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Some nice feedback from a valued customer regarding the Elekit TU-8600SVK 300B Single Ended Tube Amplifier kit. He also purchased the Elekit Volume Control Upgrade PCB. Happy days. "Hi Nick Just a quick line to say that my EleKit is now up and running. What an excellent kit, great instructions, everything just fitted, got to love Japanese audio engineering. I reckon build time was about 8 hours…
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Upgrading your volume control is one of the best upgrades you can do to your Hi-Fi. Some would choose an audio-grade potentiometer like an Alps Blue Beauty or one of the range of TKDs. Beyond these, there aren’t too many other options with the demise of the Alps Black, Noble, Penny, and Giles.     A better solution is a stepped attenuator; these work with the principle of a simple voltage…
*/   The Staverton Park Hotel was the setting for the Chester Group Audio Show this weekend. So Andrew (our developer) and I met in a farmer's field, the makeshift car park, just down the road from the hotel. A minibus was laid on, but we took the short walk instead. The hotel was an excellent venue for the occasion. The first thing that struck me was the high number of hi-fi makers exhibiting…
After initially planning to produce Hi-Fi kits when we started Hi-Fi Collective Ltd in May 2003, the first kit being a stereo 300B single-ended amplifier, offering both a power and integrated version. We produced 25 kits which sold relatively quickly, you can read more about the kit here. However, I quickly realized that the future was actually selling components rather than kits, so we changed…
Here at HFC, we receive many calls and e-mails where people seek advice about which components to use on their upgrade. We are always happy to help with this aspect. One such call was from Mr RG, who had purchased a Chinese-made Reisong A10 single-ended integrated amplifier and wanted to venture into the wonderful world of DIY Audio. My initial request is always, "Do you have a circuit?" and "…
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 existing order that has already been completed and paid for with shipping. If you use the free shipping code without an existing order, your order will not be sent until payment is made for postage. Once…
  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.