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  1. M

    2.5mm PEEK (your friend for lead-free hotness) stereo connectors?

    My current short IEM cable is a DIY affair incorporating these 2-pin connectors by Eidolic (a new Shenzhen hifi mfg?) to re-terminate a stock cable whose IEM-side connectors failed. Turns out the polymer surrounding the pins (called PEEK) has a really high melting point. Usually soldering...
  2. J

    DIY Passive Speaker Kit for First Timer (Near-Field on Desk)

    Hi all, Does anyone have a DIY passive speaker kit recommendation for a first timer? This would be for use near-field on a desk. In my office at work, so something that sounds good at low volumes. I listen to a wide variety of music and listen to a lot of hip-hop, so a speaker with little bass...
  3. V

    need an advice: wireless 5.1 based on 2 RPI + 2 amps

    Hello ASR people! I'm working on assembling 2.0 speakers kit + diy stereo amp. And I'm thinking if I can extend this setup to use it as a home cinema system. I want to make it wireless splitting it to from speakers and rear speakers synced between two raspberry Pi + some fancy soft like Volumio...
  4. Grumple

    A few questions for a DIY newbie.

    Firstly I'd again like to say thankyou to everyone involved with ASR for making HiFi fun again. TLDR: If I split the output from a preamp (for example with a Y-Splitter cable) do I need to worry about impedence and/or voltage level? Some may have noticed my desire to have tone controls. I...
  5. S

    Linkwitz LX521.4 - new build and impressions

    Hi all, One of my COVID projects was to build the Linkwitz LX521.4 to replace my first LXmini. I finished them last week and hooked them up to Nord-built Hypex 4-channel amps and a MiniDSP 4x10HD. And Yes, I know these things are ugly. I had put off building them for some time for several...
  6. W

    iancanada's over the top DIY DAC video - this is great!

    iancanada has been designing DIY DAC components for years. Most of his stuff is on the DIY Audio forum and available as group buys. He just posted a video describing "The Best Sound Quality Audiophile DIY DAC I Built in 2020". The components are all original designs and most of them are...
  7. Kadn

    Parts-Express DA-Wave Speaker Review

    Hello everyone This is my first review here on ASR and by a somewhat popular interest, I decided to give it a go. The DA-Wave speakers can be Purchaced on Parts-express (Parent company of Dayton Audio) for around 269 when on sale, which it is quite often. Just a disclaimer, I don't have any...
  8. H

    Where to Buy (Europe) - DIY/Audio Cables, Connectors, Sleeves...

    Hello, I wanna play around & build some audio cables (DIY), soldering, etc :D Where in the EU can I buy online some Canare, Mogami, Belden cables per meter, Neutrik connectors, audio cables Sleeves, shrink tubes, etc? (Germany, Netherland, Belgium, France, UK...) It will be nice to get it...
  9. O

    Snowy Day experiment (Up-firing, wall coupled coaxial)

    With it being an grey, snowy and windy day and me being a little frustrated/bored with my DIY sealed speakers using Seas coaxial t18 drivers I thought I would try something a bit different. I ended up giving them a go up-firing, on the ground and as near to the front wall as possible. Tried some...
  10. TomislavL

    LTA Headphones Project - Freely accessible modular headphone platforms (Startup/Crowdfunding)

    Hello everyone, My name is Tomislav, I'm a headphone enthusiast, a long-time audiophile, currently a university medical student and a hobbyist headphone designer/DIY-er from Croatia with a dream of having my own headphone brand one day. I'm making this post in order to present the project I've...
  11. MrPotatoHead

    Considering a DIY Sub - got a favorite?

    I built a pair of Zaph ZD5 speakers a couple of years ago and finished the matching center channel speaker a few months ago. After that, I was thinking I was done building speakers for a long time. They're always WAY more work than I inticipate and I've got plenty of other distractions. I've...
  12. S

    Upgrade current DIY DAC

    Hello! Happy owner of a Pi3B and HiFiBerry DAC+ Pro, using it for more than 4 years now previously with a Pi2. I would like to build a project for this winter for my holidays :) and I thought it could be a good project to build a new DAC. Today my current setting the above plus connected to an...
  13. J

    Looking for advice on a headphone cable carrying microphone signal.

    I am looking to find some bare cable (no attached connectors) to repair my Audio Technica ATH-G1. What I am having trouble with is finding a 4-5 conductor cable that is close to 4mm and has a silicone outer insulation. From my understanding even though the current cable has 6 conductors (5 that...
  14. MarsianC#

    FreeDSP Aurora with ADAU1452, 8 channel In/Out

    Care to help? https://github.com/freeDSP/freeDSP-aurora Specs: Analog Devices ADAU1452, 294.912 MHz, 32-bit SigmaDSP 6144 SIMD instructions per sample @ 48kHz fs 40kWords of data RAM 800ms digital audio delay pool @ 48kHz fs 8 stereo ASRCs with 139dB DNR XMOS...
  15. M

    DIY Speakers and Acoustic Panels

    I suppose all of you know about Tech Ingredients on YouTube - if not you're missing out on something. This time it's as the title suggests about DIY - speakers and acoustic panels. Includes: - DIY "anechoic chamber" - Helium filled speakers - REW - much more amazing stuff Tech Ingredients -...
  16. S

    Trying my hand at speakers

    Hi, I am designing a speaker for the first time and would like some feedback on my design before I actually build it. Some additional info: - Outer wall will be 36mm/1.4 inch thick and lined with 5cm/2 inch acoustic rock wool. - Tweeter: Tang Band RT-2202S Aluminum Ribbon Tweeter...
  17. G

    DIY Project to assemble TPA 3255 4 ch boards

    Hi all I want to put together an 8 ch amp with 2x 4ch boards: http://www.3e-audio.com/amplifier-kits/tpa3251-4ch-100w/ or https://www.aiyima.com/products/amplifier-board-aiyima-b2d2205-tpa3255-4ch-315w-power-amplifier I was thinking of powering these at 24-30Vdc to keep the distortion...
  18. D

    BMR Philharmonitor with Curved Cabinets

    Hi All. I received the BMR Philharmonitor kits from Meniscus last week. I am planning to do some custom Baltic Birch Cabinets on my CNC with curved sides. Purely for aesthetic reasons and because I love designing things. My first renders are here, and I will keep the post rolling as I move...
  19. S

    AVR Speaker Impedance Selector

    Greetings! I've a question regarding modifying default speaker impedance on my AVR, Yamaha RX-V583. The thing is that US models have selector for 6 and 8 ohms, and I guess almost everybody would use them in 8 ohms position to allow higher voltage supply to an amplifier. The problem is that my...
  20. Racheski

    Solder Info for DIY Headphone Cables

    I am a purchasing equipment to make DIY Headphone Cables for a HD800s, and it would be great if the community could check the soldering materials & equipment I plan to purchase. I read through these posts on the forum: https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/flux.12645/...
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