Last update: August 23, 2013 

My family 

 Marieke, Marian and Toon at scouting Angelo Roncalli, summer 2012.

Left: Holiday in Zeeland, may 2010, right: visit to Germany,  2007

Toon with all participants during the semifinal of the NBE junior composers competition, december 2006

Marieke is also musical, she plays bassoon. Toon also has a digital church organ at home since september 2008.

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In 2011 we started with several measures to make our house less energy consuming.
Here you can see some photos of what we did.

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On July 20, 2013 we had a nice familiday.
 


 and hobbies
(last update: March 25, 2016)

My hobbies are sport and music.
I play badminton at BCEhv and I do jogging in the weekends.
To enjoy concerts we often go to the Frits Philips Muziekcentrum.
I also listen a lot to music at home using partially self-made equipment.
Below is a picture of the setup as in use since december 2014. 
The speakers are build around the Bastanis12 inch wide range, high sensitivity unit.
The woofer is a BD-15, the tweeter is the Bastanis Airforce .
The music is played from a laptop using Foobar.
The digital signal goes to the Audiolab MDAC using a USB connection.
The DAC is connected to Tripath TA2021B amplifiers fed from a single 12 volt battery and
to a Behringer DCX2496 equalizer that feeds the bass amplifiers.
Since august 2013 I no longer use speaker cables, see details are here.
On the table is my B&W P7 headphone.

 


I started building amplifiers and loudspeakers when I was 15
because I did not have money at that time for new equipment.
I made a serious restart of this hobby in 1998 with building the Jericho horn.
I also made my own valve amplifier based on an Audio Note Kit 1 (300B single ended).
Play-back of music by a PC came in 2007 using Foobar under Windows coupled by USB to a Twindac.
 

More information on stuff I have, or had in the past:
Jericho horns
Modified Kit One tube amplifier
Modular speakers
HighAmp100 bass amplifier
Bastanis open baffle
Tripath amplifiers
Digital audio
Other equipment
 

A large amount of links on more hi-fi can be found at Audiolinks