Building "the best" - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Amplifiers > Solid State

Solid State Talk all about solid state amplification.

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 8th March 2004, 01:11 AM   #1
Luckyme is offline Luckyme  Norway
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Aalesund, Norway
Default Builing "the best"

Hi! i am a norwegian diy freak! I was thinking on all the "junk" located at warious junkyards etc. I`m planning on going to such places to pick out parts from thrown stuff to build a realy great amp! I am technical electrician educated, so i know some things already. Can someone give me suggestions on good transistors etc. to look for and also what "junk" that contains these parts. Example: any of interest in TV sets, TIG velders, Copy machines etc..
  Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2004, 07:40 AM   #2
djk is offline djk
diyAudio Member
 
djk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: USA
Things to scrounge:

Heatsink, filter caps, transformers, sheetmetal.

A new pair of output transistors to build a 100W amp cost $4. You're not going to find them in "TV sets, TIG velders, Copy machines etc.."
  Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2004, 05:13 PM   #3
diyAudio Member
 
5th element's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: England
Yeah I second DJK the expensive bits are transformers, filter caps and heatsinks, everything else is gravy.
__________________
What the hell are you screamin' for? Every five minutes there's a bomb or somethin'! I'm leavin! bzzzz!
  Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2004, 09:46 PM   #4
diyAudio Member
 
leadbelly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Calgary, Alberta
You won't find "the best" looking in a junkyard, but probably the 2 most invaluable things to look for would be welders and car battery chargers. They will have nice big transformers that can possibly be used in an amp. Second to this would be anything electronic of course, but with SMPS's so prevalent, it is hard to find good transformers and large value caps in them. They often have usable heatsinks in them.
__________________
Aerodynamics are for people who can't build engines. Enzo Ferrari
  Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2004, 10:06 PM   #5
maylar is offline maylar  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Connecticut
Anything with vacuum tubes can be scrounged for the tubes, sockets, and transformers. If you don't use them yourself you can always sell them on eBay.
__________________
dave
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"TECHNO"Amp building in progress-using "Iron Method" zox2003 Solid State 23 30th March 2010 08:42 PM
Building a 2.1 system out of a 48"x96" sheet of 3/4" MDF 454Casull Multi-Way 0 18th November 2008 02:19 AM
Building "Munny" Speakers, need advice on damping material, grill cloth... paulmurphy Parts 1 8th August 2008 06:10 AM
Building a high quality gainclone toroid coupling transformer with "tubeness" winding ionomolo Chip Amps 16 13th February 2008 01:20 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 07:09 AM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2