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 Post subject: Federal Ten Ten Heresy stereo "boom box" build
PostPosted: Dec Sun 11, 2016 11:52 pm 
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I will be building a small radio/boom box using the case from and old Federal Ten Ten and various and sundry parts.
I will be using for the radio one of these:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/291692426129?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT
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The amplifier will be an AA-AB32155 from Parts Express (15 watts per channel):
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in the last couple of years I Bought 2 of these:
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The first one was a VHF low version that only worked in the 30mhz range and was useless to me. The second one was the VHF High version but was dinged up. Luckily this radio can be completely disassembled and I was able to make the VHF high look good as well as get the correct crystal I needed.

The remaining Ten Ten had a broken antenna and while it worked, I have no use for a 30 mhz radio. I gutted it and am now in the process of building speaker mounts. I also was able to fix the antenna using one I had purchased in a lot of 12 from ebay. I will be building a small 12 volt linear power supply (Possibly regulated). The speakers are 2 - 4 or 8 ohm (not marked) speakers that I got from somewhere (maybe computer speakers).

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 Post subject: Re: Federal Ten Ten Heresy stereo "boom box" build
PostPosted: Dec Sat 17, 2016 11:41 pm 
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Last week I found a piece of brass for the panel to mount the speakers to.
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Painted the front of the panel.
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cutout the space for the radio, mounted it, the speakers, battery, and the amplifier in the case. Wired up the the external power and the antenna.
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I had reversed and painted the speaker cover as the original finish was in bad shape.
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The switch is just and on/off switch as the amp does not have a volume control, the volume is controlled by the radio or the remote. I have to open the back to charge the 2200mah LIPO. The amp draws 2 amps at full volume (supposedly) and the radio draws a max of 500ma. At normal listening volume the radio could run for several hours on battery. There is a 2 amp fuse on the battery.

Total time to build about 10 hours.

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 Post subject: Re: Federal Ten Ten Heresy stereo "boom box" build
PostPosted: Dec Sun 18, 2016 3:05 am 
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That thing should sound pretty good. Nice job.
I love stock LOOKING thing that overly function!


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 Post subject: Re: Federal Ten Ten Heresy stereo "boom box" build
PostPosted: Dec Sun 18, 2016 5:19 am 
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Some minor finishing touches (a name tag).
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Labels and charging connector for the battery on the back of the radio.
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Yes it sounds pretty good and puts out more volume than I would ever need.

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 Post subject: Re: Federal Ten Ten Heresy stereo "boom box" build
PostPosted: Dec Fri 23, 2016 10:03 pm 
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Nice job!

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 Post subject: Re: Federal Ten Ten Heresy stereo "boom box" build
PostPosted: Dec Fri 23, 2016 11:21 pm 
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Agreed, nice work! Too bad there's no AM, but sometimes ya just can't have everything.

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 Post subject: Re: Federal Ten Ten Heresy stereo "boom box" build
PostPosted: Jan Sun 08, 2017 12:42 am 
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Very nice. Love the brand name. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Federal Ten Ten Heresy stereo "boom box" build
PostPosted: Feb Mon 27, 2017 3:30 am 
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short video showing this radio. 1 take no rehearsal.
https://youtu.be/-gGI_lJ-2gE

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 Post subject: Re: Federal Ten Ten Heresy stereo "boom box" build
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Thanks for posting the video. It's always good to see the radio in operation.

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