Category Archives: 2 Channel Stereo/HiFi Review

AKITIKA Z4 Amplifier Kit Build

I had been reading lots of reviews on this amplifier kit offered by Dan Joffe who owns www.updatemydynaco.com and www.akitika.com . Update My Dynaco is exactly that. A source for all kinds of kits and parts to Update vintage Dynaco Solid State Amplifiers and Preamplifiers. AKITIKA is a site to purchase solid state amplifier and

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Buchardt i150 Integrated Amplifier

(This is a quick First Impression on a new type of HiFi amplifier technology … Much more to follow!) Like a kid at Christmas! Look what just showed up on my doorstep! Ordered on Friday…Here on Thursday! All the way from Denmark, through customs and here! Same day I ordered the GaN FET Amplifier from

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RECONING KLIPSCH FORTE II PASSIVE RADIATOR

I recently picked up a set of Klipsch Forte II speakers. The YouTube reviewers all rave about this speaker. Some suggest it is the best speaker in the entire Klipsch line. After listening to them for a few weeks, I’m inclined to agree! I bought these speakers for a very good price. They worked fine,

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K-12G Tube Amplifier Build

Recently I was perusing the classified section on the diyAudio forum (https://www.diyaudio.com/) and a fellow was offering a small, four tube, amplifier kit for a very reasonable amount. I contacted him and he assured me that all the parts and instructions were there. Seems he had bought this kit years ago and simply never built

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ICE Power Amplifier Build

Stereo HiFi amplifiers come in many different flavors. Class A, Class AB, and recently Class D has entered the fray. You can do a Google search to understand Class A and Class AB……. Class D is best described here: (From Wikipedia) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Class-D_amplifier A class-D amplifier or switching amplifier is an electronic amplifier in which the amplifying devices (transistors, usually MOSFETs) operate as

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First Watt F5v2 VU Meters

Recently I aquired a PASS LABS First Watt F5v2 stereo amplifier to add to one of my systems You can read all about that experience here: http://rvbprecision.com/stereo/nelson-pass-first-watt-f5-turbo-v2.html Although I cleaned it up and installed a front mounted power switch and an LED indicator light, I wanted to modify it a bit more by adding VU

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