Category Archives: Power Amplifier

Documenting the build of the first power amplifiers.

Portable Stereo HiFi development

The MDF has now been cut by Stalite Signs of Exeter, to produce the Box Construction Jig.  There are one or two problems, basically mistakes I have made and need correcting before I proceed. But that aside, our outside wall … Continue reading

Posted in cabinet, Construction, Ghetto Blaster / Portable Music Player, Power Amplifier | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Dual Amplifier CV1460 Incandescent Lamp to LED Conversion

How to convert an amplifier or receiver from incandescent lamps to LED lamps I use a Dual CV 1460 amplifier for my office/workshop and not just because it sounds good; I like the looks too. Mostly the reason I like … Continue reading

Posted in Circuit Tests, Power Amplifier, Power Supplies, renovation, Testing, Vintage HiFi Renovation | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Woodwork drawing in for production

The drawing for the Box Construction Jig is with Stalite Signs of Exeter.  I have accepted their quote and they have sent the drawing to their production department.  When cut I will have woodwork for the jig but also one … Continue reading

Posted in Amp Cabinet, cabinet, Ghetto Blaster / Portable Music Player, Loudspeakers, Power Amplifier | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Slight Redesign of 10W High End Amplifier

Having found what appears to be a good company to cut my MDF for cabinet making, I now need to redraw my cutting information to suit their needs.  They need the files as PDF (Portable Document Forma). But they also … Continue reading

Posted in Amp Cabinet, cabinet, Construction, Design, Ghetto Blaster / Portable Music Player, Headphone Amp, Loudspeakers, Power Amplifier | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Quick Update

I’m feeling guilty for not saying anything on this blog for such a long time, so will write something quick now. I took some time off to decorate the sitting room; laying a parquet floor and a vintage looking HiFi … Continue reading

Posted in Amp Cabinet, Amplification, cabinet, Construction, Design, Earthing, PCB Layout & Design, Power Amplifier, Power Supplies, Pre Amplifier, renovation, Vintage HiFi Renovation | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Amp Cabinet, Amplification, Design, High Definition Sound, Loudspeakers, Media, Power Amplifier | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Construction, Finance, Power Amplifier | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment