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Jungle  is currently offline Jungle
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I have dabbled alongside a friend who knows a thing or two about these kinds of projects. Regrettably, they're moving away soon and I'm going to be on my own. What are some good projects for beginners?
Re: Projects for Beginners [message #87891 is a reply to message #87673 ] Sat, 28 April 2018 20:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Lost the Remote  is currently offline Lost the Remote
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It honestly depends on what you want to accomplish or fix or just what interests you. If you aren't sure, starting with a kit is a simple way to get going without spending too much money or time on an investment that you might not enjoy.
Re: Projects for Beginners [message #87993 is a reply to message #87673 ] Wed, 09 May 2018 13:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
audiophil2  is currently offline audiophil2
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Kits are a nice way to go because you don't have to start from scratch. With kits, some of the parts are pre-assembled and then you do the rest. From there, once you gain more confidence, you can start your own projects from the ground up.
Re: Projects for Beginners [message #87997 is a reply to message #87673 ] Wed, 09 May 2018 17:08 Go to previous message
johnnycamp5  is currently offline johnnycamp5
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I also think kits are a great way to start.

This looks like a nice, relatively inexpensive class A (solid state) amplifier kit, but I am unsure of how good the build guide is-

https://diyaudiostore.com/collections/frontpage/products/amp-camp-amp-kit?variant=7072933085218

Of course, if you want the "bees knees" of kits, I would point you to Bruce's Odd Watt Audio kits.
They use vacuum tubes after all-

http://www.oddwattaudio.com/owproducts.html

I built a couple of his mono blocks, and the directions (build manual) are excellent.

After all, if an old, mason by trade like me can do it, anyone can Laughing
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