I recently decided to go on a trip down memory lane and rebuild the hi-fi system that really helped to kickstart my love for audio. It was my first ‘new’ separates system – a major upgrade on the boomboxes and midi systems I’d had up until that point, and a departure from the vintage hi-fi……
DIY RIAA Turntable Preamplifier Circuit + PCB Files
A simple preamplifier for turntables equipped with moving magnet or high-output moving coil cartridges that you can build yourself using low-cost off-the-shelf components. Includes PCB files and a full parts list.
Lenco GL78 Turntable Restoration
A classic turntable gets a new plinth and some TLC
Project Glacier, High-End Turntable
a high end turntable featuring some noteworthy and unique materials, intended to push the boundaries of what I am able to engineer with the tools and the means I have at my disposal.
Active Plinths For CHN-50 Speakers
A pair of active plinths for the CHN-50 speakers with inbuilt amplification and streaming
CHN-50 Bookshelf Speakers
A pair of bookshelf speakers using the MarkAudio CHN-50 full-range driver.
Thorens TD-150 Restoration, Maple Plinth
A mostly stock Thorens TD-150 transplanted into a beautiful Maple plinth. Later upgrades also detailed.
Project Cherry, Thorens TD-150 / LP12 Turntable, Cherry Plinth
A turntable based on parts from a Thorens TD-150 with classic styling and a beautiful Cherry plinth.A custom turntable based on the design of the Linn LP12 / Thorens TD-150, in a cherry wood plinth.
Ikea Lack Hi-Fi Rack
A hi-fi component rack constructed from Ikea Lack coffee tables.
USB Turntable Preamplifier
A moving magnet turntable preamplifier with USB output.
Direct Drive Turntable
A direct drive turntable with a touch of retro charm.