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F&T Capacitors New Values

We have recently recieved a very large delivery of F&T capacitors to re-stock those ever-popular values. 

There are also 8 new values;

F&T Axial: 47uf, 100uf, 150uf, 220uf all rated at 250v and 220uf 500v

F&T LFA Radial: 100uf 350v, 100uf 500v and 150uf 160v

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Zigmahornets, Using Fostex FE103en and FT17H Drivers

I have recently made a pair of Zigmahornets for my study. I used a pair of FE103en full range drivers and later added a pair of FT17H super-tweeters. BSC and crossover circuits were constructed with components sourced from you. The cabinets are MDF and finished with chalk paint. They sound fantastic for the price. Imaging is spectacular and worthy of speakers costing many times more. They are...

Terminating Litz Cables using a solder bath

Here we have a pair of short, 1 metre, speaker cables featuring Audio Note`s new Isis LX 168 Reference Copper Litz cable terminated with Audio Note Silver Plated 4mm banana plugs. 

On the odd occasion we do get asked to make up special cables for customers, which we are happy to do. Now Audio Note cables are generally litz cables. Whereby every strand is polyurethane coated, the...

Loftin White based 45 SET amplifier

Here we have a fabulous single ended amplifier home built by Barry in the UK. Shown here is his second version of the famous Loftin White circuit with a few twists.

As the picture illustrates they are monoblocks; each with their own power supply. The chassis' are Hammond wooden edged, metal top plate type - a simple design that requires a little handy work but very easy to work with....

Hifi Collective Speaker Kit

We are pleased to be able to share with you a sneak preview of our first high efficiency speaker kit undergoing testing! This will be a two-way, front-ported cabinet designed by John Bryant, featuring a ScanSpeak tweeter and Volt woofer. We are looking forward to our first listen in the next few weeks.

Insulating Copper Capacitors with heat shrink

Many of you will be familiar with the process of insulating your copper capacitors to remove any potential risk of shorting. Using large heat-shrink makes this process much easier. Simply cut a piece 10% longer than the capacitor, this will allow the ends to roll over the end of the cap neatly, as in the image.

Heat-Shrink can also be used to insulate stepped attenuators and selector...

Arizona Capacitors

HiFi Collective are pleased to announce we will soon be taking delivery of 3 new ranges from Arizona Capacitors: 

Arizona Capacitors Blue Cactus - Mylar/ Paper/Oil/Aluminium Foil C50309 - available in 0.022, 0.047, 0.1, 0.22, 0.33 and 0.47uF 600V 10% tolerance. 

Arizona Capacitors Red Cactus -Paper/ Oil/Aluminium Foil C85805 - available in 0.1 and 0.22uF 600V 10% tolerance.  ...

Q Acoustic 3020 Bookshelf Speaker

Talk about David and Goliath? These bookshelves from Q Acoustics have created quite a stir – winning every award up for grabs. We auditioned them for a colleagues second system, and they are very impressive. Has anyone got some? Heard some? Upgraded some? Email us: info@hificollective.co.uk

We are thinking a re-wire and external crossover,...

TVC Pre-Amp MKII

We have been busy over the past few months working on a MKII version of our TVC pre-amp. We have sourced new transformers that initial listening tests lead us to believe are even better than the originals, and all the internal wiring will be the ever-popular Jupiter copper in cotton sleeving. For those people who have an old version (with a stepped attenuator) is is possible to upgrade to TVC'...

Glasshouse Speaker Cable Kit No.4

Following on from the success of Jantzen Audio products, we have launched a speaker cable kit using their solid core copper cables and gold plated twin-screw banana plugs. This kit is very easy to assemble with no soldering required. There is a strong following for the idea that solder-less connections are better for the overall performance of the finished cable...

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