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Welcome to ESP, the home of DIY audio articles, projects and (some) shortform kits.  Audio is a wonderful hobby, and with DIY there is a huge scope to get the very best performance for a lot less money than otherwise.  DIY audio is fun and educational, and by building your own audio equipment, you get to learn electronics as well as build equipment that would cost a great deal more in the shops.  ESP is committed to providing high quality projects that are known to work, printed circuit boards (PCBs) for the most popular projects, and to assist you if necessary to complete or debug your project.  There is a very wide range of power amplifiers, preamps, guitar/ bass amplifiers, studio equipment, effects, and other projects to build, including loudspeakers, subwoofers, and many others.  Purchase PCBs to gain access to even more information.

IMPORTANT: Please see the disclaimer for information about these pages.

You should also read the Links Info to see ESP's revised links policy.  It explains why I use external links sparingly.

Please Note:   The sound.whsites.net site will be closed permanently some time before July 2020.  Please update your bookmarks to refer to sound-au.com (this site) and ensure that you visit here before using the old site (everything except the old forum is redirected to this site).  Despite 18 years of use, Westhost doesn't value their long-term customers, so we will be parting ways.  No new material will be added to the 'old' site, and the entire site has now been redirected.  My apologies for the change (again), but I can't influence the decision that would have seen the old site closed anyway.  Please do not post new questions or answers to the old forum, as it will be lost when the site closes.


12V to P48 Phantom Power Switchmode Supply
12V to ±12V Switchmode Supply
Peak Voltage & Current Detector For Loudspeakers
Microphone Muting For Stage Mics (Includes Phantom Powered)
DC Servos - Tips, Traps & Applications
Audio Wattmeter (Measures True Power
Surround Sound Decoder (Mk. II)
Moving Coil Phono Head Amplifier
Workbench Test Amplifier (using LM3886)
Speaker, Microphone & Circuit Polarity Tester

Go to the Contact Page to send me an email.


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 Products & ServicesUpdate
 
>Price ListComplete Pricelist for all Products May 2019
>PurchaseProject Printed Circuit Boards and other ESP merchandise May 2017
>PayPal Shopping CartESP products in a convenient shopping cart (USD non-Australian purchases only) Nov 2018
>ProjectsComplete designs and ideas, with schematics and construction details   Jul 2019
>ContactSend an email to ESP
>AdvertisementsWhy does ESP have advertising on most of the pages?
 
 Articles & InformationUpdate
 
>ArticlesAmplifier and power supply design, loudspeakers, electronics theory, beginner information, test and measurement, etc. Mar 2019
>Lamps & EnergyAll material under this heading has its own separate index Jan 2017
>ValvesValve (vacuum tube) amplifiers, information and analysis. Includes A couple of valve-related projects Jan 2019
>App. NotesApplication notes, covering a wide range of different applications, not necessarily audio related Aug 2019
>The Class-A Amplifier SiteTCAAS (by Geoff Moss in the UK) is now hosted as an archive by ESP.   Please note:   Queries will be answered, but only if kept brief. Nov 2012
>EducationCustomised projects for schools, technical colleges and universities 2003
>ConsultingESP also offers custom design and consulting services 2002
 
 Navigation & Utilities
 
> Site MapComplete index of all available pages on this site
>Site SearchSearch the ESP pages with Freefind Custom Search to find particular articles or projects  
>Google™ SearchSearch the ESP pages with Google™ Custom Search to find what you are looking for  
>ForumView ESP projects and articles info by other readers on the ESP Forum. Username ... forum, password ... esp-forum
Please Note: The current forum will be closed permanently by early 2020.  A new one is now operational (see next link).
 

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Discuss ESP projects and articles with other readers on the NEW ESP Forum. When you sign up, you get an email to verify your address.
Requires 'Dual Login' - initial login details ...   Username ... forum,  password ... esp-forum
July 2019
 
 Privacy, Ethics & Security Update
 
>CopyrightA few facts about copyright, and what you can and cannot do with other peoples' material. Apr 2011
>Counterfeit DevicesThere are many counterfeit (fake) devices, and it pays you to be vigilant before buying anything that looks 'too cheap'. Nov 2018
>DisclaimerThe fine print. Please make sure that you read it thoroughly. 2002
>ESP PhilosophyMy philosophy is based on factual (evidence based) information, and this article explains the basis behind all ESP articles and projects Oct 2018
>PrivacyESP's privacy and ethics policy 2002
>Spam/Scams/SecuritySome things for you to consider, regarding the threats posed by the Internet Apr 2018
 
 General InformationUpdate
 
>ContributeIf you have an article or project you would like published, let me know Jun 2005
>DownloadsVarious useful programs and spreadsheets to make your life easier Dec 2004
> FAQsFrequently Asked Questions. Check here first Oct 2007
>Linksto my favourite sites (plus additional and miscellaneous links) Apr 2005
>ClocksThere is great synergy between my life-long career and my hobby - see why here. May 2014
>Useful & MiscellaneousVarious things that don't seem to have a real home anywhere else Apr 2010
>Why DIY?There are many reasons that people DIY, and there are also many benefits. May 2008

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