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Terminating Litz Cables using a solder bath

Here we have a pair of short, 1 metre, speaker cables featuring Audio Note`s new Isis LX 168 Reference Copper Litz cable terminated with Audio Note Silver Plated 4mm banana plugs. 

On the odd occasion we do get asked to make up special cables for customers, which we are happy to do. Now Audio Note cables are generally litz cables. Whereby every strand is polyurethane coated, the...

Loftin White based 45 SET amplifier

Here we have a fabulous single ended amplifier home built by Barry in the UK. Shown here is his second version of the famous Loftin White circuit with a few twists.

As the picture illustrates they are monoblocks; each with their own power supply. The chassis' are Hammond wooden edged, metal top plate type - a simple design that requires a little handy work but very easy to work with....

Hifi Collective Speaker Kit

We are pleased to be able to share with you a sneak preview of our first high efficiency speaker kit undergoing testing! This will be a two-way, front-ported cabinet designed by John Bryant, featuring a ScanSpeak tweeter and Volt woofer. We are looking forward to our first listen in the next few weeks.

Insulating Copper Capacitors with heat shrink

Many of you will be familiar with the process of insulating your copper capacitors to remove any potential risk of shorting. Using large heat-shrink makes this process much easier. Simply cut a piece 10% longer than the capacitor, this will allow the ends to roll over the end of the cap neatly, as in the image.

Heat-Shrink can also be used to insulate stepped attenuators and selector...

Arizona Capacitors

HiFi Collective are pleased to announce we will soon be taking delivery of 3 new ranges from Arizona Capacitors: 

Arizona Capacitors Blue Cactus - Mylar/ Paper/Oil/Aluminium Foil C50309 - available in 0.022, 0.047, 0.1, 0.22, 0.33 and 0.47uF 600V 10% tolerance. 

Arizona Capacitors Red Cactus -Paper/ Oil/Aluminium Foil C85805 - available in 0.1 and 0.22uF 600V 10% tolerance.  ...

Q Acoustic 3020 Bookshelf Speaker

Talk about David and Goliath? These bookshelves from Q Acoustics have created quite a stir – winning every award up for grabs. We auditioned them for a colleagues second system, and they are very impressive. Has anyone got some? Heard some? Upgraded some? Email us: info@hificollective.co.uk

We are thinking a re-wire and external crossover,...

TVC Pre-Amp MKII

We have been busy over the past few months working on a MKII version of our TVC pre-amp. We have sourced new transformers that initial listening tests lead us to believe are even better than the originals, and all the internal wiring will be the ever-popular Jupiter copper in cotton sleeving. For those people who have an old version (with a stepped attenuator) is is possible to upgrade to TVC'...

Glasshouse Speaker Cable Kit No.4

Following on from the success of Jantzen Audio products, we have launched a speaker cable kit using their solid core copper cables and gold plated twin-screw banana plugs. This kit is very easy to assemble with no soldering required. There is a strong following for the idea that solder-less connections are better for the overall performance of the finished cable...

For more information...

Duelund Resistor Range extended

We have added a few new values of both Duelund lines of Resistors. Additionally by investing in large quantities of stock, HiFi Collective are pleased announce we are reducing the prices of both the Duelund resistor and Duelund Cast resistor ranges.

The Duelund Standard Graphite Silver resistors have been reduced from £18.50 to £13.00 - for more information please click...

Audio Note Kaisei Range Extended

Audio Note have extended their range of superb Electrolytic and Kaisei capacitors to include the following values...

Following values are now in stock:
220uF 100V Kaisei Non-Polar
470uF 25V Kaisei
470uF 25V Kaisei Non-Polar
1000uF 25V Standard Electrolytic
4700uF 16V Kaisei
4700uF 16V Kaisei Non-Polar

To buy now, please click...

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