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Old 24th April 2009, 02:21 PM   #1
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Hiya guys....,
Im Vernon .... I have an electronics background but have only recently decided to build stuff related to audio. Going through all the posts on this site gave me a lot of insight into the subtleties and intricacies of building a good amp. This website has a wealth of information.

I've decided (finally) to build an amp using the LM3886. Mostly because the local electronics store had them in stock.( The place where i live is beautiful but isn't developed so getting parts sometimes can be a real pain....e.g. I couldnt find any torroids ).

Anyways.... wish me luck.....
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Old 26th April 2009, 12:25 AM   #2
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Old 26th April 2009, 02:02 AM   #3
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Welocme to the forum...

The best gainclones i've heard all had IE transformers, so not finding a toroid isn't a real hardship.

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Old 8th May 2009, 09:10 PM   #4
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Hey Cal, Dave,
I found this old german set in my uncles junk pile. I tested the meters with a small cell and found that they were still working. How can i best add this to the amp im building i.e. what additional circuit would be required to drive it?

I would like the retro look it would bring to the amp, However i wouldn't want it to interfere with the functioning of the amp.

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Old 8th May 2009, 09:37 PM   #6
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How can i best add this to the amp im building i.e. what additional circuit would be required to drive it?
you are going to have to ask that questionon the solid state form.

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Old 9th May 2009, 03:59 PM   #7
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Ok. Thanks Dave
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