Zoom F8 teardown

Since I posted photos of the internals of a MixPre 6 before, thought it might be fair to display the guts of SD's main rival in this market, the Zoom F8... The differences in layout between F-series and MixPre are telling, to say the least. The F-series is a serious puzzle box, I wasn't sure … Continue reading Zoom F8 teardown

Teardown of Sound Devices MixPre 6 (gen 1)

It's good to know your gear, and I've been a real big fan of Sound Devices' MixPres because they are generally free of the analog corner-cutting you find in most prosumer stuff. This should be celebrated, because that's the way the market should be. Companies generally gut analog stages then add all kinds of bells … Continue reading Teardown of Sound Devices MixPre 6 (gen 1)

Presonus HP4 modifications

This was my first major modification project, something I've been meaning to post about for the last couple of years––it's morphed over time, I've added and removed components as I learned from other projects. The Presonus HP4 is an excellent and powerful headphone amp, and can be found for cheap on Ebay, Reverb, etc. I … Continue reading Presonus HP4 modifications

Rokit 5 G3 Limiter and Stand-by/Mute removal

Finally I got around to figuring this out. Had to poke around a little bit. Ran across this schematic in the land of diy forums. It's for the G2 Rokit 6 amps, which had the notorious black goo of death problem, so totally different design (well, probably not that different... these budget companies never really … Continue reading Rokit 5 G3 Limiter and Stand-by/Mute removal