Few would dispute that these receivers are a marvel of styling. Their “lifestyle” presentation made them very expensive in their day and equivalent sonic performance was available for less money in more conventional packaging. from other brands.
This one came to me from a cousin. It was an exchange for some vinyl records. It’s been stuck in the back of his wardrobe for years, so needs some attention. I’m not paying through the nose for aesthetics, so maybe I can now appreciate this 40 year old design classic.
Continue reading “Danish Delight. Bang & Olufsen Beomaster 1900-2”
This was a sorry looking set of separates lurking in a builders skip. Missing parts, dents, scratches and broken plastic aplenty.
It’s always worth a look, so I recovered a very sorry Technics SL PS670D CD Player and RS-BX501 cassette deck. Two Sony TA FE370 amplifiers completed the haul.
Continue reading “Skip diving for parts. Motorised pots and a headphone amp”
My Mission Cyrus One amplifier is a very simple affair, which is indeed one of it’s strengths. With the exception of the phono stage the pre amp is purely passive.
Inside Buffer amplifier
Normally this is a good thing. However In my system I want to connect several devices to the tape-output sockets simultaneously. This just won’t work well.
Continue reading “Output Buffer Amplifier for Mission Cyrus”
Back in the 70’s I was a teenager with no access to any sort of decent audio equipment. That was until my brother in law treated himself to one of these.
Hitachi SDT-7675 Music center
It’s state of the art for it’s day, and a lot better than the Ferguson music centre we had in the family home.
Continue reading “My first hands on HiFi. Hitachi SDT-7675”
My main system is quite a stable affair. The Amp, turntable and speakers have not changed in over a decade. The same cannot be said of the workshop system.
Workshop System August 2020
This system constantly has components swapped in and out as I test and work on them. This time though, it was quite a big change.
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My Mission Cyrus One amplifier does not have the DC Power socket that you find on the Cyrus Two for attachment of a PSX external power supply. It would be
just above the logo next to the tape out socket, but here it is clearly missing.
Cyrus One sans DC Socket
The amplifiers are similar, so perhaps I could fit a socket to my Cyrus One? But is it a good idea?
Continue reading “A DC PSX like power socket for Mission Cyrus One”
Two record players from the golden age of the 7 inch single.
Dansette vs Elizabethan
One is very desirable because of the brand, the other less so. Are they that different though?
Continue reading “Dansette Senator vs Elizabethan Pop-10”
Picked this beauty up at Cash Generators for under £50.
Cambridge Audio A5
That in itself is a bargain, but a tatty paper label on the back promised more. Maybe?
Continue reading “Cambridge Audio A5 bargain with bonus.”
This is my recorder selection switch box.
That’s a lot of controls. Here I describe how to use it.
Continue reading “Using my Selector Switch”
I have half a dozen recording devices
to connect. Unfortunately m y Mission Cyrus amplifier only has provision for one tape recorder. To solve this problem I built This.
Continue reading “A selector switch for many tape recorders”