Audio and Video

Millenium DI-E teardown

Millenium DI-E is a DI Box. It is pretty much the cheapest (around 12 Euros) DI box you can find that still does it’s job acceptably. The unit is passive and has ground and ground lift. IT allows you to select to use the input with either an instrument or speaker level signal. Here is

Special transverse sound wave

Research team at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has discovered a new type of sound wave: The airborne sound wave vibrates transversely and carries both spin and orbital angular momentum like light does. The findings shattered scientists’ previous beliefs about the sound wave. “While the airborne sound is a longitudinal wave in usual cases,

Max Headroom signal hijacking

Happy Max Headroom signal hijacking day!! The Max Headroom signal hijacking occurred on the night of November 22, 1987, when the television broadcasts of two stations in Chicago, Illinois, United States, were hijacked in an act of broadcast piracy by a video of an unidentified person wearing a Max Headroom mask and costume. According

HDMI cable EMC failures

It seems that he quality of video cables sold in EU should be much better than it is now. I am not talking about mechanical strength or ability to transfer signal through, but the electromagnetic compatibility. The Swedish Electrical Safety Agency, together with other authorities within the EU, has tested HDMI and antenna cables. EMC


SDI is a one-way, multiplexed protocol designed to carry the highest quality video, audio and metadata over a coaxial cable or fiber. SDI is a professional video signal that is preferred in production environments because of its longer range (up to 300 feet) and reliability. If you’re in an environment in which your cable could

XLR Mic cable tester with one LED

Here is my newest build: Microphone wiring tester. This tester will turn on LED when microphone wiring is OK and phantom power is turned on. If there is any common problem, LED will stay off. This circuit will detect ground connected to wrong pin, broken wires that make no contact and short circuit between wires.

SH-666 microphone

The microphone of the beast? Depends on the culture. We’ve all heard about the infamous number 666, which is rather cryptically referred to as the “number of the beast” in the New Testament, and has more recently become known as the number of the Antichrist. In the Bible, 666 is also the number of talents