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Old 7th June 2006, 11:47 PM   #1
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Hiya all,

Newbie from oz here. I'm a mechanical engineer, but have a bit of an interest in electronics. Love music, so what better way to combine the 2 than DIY audio?

Haven't decided how/what/when etc I want to learn about, or build, but hopefully I'll learn, and get some ideas on here.

Thanks.
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Old 8th June 2006, 12:15 PM   #2
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And g'day to you! Welcome to the forum. If you're a mechanical engineer and have access to a workshop then a valve amplifier is the obvious choice for a construction project. The electronics can be very simple and valves are very forgiving (unlike their silicon counterparts which keel over at the slightest provocation). See you around.
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Hi and welcome to the forums.

If you're an engineer may I suggest some great big speakers?
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Old 14th June 2006, 01:30 AM   #4
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thanks for the welcome guys......

I don't have full-time access to a workshop, although when's that stopped anyone?

where would be the best thread/outside link to look for valve amp stuff? ... or at least a good one.

And yes, I had certainly considered big speakers ... same deal, any good links?
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Where would be the best thread/outside link to look for valve amp stuff? ... or at least a good one.
Just browse the "Tubes" forum then ask a question and state your prejudices (PP vs SE, triode vs pentode, that sort of thing).
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