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”
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.
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.
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”