Akai M8


The Akai M8 Crossfield Head Recorder Dedication Those who were around in the 1960s will remember the furor caused when this machine came to market. I dedicate this article to my late father Chris whom had one. The Akai M8 was not the best machine out there, neither was it supposed to be at the price point […]



Tubes and Semiconductors – the great controversy. So you finally decided to take the plunge and build or get yourself a tube (radio valve: UK) and discovered to your amazement all the joy that you had been missing over the last 1000 years.  You may be kidding yourself of course. Radio valves have their place. As a […]



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DIYElectronics, a specialist electronics business armed with three generations of unrivaled knowledge and expertise in the electronics industry, was born in 2013. We were born with the aim of providing quality hardware, electronics and support at the best possible prices to the public. Our vision is to drive innovation and change in our communities by making hardware and electronics easily accessible to hobbyists, semi-professionals and industry professionals alike.

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The Arduino – changing the perspective of electronic thinking! For any fifty something whom studied electronics sometime in the 70s there’s going to be a big gray area in their knowledge of digital circuits unless they studied further in the 80s and 90s.  The analogue mindset still remains and as many technical gurus have lamented, their time […]

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