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  1. Pioneer SX-828 Refurbish

    Idle hands and whatnot. My Parents had one of these when I was little until 1989 where my Dad binned it in favour of a Pioneer M90/C90 combo which he...

    Started by qube, 4th August 2017 20:47
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  2. Heat shrink how to work out ,making cable up

    So I am I hear to pick some brains , I am not at all sure how to work out diameters etc , and heat shrink seems to cost , fortunes, so I have two...

    Started by jazzbass, 29th June 2017 23:29
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  3. LP12 Bounce test

    Hi, I've a humble LP12, I bought it in the mid 90's. It's a pre-Cirkus bearing deck with Hercules 2 PSU and Basik Plus arm / K18mk2 cart. I'm...

    Started by qube, 26th March 2015 01:17
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  4. Replacing grille cloth

    Anyone ever replaced speaker grille cloth? I bought some cheap cloth on ebay but it looks like it's false economy as it arrived badly creased...

    Started by TIU, 31st May 2017 12:11
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  5. who would build me a Geddon clone ?

    hi, ive spent most of the day reading up about this subject and although there is loads of info on the subject i simply dont understand circuit...

    Started by karma67, 26th May 2017 19:45
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    30th May 2017 16:29 Go to last post
  6. Pre amps with two outpits

    My Glasshouse TVC pre amp has two sets of RCA output sockets. There is no switch on the preamp to switch between sockets. Am I to assume therefore...

    Started by Andy831, 13th March 2017 15:55
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  7. How to improve a boring black ash LP12 plinth ?

    Hello i am fairly new here. I have a 1989 black ash lp12 that looks a bit tired and boring compared to some of the lovely examples i see on...

    Started by karatestu, 8th March 2017 20:48
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  8. DIY ATC speakers recipe & result

    Just about finished now! I wanted to replace my old speakers. I decided to build some speakers that I certainly could not have afforded new, and...

    Started by vintageaxeman, 8th November 2016 17:47
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  9. Pioneer CS-99a Restoration

    So my Dad is moving house in the next few months, he's lived in the current place since 1973. He's had for the whole period (actually think he got...

    Started by qube, 26th April 2016 15:37
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  10. Akitika MM phono stage

    This is a kit available as a stand alone PCB or Pre amp they also have a power amp kit. I bought just the phono kit at around 100 USD, well made...

    Started by Batty, 8th January 2016 23:01
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  11. Knackered Remote

    I have managed to break my pre amp's remote control. Don't ask, I shan't tell. :o The source buttons seem to work but the volume/balance controls...

    Started by ESK, 19th January 2016 07:56
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  12. John Linsley Hood Quad FM Aerial

    After Mark the Ming (Mark Manwaring-White) improved my Leak/Paravicini Troughline stereo tuner I thought about the aerial. I should explain my...

    Started by Big John, 2nd December 2015 15:05
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  13. Polish LP12 plinth

    So I keep seeing these advertised on eBay, replacement plinths for the Linn Sondek made in Poland. I've had a look about and not seen evidence of...

    Started by qube, 22nd September 2015 14:37
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  14. Nostaligic project

    Just completed my latest project (they're not usually hi-fi orientated), but had this nostalgic desire to build a Garrard 401 plinth system. ...

    Started by WullieD20, 27th August 2015 22:44
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  15. Philips CD 104 CD Player resurected

    Recently I drove to Malvern where Mark the Ming (Ming da UK) aka Mark Mainwaring White added Bluetooth to my son's DIY Nuvista pre-amp. freeing up a...

    Started by Big John, 7th June 2015 15:05
    • Replies: 7
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    3rd August 2015 11:31 Go to last post
  16. LP12 TLC

    It's him again, sorry :D Background: Right, so in 93/94 ish I got my LP12 deck, from the long defunct Image Hi-Fi in Headingley Leeds. Valhalla...

    Started by qube, 3rd April 2015 01:32
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  17. Calling EVOSLUG

    PM sent re your Clearaudio TT

    Started by WullieD20, 7th May 2015 18:56
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  18. class D or not class D

    I'm deciding over Christmas (or whatever your preferred celebration is or isn't this time of year) whether to commit to building some audiophile...

    Started by cat's squirrel, 16th December 2014 18:01
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    30th March 2015 00:22 Go to last post
  19. A&R Cambridge A60 amp

    I'll document what happens with this old integrated here. It's an early model with 0070 serial number so DIN-type 'speaker sockets and source inputs,...

    Started by TIU, 9th November 2014 16:27
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    22nd February 2015 09:09 Go to last post
  20. My 'other' 300B project

    over a year ago I purchased a couple of 300B Chassis and after having them sat doing nothing I've finally bought the remaining bits to complete them....

    Started by cartridgemangler, 23rd November 2014 02:35
    • Replies: 6
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    1st December 2014 22:49 Go to last post

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