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.
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. Continue reading “Swapping gear in the workshop system”
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 a number of portable audio players, Walkman and MiniDisc which use the rather convenient “gum-stick” style rechargeable battery.
It becomes less convenient when you want to charge it up. Continue reading “Battery chargers for portable audio equipment”
A good Walkman which runs on disposable batteries is a good thing to have. This was bought cheap on e-bay in the hope that it would be a simple repair.
The player was sold as faulty, citing wow & flutter. It was indeed sounding rather wobbly. Better see if I can get it going.
Continue reading “Sony Walkman WM-EX562. A complex repair”
I have half a dozen recording devices to connect. Unfortunately my 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”
My Main HiFi System is mainly concerned with playing vinyl, but it can also do that modern streaming thing and lots of other formats.
The equipment to do this was produced over a range of five decades. So let’s take a trip back in time from the newest component to the oldest. Continue reading “Half a century in one HiFi.”
Earlier this summer I bought a box of a dozen or so 8 track cartridges in the expectation that at some point I would get a player.
This was mine for just £3. No surprise that it doesn’t work. Let’s fix that. Continue reading “Eight Track Player Wien 8TD3”
That was the rhetoric of the record companies back in the seventies. It was a two pronged attack on their profits. Radio and Vinyl. Continue reading “Home taping is killing music”
This was another £2 boot sale purchase. The seller told me it was working perfectly. He lied. * Continue reading “Panasonic RQ SX45 portable cassette player belt change”
This model 3279K cassette deck was bought for just a few quid from a boot sale last summer. On closer inspection it’s a bit pants.
Only really worth stripping for parts. So, what can we salvage? Continue reading “Bounty from Ferguson Cassette Deck strip down”