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Old 6th May 2003, 10:17 PM   #1
Aptimus is offline Aptimus  United States
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Default Hello all!

Well, after lurking in the shadows for a while I decided to join the community. I may not be much help in answering questions, as I am pretty much a newbie to the diy audio world.

When I was hired into the company I work for (interconnects & speaker cable), I was completely green. I was brought in to do custom termination of cables, and my boss decided to turn me into a geek (I use that term affectionately!). He opened up my eyes to the world of tweaking & diy and got me rolling with a pretty simple mod to my cd player. Now that he has left the company, I am without that knowledge base to tap into. So I turn to the online community to quench my thirst for knowledge!

I have only played around a little bit with a headphone amp I built and also some small tweaks to my cd player and speakers, but I want to do more. I don't know what I want to pursue next, but if I have any questions I know where to ask!

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Old 7th May 2003, 08:49 AM   #2
Netlist is offline Netlist  Belgium
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Hi, Aptimus
You’re a very lucky man, having had a boss like that!
Many companies want a peace of paper when they hire someone, and don't really care if the person is motivated or not in the first place.
I think it should be the other way: try to find out if someone is willing to work and learn and then look at the diplomas from school.
That's the way I always tried to get a job in the past.
I remember a company I worked for, as interim.
After a few weeks the project came to an end and my boss wanted to keep me because he was pleased with my work.
So he asked me ten theoretical questions. I was not able to answer even one correctly, but still he hired me. I worked there for 3 years and when I left, the production was raised to about 5 times partially because I had the will to work and learn.

So you came to the right place if your knowledge tank dried up!

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Old 13th May 2003, 08:21 AM   #3
MadMax is offline MadMax  New Zealand
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Hi Mathew Iam new to forum also, finding it to be good source of info and help. What was the mod you did to cdp. Iam in prosess of modding my sub afther help from forum
cherrs Max.
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Old 13th May 2003, 07:21 PM   #4
Aptimus is offline Aptimus  United States
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Hi Max,

My boss just gave me some new caps and resistors to swap out with the stock pieces in the cdp, as well as a Burr-Brown op-amp. Not too much, but it was enough to get my feet wet and want to learn more!
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