BURNING AMP FESTIVAL 2017


DIY Audio’s Premiere International Festival Held Annually. In San Francisco, Set for November 12th.To accommodate the increasing number of music-loving DYI enthusiasts attending, BAF 2017 has now added Extended Hours. Here is the official invitation...

San Francisco, CA November 12, 12017 Burning Amp Festival 2017 is coming to the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco on Sunday, November 12th from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 PM. New This Year: BAF’s hours have been extended due to the increased interest and popularity of DIY audio amongst music-loving enthusiasts of all ages.

Held in the fall since 2007, BAF has grown into a premier international event for do-it-yourself audio enthusiasts and professionals.  DIY audio is the original maker movement dating back to the 1940’s and 1950’s when Hi-Fi was in its infancy, and a lot of great-sounding equipment was assembled at home by enthusiastic amateurs.

BAF celebrates audio technology both new and old, tube and solid state, analog and digital. The festival has been held in the fall since October of 2007. Come listen to hand-built audio amplifiers, speakers, and more.  Bring your own gear: DIY amps, speakers, turntables, DACs, servers, etc. Share ideas and learn to design and build your own equipment.  

☞ By way of encouraging people to bring their own projects for show or demonstration, there will be free admission to anyone bringing a DIY project.

There will be displays, demos, auction and raffles items and freebies, plus well-attended lectures by prominent figures in audio engineering design like Nelson Pass, Siegfried Linkwitz, Damian Martin and Wayne Colburn. (Descriptions of their talks are in the Addendum, below.) 2

And, there are numerous DIY giveaways: Nelson Pass is, as always, generously contributing a big batch of Amp Camp amp circuit boards, parts and loudspeaker drivers.


A helpful map of the Fort Mason grounds can be found here:


When driving to the site, enter via the Gatehouse at Laguna Street and Marina Boulevard.

Don’t miss this very special event!

ADDENDUM

TALKS GIVEN BY INVITED SPEAKERS:


There are four talks throughout the day and will be held at the Firehouse. A link to the schedule is available on the Home page. Unfortunately, the room cannot by the Fire Code accommodate more than about 110 people so some may have to stand outside or will not be able to attend the talk they want to hear if they are late.  Please: no standing around the walls as this will violate Fire Code.

Nelson Pass will be talking about his new amplifiers which diyAudio will sell as kits and should have them to demo along with tons of other cool stuff including the awesome SAL speakers in his audition rooms

Siegfried Linkwitz will also give a presentation on audio perception, and demo his acclaimed LX series open baffle speakers in his audition room.

Damian Martin will demonstrate the only existing sample in the U.S. of a new precision measurement interface for computers which has unheard of performance per dollar, and a device designed by Jan Did den that automatically sets the input voltage to your computer interface to 1 volt to get the best measurements and not blow it up! He will have them on display at a table in the Firehouse and may do some tests of amps for people to demonstrate them

Wayne Colburn from Pass Labs will be about his new headphone amp design and the PCB’s he can supply for them and how he approaches some common circuit design issues. He will also have a table in the Firehouse where you can listen to it. Bring your own headphones for the most meaningful experience!

The talks are throughout the day and will be held at the Firehouse. A link to the schedule is available on the Home page. Unfortunately, the large room cannot by the Fire Code accommodate more than about 110 people so it may very well be that some may have to stand outside or will not be able to attend the talk they want to hear. Please no standing around the walls as this will violate Fire Code.