Posts filed under: Exotic Parts

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Nothing special in here. Just showing a beautiful precision needle on one of my vintage Triplett meter. I wish most newer meter could have a similar passion to have such artistic and high quality build as vintage one....
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Resistor is another interesting passive parts that could affect the sound. I used to be familiar with Vishay S102 Foil Resistor which well known as one of the finest sounding resistor. They are also very precise instrument grade resistor. Nowadays,...
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Perhaps you still remember the first article about designing the PCB? Now finally, the PCB has been done. The result is quite awesome, as the specs also set at premium grade. This 2.5 mm thick red PCB has 2 oz...
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During my journey in this insane DIY Audio world, I tend to revert back my taste into kind a vintage. I also don’t understand why, but those vintage item give something special. One of the example is on one of...
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I bought Yamamoto 9Pin socket few weeks ago and I just realize that actually I need the PCB in order to make the soldering process easier. As you also notice, the 9Pin socket has very tiny pins. Soldering them probably...
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Jensen has 4 types in their Copper Foil Paper-In-Oil line-up capacitor. Actually, they are same capacitor, but only has different chassis or enclosure. Unfortunately, the different in enclosure produces different sound (and eventually different price). I’m not saying the most...
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Finally after a long journey, I find few pcs of DPDT switch with center off. You might be asking why we should have a center off switch? Probably not everyone needs this kind of switch. One application crosses my mind...
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Tamura’s iron is not new kid on the block. They have been here for a quite long time. Even Westerner also admits the quality of Tamura (well, we can see some contenders from West side but hardly to beat Japanese...
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If you have been in this audio industry quite some time, then you might not be surprised to hear this name: Yamamoto. Yamamoto is well known for its Telfon tube socket. Although we can find other products manufactured by this...
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I never ever think what is circular connector before – and what it’s all about. But when it comes upon a time when I decide to split my power supply from my preamp, then I start to think how to...
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I break one of my tube (in purpose) to take this shoot. It’s an EF184 made by Philips. I don’t have any use for this tube anyway. So just enjoy the weekend shoot meanwhile I’m soldering my DAC 😉 EF184...
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