Most important things should be said first: ” I Hendri Ehlers owner of Lantis Electronics am 100% committed to give you,my customer, the best service humanly possible and thats why my phone number is here for you to speak to me.”

Founded in 1994, LANTIS has built up an impressive client base, including a diverse range of stock lines. At Lantis, we believe that shop business and e-business should not be seen as separate entities, but combined to maximize the effectiveness of our business. Our strength lies in our ability to understand your needs through a personal, professional service and using our expertise in the area of electronic engineering solutions, sound and electronic development. We also have a down-to-earth brand of creativity that helps us win out over competitors ten times our size, and ensures repeat business from our clients. Our team of sales people,have the skills and experience to ensure you get the right product at the right price.

KAB Electro – Acoustics

KAB serves the record collector and sound enthusiast with products that Preserve, Enhance and Restore. Founded in 1990, The company is driven by a need for affordable restoration equipment and a desire for better sounding, more exciting hi fi.

We are experts in all areas of record playback. We understand the technical requirements for playback of records from 78 rpm to audiphile vinyl.

Our unique preamps, filters, cables and accessories are well known in the industry. Our modified Technics SL-1200 Turntables have a reputation that spans continents. Afterall KAB, with the help of some very enthusiastic customers, literally started the modded ‘1200 industry back in 1994, and grew that market unchallenged through 2009. Here we are in 2017 and it has blossomed into something we could never have imagined with participants in all corners of the globe. It is nice to know that there is still demand for a laboratory grade turntable in a market that otherwise seems almost romantically attached to turntables that behave more like musical instruments than precision devices.

Our success is the result of reaching out through an extensive marketing program. Our customer service is outstanding. We offer knowledgeable, straight forward advice. Our prices are competitive.

There are lots of ways to check out our stature and reliability to serve you. One way is to do a search at, using just our URL This will give you a list of independant links where individuals have chosen to list our company as a reference. You can also click the Bizrate logo here.BizRate Customer Certified (GOLD) Site

Yet another way is to use the newsgroup section at google to see what people are saying about KAB.

As always, feel free to call or email if you need specific information.


The following Trademarks and Brand Names have been used in Interstate Commerce and are actively protected by KAB.

GREAT SOUND CATALOG. KAB uses the name Great Sound Catalog on each catalog it issues.

Great Sound Escorts, Transcriber, PreConLP, Re-Imager, Stereo Canceler, KABUSA Record Grip

Souvenir VSP, ISX, GTX, EQS, TCA; KAB EV-1, EV-PRO, SLBD-78, Broadcast Standard, SpeedStrobe, 78RPM DiscSweep, Jack-Its, Sonic Domes, Gliding Platter, KS500-27; Polar Stable, Zero Dropout Regulator, PS-1200, DC-1200, SX-1200, HS-1200, PC-1200, RSX-1, MSX-1, SpiralAir Interconnects, SuperFlex Tonearm Wire, SpiralVoice Speaker Cable, Poly-Metal Turntable Platter Mat.

The KAB Logo is distinctly the capital letters KAB with an arrow through them. The KAB Logo has been used in inter-state commerce and appears on all printed company material. Since 2000, the Logo has been updated to better reflect our target markets. The Logo is the Letters KAB with a Disc shaped halo over the K, and a stylized “Stylus Triangle” riding the edge of the disc.

The Slogans: “It’s Your Music!” and “Preserving The Sounds Of A Lifetime” Are trademarks and or service marks owned by KAB Electro Acoustics.

Analog Ian – “The more it changes, the more it’s the same thing.” We have a sister website call Analog Ian – please go there and support us. The Analog Ian website Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose – Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr (24 November 1808 – 29 September 1890) “The more it changes, the more it’s […]

Akai M8 Schematic - head and motor switching.

The Akai M8 Schematic Note that we have also details on this marvellous amplifier and deck on our sister website’s pages:  Analog Ian So just what makes this tape recorder so iconic? To be honest, I don’t know. Sentimentality definitely. The fact that it has a tube amplifier in it – just possibly. The fact that it […]

M8 Left Channel

As promised we move on to the inner workings of this single motor transport deck and tube amplifiers. Note that we have also details on this marvellous amplifier and deck on our sister website’s pages:  Analog Ian Restoring an Akai M8 This tape recorder came onto market about 1965 sometime (HiFi Engine lists this as 1963). It […]

Otari MX80 Professional - sophisticated bias control

Before attempting to repair any tape deck or RTR one needs to understand one of the most critical aspects to magnetic recording – actually two: Tape Bias and the Tape Path Although a tape recorder is a relatively simple device there are a few criteria which has to be met to reproduce good quality recordings. The decks […]

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 […]

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Our Story

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.

We hope you share our vision and look forward to assisting you every step of the way!

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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