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An excellent image showing a customer's setup including the Elekit TU-8200VK painted matt black and using KT88 valves. Below you can read a description of his setup. Very impressive. "I run the amp into a pair of DIY LS3 5a’s which I built back in the 70s when I worked for the BBC and fell in love with their performance. Alongside you will have noticed a pair of Pioneer RT707s. I transferred…
If you wish to add further parts to an existing order please follow the instructions in this blog post. All parts will then be sent together in one package. Please note you must have made an order and have paid for your desired shipping method. If the code provided is used without already having an existing order, we will not send the parts until the cost of shipping has been covered. Once you…
  Some great images we received from an Australian gentleman. 73 years of age and all self-taught, who has loved audio & Hi-Fi for most of his life. "The output tubes are RCA 6L6, the timber work is my own creation hand-built by me. I also built the electronics department off the amp with parts bought from you guys. Also, another project that I built with 211 tubes in the output with hand-…
For those just getting into Hi-Fi/electronics, it can sometimes be difficult to understand how to read the colour bands on resistors. Please take a look below for our cheat sheets on how to read 4 and 5 band resistors.
  Images from an esteemed customer of ours. Showing his Marantz 7 Tube Preamp revisited with 4 tubes: 2 12AX7 and 2 12AU7, 4 inputs, one is a digital DAC with double input coax and Toslink (24/192k), tone control, in the supply section double triode one for the tubes and one for the services behind an EMI filter. An iconic bit of vintage kit, also enhanced with the Glasshouse Remote Control kit…
It's very simple to add a Coupon Code/Discount Code to your HiFi Collective order. Just follow the steps below after you've received the code. Once you've added the items you want to purchase to your cart, click on the "Cart" button in the top right-hand corner. This is visible on all pages. This takes you to the "Shopping cart" page where you can see a box under the items in your cart…
A series of photos showing the final result of a TKD-2CP-601 volume control upgrade on an Elekit TU-8200R. The individual is new to the world of Hi-Fi but is very happy with the results. The customer from the Czech Republic followed our instructional videos on our Youtube channel.    
Greeted with enthusiasm by many was the return of the UK Audio Show on the 9th & 10th October 2021.  The Chester Group marketed this event well in advance and attendance was high. The De Vere Staverton Estate is easily reached from the M1 in Northamptonshire, drawing in visitors from both North and South. I spoke to a visitor who’d driven down from Yorkshire and of course, it was a…
Dave Parkinson, Paul Newman, Nick Lucas and Tina Ford We have worked closely with Charcroft Ltd for some years now, supplying us with their wonderful Z-Foil resistors and their Charcroft Silver Mica capacitor furnished with silver lead-outs. We have met up with them numerous times and enjoyed a visit to their HQ in Wales. When we heard of the news that they had recently acquired ICW ltd /…
A little photo journal from a customer of ours detailing their classic 300B amp upgrade project. Also, includes a helpful circuit diagram. They report in, “Sounds warm and mellow, but makes you sit up and listen, never jarring or shouty. Wonderful piano and voices.” Specs: 6W. Cathode/fixed bias 51v / 750 ohm / 68mA. 300b plate 415v 25W dissipation. Modern floor standing 2 way speakers 91 dB 6…