Category Archives: Projects

The projects category contains project ideas for you to try, or articles where there might be several in a series or where I’m working on a longer-term project.

Krell KSA-150 Amplifier Repair & Restoration

This video documents my comprehensive overhaul and restoration of a gorgeous Krell KSA-150 class-A power amplifier.

This wonderful KSA-150 developed a serious fault at some point in the past. This had been quickly fixed and was sold to me in very poorly repaired condition. Because of this, I decided to completely overhaul the amplifier and restore it back to factory condition, using original spec or better parts.… 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.

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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

Kenwood L-07D Direct Drive Turntable Repair & Restoration

Finally, the Kenwood L-07D I have been restoring is repaired and working perfectly.

I completed a very thorough overhaul and restoration on the deck after it arrived not functioning correctly. The platter was over-speeding and there were other operational malfunctions.

I decided that it would be a great project to restore this beautiful piece of equipment.… Read more