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Old 17th December 2002, 12:11 AM   #1
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Hello,
I have been an audiophile for some time now, having owned Krell and Audio Research products and enjoying them. But one thing has been nagging me: I like the satisfaction of creating things with my own hands.

In other words, I want to CREATE (for my own use initially) tube and or solid/state amplifiers. Thus, I am seeking help: things such as where to find designs, or kits; what tools to have handy (I already own a multimeter, although I am not sure if its up to the task), things to look out for, supplies and parts to use, etc.

I wanted to start with something, say 30-50W. Is that realistic? If not, what is?

I have looked but there seems to be a lack of information with regard to the subject.

I am fairly intelligent, good with my hands, and motivated. Does anyone have any ideas?

Thank you in advance,
Tony
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Old 17th December 2002, 01:48 AM   #2
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Hello Tony,

If you could us more about what speakers you have?
Brand,efficiency and such.

Things you have and want to integrate with your new Diy creations and such.

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Old 17th December 2002, 01:56 AM   #3
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Hello,

My loudspeakers are 2-way Wharfedales, 6 Ohm, and kevlar driver and ferro-cooled tweeter. My Preamp is highline Harman-Kardon (I am looking to trade). My Interconnects are all Cardas. My speaker cables are AudioQuest.

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Old 17th December 2002, 01:59 AM   #4
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Hi all:

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I have looked but there seems to be a lack of information with regard to the subject.
What do you know about basic electronics?
Send me an email and I will send you some online resources.
(I cannot attach a file to the forum email so I need your address.)

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Old 17th December 2002, 02:01 AM   #5
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Hi,

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2-way Wharfedales
Fine,Wharfedale has all kinds of these,which ones exactly,please?

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Old 17th December 2002, 02:19 AM   #6
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My Wharfedale's are Diamond 8.2 (very nice for the cost)...driven by an Audio Research D200 solid state amp
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Old 17th December 2002, 02:25 AM   #7
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Nice to see ya back and posting Frank.

T: I sent you an email but it came back-box full. The attachment is 491k.

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Old 17th December 2002, 02:36 AM   #8
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Hi Craig,

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Nice to see ya back and posting Frank.
Thank you sir.

Now that mail problem bothers me,it should pass.
What if you try again?If it doesn't work just send me some blabla so I can send you another alias?

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Old 17th December 2002, 02:39 AM   #9
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Hi Craig,
Thank you sir.
Now that mail problem bothers me,it should pass.
What if you try again?If it doesn't work just send me some blabla so I can send you another alias?
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You both of you
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to be more specific in your request of info

others we on the side reading do not follow

caprice?

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Old 17th December 2002, 02:51 AM   #10
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Hi Halojoy,

Funny how you managed to misspell that.

It should say "capice?".

All things considered,you did come out of your bed again,didn't you?
Never read you a bedtime story again.

Seems to me you're the only "capricious" one around....

Altra volta,buona notte signore Groman.
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