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.
Fagerlund – Stonework: MusicScope Analysis
Two tracks from this excellent new album from the Finnish composer Sebastian Fagerlund
Nils Frahm – All Melody: MusicScope Analysis
A couple of tracks from Nils Frahm’s latest 2018 release All Melody.
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…
Physical objects cheaper than ephemeral binary data shocker
I’ve been contemplating stopping buying CDs for a while now, the accumulation of them is fast outgrowing the storage…..again. There is no space in our tiny living room for another shelf for them. Everytime I think I’ll stop and I go to purchase a download, I end up with a CD instead. Why does this…
CMoy – A beginner’s headphone amp
After assembling a couple of kit amps with differing results I decided to have a go at a ‘proper’ DIY amp, built from scratch on a prototype board.