Extensive Modification of DSLR Includes High Quality Audio

Modern DSLR cameras are incredible pieces of technology that can take excellent high-quality photos as well as record video and audio. However, as they become jacks of all trades they risk being masters of none, and the audio quality in …read more

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JBuds Frames turn any eyewear into personal audio throwers

Directed open audio seems to be enjoying its moment in the true wireless wearables spotlight at the moment, with Bose, Earin and others announcing new ear candy rocking the design. JLab Audio is joining the party with something a little different – con… Continue reading JBuds Frames turn any eyewear into personal audio throwers

Listening To Long Forgotten Voices: An Optical Audio Decoder For 16 mm Film

Like many of us, [Emily] found herself on COVID-19 lockdown over the summer. To make the most of her time in isolation, she put together an optical audio decoder for old 16 mm film, built using modern components and a bit of 3D printing.

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Squeezing Every Bit from an ATMega

While the ATMega328 is “mega” for a microcontroller, it’s still a fairly limited platform. It has plenty of I/O and working memory for most tasks, but this Battleship game that [thorlancaster328] has put together really stretches the capabilities of this tiny chip. Normally a Battleship game wouldn’t be that complicated, …read more

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M-Audio aims USB interfaces at cash-strapped podcasters and musicians

Audio gear maker M-Audio has launched two USB interfaces geared at folks who are looking to break into computer-based recording, podcasting, live streaming and more, without emptying their bank accounts.Continue ReadingCategory: Music, TechnologyTags: … Continue reading M-Audio aims USB interfaces at cash-strapped podcasters and musicians

Pro-Ject puts vinyl lovers in control with flagship RS2 phono stage

Many modern hi-fi amplifiers lack their own phono stage, so an external pre-amp will be needed to give a turntable’s signal a boost. A new flagship device from Austrian hi-fi company Pro-Ject is due to go on sale from next month, and is designed for op… Continue reading Pro-Ject puts vinyl lovers in control with flagship RS2 phono stage

Building Distributed Mode Loudspeakers With Plywood

Distributed-mode loudspeakers work rather differently from the typical drivers used in 99% of applications. Instead of using piston-like motion to create sound waves, they instead rely on exciting an entire panel to vibrate and thus produce sound. [JGJMatt] decided to build a pair of bookshelf-sized units, with great results.

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Bugatti drives into luxury home hi-fi space with Royale speakers

The name Bugatti is one associated with very fast cars and multi-million-dollar price tags, and not with home audio. But thanks to a partnership with Germany’s Tidal Audio, luxury automotive design and premium audio components combine for the launch of… Continue reading Bugatti drives into luxury home hi-fi space with Royale speakers