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  1. #31
    Join Date: Mar 2012

    Location: West Yorkshire

    Posts: 181
    I'm Bruce.


    Yeah, 4.00 reading glasses are becoming required soldering kit for me!

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    Theories are not so much answers as questions, to be supported or undermined by experience & testing.

    Source: Calyx 24/192 DAC, tweaked laptop w/JRMC. Amplification: Pass DIY B1rev2 pre, Classe Audio 70. Loudspeakers: Proac Response 1sc. Cables/stands: spkr MIT MH-750 / HT Truthlink XLR, Vampire AI2, RFC Pluto, heavy sand-filled Target stands for speakers and Hi-Fi. Bass traps in corners, acoustic panels at first reflection points. Isolation: Roller bearings & cups, inner tubes. Mains: Balanced power transformer feeding hydra mains block.

  2. #32
    Join Date: Oct 2009

    Location: Birmingham, UK

    Posts: 308
    I'm Phil.


    looks good and the tips are cheap , temp controlled good price , check out the reviews , phil.

  3. #33
    Join Date: Mar 2017

    Location: Seaford UK

    Posts: 650
    I'm Dennis.


    I have just bought a WEP 60W temp controlled from Ebay. Chinese and it looks old fashioned and British, and although I haven't used it a lot it seems very good. Bit are steel which means longer life.

    My friend also bought one and think it good, even for thicker speaker cables.

  4. #34
    Join Date: Jan 2013

    Location: Durham - UK

    Posts: 1,471
    I'm Ken.


    Just bought a Hakko FX-888D like this:

    Bought it from www.dancap.co.uk
    Maplins stock some of the Hakko models now, but Dancap do the whole range, + spares, bits etc and are a keener price and delivered next day.

    I looked at Weller, but for a similar model they are much dearer, if you can find the latest models in the UK. Word in the States is quality has dropped in recent years.

    The Hakko heats up fast (23 sec) and recovers very fast after a heat drain (65w).
    Well made and robust, with nice touches like a silicon iron lead that doesn't restrict you in use + around 27 different bits available.

    I plan on getting a second iron, to use with the transformer/control unit and fitting one with a large bit and the other with a fine one, to save on bit change overs.

    There are a lot of fake and rubbish Hakko products on ebay/amazon but the Dancap and Maplins are genuine.
    Highly recommended.
    Last edited by Qwin; 17-05-2017 at 09:53. Reason: Added wattage

    DIY Technics/ProJect based Turntable + Terminator linear tracker + AT 33PTG II / AQVOX Phono 2 CI / Pro-Ject Pre Box RS / ESP Active X-Over / Nakamichi AVP1 Power / Modified semi-active Yamaha NS1000M Speakers / Stello CDT100 Transport / NAD M51 DAC.

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