Certain to be of big interest in the DIY Audio community, Burning Amp Festival 2017 is coming to the Fort Mason Centre in San Francisco on Sunday, November 12th from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 PM. This year  BAF’s hours have been extended due to the increased interest and popularity of DIY audio amongst music-loving enthusiasts and audiophiles of all ages.

Held in the autumn since 2007, BAF has grown into an international event for do-it-yourself audio enthusiasts and professionals. DIY audio is the original maker movement dating back to the 1940’s and 1950’s when Hifi was in its infancy, and a lot of great-sounding equipment was assembled at home by enthusiastic amateurs. 

BAF celebrates audio technology both new and old, tube and solid state, analogue and digital. Visitors can listen to hand-built audio amplifiers, speakers, and more. Bring your own gear: DIY amps, speakers, turntables, DACs, servers, etc. Share ideas and learn to design and build your own equipment. By way of encouraging people to bring their own projects for show or demonstration, there will be free admission to anyone bringing a DIY project.

There will be displays, demos, auction and raffles items and freebies, plus lectures by prominent figures in audio engineering design like Nelson Pass, Siegfried Linkwitz, Damian Martin and Wayne Colburn (details below). And, there are numerous DIY giveaways: Nelson Pass is contributing a big batch of Amp Camp amp circuit boards, parts and loudspeaker drivers.

TALKS GIVEN BY INVITED SPEAKERS:
There are four talks throughout the day and will be held at the Firehouse.

Nelson Pass (pictured above right) will be talking about his new amplifiers which diyAudio will sell as kits and should have them to demo along with tons of other cool stuff including the awesome SAL speakers in his audition rooms

Siegfried Linkwitz will also give a presentation on audio perception, and demo his acclaimed LX series open baffle speakers in his audition room.

Damian Martin will demonstrate the only existing sample in the U.S. of a new precision measurement interface for computers, and a device designed by Jan Didden (pictured above left) that automatically sets the input voltage to your computer interface to 1 volt to get the best measurements and not blow it up! He will have them on display at a table in the Firehouse and may do some tests of amps for people to demonstrate them

Wayne Colburn from Pass Labs will be about his new headphone amp design and the PCB’s he can supply for them and how he approaches some common circuit design issues. He will also have a table in the Firehouse where you can listen to it. Bring your own headphones if you like too.

For further details and links for this and many other hifi events and shows worldwide, check out our Hifi Pig Diary page here.

 

 

 

 

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