Tag Archives: amplifier

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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Descriptive Name for Boombox / Ghetto Blaster

I need to think of a name for this first unit I’m making.  Ghetto Blaster has racist connotations so I don’t want to go that route even though everyone knows what it is. I’ve trawled the internet to try and … Continue reading

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Portable Music Player / Ghetto Blaster

Work on the Ghetto Blaster (is that the right thing to call it?  doesn’t sound very PC – any ideas on what to call it are welcome) is coming along very well indeed.  I’m not one for making deadlines as … Continue reading

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PCB Tested and Working

Amplifier PCB tested and working. Continue reading

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Populating the PCB

The printed circuit board is now being populated.  As you can see I am having to pillage previous versions for parts to keep the cost down; there are some very expensive parts to be bought yet. It feels so good … Continue reading

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Amp Cabinet and Component Position / Layout.

Whilst I am waiting for the PCBs to be delivered I am designing the layout of the amplifier cabinet / enclosure using Inkscape, a free and open source piece of software for vector drawings. Here is the layout: And here … Continue reading

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