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Making copper SPDIF in VIA chipset-based sound card

June 9th, 2017
Making copper SPDIF from VIA chipset-based sound card

When I got my VIA Tremor (Envy24DT) chipset based sound card from eBay, one of the firsts ideas was to convert existing optical (Toslink) SPDIF output into copper one. But at the beginning, I made few tweaks related to the power supply and output capacitors of this sound card. Just before we start – one […]

Loudspeaker repair

October 18th, 2016
upgrade loudspeakers repair mordaunt short ms35ti crossover

At the moment, I have two audio systems at home. About one of them, I have written in my previous post on building a vintage stereo system. The loudspeakers, which are used in that system, are two-way Mordaunt Short MS35Ti speakers. They sound really nice and produce very accurate sound. I was quite lucky when I bought them […]

Building a vintage stereo system

September 5th, 2015
Quality audio system for cheap

Do you want quality sound system for cheap? Unsure on spending high budget on new audio setup? Or are you DIY’er guy who likes to tweak old audio gear?  In all these cases, the second-hand market like eBay and building a vintage stereo system might be a good option to consider. Current economy brings quite many different audio products […]

DIY audio preamp B1

May 26th, 2015
Audio preamp B1 DIY

Attention! This post provides the instruction how to build the audio preamp, however it is related to working with the electricity. That can be risky and create hazard to your life! If you do not posses all required knowledge and skills, please do not follow it! That was pretty long DIY project, but not because it […]

Openelec ES9023 (using I2S)

December 28th, 2014
Raspberry Pi ES9023

    After reviewing different options for Raspberry Pi soundcards, I was already committed to get a Wolfson Audio Card soundcard, until it appeared that shipping price from Amazon UK was pretty high (I live in Republic of Ireland). So I went for a second choice – ES9023 chip based card from eBay, which arrived after two weeks […]