Category Archives: Construction

Documenting the building of the first complete unit for demonstration purposes.

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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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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HighResAudio / MQA Wars Continue on HiFiPlus

HighResAudio are to stop offering MQA encoded files. Here is a link to an article on HiFi Plus: http://hifiplus.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7c2c6adc5d8e2ef6eb0c411f0&id=5a140ac6f2&e=792bccbd1a

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Pioneer SX-5580 Power Amp Module

Here are some photos of the power amplifier module.  As you can see, it’s big.  But then it would be at 120 watts per channel RMS. This is before cleaning and changing of the electrolytic capacitors.  Given heat, electricity (generating … Continue reading

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Pioneer SX-5580 Receiver Refurb

Here is what I’m working on at the moment, a Pioneer SX-5580 monster receiver (amplifier with built in tuner).  As far as I’m aware, it is identical to the SX-1050 but is in black instead of all aluminium. This photo … Continue reading

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Connections Conundrum

I spoke in my last post about needing to find connectors to link the wires between the amp PCB and the outputs.  I just spent the whole day looking at the web sites of RS Components, Farnell, Maplin and eBay. … Continue reading

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Dimension Number Crunching

Dimensions for laser cutting. Continue reading

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