Tag Archives: silver

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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B&O Beogram 1200 Turntable Renovation / Service

In order to raise some funds for this project, I’ve been buying various vintage bits and pieces; amps, turntables, speakers, receivers and fixing them up for sale.  This blog shows some pictures of the inside of a Bang & Olufsen … Continue reading

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PCB Arrival from Quick-Teck

The Printed Circuit Board (PCB) has arrived from Quick-Teck, much quicker than I had anticipated and looking great.  QT have done a fine job, the board looks perfect. It is twice the normal weight copper, 2Oz as opposed to 1Oz.  It … 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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Amp Cabinet Control View

The new amp board design is coming along nicely and it won’t be much longer now before its design is finished. I’m very pleased with the way it is going and in completing its design I have had to look … Continue reading

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Relay Board Connectors

It takes a long time to choose components, there are all sorts of parameters to take into consideration. I now have the connectors I want to use in front of me, thanks to the speedy delivery from RS Components (as … Continue reading

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What is happening now

Taking into account what has been said in ‘Upgradability’, I am looking at which multiway connectors to use. They need to be inexpensive, reliable and have as low a connection resistance as possible. Plus, in keeping with my belief in … Continue reading

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