is its glow. Well, it’s hard to explain, but some tubes have a beautiful color, especially in dark room. Here is some of them. Below is the 0A3/VR75 tube. It has red/fire color....
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After previous trip to “trash bin” shop, now it’s the time to test it 😉 So I open my old Knight 600 Tube Tester and fire it up. Picture below shows my Knight 600 testing Amperex 6BQ5/EL84 tube. Not bad!...
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