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  1. #1
    Join Date: Oct 2012

    Location: Virginia

    Posts: 2
    I'm Zach.

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    My first post.

    My audio interests are a continuing journey. A lot of my work has been DIY both for the challenge and enjoyment of making things, and also out of financial necessity. Although, over the years I probably would have come out ahead if I simply bought the real items in the first place.

    My DIY interests have brought me into new fields of interest, machining, woodworking, electronics. I've learned just enough to get into trouble. I wish I knew more about electronics in particular so that I could actually understand and troubleshoot designs, rather than to sometimes copy and hope for the best.

    I love turntables and vinyl, both the mechanics and sound, although my interest in digital has been growing as I feel CD's at this point are much improved and a real deal to collect as they are now obsolete.

    I prefer to mess around with simple solid state, rather then tubes, chipamps and opamps.

    I'm getting more interested in speaker making.

    This forum is a wonderful resource.

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    Join Date: Aug 2009

    Location: Staffordshire, England

    Posts: 16,585
    I'm Martin.

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    Hi Zach, welcome to AoS

    What is your system? And if you have any photos of it please post them up in the Gallery section. Enjoy the forum.
    Martin



    Current Lash Up:

    Technics SL1200 with Sumiko h/s & Nagaoka MP50 * Firebottle valve MM phono stage * Parasound CDPi1000 * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *



    "I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me." - Hunter S Thompson

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    Join Date: Sep 2013

    Location: North Island New Zealand

    Posts: 805
    I'm Chris.

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    Welcome to the forum Zach. Learning electronics is a great thing to do, in fact it is a continual learning process.
    There is some reference material in the Members area, as well as the DIY section
    members are always ready to give a hand.

    If you prefer books
    Some good reference books are Analog Electronics Ian Hickman
    Designing with Field effect transistors Siliconix
    Troubleshooting Analog Electronics Robert Pease

    and internet resources from Doug Self, Cyril Bateman, Ben Duncan,
    Rod Elliot http://sound.whsites.net/projects.htm

    and many others


    For audio valves fets and mosfets happen to hold the best attributes for audio purpose
    although combinations including op amps are always exciting to use.

    Cheers / Chris

  4. #4
    Join Date: Oct 2012

    Location: Virginia

    Posts: 2
    I'm Zach.

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    Thank you all for the welcome and comments.

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    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

    Posts: 25,504
    I'm Geoff.

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    Hello Zach. Welcome to AOS.

    If you have any DIY projects, you could feature them in our Drawing Board section. They would be of interest.

    Tell us what music you listen to and what your plans for your system may be.


    Enjoy the forum,
    Geoff.
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

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    Join Date: Feb 2013

    Location: W Lothian

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    I'm Grant.

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    Welcome to the site Zach. hope to see you around
    Regards,
    Grant ....
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