Category Archives: Collections

Friday Link Roundup: March 11th, 2016

What’s good this week? Let’s see: Mohammed Samji takes us through a hifi power conditioner supplying electricity to some very expensive B&W speakers. Interesting! [Part Time Audiophile] Break something plastic? There’s a plastic welding kit for that. Looks like it … Continue reading

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The Awkward Engineer AWK-105 Analog Meter Clock

A few years back, I did a roundup of the various meter clock projects which were floating around the Internet those days. Some were really intricate: I’m a bit late to the party, as this came out a few years … Continue reading

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The Speaker Spotter – March 3rd, 2016

Some interesting stuff on Craigslist in this week’s The Speaker Spotter, a curated selection of Seattle’s local speakers for sale online. As always, Retrovoltage is not affiliated with any of these sellers and you should click through the link to the … Continue reading

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Watch: a home machinist makes a clock from scratch, right down to the screws and washers

This is up there with Claude Paillard creating early 1920s-style triode vacuum tubes entirely by hand in his home workshop: Chris from Clickspring is building a skeleton clock from scratch using a home machinist’s shop, and documenting it in lavish, hypnotic … Continue reading

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NOS Akai Vintage Stereo Setup Unboxing

A gentleman found a stack of vintage 1982 Akai stereo components in their original packaging, and takes us through a short unboxing and setup. It looks like he’s found a record player, equalizer, tape deck, tuner, and integrated amplifier. Can’t be … Continue reading

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555 timer teardown (and a Retrovoltage drum trigger project)

Ken Shirriff’s blog has a fantastic and detailed teardown of a 555 timer, the ubiquitous decades-old timer circuit that turns up in so many places: If you’ve played around with electronic circuits, you probably know the 555 timer integrated circuit, … Continue reading

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Antique Radio Shop near Kunming, Yunan, China

My friends over at Crimson Lotus Tea sent me this photo of an antique radio shop near Kunming, Yunan in China they ran into during a recent trip. They’re stacked to the ceiling in the shadows. Looks like a fun … Continue reading

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