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Old 13th Apr 2021, 1:38 pm   #31
Join Date: Mar 2021
Location: Morpeth, Northumberland, UK.
Posts: 90
Default Re: Your thoughts on modernising old tech?

On the wider subject of modifying vintage gear well my motto is "don't do anything which can't be reversed". So no holes drilled in chassis etc. Beyond that well I generally buy and use vintage gear because I like the way it performs and its serviceability, often kit which when new would have been affordable by only the very wealthy (or gov departments etc in the case of test gear), rather than for pure nostalgia and so I have no problem with modifying for better than new performance. I may eg convert a heater supply to DC and add a modern low drop-out regulator to ensure zero hum or drift, or (where it will not over-stress other parts) replace a 16uF smoothing cap with a modern 220uF item, and any similar improvements which modern components allow us to carry out.
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