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Old 13th January 2009, 03:58 PM   #1
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Hello everyone,

I am in Sussex UK. I've joined the DIY forums because now that I'm retired my wife tells me I can't afford to keep buying new boxes for my HiFi. So I've decided I'll have to try a bit of DIY to so that my hobby doesn't come to a full stop.

I don't have much in the way of electronics know how but I have made a start with a decent kit power supply for my Naim Nac 102. A bit like painting by numbers though.

I'm expecting a Rotel RQ970BX Phono stage that has some parts of the 1994 upgrade (designed by HiFi world's Andy Grove) completed. I'll need to improve my soldering before working on the PCB though.
If anyone knows about this upgrade they might like to let me know if the components regarded as best choice for the upgrade in 1994 are still best now.

Cheers all

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Old 13th January 2009, 04:35 PM   #2
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Old 14th January 2009, 12:50 PM   #3
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Newbie myself,

Freedom of information is a great thing; knowledge is realizing what you don't know.

Check out passdiy.
I'm kinda curious about that myself........
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Old 14th January 2009, 02:21 PM   #4
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Hello - and Welcome to diyAudio!

This might help with the soldering -
DIY audio can be expensive but getting to see things go up in smoke - that's priceless!!!! ..... "whatever - call it brainfart of Mighty ZM"
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Old 14th January 2009, 11:21 PM   #5
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Thanks for the welcome Guys.

I agree with you Charles, and as we use to say when I worked, "You don't have to know everything to be a good engineer - but it helps if you know where to look it up."

So, I'm grateful Thomas, for the soldering help so early in my forum membership. I'll certainly look that up.

I now intend to lurk for a while to see what else I can find.

Please don't stop helping!

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Old 12th December 2011, 03:45 PM   #6
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hi everyone,

New to diyAudio and excited about the prospect of modding Rotel RQ970BX and improving on stock Wima coupling capacitors in yarland FV34C.

I'm from Dublin, but living in Bangkok for 10 years.

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