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Old 20th June 2012, 05:50 PM   #1
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Hi, I'm jacq from Miami and I recently joined to know more about DIYs. I intend to buy cmoy amp parts on Friday and build it as my first DIY project. If anyone can suggest me a good soldering iron and other things to buy, I'm all ears!

I'm really really eager to know how to recable and as well as build simple amps. Hopefully someday I can build my own O2/ODAC setup and recable my own headphones.
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Old 21st June 2012, 12:27 AM   #2
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Old 21st June 2012, 12:41 AM   #3
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Old 21st June 2012, 02:45 PM   #4
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Welcome!
You will love it here... Lots of People with the same interests and they want to help you to get your project to completion.

As for a good iron, don't skimp. Buy the very best you can afford. A good iron will last the rest of your life. A temp controlled Hakko or Weller soldering station is a good place to look

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Old 21st June 2012, 08:17 PM   #5
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Hi thanks guys I'm going DIY shopping maybe tomorrow if I get my money... I'm excited^^. As for a good soldering iron, how much is considered "good"?
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Old 21st June 2012, 08:43 PM   #6
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Hi thanks guys I'm going DIY shopping maybe tomorrow if I get my money... I'm excited^^. As for a good soldering iron, how much is considered "good"?
Hello Jacq - and Welcome to diyAudio!!!!

Take a look at this link: Select a Soldering Iron

Also: there are many videos about how to solder on Youtube that you might want to take a look at to see what all is involved.

Here are a couple photos of my solder work bench - bear in mind that a lot of the pieces were purchased as I went along and could afford them.
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Old 21st June 2012, 08:52 PM   #7
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As for a good soldering iron, how much is considered "good"?
Looking at Amazon, a bit less than 90 bucks.

Here are links to a Weller and a Hakko station -

http://www.amazon.com/Weller-WES51-A.../dp/B000BRC2XU

Amazon.com: Hakko Soldering Station, FX-888: Home Improvement
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Old 22nd June 2012, 03:02 AM   #8
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Agh sorry for all the Q's is it advisable to just get a used one?
Lol wow I just realized how lost I am. How do I begin? Buy a soldering station kit and then get some solder? Where do I go from there ? I'm not quite sure which place to begin on the forum...

I plan to learn on how to make a CMoy amp and then also learn how to recable. I also would like to replace the RCA cable on my turntable...

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Old 5th July 2012, 03:29 PM   #9
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Jaccq I am in south florida, look me up sometime I am just as lost as you are ha! And I can solder an XLR cable or a TRS cable no problemo, however I totally clueless, regarding what goes into soldering a board. I am definitely interested in learning as well
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