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Old 16th January 2003, 08:37 AM   #1
tcpip is online now tcpip  India
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Default Hi

Since this is the place to introduce oneself, I'm going to
write facts about me, a topic which I find very boring.

I have a bachelor's degree in Metallurgical Engg and
a Master's degree in Computer Science. (Confused? )
I am male and in my thirties. I have always been interested
in music systems, perhaps because I have always seen
a music system at home and both my parents listen to
music. I later understood that they liked primarily the
"easy listening" kind of music, often in the background.
My more "foreground" approach to music listening therefore
is a bit difficult for them to relate to. Anyway...

I got introduced to electronics by a friend in first year
of engineering. After a gap of many years (during which
period I thoroughly fell in love with computers and got
married to Unix, so to speak), I re-opened my old love of
electronics about two years ago when we bought our
current music system. It's very expensive given our
income. We paid about USD 3000 for an old Nakamichi
ZX-9, a new Sony DVP-NS900V, a Cambridge Audio
pre-power combo and Wharfedale Pi-40 speakers. I
believe the typical selling price in the US would have
been about half this amount.

I've begun a very illuminating and friendly dialogue with
an author of some electronics books: Randy Slone. He's
now become my friend, though he lives half a world away
and we've never met. I've learnt _enormously_ from the
patient replies he writes to all my technical (and other)
queries. And I've begun following audioasylum.com
and diyaudio.com as much as time permits. I am amazed
at the quality and sanity of the debates on diyaudio.com,
even when contentious opinions are discussed.

I'm in the process of acquiring the parts to build some of
Randy Slone's amps, and I've also gotten myself some
PCBs for the P3A and the L-R active crossovers from
Rod Elliott. On the speaker side, I've just finished building
small vented bookshelves (30x15x18cm internal size)
based on the JX92S. Am yet to decide how they sound,
apart from the obviously laid back bass. My knowledge
is woefully inadequate to design a crossover for
speakers, or an amp.

I am learning new stuff every day from this forum.
Hello, everybody. Hope you will be tolerant of a

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Old 16th January 2003, 09:58 AM   #2
Jason is offline Jason  Australia
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Hello and welcome to the forum Tarun! A wonderful introduction if I do say so myself.

I must correct you on one thing, however. I believe that Kawasaki makes the ZX-9, not Nakamicha.

I tried to get a picture of one for my avatar but alas had to settle for something close.



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Old 16th January 2003, 10:02 AM   #3
pinkmouse is offline pinkmouse  Europe
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Hi Tarun and welcome

Don't worry about being a newbie, we were all there once. Even though I am a moderator, I couldn't design an amp either

It would be nice to hear your opinions on Rod's crossovers, I am considering going that way myself. (possibly, ish, if I don't get distracted by something else first ). Ahh, the joys of DIY.
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Old 16th January 2003, 10:24 AM   #4
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We are all newbies in our own special way.. Very special in some cases... too special possibly.... Hmm.. anyway welcome to the forum for the audio gods. "Your call could not be connected, please check the number, and try again"
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Old 16th January 2003, 02:24 PM   #5
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Thumbs up "With GOD, all things are possible."

"With GOD, all things are possible."

This website owned by G. Randy Slone, owner, Seal Electronics. Thursday, January 16, 2003
SEAL ELECTRONICS - Audio Excellence in Kit form

I should also like to read some of Randy Slone's books.
I have heard he is good...

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/halo - can need some further education
although he knows more than most at this place
Randy Slone
G. Randy Slone is an electronics engineer, a consultant, and the author of five books including "High-Power Audio Amplifier Construction Manual" and the "TAB Guide to understanding Electricity and Electronics"

As a process control engineer, his consulting clients have included DuPont, Champion International, and Ralston Purina.

A former college instructor, Randy is the owner-operator of SEAL Electronics, and the current design engineer for ZUS Audio Inc.

He spends much of his time working in his state-of-the-art home electronics laboratory.

These are Randy's other books:

"High-Power Audio Amplifier Construction Manual", Randy Slone

"Tab Electronics Guide to Understanding Electricity and Electronics", Randy Slone

Purchase "The Audiophile's Project Sourcebook", Randy Slone

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Old 16th January 2003, 02:44 PM   #6
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Thumbs up BASIC EF DESIGN - This amplifier kit is featured

BASIC EF DESIGN - This amplifier kit is featured in Mr. Slone's new revision of "The TAB Electronics Guide to Understanding Electricity and Electronics" (due to be released in June 2000). We recommend this amplifier kit as an excellent "first experience" at kit building - it is inexpensive, and very easy to construct, test, and use. It is designed to operate from dual-polarity 38-volt DC power supply rails, with a typical power output rating of 60-watts RMS into 8-ohm loads.

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Old 16th January 2003, 02:49 PM   #7
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THE "SWEET-AMP" AUDIO POWER AMPLIFIERS - These are complete assembled and tested stereo power amplifiers based on the OPTI-MOS amplifier modules.

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Old 16th January 2003, 03:01 PM   #8
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Default Some Contents of one of Slone's books

A part of the contents in high power amplifier book:
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Old 16th January 2003, 09:34 PM   #9
JDeV is offline JDeV  United Kingdom
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Default Who's introduction?

Welcome here Tarun
I was for a minute confused there on who's introduction this was. But now I also know who Randy Slone is, thanx Halo

Tarun, as you can see, and have seen before - I am sure, this forum covers EVERYTHING.

Good luck with your projects and enjoy the music
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Old 17th January 2003, 03:47 AM   #10
planet10 is online now planet10  Canada
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Welcome Tarun,

We have another member from Mumbai, also an engineer, but with 15 megapeople in town you may not have run into him yet

community sites t-linespeakers.org, frugal-horn.com, frugal-phile.com ........ commercial site planet10-HiFi
p10-hifi forum here at diyA
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