After building my Mark II CMoy headphone amplifier I decided to make a version which resembled more of a desktop model.
Category: Audio Gear
Nelson Pass ACA v1.5 DIY build
When I first started searching online for information about DIY audio, I came across the DIYAudio forum, as I expect most people do. Feeling bewildered, I clicked through to the store and saw what seemed to be the answer to my problems, the Amp Camp Amplifier, designed by Nelson Pass. This is a complete kit…
CMoy Headphone amplifier version 2
After building my first CMoy amplifier, I wanted to have another go and correct some of the problems I had with the first build. Specifically, I wanted to see if I could get rid of the hum and find a better case.
Building the Objective 2 headphone amplifier
Anybody who looks into building their own headphone amplifier will come across the Objective 2 at some point. It was designed by the anonymous electrical engineer known as NwAvGuy as an experiment in high quality, well designed and engineered equipment, but crucially at low cost.
Streaming music around the house with a Raspberry Pi 3
There appears to be a proliferation of streaming devices coming to the market, catering for all price-points. It was, however, the Chromecast that really brought this technology to the mass market, providing a simple setup with acceptable audio sound quality at £30 or cheaper with one of the regular sales. It really is hard to…
Anouar Brahem – Blue Maqams: MusicScope Analysis
Two tracks from this recent CD on ECM by the Tunisian oud master together with Django Bates, Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette.
Musicscope Analysis: Gogo Penguin – A Humdrum Star
I thought I would start posting Musicsope analysis data from recent music purchases. The results are presented without comment: dynamic range (DR), loudness levels, pushing levels to clipping – all are artistic choices. For the most part, it’s not my cup of tea to have such restricted DR but then again, I don’t suppose I’m…
Is it real or is it……
In the 1970s Memorex ran TV adverts that attempted to show how people would not be able to tell the difference between a live recording and one that was recorded to their cassette tape. The tagline was: Is it live or is it Memorex? Now we are told that 16/44.1 music is not really good…
Classic 47 Headphone Amplifier Kit
This was the first amp that I attempted. My expectations were low but the rationale behind buying it was that it was I wanted to practice soldering and have a (hopefully) working product at the end of it. Prior to this I was practicing on a perf board with wire.