Every year I got an earache episode, I got this stuff since I was a kid and I actually had to go to an hospital once to clean one of my ears, cleaning a ear canal is not really pleasant. It was very very painful because my ear drum was not ok at the time.... Continue Reading →
I have an amazing workbench but I still use my kitchen table, so what gives? Why do I still use the kitchen table to solder. Behold the domino effect! My dinner room still has leaks in the rooftop (go to the archive for more rooftop hell) so because of that I can’t actually use it... Continue Reading →
Yea, I’m actually building something for a change…Yeeeaaaa for me! Got tired of Y adaptors so I started building a passive stereo signal router. Easy concept, computer audio goes in, I select one of 3 independent positions, stereo signal goes out to one of them. Passive but it still needs power because I want the... Continue Reading →
Wega DSH500 Dynamic Stereo Headphones, 1981.
This isn’t really a review just a biased opinion! I like the Grados, they look retro enough but not too much. They are built in US by people who actually get a decent wage for their work and I feel warm and happy just because of that. Grados have so much story in them you... Continue Reading →
In audio I believe in 3 types of people: Friends, Audio engineers and Electronics Engineers. I don’t believe in sellers because they have the need to make money and because of it ,they are biased. Lets face it, they do need to feed their family so yea they will sell snake oil to you if you have the money.... Continue Reading →
I have a problem…I collect boxes! XD I have lots of little black plastic boxes for projects and also some really expensive aluminium ones. I shit you not one of these days I’ll take a picture! I’m always searching for new beautiful boxes and I hate it so much because most of them suck! A nice... Continue Reading →
I made these years ago
Tumblr is a funny thing, I see some teens with really expensive headphones, that would not be a problem if they or their parents were buying really good stuff but most of the time that's not the case. You guys & gals should already know that I really don’t like marketing bullshit and with headphones... Continue Reading →
So I said to an audiophile store owner that I don’t like to call myself audiophile and that I really didn’t get why so many audiophiles only hear Jazz in their systems, like it was the holy grail of audiophiles. True Jazz audiophile lovers I’m sorry but even you guys must notice that people who... Continue Reading →
A pro Sony Walkman, they don’t build stuff like this anymore.
Image: Wikimedia.org What does Burr-Brown, JRC and Grado have in common? The Grado RA1 headphone amplifier, beautiful enclosure and sound until someone discovered that it uses a JRC 4556 opamp in a circuit similar with the popular Cmoy. Fanboys went nuts…an expensive headphone amplifier that uses a cheap opamp!? No way! We shall upgrade it to... Continue Reading →
In 1996 I was half my age and things were a bit different. Didn’t had internet or a computer; my Walkman was my life; still had hair; didn’t had a cellphone and I was shy, so very shy. No I don’t want to go back to the 90s even if they were special to me,... Continue Reading →
After working a decade in civil construction I have a pretty idea that shit happens to all of us specially if we are makers of things. My typical advice is to use protection gear and always but always think about safety first! In fact most DIY sites remember that all the time, but people forget about it... Continue Reading →