Category Archives: Projects

LM4780 Gainclone Chip-Amp Project

After the great success and really amazing sound quality of my LM3886-based gainclone project, Ive decided I want to build a version that is better suited to driving low impedance loads, like my Yamaha NS1000Ms.

This has lead me to the LM4780 chip from TI, which is really just two matched LM3886 dies in the one package can be used as one stereo amp, or a bridged or paralleled mono amplifier.… Read more

Ten-Tec 1253 Regenerative Shortwave Receiver Build

I’ve just finished building a Ten-Tec 1253 Regenerative Shortwave Receiver kit and wanted to share some of the build process with you.

The Ten-Tec 1253 is a gorgeous little regenerative shortwave receiver, that is sensitive and fun to build and use. Building the Ten-Tec 1253 was fairly straightforward, there are a couple of little things to watch out for, but it was otherwise a relatively easy build for an experienced constructor.… Read more

DIY Yamaha NS-1000M Speaker Stands

I recently designed and build a set of speaker stands, for my own pair of Yamaha NS-1000M studio monitors. I recommend this project to anyone looking to put their own Yamaha NS-1000M speakers on stands and will describe the basic construction here.


First, get the wood. I used square-section pine for the legs and had 8 x 300mm lengths cut at my local hardware store.… Read more

Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista SACD Player Restoration and Modification

I have just finished the restoration and modification of a Musical Fidelity Trivista SACD Player for a client in Alice Springs.

This particular Musical Fidelity Trivista SACD Player was to receive an update of critical signal path and DAC electronics and involved changing many dozens of parts, including eight op-amps and what seemed like hundreds of electrolytic and ceramic capacitors!… Read more