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kingfisher 10th February 2012 04:42 PM

kits from scratch
Is there a company out there that provides kits from basic to complete? I have access to a wood shop and guidence if needed, and I would like to build something that is not vintage/over$ or new/over$ However I am willing to pay for quality and not be led down a road of failures...Pipe dream is it?

Nanook 10th February 2012 08:38 PM

So what kind of kits?
Not a pipe dream.

Amps, phono stages, preamps? Turntables, etc.? Tuners?

Almost everything is out there, just a matter of what your expectations are and what your budget is. For example Audio Note (UK) kits are very good, but quite expensive. I've seen tuner kits some place? Turntable "kits" are a little rare. You can always buy parts from Teres and build your own.

Just start doing some searches here in Vendor's Bizarre, or in the Commercial Sector forums. Folks there support this forum.

tabarddn 20th March 2012 07:58 AM

Turntable and Tone Arm
If you want to build a T/T and Tone arm from a Kit you can buy a nice Kit from TemmaadAudio for around US$400. There email is

Nanook 20th March 2012 01:53 PM

Re there any other means of contact or a webpage?
I looked but couldn't find anything on the Interweb. Do you have one? Any pictures?

kingfisher 20th March 2012 09:47 PM

TT Kits
Thanks tabarddn
Though great stuff at this site, I hope others who view it realize the prices are in Pounds Sterling and not US. or Canadian $ Still a bargain at 399. but add 53% for exchange and that is $626.00 + S&H Customs Duty... Where's the deal, Man? .....LOL

dimkasta 20th March 2012 10:11 PM

For a homemade TT, I would recomment a custom SL1200... most parts are dirt cheap and readily available from local service representatives and you can easily get the service manual on the inet.
I would start with a custom plynth, then start building it part by part, making alterations as you see fit. Maybe a custom psu too... hmmm I like this idea... :) Maybe I ll try it myself.

Nanook 20th March 2012 10:30 PM

I am hoping to be able to offer a kit of parts for a complete turntable (mainly the platter and the bearing, but also tonearm and motor/motor controller) in the near future. I will post if it comes to fruition.

Kits are a pain to find...and parts for some existing turntables, and hence my interest. $626 + shipping is not that bad of a deal., but it won't compete with one made in Canada from parts manufactured in Canada.

A platter and a bearing are not a trivial thing.

dimkasta: not neccessarily a bad idea. But the SL1200 is discontinued and costs are high for what you get at this time as a used table.

dimkasta 20th March 2012 11:48 PM


Originally Posted by Nanook (
dimkasta: not neccessarily a bad idea. But the SL1200 is discontinued and costs are high for what you get at this time as a used table.

Parts are not discontinued and are really really really really cheap for what they are...

fmena 21st March 2012 12:03 AM

DIY HIFI (they have their own board here in diyAudio) has a kit. Not sure if the price point is where you want to be tho....( hope the link is ok)

the link..... High Precision Turntable with Tone Arm (TT-1) from Differential Technology | Diy HiFi Supply

kingfisher 21st March 2012 12:53 AM

TT Kits
Hello nanook, it would be a good thing for us all if this assemble could be made available. I only hope I am flush when the time comes! Here's to hope:cheers:

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