Newbie from PA, USA - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Member Areas > Introductions
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Gallery Wiki Blogs Register Donations FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Introductions Welcome to the DIYaudio Community. Introduce yourself here so we can get to know you better!

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 14th May 2004, 07:04 PM   #1
diyAudio Member
Join Date: May 2004
Location: NE PA, USA
Default Newbie from PA, USA

Hi everyone,

I've been researching DIY audio projects for a little while now. These forums have been a great resource. I am completely new to audio electronics, but I've been reading and learning alot lately. I have some books which i've started and have also found some great sites on the web.

My real interest is building some nice tube amps. So far my plan is to start out with a kit to get my feet wet, then proceed from there. I will probably order the Bottlehead Foreplay pre amp within a week. After that I will be looking for my first non-kit amp project. Being new to this, I have no idea what type of amp to start with... single ended...push-pull... any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

My background is in manufacturing, metal work and industrial design. I am looking forward to the chassis construction almost as much as the electronics. Luckily I have some great resources: CNC punch presses, CNC mills, lathes, etc... If anyone needs some construction help or advice, please don't hesitate to ask.

That's all for now...
  Reply With Quote
Old 20th May 2004, 08:09 AM   #2
EC8010 is offline EC8010  United Kingdom
diyAudio Moderator Emeritus
EC8010's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Near London. UK
Welcome. The hardest bit in making a valve amplifier is the metalwork, so you're half-way there. A 6BQ5/EL84 push-pull amplifier is good as a beginner's project because it's almost guaranteed to sound good. Single-ended amplifiers are more fussy about component quality and construction techniques.
The loudspeaker: The only commercial Hi-Fi item where a disproportionate part of the budget isn't spent on the box. And the one where it would make a difference...
  Reply With Quote
Old 24th May 2004, 03:21 PM   #3
diyAudio Member
Join Date: May 2004
Location: NE PA, USA
Thanks for the advice.
I've been searching for some EL84 PP schematics for the past couple days. Do you have any suggestions or websites with good plans? Since I am a beginner, a site that shows a parts list would be a great help.
In the mean time, I'll keep looking.

  Reply With Quote


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
newbie Q memphissound Multi-Way 7 17th August 2006 11:36 AM
Yet another newbie hell0un1verse Introductions 1 30th March 2006 05:31 PM
Newbie w/ sub ?'s toenail Multi-Way 2 8th March 2003 01:10 PM
Newbie needs serious sub help AcidRain Multi-Way 4 7th March 2003 07:07 PM
newbie post, but hopefully not a newbie question wiredcur Solid State 3 24th August 2002 10:49 PM

New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:53 PM.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2017 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2