Hi from Sussex. :wave:
As my first retirement project, I have just finished putting together a vintage HI-Fi system. Parts sourced from ebay, charity shops and freecycle. All units are over 10 years old.
Amp. Denon PMA-520. 70W per channel into 8 ohms.
Tuner. Sony ST-SE520. FM RDS EON.
CD player. Sony CDP-579.
Mini-Disc recorder. Sony MDS-JE530.
Speakers. B&W DM6. (Known as “Pregnant Penguins”).
The speakers I have overhauled. All crossover capacitors have been replaced and as my hearing is starting to loose the high frequencies, I replaced the original tweeters with ribbon tweeters to lift the top frequencies. Amazingly my wife didn’t object to having these unusual and large speakers in the lounge.
The sound is probably better than my aging hearing is able to appreciate.
An interesting and worthwhile project with a total cost of just under £40 + many hours work.