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Old 5th June 2012, 10:19 AM   #1
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Default hiya guys

just want to introduce myself.Being a very good boy,as I'm under moderation. I'm Dave,nearly retired from 200 years in the tv repair trade,and looking to occupy myself with a long held promise to build my own hi end gear.
So,to that end,can anyone recommend a good source of of suitable hi end components,preferably with in the uk?
I have to say I'm amazed at the range of knowledge here on the site.
and the humour!!

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Old 5th June 2012, 10:49 AM   #2
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Welcome to diyA Dave. Depends what you mean by "high end components" Do a little reading here and you'll find many differing opinions.
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Old 5th June 2012, 01:42 PM   #3
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Hello Dave, welcome to diyAudio.
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Old 5th June 2012, 02:57 PM   #4
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Hello David - and Welcome to diyAudio!!!!

Originally Posted by dippyman View Post
I'm Dave,nearly retired from 200 years in the tv repair trade..........
It's always good to see someone that's a couple of years older than me around here....

Originally Posted by dippyman View Post
So,to that end,can anyone recommend a good source of of suitable hi end components, preferably with in the uk?
Most likely the same outfits you were getting your repair parts from would be a good place to start I would think.
Good sources here in the States would be....

Digi-key Electronic Components Distributor | DigiKey Corp. | US Home Page
Mouser Mouser Electronics - Electronic Component Distributor
Parts Express Parts Express: the #1 source for audio, video & speaker building components
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Old 5th June 2012, 03:02 PM   #5
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Hi Dave

I get a lot of my parts (tag board and transformers for guitar amps) from Ampmaker. RS Components also get a lot of my business for most of the passives. Transformers for hi fi, I tend to look to Variable Voltage Technology 'Vvt Ltd' design and make Wound Components including Transformers, Chokes and special Coil Winding.

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Old 5th June 2012, 04:26 PM   #6
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Hi Dave.

Cricklewood Electronics keep a good range of parts, I have used them many times without a problem.

Cricklewood Electronics - CCTV. CCTV Equipment. CCTV Systems. Digital CCTV Cameras

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Old 5th June 2012, 06:48 PM   #7
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Wink diy Dave

Blimey,what a responce.As I'm new I don't know how to thank you guys individually, but can I just say thanks?
I've had my eye on the Pass Zen class A amp,which I gather will heat my house while I listen to the music. And now I've some avenues to explore re parts. And what an interesting read some of the threads are.......seems I'm not the only bonkers one here!!!.how refreshing.
And even my wife (aka Sweetpea) is happy,as I've a new hobby.
First question,(sorry guys,there'll be more) do the FET's in the Zen have to be a matched pair?.
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