Burning Amp 2017 Will Be The Biggest and Best Ever!

October 31 2017, 04:00
Burning Amp, the event for people interested in making or learning about do it yourself audio equipment, auditioning equipment made by others, and attending talks concerning various audio topics, will return November 12 to San Francisco. It is not necessary to bring components to show in order to attend Burning  Amp, but admission is free for those who do. So, this is a great opportunity for those whining to show something they’ve made to be auditioned or admired!

Sunday November 12th heralds the 2017 Burning Amp festival at the suitably named Firehouse, at Fort Mason in San Francisco. This year will be the biggest Burning Amp ever! The event will be using the 2nd floor Meeting Rooms in Building C for auditioning components and systems as usual, and the adjacent Firehouse spaces adjacent to Building C at ground level for the talks by experts in audio, demonstration tables, and lunch. 

The (voluntary) promoters have promised expanded hours from 8:30am-8pm. Thanks to a generous donation from PassDIY, entry is just $20 this year, and for those bringing a DIY component to be auditioned entry is free. This year there will be more talks by audio experts present at the Firehouse, including Demian Martin, Siegfried Linkwitz, Nelson Pass, and Wayne Colburn, not to mention giveaway raffles... and lunch!

Nelson Pass has promised to talk about amplifiers (duh...) and upcoming kits, while Siegfried Linkwitz will talk about audio perception.
Our very own (younger) Jan Didden with Nelson Pass (Jan is carrying a box of Nelson's transistors) in the very first edition of Burning Amp, in 2007. Click the picture to read the interview he did then.
Demian Martin will demonstrate the only existing sample in the U.S. of a new precision measurement interface for computers, the RTX Analyzer, and will also demonstrate the Auto Ranger, a device designed by Jan Didden that automatically sets the input voltage to your computer interface to 1 volt to get the best measurements and not blow it up! (read also the review of the Auto Ranger soon in audioXpress...)

Wayne Colburn from Pass Labs will be talking about how he approaches some common circuit design issues, and also present his new headphone amp design and the PCB’s he can supply for them. He will also have a table in the Firehouse where visitors can listen to it.

BAF T-Shirts in a new design will be on sale for $15! For more info, to ask questions, or to post feedback there is a thread on diyAudio: www.diyaudio.com/forums/clubs-and-events/309967-burning-amp-2017-sun-nov-12-san-francisco.html

Sunday November 12th, 2017 8:30am-8:00pm
Fort Mason Firehouse  &  Building C 2nd Floor Rooms, San Francisco, CA
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