How to get better at DIY Audio? - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > General Interest > Everything Else
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Gallery Wiki Blogs Register Donations FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Everything Else Anything related to audio / video / electronics etc) BUT remember- we have many new forums where your thread may now fit! .... Parts, Equipment & Tools, Construction Tips, Software Tools......

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 24th March 2010, 01:31 AM   #1
rstl99 is offline rstl99  Canada
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Default How to get better at DIY Audio?

Hi all, my first post here. Looks like a great community of DIY'ers.

Bit of an intro. In my early 50's, have had a desk job most of my life, but lots of hobbies. One of them is fooling around with reel to reel tape recorders, of which I have several (Nagras, Ampex's, Tascam, etc.). I am also an amateur musician so record myself and friends. ANyway, not only do I use the equipment, but occasionally I try my hand at fixing it. Have diagnosed a few problems using schematics, replaced some caps and such devices. Can handle a soldering iron. Limited electronic theory knowledge but a desire to learn more, so I can turn this into a more fulsome hobby when I take early retirement.

Any tips on how to get better at this DIY stuff? Courses? Books? Internet sites? Trial and error?

  Reply With Quote
Old 24th March 2010, 01:56 AM   #2
ra7 is offline ra7  United States
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Feb 2009
Just keep reading diyaudio! You'll get there.
  Reply With Quote
Old 24th March 2010, 02:23 AM   #3
Join Date: Jan 2008
Blog Entries: 2
If you can get somebody to help you, it's invaluable. Quite simply the easiest way to learn is to have things explained to you by somebody who is good at it, and the more individual the attention you get the better.

There's no substitute for practise. The more you try to calculate or figure out exactly, the better you get at it. Lots of electronics is based on geometry, algebra and pure logic.

It's amazing what you can learn from google. One of the most important things you can learn is to use it. I often check answers I give using it, and very often, if the poster had done a search first, they wouldn't have needed to ask the question.

  Reply With Quote
Old 24th March 2010, 03:12 AM   #4
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Western Sydney
Elliott Sound Products - The Audio Pages (Main Index)
Impedance varies with frequency, use impedance plots of your drivers and make crossover calculations using the actual impedance of the driver at the crossover frequency
  Reply With Quote
Old 24th March 2010, 06:37 AM   #5
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Dona paula, Goa
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th March 2010, 02:22 AM   #6
rstl99 is offline rstl99  Canada
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Thank you for the links and advice everyone.
  Reply With Quote


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SMPS for diy audio amps and multi-channel diy amps (and their power supplies) tlparker Solid State 20 12th May 2015 12:23 PM
Thank you DIY Audio cjkpkg Tubes / Valves 6 2nd October 2009 03:18 PM
Audio Societies or DIY Audio Clubs vdi_nenna Everything Else 0 10th March 2008 06:59 PM
Audio Alchemy....To DIY, or not to DIY Claymore_5by5 Digital Source 2 11th March 2007 03:51 PM
DIY Music from DIY Live Audio Gear peterpan73 Parts 7 13th April 2004 06:55 AM

New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:06 PM.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2017 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2