Articles from grokit

  1. Diy Lod Full Step By Step Do It Yourself Guide With Pictures

    Originally contributed by Parrots, thanks!   I remember when i first started making my own line out docks, even though there are some instruction here how to do it, I thought it could be a little clearer. I had to make a fellow head fi'er a LOD I promised him awhile ago at no charge so decided I would take some pictures and post a short guide here. What you need: Soldering iron Solder (with added flux) I find mundorf silver/gold to be the best. Wire (your choice) 3.5mm Jack plug...
  2. Impedance Matching

      Quote:   Now, my question would be whether it is common practice for manufacturers to include a buffer on headphone amps before the gain section.  Is it always done, or is it sometimes done and sometimes not?  Could this be why some amps receive wildly different reviews, or is "synergy" and "taste" still the most likely culprit?     This is an interesting question, but requires a little thought about the nature of impedence and AC signals.   Unfortunately, it's not...
  3. Diy How To Make A Switchcraft Mini Plug Super Short

    Quote: I have always liked the switchcraft jacks but never used them as they are just too long, I need to make a low profile LOD for an amp I have coming and just did not want to use those neutrik right angle jack as they just look ugly to me so I decided to do something about my right angle switchcrafts by shortening them and here are a couple I done next to the full sized jack. I will post picture of the LOD once I have made it. EDIT: Started to make the low profile LOD but i cut...
  4. Diy Piccolino Cable Soldering Demo

    I think this is a little off topic for some but here is a picture a a LOD I just finished making, this is made of Piccolino wire which is made of a silver/ gold Alloy and is said to be the best sounding portable wire you can get and I and many totally agree having actually used it and listened to it. Here is my DIY Piccolino cable for my customs, I did actually buy it originally as a ready made cable but did not like the 3.5mm jack used and the connectors were also too big so I cut...
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