I’ve really enjoyed my Goldring E3 Cartridge for the last couple of years, but all good things come to an end. Time to embrace a new cartridge.
I have been trawling ebay for a metal take up spool to improve the looks of my Sony reel to reel.
They are really expensive. £40 -£60. This one was advertises at £14, so I snapped it up. Nice. Continue reading “Metal take up spool, a bonus and an unpleasant discharge”
I do like the clean simplicity of the aesthetics of my Mission Cyrus One amplifier.
However a nice big pair of mechanical VU meters also looks good. So, I built this. Continue reading “A Meter bridge too far.”
My passion is vintage analogue audio but, pragmatically, I also listen to digital stuff for convenience. The trouble is that, with a large collection, it isn’t that convenient to use. This is a project to do something about that.
For editing scotch brand magnetic tape.
This is a charming little editing kit for 1/4 inch magnetic tape which I acquired for a couple of quid from a charity shop. Continue reading “Scotch brand Accessory Kit”
A friend wanted his hand held while he upgraded the cartridge on his new turntable.
This is how mine looks today.
In this case the science is creating a 50 Hz strobe for measuring turntable speed. Continue reading “A cluttered workbench is the sign of science happening”
As another experiment in accurately measuring my turntable speed I have been investigating these cheap and cheerful Laser Photo Tachometers.
These are available for less than a tenner on eBay, so I thought I would see how if fares for measuring the rotation speed of my Dual CS505 turntable. Continue reading “Turntable speed with laser tachometer”
The acquisition of a new test record from a charity shop prompted me to take another look at the speed on my Dual 505 turntable, which I thought was slightly slow.
University taught me most of what I needed to know about the theory of electronics, but not a jot about valves. They had been dropped from the curriculum in the 1970’s in favour of these new integrated circuit things!
Having acquired a Quad Valve system in need of attention I had to learn about Valves. Continue reading “Book learning about Valve or Tube circuits”