SparkOS Discrete Opamps

Disclaimer:   I purchased the SparkOS Opamps at a reduced rate after speaking with Andrew about doing a comparison of the SparkOS vs the Burson v5i and V6 Classic and Vivid as well as several solid state Op-amps in my collection.    If you have an interest in purchasing these,  I

Read More

Introduction to OpAmps

Understanding Op-amps: In order to set expectations for my op-amp posts, I’m going to give a little background on op-amps.  These are things I’ve learned along the way and please understand up front, I am not an electronics engineer so some of this may be over simplifications but it serves

Read More

TTJV – USB Disruptor

And now for something totally different.   This review caused me some consternation with deciding into which category to place it.   The USB Disruptor is a an example of USB clean-up tools that are increasing common as people learn of the issues that commonly plague USB audio and look for solutions

Read More

Dekoni Audio HD700 Pads

Dekoni released pads for the HD600 types (600, 6xx, 650, 58x,660) and the HD800 types about a year ago but didn’t release pads for the HD700.  While speaking with a representative of Dekoni, I lamented the fact that I was one of those that really liked the HD700 and kept checking Dekoni’s

Read More

Effect Audio Ares II

I recently auditioned two Empire Ears iems and both came with Audio Effects Ares II cables.  Interestingly they were not exactly the same as the model shipped with the bravado has a black splitter and slider while the cable shipped with ESR came with a splitter that matched the jack.  

Read More