An expanded Burning Amp Festival 2021 returns after a year of Covid lockdown, October 16th & 17th at Fort Mason Center on the bay in San Francisco. This will be the 13th Burning Amp, which has since 2007 provided a forum for Do-It-Yourselfers and audio hobbyists to meet, learn, and show off their projects. It is a two-day event. Saturday will feature seminars by Bob Cordell and Demian Martin. Bob Cordell is an engineer and author of “Designing Audio Power Amplifiers”.  Demian Martin is an audio product designer and holds numerous patents.  

Also Saturday will be a Build Camp (see photo below from 2019’s Burning Amp) of a new amplifier design by Nelson Pass featuring unique devices and a super simple circuit.

Sunday is the main event with DIY’ers showing off their projects in Building C, and presentations in the Firehouse, capped off by an auction and raffle for donated items.

Confirmed for Sunday presentations are Steven Dear on the science behind audio perception, and as always, Nelson Pass updating the “Greedy Boyz” on his latest designs for the DIY community.  Steven Dear is a researcher in audio neurophysiology and perception.  Nelson Pass is well known in the audio industry and his current companies are Pass Labs and FirstWatt.  

Check burningampfestival.com for updates and ticketing information.