Monthly Archives: August 2014

Freecom network media player 350 WLAN
August 26, 2014 by

Powering the Freecom network media player 350 WLAN

The Freecom network media player 350 WLAN is an old, but very reliable, streaming media player. It was one of the first streaming players on the market to have built-in WiFi, and play a huge range of file types.
Freecom is a German firm making quality consumer network storage solutions, and the 350 WLAN is certainly a quality device – so much so, that the device itself frequently outlives its power adaptor.

August 12, 2014 by

Powering a Tascam 4 track recorder

Cheap four-track tape recorders, like the Tascam Portastudio One, democratized music production in the 80’s and on into the 90’s, offering a portable, affordable solution for recording music across multiple tracks, straight onto regular analogue tapes.
This meant multi-track recording was no longer the preserve of the professional, wealthy, or good – anyone could make a demo tape, right in their own bedroom.
As tape seems to be the format that just won’t die, added to the fact that these machines were built like tanks, I regularly get asked about power adaptors for these old classic machines – and almost all these queries are about the Tascam 414.
So if you’ve bought one of these secondhand without a PSU, at a garage sale or on eBay, and you don’t want to damage it by using the wrong power adaptor, read on and I’ll tell you what to buy to power it right.