Dynacord “Eminent” Valve Amplifier Restoration And Conversion

Dynacord Eminent Valve Amp

The Dynacord “Eminent” is a nice old German made valve amp that I was asked to restore. It was originally designed as a small mono PA. It has two instrument and two mic inputs, simple bass and treble tone controls, and 4, 8 and 16 ohm output taps. The owner wanted to repurpose this lovely amp for recording guitar. This is an account of the work involved.

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Rebuild Of A Soundcraft CPS150 Power Supply

Soundcraft CPS150 PSU

This PSU belongs to a Soundcraft Delta 200 desk which I restored. It is pretty old. On first inspection the output voltages were correct, the only problem was that the mains transformer made an annoying buzzing sound. Looking more closely, it had other issues.

This post shows the kind of things I pay attention to when restoring or rebuilding old equipment. The devil really is in the details with this kind of work.

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