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The picture is just to see if it was as easy as I remember , it is .

I'm currently in the process of building my definitive audio system before I see if there is any work for a 56 year old lawyer with one arm/hand who last practised 7 years ago before his brain blew a fuse :lol:

I will document here

Currently all I've done is switch the power supply for the amp boards I'm trying . The amp boards are based on naim 200 I think , eventually I think I will install fm300a amp boards .

I had 6 working fm300a amp boards , but there very (electronically ) fragile and I've broken 5 of them by touching + and - . That's almost £250 for Chinese hifi :angry-screaming: :lol:

One hand electronics .

I changed the power supply from 150va to 500va and Id be hard pushed to think of a better upgrade . The soundstage is considerably wider and better and it's far more dynamic with better rhythm .

Docs words of wisdom live on .
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This is we're the magic happens ;)

My garage workshop with my blown fm300a boards and my wharfedale dovedale carcasses which I'm moving on to next with Chinese drivers .
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Blown many an amp board too-
Thought u were using Nva boards
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GL-59 modified.
ARB uni pivot alloy wand-AT-VM95SH- RigB 9
ARB uni pivot wooden wand-AT- Signet.
Quad 34 Pre amp with mm phono stage.
Ifi Zen Phono for mc
Akai 4000DS mk2 R2R
Digital Sources- Argon Pi4 v2; IfI iUSB 3.0, Ifi Neo idsd Dac;
Fibre Ethernet connection.
Tidal / Radio Paradise
Amplification Nva 300va mono blocks
Speakers Lii Audio F-15 with Doc modded 12” in Open Baffle; Ls6
Weiduka AC8.8- for digital sources
Mini BMU for analog sources

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I was and still have them , I wanted to see what else is out there , personally I prefer the FM 300a
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First job was lining the cabs with a mixture of acrylic and steel if they were all steel , they would have been to heavy for my one arm/hand.

Next job is some rods to strengthen the cabinets .

Each driver is going to get its own enclosure , so I need to work that out before the strengthen rods go in
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Mk11 turntable . Dual layers of 15mm acrylic resting on 5mm acrylic to box the idler motor off .
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Few more pictures of the turntable please- looks intriguing
Analogue Source -
GL-59 modified.
ARB uni pivot alloy wand-AT-VM95SH- RigB 9
ARB uni pivot wooden wand-AT- Signet.
Quad 34 Pre amp with mm phono stage.
Ifi Zen Phono for mc
Akai 4000DS mk2 R2R
Digital Sources- Argon Pi4 v2; IfI iUSB 3.0, Ifi Neo idsd Dac;
Fibre Ethernet connection.
Tidal / Radio Paradise
Amplification Nva 300va mono blocks
Speakers Lii Audio F-15 with Doc modded 12” in Open Baffle; Ls6
Weiduka AC8.8- for digital sources
Mini BMU for analog sources

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It's a ptp 4 ,

Cutting the hole in acrylic with one arm and a router is a pain in the arse , I might see if it economical for it to be laser cut in MK3 .

The motor and the idler is all it uses from a lenco , Thier the best bits . A ptp 4 and few pieces of acrylic and hey presto
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Each small driver is having its own chamber in the box.
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The midrange in the original box was cardboard and damaged . So I used 150mm pipe . Cut to size , given a cardboard end termination , then sprayed with plastidip

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