Greetings from the basement lab!

Hi all,
My name's Dave and I'd like to express my thanks in advance to all of you who are into music and electronics like I am.
I am an electrical engineer, 55 years old, lead guitar playing Christian rocker in mid Michigan, and like my tag says, I'm into vintage audio, especially tube guitar amps and old classic audio. I had a nice system in the 70's and now that I'm older I'm into building my own electronics, and I can't think of a better way to start moving from guitar amps to audio than by restoring / modding old gear like I used to have.
I'm starting with (ducks to avoid getting hit!) a Phase Linear 400, Soundcraftsmen 2204 preamp/equalizer, Radio Shack Optimus 7 speakers (really, a fine speaker from the mid 70's that was underrated), and a pioneer cd player,
and I just resurrected a Hafler DH-101 preamp that I think will be my first serious project.
I'll see you all on the boards, and have a Blessed day!
-Dave
 
VintageDave said:
Hi all,
My name's Dave and I'd like to express my thanks in advance to all of you who are into music and electronics like I am.
I am an electrical engineer, 55 years old, lead guitar playing Christian rocker in mid Michigan, and like my tag says, I'm into vintage audio, especially tube guitar amps and old classic audio. I had a nice system in the 70's and now that I'm older I'm into building my own electronics, and I can't think of a better way to start moving from guitar amps to audio than by restoring / modding old gear like I used to have.
I'm starting with (ducks to avoid getting hit!) a Phase Linear 400, Soundcraftsmen 2204 preamp/equalizer, Radio Shack Optimus 7 speakers (really, a fine speaker from the mid 70's that was underrated), and a pioneer cd player,
and I just resurrected a Hafler DH-101 preamp that I think will be my first serious project.
I'll see you all on the boards, and have a Blessed day!
-Dave

There's a thread around here on the RS Optimus 7

You're gonna find that the mechanical build quality of the old stuff is impressively better than the stamped out versions that you see today. Goes for the PL, Soundx and Hafler.