Technics SA-T670 Power Test     March 2013   Filed Under: Cool Stuff

These amps were a NZ only model and specs are elusive. There has been some controversy about the real power output so here's the real oil.

Here it is, sweet looking beast.

48.1 volts on the rail, good raw material.

Nice Dale 8 ohm 1% load resistors - these will get a bit hot...

There we go - 40V peak at clipping under load ((40 X .707)^2)/8 =99.96 watts RMS into 8 ohms both channels driven.

Cassettes - better than you dont remember     February 2016   Filed Under: Tape Recording

Nice video from Technomoans Mat about cassette recording. Explains about the different types of tape and noise reduction technology. All his videos are excellent.

What retro system can you get for $750?     June 2011   Filed Under: Systems

Fred hooks up some cheap but good gear from the 90's and has a bit of fun.

Retro Audio Links     May 2011   Filed Under: Cool Stuff

Fred's recommended time wasters

Retro Wooden Television Set     May 2011   Filed Under: Cool Stuff

This TV is on display at the Museum für Kommunikation Frankfurt along with lots of other cool stuff.

Clock made from B&O Turntable     May 2011   Filed Under: Turntables

I got an unusual request from a customer wanting a turntable to turn into a clock. Scott chose a Bang and Olufsen Beogram 1200 I had been storing for parts. He sent me a picture of the finished result - awesome!

Sold Equipment Archive     May 2011   Filed Under: Cool Stuff

I've had some interesting items in the past and it's worth keeping the pictures and information about them. Here are links to the archives.

Vintage Portable Tape Recorders     April 2011   Filed Under: Tape Recording

I hope to work on these and restore them to perfect operation soon.

How To Balance a Turntable Arm     April 2011   Filed Under: Turntables

Or more correctly, how to make the force calibrations on the counterweight read correctly. Video instructions.