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Old 1st April 2010, 01:42 PM   #1
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Default What is the meaning of the "Real DIY"

Time after time I get confused when I read thoughts about "real DIY", like here:

Dx Blame ES .... based into the Blameless, i am trying a new amplifier

Could someone kindly explain me what is the "Real DIY"? Is it a "try and fail" approach? Is it no need to study new circuits, new things? Is it just playing around circuits and waiting what would happen?

Thanks to anyone for answering.
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Old 1st April 2010, 01:48 PM   #2
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Real DIY <-DIY-> Engineering

This question is rather uninteresting. The main thing is to have fun.
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Old 1st April 2010, 01:51 PM   #3
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I think it is what ever works for you.

I couldn't get through that entire post you linked to, but I think the point is trying things you want to, enjoying the things you do, looking for, asking for and appreciating help, engaging in positive and constructive discussions without blame, criticism or bias and sharing your experiences and expertise as best you can. After all, we learn by asking, studying, trying, doing, discussing and maybe most of all, teaching.

How's that for saying nothing of content?
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Old 8th April 2010, 03:34 AM   #4
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There's different levels of DIY. I think level 1 DIY starts with plugging in your store bought stereo set and trying different speaker arrangements. Some people pay for installation. To me DIY = hands on.
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Old 8th April 2010, 04:06 AM   #5
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It means rather than getting a life we play around with this stuff.
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Old 8th April 2010, 04:31 AM   #6
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DIY means doing your own stuff, and care less about what others might think about it

Actually I have NEVER been real happy with bought plug and play stuff

I can imagine that the next level is curcuit design, but that I will leave to more skilled people
Actually I would say that curcuit design is not DIY, but goes far beyond being DIY

What you may call "real" DIY, collecting the bits and pieces for a design, is becoming exeedingly difficult day by day, from the financial cost perspective
Every month there are new tested and ready to play module blocks offered at attractive prices

Its certainly bad to loathe people who takes a different route
Hell, if someone loves an easy going small and cheap T-amp running on a single battery, why should that bother me

In the end its all about enthusiasm, whatever makes you happy
Without joy and pleasure its worth nothing, no matter how good it is

Sometimes I say to a friend, "if it really needs that much explaining, maybe its not so good at all"
Meaning, the genuine good stuff speaks for itself
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It means rather than getting a life we play around with this stuff.
Or having had a life it means that we can both afford and have the inclination to play around with this stuff..
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And this anyway better, at anything else.


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Old 8th April 2010, 07:35 PM   #9
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Good point, Wacky
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Or having had a life it means that we can both afford and have the inclination to play around with this stuff..
I have not made it that far in life yet.
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