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Sunday 15 February 2015

Pimp My Power Amps

Over the past 12 months or so, I've picked up a couple of Linn AV5125 power amps.  They have 5 channels per power amp and therefore enable active use of a number of Linn speakers (such as Tukan, Keilidh, Ninka, Katan) easily and with just one box.

Both of these were bargains, largely due to being a bit scruffy, but fully functional.  

So its time to tidy them up.  But its not necessary to match the original colour as nothing else in the house is silver.  But then they're not going to need to be black either, as they won't be used in the main system.  So a chance to do something different.  Red was the first thought, maybe the Peony metallic of my first Sunbeam, but concluded that would probably would be too dark.  Then I remembered an MG blue from the late 90s / early 2000s that looked different shades according to how the light catches it.  So here they are in MG Trophy Blue with a semi-gloss lacquer: