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Technics SA-200 Stereo Receiver Stealth HTPC

by jimj512

42
20 Comments

Details

Date Published

July 31, 2017

Date Built

April 17, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

2.2 GHz

Description

The main goal with this build was to create a low power consuming piece of classic furniture that will keep my entertainment system looking clean and tasteful. It involved a lot of hacking, sawing, desoldering, curse words and beer. We both made it out the other side lookin' fine.

The rear is a nightmare to look at, but the main show is the front casing with the brushed aluminum, working power and "HDD" lights (I'm using the FM signal led for this). The power switch had to be installed upside down since I didn't want the hassle of hacking a momentary switch. I had to make decisions on the fly to complete the build in a unique case such as mounting the hard drives vertically and replacing the original bulb lighting with a low power LED strip.

I'd like to get an Arduino to make the knobs, switches, and FM quality gauge functional but as it is today I'm pretty dang impressed with it :)

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JCMsergox 4 Builds 5 points 16 months ago

It involved a lot of hacking, sawing, desoldering, curse words and beer.

Amazing.

DireCloud6494 2 points 16 months ago

cool AF

Issacsweg 2 points 16 months ago

Amazing 10/10.

Franko74SR 3 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

As someone who finds these AM1 builds nice (I did one myself) this is a really cool build. +1

Michael.A 2 points 16 months ago

Holy hell man thats utterly amazing! i have a onkyo tx 5000 (large as **** and weights around 35 lb on its own. sadly my faithful receiver that my dad had scene collage just died last week. i was really sad till i saw this build. im now going to attempt something like this :)

jimj512 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Wow! That would be an amazing way to give the receiver new life :) I bet your dad will love it!

Michael.A 1 point 16 months ago

Thanks! As of now it's almost done. I need to work out the power button and find a way to use the rear io without hacking the case :)

Sparkgames 2 points 16 months ago

Really like the build, hope the receiver was dead before you did this. I still use a Technics SUG-70 paired with two Technics A51 speakers for music lol

jimj512 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

I made sure to find a broken one. Also helped keep the cost down!

zmobley46 2 points 16 months ago

That's pretty ******* cool.

MightyAlFred 3 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

Very cool build, refreshing concept and pretty aesthetics. Good luck with the arduino!

philphaser 12 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

yes!

gugu96 19 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

Perfect

The0Burger0King 2 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

You totally nailed it! Gonna be awesome when you get the knobs and whatnot working too.

jimj512 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Thanks! :)

avongil 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Fantastic!

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FlyinToasteronie 3 points 16 months ago

Amen brother.

Franko74SR 3 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

very nice

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