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Old 16th December 2004, 11:47 AM   #1
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Talking Hi all! newbie incoming

Hi to all audiophiles at diyaudio!
I just registered cause Iīm interested in building one of Nelson Passīs designs, and am a complete amateur regarding audio electronics, so I hope to learn a lot from this place and your knowledge.
Iīm a student on my way to Master grad (in a few months I hope), resident of Graz, Austria, and one of my interests is listening to music I like, on a nicely sounding hi-fi of course. Currently I use an old NAD CD-player, a much older Klein & Hummel tube preamp/amp (which used to be quite a good amp 30 or 40 years ago I am told), and a pair of Triangle Titus.
As I said, I am interested in good quality sound reproduction equipment, whether tube or solid state I donīt care as long as I like the sound.
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Old 16th December 2004, 11:49 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. Whatever you do, don't get rid of your valve amplifier - it might need a few parts replacing because of its age, but can you think of any transistor equipment that has lasted even half that time?
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...
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Old 17th December 2004, 03:57 PM   #3
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Originally posted by EC8010
can you think of any transistor equipment that has lasted even half that time?
That's pretty funny.

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Old 17th December 2004, 04:36 PM   #4
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Thanks for the welcome!
No, I wonīt get rid of the tube amp, no way. I like itīs sound, and it has not disappointed me so far. I bought it used a few years ago (probably paid a bit to much, but what the heck...). A friend of mine is quite experienced in building tube amps, and helped me in checking it (oscilloscope and stuff...) I basically had no clue about it, but he readjusted the amp cause I got it with new tubes, and sorted out a minor problem here and there. Now it runs like a charm, and will do so with me for a long time coming I hope.
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Old 19th December 2004, 08:36 PM   #5
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Just found a thread containing the Klein + Hummel amp VS-56 I am using:
ECL 82 low power end tube
Contains a nice picture of the amp:
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