Author Archives: Matal

About Matal

Hand made HiFi, photos, a friends poetry.

Clean Mains Connections = Good Sound

Mains plug pin cleaning. Continue reading

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Every band member should read this . . .

. . . and anyone who loves music also, so they get to know what really goes on in the music business. A good friend of mine has brought an article to my attention, written by Steve Albini; an American … Continue reading

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Basic Media Amp and Speakers Idea

I finished working out the Box Construction Jig and found I had some 12mm MDF wood left over on the sheet.  I have some nice parts left over from the design of the Boombox and coming system so I thought … Continue reading

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Box Construction Jig Design

My next job is to build the boombox cabinet (or box).  It will be made from 6 and 12mm MDF and I need to make sure that when glued together, all the sides are exactly perpendicular and not leaning over … Continue reading

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CS4397/8 – A DAC Good Enough to Include?

I am a big fan of people with a passion for what they do, being enthusiastic about it and doing their best to do it well.  One such person I have come across is Lukasz Fikus who runs a family business … Continue reading

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Chinese eBay HiFi Scam

Whilst looking for a used CD player on eBay, I found an amazing deal; a stunning and expensive CD player for a ridiculous ‘Buy It Now price’ – a deal too good to be true?  I was immediately sceptical so … Continue reading

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Pioneer SX-5580 Broken Pot / Switch Shaft Repair / Fix

The Pioneer SX-5580 I am renovating was not looked after very well at some point, surprising considering how prestigious a piece of equipment it is and how much it would have cost.  One of the problems was some bent volume … Continue reading

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