DIY turntable with amp preamp and buffer in wooden case. via instructables
One day I found old and broken dual hifi with turntable of funny shape. I checked mechanism of turntable and it was ok. Then the idea came to me that I can fulfill my dream of making my own hifi with turntable in wooden case with mechanism I found.
I knew in start that I want wooden case and that it can’t be just square box. When I saw that turntable it gave me solution for the shape of case.
I didn’t have any experience in electronics or woodworking before I started this project so it took me many long months in learning analyzing and frustration. I burned some electronic parts few times and made them from the beginning.
Turntable was not enough. I wanted also an amp, and with amp also goes preamp.
For amp I decided to go with ganclone lm3886 chipamp. After some digging through ebay i found 6n3 tube buffer and MV02 Motorized Remote Volume Control Input KIT. I love nixies and i knew that one would add up to steampunk look.
I also needed preamp for RIAA correction for turntable. I found Very Simple Phono Stage which was enough for me.