The Nytech Audio Musiclab
The Nytech Audio Musiclab will be the starting point for all things “techie”.
This will include information on kits and modules for the DIY electonics enthusiast and lots of information and bite sized advice and information for anyone thinking of pursuing analogue electronic engineering as a hobby or even a possible future career.
Subjects will include audio amplifiers, test equipment, and even some musical instruments. (one of the reasons a pic of Leon Theramin heads up this section).
So bookmark this page if you are interested in this sort of stuff and join the musiclab community and create a login (when we can get it to work) to join in and contribute or ask questions.
Most of these projects are still in development and prototype testing so contact us for the latest information as we will prioritise development based on customer interest.
MMP102 MM phono stage (Coming soon)
The MMP102 is a good introduction to the world of Vinyl and DIY audio.
A complete RIAA equalised phono stage for moving magnet cartridges which is ideal for the beginner as the PCB is easy to build and test as the power is supplied by an external 24V “Wall Wart” power supply which can be ordered separately.
Don’t be fooled by the simplicity however. We’ve included some Nytech “special features” that make this phono stage a musical joy to listen to!
An ideal choice for your first DIY audio project.
CP132 Preamp (Coming soon)
A versatile preamp module that ranges from the very simple 4 input preamp with volume control to a sophisticated preamp with full infra red remote control with programmable 2 line display.
Many options are available from a bare PCB to a fully built and tested preamp.
The Nytech “Classic” (Coming soon)
Build an updated version of the original Nytech Audio CTA/CA power amp module complete with “anti thump” option.
A pair of these modules can be used to replace the original CTA252 / CA252 power amp modules used in Nytech vintage equipment as long as you have the original heatsinks to mount the output transistors on as the original heatsink is no longer available.
CPA401 Monoblock (Coming soon)
A 40W IC based monoblock with power supply
Little “a” (Coming soon)
A low power pure class A module that can be powered from an 18v 5A plug top power supply (most laptops used this sort of supply).
Use of an external power supply makes this the ideal power amplifier project for the beginner.
Big “A” (Coming soon)
A driver module for the more experienced DIY audio enthusiast to build a medium power (25w) pure class A module.
The module does not include output transistors as these will vary depending on customers needs. Because of this this is a project for the experienced constructor.
Big “D” (Coming soon)
Another driver module but this time for a class D amplifier for the DIY audio experimenter.
Depending on choice of output stage this module can deliver VERY high power outputs (up to 2000W RMS) so definitely a project for a very experienced engineer
Sinclair X20 class “D” (Coming soon)
Class D amplifiers are not new! In the 1960’s Sinclair Radionics produced one of the first consumer Class D amplifiers in kit form.
It was horrible! mainly due to the use of “reject” components and very poor quality control, but the design was interesting and as it was all discrete components it is a great introduction to how class D amplifiers work and something the experimenter can play with to improve on the original.
With homage to the original We’ve made a modern version with modern high quality components and we’ve added a few important modifications to make a workable discrete component class D amplifier.
This is definitely a kit for the DIY experimenter. Its not HiFi by any means but its fun to build and even more fun to fiddle with!
The Black Box (Coming soon)
Not really a “project” as it’s a fully built and tested 18V 5A DC power supply for the “Little Toaster” Class A power amplifier if you don’t have an old laptop power supply in your junk box!
CPS102 (Coming soon)
The power supply companion to the CP132 preamp with available options from bare PCB to fully built and tested units.
Power to the people (Coming soon)
Not really a “project” but a resource for the experienced electronics constructor on designing and building power supplies for audio use safely.
Test and measurement
Low distortion oscillator (Coming soon)
Every serious Audio DIY enthusiast will benefit from a reliable signal source.
This simple battery powered oscillator will serve most people very well and is an ideal “first project).
40dB Attenuator cable (Coming soon)
A simple attenuator cable to test and adjust MM phono stages from a 0dB signal source.
60dB Attenuator cable (Coming soon)
As above but -60dB of attenuation to test and adjust MC phono stages.
The Nytech Audio Theramin. (Coming soon)
Known for its distinctive haunting sound (and its difficulty to play), the theramin uses many different electronic techniques to produce its unmistakable and unique sound.
Build this to learn many electronics techniques in a single project and then learn how to try and play the thing!
Not for the faint hearted!