Burning Amp 2019

Burn yer amp – The 12th annual Burning Amp Festival returns to the Firehouse and Building C of the historic Fort Mason Center on the San Francisco waterfront Saturday, November 9th (workshop day) and Sunday, November 10th (main event). The Saturday workshop (pre-registration required) will include an amplifier build and a measurement workshop. In the former, participants will assemble a preamp/headphone amp, an all-new design from long-term patron Nelson Pass. The measurement workshop led by Bob Cordell and Demian Martin will explore measurements of both amplifiers and loudspeakers. The Sunday main event offers amateur DIY audio projects on display and for audition. Burning Amp keynote speakers are always standing-room only, subject to Fire Dept. regulations. This year’s speakers are Sean Casey, founder of Zu Audio and Nelson Pass, audio industry legend and DIY icon. Sunday morning’s Shorter Takes session has three amplifier designers presenting and is also the day Burning Amp participants display and audition their DIY projects. Hours are Saturday by pre-registration only; Sunday 9:00 – 20:00. A catered Indian buffet lunch will be available on Sunday. Coffee and snacks will be provided both days. Admission is $30 and $20 for those bringing their own DIY audio projects.