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Welcome to ESP, the home of DIY audio and electronics articles, and PCBs for popular projects.  Electronics is a wonderful hobby, and with DIY there is a huge scope to get the best performance for less money than otherwise.  DIY is fun and educational, and by building your own audio equipment, you get to learn electronics as well as build equipment that may 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.  sound-au™ is a trade mark of Elliott Sound Products, and represents the site's primary focus (sound) and where I'm located (au - Australia).

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Low Power Amp For Learning How Amp Work
Reactive Dummy Load (Speaker Emulator)
P215 [P27 Revisited] 40W Guitar Amplifier
'Zero Capacitance' Guitar Lead
Designing With JFETs - Not Always Easy
How Much Level Do You Get From Guitar Pickups?
DIY Voltage Controlled Amplifier (VCA)
High Z DC Voltmeter

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Products & ServicesUpdate
>ProjectsComplete designs and ideas, with schematics and details of how each circuit works, including alternative uses (if applicable)  Jul 2021
>Project ListProjects 'Quick Access Links' To All Projects In Numerical Order    
>Purchase InformationProject Printed Circuit Boards and other ESP merchandise Sep 2020
>Price ListComplete Pricelist for all Products - Includes postage to most regions (tracked airmail is my only option at present. Sep 2020
>PayPal Shopping CartESP products in a convenient shopping cart (USD non-Australian purchases only) Sep 2020
>ContactSend an email to ESP
Articles & InformationUpdate
>ArticlesAmplifier and power supply design, loudspeakers, electronics theory, beginner information, test and measurement, etc. NEW + Apr 2021
>App. NotesApplication notes, covering a wide range of different applications, not necessarily audio related Aug 2019
>Lamps & EnergyCovers not only lamps, but inrush current, external power supplies (aka 'wall warts'), power factor and other poorly understood topics. Jul 2020
>ValvesValve (vacuum tube) amplifiers, information and analysis. Includes a couple of valve-related projects Jan 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
>ClocksThere is great synergy between my life-long career and my hobby - see why here. Dec 2019
>EducationCustomised projects for schools, technical colleges and universities 2003
>ConsultingESP also offers custom design and consulting services 2002
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>Site MapComplete index of all available pages on this site
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>ESP GalleryHave a look at some of the outstanding builds using ESP boards - Contributions welcome!Jun 2020
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 May 2020
>PrivacyESP's privacy and ethics policy 2002
>Spam/Scams/SecuritySome things for you to consider, regarding the threats posed by the Internet   Feb 2021
General InformationUpdate
>AdvertisementsWhy does ESP have advertising on most of the pages?
>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
>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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