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Construction Starts

Construction of the first Bluetooth Portable HiFi has started.  I am working on the power supply build. The photos above show the banks of power supply capacitors, one for the positive rail and the other for the negative.  They are … Continue reading

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Raising Finance – Harman Kardon 730 and Pioneer SX-5580

To raise finance for this project (damn money) I have been buying vintage HiFi, fixing them and then selling them on eBay.  At the moment I am working on a Harman Kardon 730 receiver (amp with built in tuner).  Plus … Continue reading

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Quad 405 Service and Upgrade

Looking around on the web I have come across Keith Snook’s site which is proving very useful – many thanks to him for his free and helpful efforts: http://www.keith-snook.info/

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Quad 405 Component Service / Upgrade

A good friend of mine, a HiFi buff and keen music listener and drummer, has asked me to service his Quad 405-2. This amp has a great reputation for a good reason – it sounds great, especially for its time … Continue reading

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It all happened in a puff of smoke

I can see why the loud bang and the room full of smoke and white powder. When the left channel blew I simply cut the power leads to it and carried on with the right channel. But that blew also … Continue reading

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