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Old 13th August 2013, 08:14 PM   #1
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Default What scorcery is this??

Hey guys!

Im Micha from Germany and I joined the forum some time ago, but werent involved much, so here is my relaunch.

I have no real basic knowledge about electronics, but i can handle a soldering iron and Im willing to learn from you guys!

PLUS I love music and gear, and I really dig tubes and vintage stuff! Maybe Im a bit audiophile, too.

What I listen to at the moment is Kanye West yeesus, beatles stuff, Justice, mr oizo, the m machine and doog blood, Adele, Coldplay, Hurts- so generally electronic stuff combined with pop. Used to be a rock guy, though.


Any starting help would be appreciated
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Old 13th August 2013, 08:16 PM   #2
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Welcome tot he forum! What do you want to build - were do you want to start?
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Old 13th August 2013, 08:27 PM   #3
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Thanks!

I initially came to the thought of building something my own because I stumbled over a 1176 diy video and since I always wanted to have one, I though I got to get on the way to be able to craft my equipment and to know whats going on inside, what alters the sound, etc. I also felt that knowing how to deal with electronics will help in my life.

Since it might be a bit too much to start with a 1176, Il like to start with a DI box or a phono pre. But a 1176 would be my dream (and a pultec eq and tube preamps).
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Old 14th August 2013, 01:46 PM   #4
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Hello Micha, welcome to diyAudio.
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Old 14th August 2013, 05:10 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum Micha

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Old 14th August 2013, 05:28 PM   #6
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Welcome to the forum! Be active in the threads you like. Sometimes the best way to get your feet wet is with a small project.
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Old 14th August 2013, 10:13 PM   #7
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Cool that you hang out here

The first thing for me to know is what tools I need and what are good sources for parts and kits (preferrably in Germany, or EU)

I know the company mouser.com for components, and I believe they have a store in germany, too which makes shipping easier.

I bet you guys know more!

It is probably best for me to start with a kit or something...


My tools:
I have a soldering iron, something really basic, I dont know if its precise enough, and a desoldering gun, and solder (60% tin).

I have a RME fireface Usb and Yamaha HS80 on the audio side. I wonder if the Rme is usable for oscilloscope software...

Unfortunately I dont know people locally who have mastered the art of electronics and building, so I have to be inventive and learn how to read schematics myself

Thanks!
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Old 15th August 2013, 01:23 PM   #8
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Locally? Where in Germany are you?
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Old 15th August 2013, 01:29 PM   #9
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pretty much on the other end

Stuttgart

Do you know someone somewhere here who offers kits ala 1176 and guitar pedals, grommeteer?

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Old 15th August 2013, 03:00 PM   #10
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Some of my favorite sites in addition to here:

*Tube amp kits based on 1960's Dynaco stuff:
tubes4hifi
Dynaco Tube Audio Forum
Dynaco replacement parts & vacuum tube audio amplifier kits from Dynakit
*Tube amp and instrument amp kits:
Bottlehead
Triode USA Tube Amp Kits Transformers Tubes Dynaco Upgrades and Parts
*Tube amp kits, tube line stage, phono pre amps;
Parks Audio
diytube.com forums
Class IX* Vacuum Tube Amplification
*PA and instrument speaker plans:
BillFitzmaurice
BillFitzmaurice Forums
fEARful & fEARless speaker enclosures
greenboy fEARful/fEARless forums
*Kits for PA and instrument speakers
Speaker Hardware DIY Speaker Kits
*Other forums
Audio Asylum -- Audio Reviews, Audiophile Forums and Stereo Reviews
Audiokarma Home Audio Stereo Forums

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