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Old 30th May 2013, 09:14 AM   #1
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I recently and successfully build a gainclone to the highest surprise of my wife. Somehow I never told her I practiced DIY electronics when I was a teenager. Due to a busy professional life and lack of space, my hobby was left aside for many years. She is not a feminist but nevertheless 'decided' that DIY audio is another one of these man-specific diseases like car tuning. She would have been probably less surprised if I'd confessed belonging to a religious sect! In order to better respond to her provocative statement I was wondering if there are any DIY audio women in these forums?

The funniest thing is that she loved the sound of the gainclone...
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Old 30th May 2013, 09:44 AM   #2
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There are a few women interested in DIY audio. I'm sure some of them will pop up here and say hello. There have also been some women with professional involvement in audio design.

Electronics, like most other branches of engineering, seems to mainly interest men.
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Old 30th May 2013, 10:24 AM   #3
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Susan Parker comes to mind...Zero Feedback Impedance Amplifiers

a very long thread....
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Old 30th May 2013, 11:44 AM   #5
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not a feminist but nevertheless
Amusing.
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Old 30th May 2013, 12:53 PM   #6
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Susan Parker comes to mind...Zero Feedback Impedance Amplifiers

a very long thread....
Thanks Tony!
Just what I was looking for. Browsing around Susan's site I also found a very interesting link to UK Women's Engineering Society (WES home page | Women's Engineering Society).


BTW, I found Susan's Zen amp design most intriguing just when I thought gainclones were to most bare bones, from the DIY POV.

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It's too bad there are no women around here. Some of them have very good ears.
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Old 30th May 2013, 01:15 PM   #8
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Not sure if it was last year or the year before, but there was a German woman engineer at the HiFi show in Weybridge( I think ), who had developed a Lowther style full range driver, but with energising coils rather then magnets. These were very expensive but didn't sound too bad in the very large open baffles. John Howes wes also there in assistance and enjoyed a pleasant chat.
Couldn't tell you if the 'woman' was pre or post op though!
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In my office many of the engineers are female, including the PCB layout and mechanical designers
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Old 30th May 2013, 03:21 PM   #10
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Other than Susan Parker, there are also EveAnna Manley, and Kara Chaffee..
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