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First DIY guitar kit – BYOguitar custom shop ’72 Fender Telecaster Thinline

To go along with my DIY guitar amp, I ‘needed’ a DIY guitar. There are a lot of kits out there of varying quality and price. I wanted something I would be able to put together without too much rework … Continue reading

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First DIY tube amp project

Although I’ve built a couple tube hybrid headphone amplifiers and a nixie clock, I’ve never built a real tube amp. Something about the point to point wiring and dealing with heaters turned me off of them. Then I started getting … Continue reading

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New guitar stuff –> DIY 2×12 cabinet

I was in a band in high school. Sort of. We played a set at prom… or was it homecoming? In any case, I was able to fake rhythm guitar by leveraging my violin skills. And I had this killer … Continue reading

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Nelson Pass Aleph X clone build log

This is the biggest amp build so far and I doubt I will ever build anything bigger. Again, I went with a clone from the father-figure of DIY amps, Nelson Pass. Again, I got lots of help from the diyaudio.com … Continue reading

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More speakers!? A high-end two-way bookshelf

I wanted to try a speaker with super high-end drivers so I found some used for a pretty good deal and also found a pair of cabinets that someone didn’t want anymore. As such, I was able to go high-end … Continue reading

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My dorky bench equipment

Finally had a chance to put the bench test equipment together. Oscilloscope, two DMMs and two power supplies. And the DMMs are well calibrated. So it seems.

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Nelson Pass F5 Class A Stereo Amplifier

Another project in the books. This one is my first class A power amplifier build. The circuit itself is actually relatively simple. And the casework wasn’t bad either truth be told. But I’m getting ahead of myself. The design is … Continue reading

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RS 150 DIY Bookshelf Speaker Build

I can’t seem to stay focused these days… building speakers, amps, and a buffer all at the same time. Anywho… here’s a post for the latest item. A pair of CJDs rs150 TM bookshelf speakers. I need a pair of … Continue reading

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Subwoofer Build – 12″ Dayton Audio RSS315HF

A few pics of the subwoofer I just finished. It’s based on the Zaph Audio design found on his site’s archives. The difference is I didn’t incorporate the dedicated subwoofer amp since I decided to use an old integrated amp … Continue reading

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Sunflower speakers archive

Archiving the sunflower speakers page here: For my third pair of DIY speakers (I know… running out of rooms to put speakers in), I decided to try a new style with an open baffle design. The open baffle designs that … Continue reading

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