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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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Amp Cabinet Front Layout

I am working on laying out where things go on the front of the amplifier cabinet. What font to use for the legends, where they go, what wording is used. The position of many of the control knobs is set … Continue reading

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Lorlin Plastic Switches

I really do not like using metal switches for HiFi. Electric currents (including small signals) produce magnetic fields in surrounding metalwork. Even aluminium produces some bizzare effects when a magnetic field is introduced to it – look into this on … Continue reading

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Creating a Stock Control System

In preparation for building the Lab Power Supply Unit I need to know what components to order. So I am currently creating a Stock Control System. That has meant updating all my circuit diagrams and component listings. Just in case … Continue reading

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Component Stock Control

One job always leads to another. Having tidied my work space and put all the components into their respective plastic bins, I have realised that I need to keep a better record of components; which ones I need, where to … Continue reading

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Front Panel Layout V2

It is very important to me to keep left and right channels symmetrical and with signal wires as short as possible. For this reason both the input selector switch and volume control need to be centrally aligned, this solving both … Continue reading

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Control Switch Saga

I’ve just noticed that having straightened up the alignment of the Volume and Input Selector knobs, the Input Selector’s connection rod will now run right through the middle of the Amp Board connector. So that’s why I had it over … Continue reading

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