Hi guys, my name is Richard Barton and I’m an electronic engineer. Well, after being about two weeks in a self-quarantine at home because of coronavirus, I got very bored… Basically I run out of ideas how to kill this boredom and to keep myself busy.
I’ve done almost everything I could think of: reading, doing some push-ups, planning my next vacations down to the last detail, transferring photos from the phone to a hard drive, cooking, etc.
However, it was not the way I really wanted to pass my time during self-isolation at home.
Actually, I started feeling much better when I got back to my old hobby: repairing and restoring vintage audio equipment.
My qualification and area of expertise (audio, visual and light electronic equipment) combined with accuracy, precision and simple mechanical skills (as soldering) allow me to do the work professionally and transform a vintage audio gear from a thrift store or a yard sale to nice sounding unit.
I really love to breath a new life into an old audio stuff and make them “like new”.
My latest project was Realistic SA-100B mini stereo amplifier from the early 70s. I don’t know when it last been used, however, after making feasibility evaluation I was quite satisfied with its general condition. There was no need to replace every single component like resistors, transistors, ceramic caps diodes, etc. The only thing I had to do was to replace the balance pot. After doing so, I switched the unit on, and the sound was like a brand new one!
And it’s not only restoration and repairing, it’s much much more.
Here is why I decided to start a blog. It took me ages to do so, and finally the moment has come. I feel like I have a lot to offer and to share my knowledge and expertise in the sphere of electronics.
If you have questions or suggestions for subjects you would love me to cover, feel free to leave a comment or let me know via the form below.
Thank you for visiting my page and let’s stay in contact!