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……
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.
A classic turntable gets a new plinth and some TLC
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.
A pair of active plinths for the CHN-50 speakers with inbuilt amplification and streaming
A pair of bookshelf speakers using the MarkAudio CHN-50 full-range driver.
A mostly stock Thorens TD-150 transplanted into a beautiful Maple plinth. Later upgrades also detailed.
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.
A hi-fi component rack constructed from Ikea Lack coffee tables.
A moving magnet turntable preamplifier with USB output.
A direct drive turntable with a touch of retro charm.