I owned one of these magnificent systems. I taught me so much about valve electronics that I nearly ended up working for Quad.
The Sony Walkman WM-EX662 and WM-EX550 are almost identical high end portable cassette players. I have had mine apart. I took some pictures which you may find useful.
The plinth and cover on my Dual CS505-2 turntable were rather tatty after 30 years, so I built this to smarten things up and make the form match the function.
This beauty of a valve radio was bought for just £2 from a boot sale. It’s a Roberts, valve, shortwave, and portable..
This beauty was acquired from a well known high street pawn brokers for £20. A bit dirty, but otherwise working fine. As usual with 2nd hand purchases the lid had to come off for a nose about inside. Continue reading “NAD 4225 Tuner. Not all it’s cracked up to be”
Turntable dust covers protect the mechanism well, but are often killed or badly injured in active service. This was certainly the case for my Dual 505, which was rather tatty, scratched with a big crack in the side.
If you want to accommodate a heavier cartridge on your Dual 505 turntable, a supplementary balance weight is available as an accessory.
This is a 21.5 gram brass weight that you can screw on to the standard balance weight to increase the total mass by 30% to around 93 grams. Continue reading “Supplementary balance weight for dual 505”
Granddad liked to place a couple of bob on the horses, then settle down in front of the telly to watch his chosen filly come trailing in at leisure. It didn’t always work out that way though. Quite often we would arrive to find the TV on the kitchen table in bits.
Audio Timers are basically glorified alarm clocks. Indeed most are based on the very same chips and circuits used in your bed side clock radio. Continue reading “Audio Timer. JVC TA-10”