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Wombat 3rd October 2002 12:26 AM

It is me
Hello there!

At first - I know nothing!

All i can do is doing some listening and soldering parts in existing parts
where ever someone tells me to do! Limit is reached with cases for Amps to

I am addicted to reproduce music to please my ears. And there is a lot of it!
The music itself is the thing that counts for me still, not only the reproduction.
Most of my Ghotic music isn´t well recorded and i have to live with that.

Some small knowledge is there about building speakers since i decided to
get a small measuring-tool with Z and frequency 11 years ago when there still
was money left. So i have build many speakers over the time but only very
conservative pieces. I still like the sound of Technics ribbons you luckily
can get on ebay these days. Also i will never change my taste in Dome Midranges -
they sound special to me.

My first relation to DIY was when an resourceful engineer designed a DAc for me
with an imaging you couldn´t buy at this time, he is even on this board and has
nothing lost of his hifi-junckiness, i know. (the measuring-tool is from him also)
btw.: many people in here seem to need building parts all the time more than it
seems healthy for any relationship :)

Then i got deeper into this holy shi* and ended up characterizing the sounds of
cables, different times of day, sleepy or not and so on. I think i can characterize
most of my listening impressions meanwhile without being to euphoric like some
people that build something new that sounds better than everything and still be
able to top it with 100 mods after in a few days and 100 times improving... ;)

It gave me much fun to find problems with mp3 and i spend much time to find
samples and ideas to help the wunderfull people of the lame (mp3 encoder)

Luckily in my town i have the chance to be the small mouse in a lab that has the
whole Avantgarde pieces with all the superb equipment to force it. There i can
bring my own tryings and listen till the ears get tired.

After all i don´t think i will get much input here because i can´t. People here are
way over normal or healthy but i like to be a small part of it.

I like to drink beer and spanish wine so forgive me if some posts look like
bright red nonsense.

I could talk on...

So far


pinkmouse 3rd October 2002 10:20 AM

Welcome to the Dark Side... ;)

promitheus 3rd October 2002 10:24 AM


Have fun here. Everybody is friendly...

Wombat 9th October 2002 06:03 PM

Thanks people!

I try to be neat, also.


bob4 11th October 2002 10:03 AM

Another Kraut just came in
Hi Wombat!

I've also just registered a few days ago.
I also like to drink beer (german beer obvioiusly :D :drink: ), but don't have as much experience in speaker building as you.

Do you play any instrument?

I've been playing classical guitar for about 10 years, strumming on an electric for about 5 years, and actually I've started learning the piano.

greetings from the Black Forest!!!!

bob4 11th October 2002 10:06 AM

HI again,

I will start my own thread in this section, it's up to you wether we continue our conversation on your thread or mine


nickgreek 11th October 2002 10:49 AM

Willkommen ....Wombat
Everybody is friendly

Have fun here.

Wombat 11th October 2002 02:06 PM


i am from the Kurpfalz. And bob4 i am unable to play any instrument.
My girlfriend tried to learn me some Djembe beats and lost nerves after half
an hour or so. At school i learned flute when i was around 10 years old. Nothing
is left of that.

Well about beer, it is friday! Seems like the next sip is just around the corner.


bob4 11th October 2002 03:45 PM

Hi Wombat,

I must admit that I was also forced to play flute at primary school :bawling: , and have forgotten it (you know, children have a big capacity in coping with traumata :D ).
Never mind, perhaps your girlfriend gives you a second try. ;)

btw, do you prefer Weizen or Pils?

RobWells 11th October 2002 04:27 PM

Hello Bob4 and Wombat,

Being a fellow european I thought I should say hello and add that I also drink beer:)

Favourites being Ruddles, London pride and Old peculiar...

I've only been on this forum for a couple of months and should add that you'll meet some very friendly and knowledgable people here. Good luck with your future projects!


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