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BURNING AMP FESTIVAL 11-9-19
« on: 14 Aug 2019, 12:42 pm »
BURNING AMP FESTIVAL, THE DIY AUDIO HAPPENING, RETURNS TO SAN FRANCISCO THIS NOVEMBER



The 12th annual Burning Amp festival will be held in San Francisco, at the Firehouse and Building C of historic Fort Mason Center.


Saturday, Nov 9th:  Seminars and a workshop where participants can build an audio component of their own!

Sunday, Nov 10th:  DIY audio projects on display and for audition, Keynote speakers Sean Casey, industry veteran, & founder of Zu Audio, and audio industry and DIY Audio legend Nelson Pass.


More updates and details at burningamp.org and on the  organizing thread at: https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/clubs-and-events/

Burning Amp 2019 will be held Saturday November 9th (Workshop Day), and Sunday November 10th, 2019 (Main Event) in San Francisco, at the Firehouse and Building C of historic Fort Mason Center.

This is the 12th Burning Amp Festival, which has been occurring yearly since 2007.  Founders Mark Cronander, Vladimir Simovich, and Stewart Yaniger envisioned Burning Amp as a participatory event for Do-It-Yourself (DIY) audiophiles to show off their projects, learn, network, and share their passion for experimenting with DIY audio gear.  Burning Amp has remained true to this vision and is an all volunteer non-profit audio happening supported by our enthusiastic community.

The Sunday Main Event will feature two Keynote speakers: Sean Casey, founder of audiophile speaker manufacturer Zu Audio, and audio industry (and DIY) legend Nelson Pass.  The Burning Amp participants will display and audition their DIY projects.  The Saturday Workshop Day will include separate speaker and amplifier workshops.  In the amplifier workshop participants will build an audio component of their own (design in progress).

2019 Keynote Speakers:

Sean Casey: Sean is the Founder of Zu Audio.  Since 2000 Zu has produced “made in the USA” high-value, affordable, high-efficiency music systems for the audiophile without a bottomless wallet. Zu uses original concepts and engineering to restore aliveness and realistic fidelity to playback.

Nelson Pass: One of the most enthusiastic members of the DIY community has been legendary amplifier designer Nelson Pass.  Mr. Pass has also been supporting audio hobbyists for decades.  In 1977 he published plans for the A20, a single-ended Class A amp.  In 1994 he published plans for the Zen amp, and Bride of Zen pre-amp, radically simple designs which attempt to answer the question, “What is the sound of one transistor clapping?”  In the 25 years since, he has made multiple further variations on that theme.  In addition to his main company Pass Labs, in 1998 Nelson Pass  formed FirstWatt to explore unusual amplifier designs in neglected areas. The resulting low-powered amplifiers achieve very high quality with simple Class A circuits and little or no feedback. One of those, the Firstwatt J2, was Stereophile’s 2016 Amplification Component of the Year.

Hours are 1pm to 8pm on Saturday.  (Pre-registration for Saturday will be required.)  Sunday hours are 9:30am to 8pm.  A catered Indian buffet lunch will be available on Sunday.  Coffee and snacks will be provided both days.  Weather in San Francisco in November is usually quite pleasant although rain is possible.  All are encouraged to attend and to become part of our community.  Bring your project, whether a breadboard prototype or a beautiful example of audio art.

More updates and details at burningamp.org and on the  organizing thread at: https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/clubs-and-events/
« Last Edit: 11 Sep 2019, 03:15 pm by MaxCast »

leica m3

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Re: BURNING AMP FESTIVAL
« Reply #1 on: 16 Aug 2019, 04:38 pm »
If you did not build anything this year please bring your past projects. There will always be people who will love to hear what you have. Burning Amp is not a competition it is to show your DIY projects or rebuilds.

A couple of years ago we had a gentleman who demonstrated his rebuilt Sansui amps and some Allison speakers which I thought were really cool and great sounding.

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Re: BURNING AMP FESTIVAL
« Reply #2 on: 16 Aug 2019, 05:15 pm »
 A wonderful event. I wish it was another City. Hopefully some day.  :(


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leica m3

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Re: BURNING AMP FESTIVAL
« Reply #3 on: 5 Sep 2019, 07:06 pm »
Here is a post from diyaudio.com:

I'll be bringing 4-5 headphone amplifiers, and a hybrid phono/line preamp using Russian subminiature dual triodes, The preamp will be configured to suit a fiddly Audio Technica AT440MLB to see if the low capacitance of the design will tame the AT's tendency to shriek.
Additionally, I'll be bringing my "Mirror Magic" amp, which will probably end up driving a pair of Event mini-monitors, as I've had no time for speaker building.
If I can manage it, I'll also bring a VT partial feedback SE amplifier, powered by a largish switching adapter and a DC-DC converter of my own design. The headphone amps will also sport DC-DC converters where needed.

Since there'll be lots of headphone amps to audition, I invite everybody to bring their favorite pair of headphones.

leica m3

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Re: BURNING AMP FESTIVAL
« Reply #4 on: 9 Sep 2019, 05:56 pm »
Anyone planning on attending?