One of the motivations for
getting my amplifier working again was the need to listen to music on a system with more depth and weight than a set of Logitech 2.1s can provide.
Since I left my CD collection in the UK my sources are all mp3, with a
Soundcloud habit as well.
So, how to listen? Well, I also have a Raspberry Pi habit, and they have an audio out (in my case on a Model B it’s a headphone jack).
Rotel RA-931 stereo amplifier fed from a Raspberry Pi B.
Back in the mists of time (1997) when compact discs ruled and I had access to second-hand CD shops I blew a portion of my student loan on a cheap(ish)
Rotel stereo amplifier, Technics CD player and KEF Coda 9 floor standing speakers (the KEFs were particularly spectacular with built-in rear-ported passive subs).
My first hi-fi, student days.
A few years ago, after importing it to Botswana (thanks, Mum), the amplifier started giving me gyp and it got consigned to a cupboard, then I felt the need for noise again and decided to try and fix it.
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A few years ago I got into a pickled onion habit, a jar wouldn’t last more than a couple of weeks and it was getting expensive.
What better solution then than to make my own? This little post is an
aide–mémoire for me and a guide for anybody else that fancies a go.
Pickled onion things.
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