Monthly Archives: January 2015

Vintage Engineering is Beautiful [’70s TV]

’70s Industrial Modern Television in Custom Enclosure Advertisements

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Screenshots from HP 3585A Spectrum Analyzer via GPIB?

I’m wondering if anyone reading this might have some experience and could chime in. I’m trying to make my HP 3585A spectrum analyzer talk to my Windows XP laptop over GPIB (488.1) with a National Instruments PCMCIA-GPIB card. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Philco 39-45 Retrofit to 40-201 Cabinet Vintage Radio Repair

Cross-posted from the Rain City Audio Repair Blog: A local customer approached me with his family’s Philco 40-201 vintage radio to be restored back to working condition. It had sat for several decades, very well preserved, but ultimately needed some … Continue reading

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Harman-Kardon Citation 12 Deluxe Professional Power Amplifier Refurbishment

Cross-posted from the Rain City Audio Repair Blog: Matching the Harman-Kardon Citation 17S professional pre-amplifier shown previously, this Citation 12 Deluxe power amplifier is its 120W per channel companion. It came to the shop for a preventive rebuild after serving for … Continue reading

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Free Your Keurig 2.0 with the Keurig Freedom Clip

I wrote about how the Keurig 2.0 single-serving coffee maker came crippled by built-in DRM, locking you into using only “authorized” coffee servings in the new version of the machine a few weeks back. Enterprising users figured out how to … Continue reading

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Sherwood S2000-III Tube FM Tuner Repair

Cross-posted from the Rain City Audio Repair Blog: Sherwood made some excellent hi-fi FM tuners back in the day, and this S2000-III is no exception. Unfortunately, there’s not a lot of documentation about this model available, but that didn’t stop … Continue reading

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Harman-Kardon Citation 17S Pre-Amplifier Refurbishing

Cross-posted from the Rain City Audio Repair Blog: I recently got to work on a Harman-Kardon Citation 17S pre-amplifier. Vintage HK gear is some of my favorite to work on: it’s robust, reliable, and built to be easy to service. … Continue reading

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