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Member of the Trade: AMB Laboratories


Sunnyvale, CA. USA

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14 hours, 30 minutes ago

About Me:

Man of too many interests.

Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):

High-end audio DIY, founder of CDDB®, music, computers, Audi cars, Unix/Linux, health/fitness, beach

What I do for a living:

High-end DIY audio tinkerman, Linux/Unix geek

Headphone Inventory

Sennheiser HD800, HD600, HD580, PX100, HD410SL, HD50

Headphone Amp Inventory

AMB β22 with σ22 PSU
AMB M³ with σ11 PSU
AMB Cavalli-Kan Kumisa III
AMB Mini³ high performance
AMB Mini³ extended runtime
AMB β18 (modified SDS Labs MOSFET amp)
Gilmore Dynahi
Millett Hybrid

Source Inventory

Logitech Squeezebox Touch, Slim Devices Squeezebox 3 / Squeezebox server on openSUSE Linux
NAD C520 CD player
Oppo BDP-83 Blu-Ray disc player
Sony DVP-NS575 DVD player
AMB γ1 modular miniature DAC
AMB γ1.5 miniature high resolution USB DAC + headphone amplifier
AMB γ2 compact high-performance DAC (two)
AMB γ3 high resolution DAC
Benchmark DAC1
Alien USB DAC (two)
M-Audio Firewire Audiophile
M-Audio Transit
E-MU 0404 USB
Rotel RSP-1068 surround sound processor/preamp
Behringer DCX2496 digital electronic crossover
AMB λ1 turntable + Linn Basik Plus tone arm + Dynavector 17D2 mk.2 MC cartridge
Systemdek IIX turntable + Linn Basik Plus tone arm + Ortofon OM40 MM cartridge
CEC BD-5200 turntable (heavily modded) + Dynavector 23R MC cartridge
Pioneer RT-909 reel-to-reel tape deck
Nakamichi Dragon cassette deck
Nakamichi CR-7A cassette deck
Pioneer CT-F1250 cassette deck (two)
Kenwood KX-660HX cassette deck
Rotel RT-850A AM/FM tuner
dbx 224X tape noise reduction system
dbx 400X program route selector

Cable Inventory

DIY interconnects, etc.

Other Audio Equipment

AMB α3 moving-coil pre-preamplifier
AMB α6 stereo pre-amplifier
AMB α8 stereo pre-amplifier
AMB α10 stereo pre-amplifier with σ10 PSU (σ22 + σ25)
AMB β3 stereo power amplifier
AMB β8 stereo power amplifier
AMB β24 fully-differential stereo power amplifier
AMB ε10 Line level summing amplifier
Sound Valves SV100 JFET stereo pre-amplifier
Hafler DH-100 Series 2 stereo pre-amplifier
Hafler DH-120 stereo power amplifier
Hafler DH-220 stereo power amplifier (two)
Dayton Audio DTA-1 (formerly Sonic Impact T-Amp) Tripath amplifier
Dayton Audio DTA-100 Tripath amplifier
Velodyne SMS-1 subwoofer management system
Audio Artistry CBT36 curved line-source array speakers
AMB θ3W subwoofers
AMB θ6S satellite speaker system
AMB θ6W subwoofer
AMB θ18 speaker system
AMB θ19 speaker system
AMB θ20 speaker system
NHT VT1 speaker system (prototype)
Sunfire True Subwoofer Mk. II (two)

Music Preferences

Just about everything except country/western or gangster rap.

Interests (non-headphone)

High-end audio DIY, music, Audi cars, Linux/Unix, good food, ocean/beach.

amb's Recent Activity

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Where are all of the builders?
amb posted in this thread in DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions 10/20/16 at 4:40am | 35 replies | 1179 views
AMB Sigma 78 and Sigma 79
amb posted in this thread in DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions 8/5/16 at 1:38am | 2 replies | 182 views
The Beta 22 Thread
amb posted in this thread in Headphone Amps (full-size) 6/15/16 at 5:33pm | 91 replies | 12117 views
New project from AMB Labs announced: Gamma 1.5
amb posted in this thread in DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions 5/29/16 at 4:34am | 21 replies | 4165 views
Official 2016 SF Head-Fi Meet, July 16, 2016, Wikia HQ
amb posted in this thread in Local / Regional Head-Fi Meets, Parties,... 5/4/16 at 1:20am | 457 replies | 28377 views
Best DIY Dac (Late 2015 edition)
amb posted in this thread in DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions 11/26/15 at 2:49am | 23 replies | 20614 views
Post pics of your builds....
amb posted in this thread in DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions 10/20/15 at 8:46pm | 9780 replies | 3096757 views


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AMB λ1 belt-drive DIY turntable
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Latest upload: May 5, 2010
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Latest upload: Apr 1, 2004
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Latest upload: Aug 23, 2011

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