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Old 24th January 2005, 07:57 AM   #1
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Question Reasons for diy???

Hello to all of you,

I was just lying awake last night and was thinking why I'm so busy with diy audio. I added this diy audio reasons page to my site.

Now I'm wondering what your reasons are? Why are we all busy making what we can by?

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Old 24th January 2005, 10:57 AM   #2
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Because-
We can, we want to keep learning in a deeper than retail way,we are sick of paying too much for too little, we want to save $, we want the satisfaction of sitting back and thinking I did that and I did it my way.

Just a quick start to the answer.
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Old 24th January 2005, 11:24 AM   #3
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Could not afford to buy commercial products with the quality and sound you get from well designed DIY amps and speakers.

There's the satisfaction of knowing you built it and can match and beat the commercial brands.
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Old 24th January 2005, 11:27 AM   #4
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Old 24th January 2005, 11:43 AM   #5
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Reasons? We need reasons now? If I needed a reason to do anything, I would never get anything done!
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Old 24th January 2005, 12:12 PM   #6
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No one's mentioned what seems to me to be the most obvious reason of all... to maintain our sanity.
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With shop-bought kit, I reached the limits of what I could afford.

Furthermore, I'm always learning about the possibilities of tailoring the kit to one's own preferences and room. This is a huge plus for DIY, because in hi-fi 'one size' doesn't fit all...

Then of course there's the huge satisfaction that comes with having made (or even just modded!) something yourself. And the excitement that you're listening to something with special, almost unique qualities, for not all that much money

AudioFreak, DIY hi-fi keeps me tossing and turning in my sleep, in fact it often has the opposite effect of keeping me sane! But then a listening session with it can be pretty uplifting and relaxing...
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Old 24th January 2005, 01:51 PM   #8
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To get a unique, tailormade system.....just excatly the way you want it. Saving $$$ is in many cases not the case, rather the opposite, especially if you count in the hours spent.

Ohh, and naturally because we can


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Old 24th January 2005, 08:59 PM   #9
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Old 24th January 2005, 10:15 PM   #10
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Default On the other hand,

Actually, I'd like to hear about just about the opposite. Where's a course on Tubes and a course on Audio applications using tubes? I want to get a higher understanding of tube electronics & electronics.

In reference to the thread starter,
DIY is a hobby, a method keeping with current trends, a task to stay mentally active. DIY is great for eye/hand coordination as well.

Heck, if you don't like audio, there's lots of other DIY to get into!

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