S Branch’s New System Projects

S Branch’s New System Projects

Recently, I’ve had some time to pick up some old equipment from thrift stores to try to restore so I set up a little work area in my basement.

Here’s my latest acquisition: a Dual 604 equipped with a Grado M(ono) cartridge. The amplifier is an NAD C 316BEE which I picked up a few years ago as a backup to my failed amplifier/receiver projects (I can hear the truck starting up for a trip to Des Moines) and the headphone is a Realistic Nova 40, another thrift store find.

This was my trial run on the Dual which required little effort to get up and running. I was lucky. The dust cover is undergoing cleaning and rejuvenation.