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Offline wizardofoz

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Re: What have you learnt in Hifi?
« Reply #30 on: July 03, 2014, 14:00 »
DIY doesn't just mean copy someone else's efforts without any payment or plans. I do plenty of DIY but a lot of it is often a kit or a set of plans to follow, but sometimes the diy part is making it customised to your needs, like case type or component selections that would otherwise be the basic versions.


DIY also doesn't mean cheap...but you also have to factor in your time etc too. This is where the savings are most. from http://www.linkwitzlab.com/diy_and_the_cost_of_doing_busine.htm
When you DIY an item, then most people only consider the cost of construction plans and material. The hours for assembly and test do not count. You carry the risk that your assembly may not work properly, but there is free help on the internet to get things fixed. Thus DIY can be a time to learn new skills and lead to greater things. But please do not take your DIY experience as a measure for what the manufactured item ought to sell for. You are missing far too many cost factors.
[/size]When you enthusiastically show off your DIY product to friends and acquaintances, who may not have the time or skills to build their own, then point out the performance of this product and the lasting enjoyment and satisfaction it could provide, if they were to purchase the finished product. What else even competes?   





I have a pile of stuff that pushes out squiggly waveforms from smaller squiggly waveforms that sometimes come from 1's and 0's.
It's wonderful to behold as long as you don't let the magic smoke out.

Life is short! Enjoy the music while it plays, when it stops, there might be a chair for you...or  maybe not.

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Re: What have you learnt in Hifi?
« Reply #31 on: July 03, 2014, 17:03 »


Almost all top brand designers started out as DIYers for they felt that their amp/speaker/turntable/ DAC/cables can sound better and perform better.
Guys like Nelson Pass of Threshold, Pass Labs and First Watt still contribute a lot to the DIY community. Joachim Gerhard of Audio Physics also does that. Not to mention the late Allen Wright. Anthony Michealson of Musical Fidelity literally used his kitchen table to produce his first saleable preamp.

So please, do not look down on DIYing. It's like cooking. Follow the recipe all you want but don't stop yourself from adding more spice or different ingredients to it. At the end of the day, it is our dish and we can eat it too because it is what we like.
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Re: What have you learnt in Hifi?
« Reply #32 on: July 03, 2014, 17:43 »
Another thing about Hifi, there are trolls and then there are trolls. Mustn't feed them. :D
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Re: What have you learnt in Hifi?
« Reply #33 on: July 03, 2014, 18:14 »
Seems to work. ;D
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Re: What have you learnt in Hifi?
« Reply #34 on: July 03, 2014, 23:39 »
To support my friends who believe in DIY.

As DIY to me any effort made in DIY is a good effort be it small, big, successful or unsuccessful. Cause DIY is the birth place for almost all product found in the world.

Below is a pair of ribbon tweeter I build from scratch, from simulation to calculation to sizing to measurement.










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Re: What have you learnt in Hifi?
« Reply #35 on: December 30, 2014, 17:14 »
u always think of upgrading the sound. never think that u have reached the destination. if lucky, think n do n think n do.. better than buy n sell n buy n sell

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Re: What have you learnt in Hifi?
« Reply #36 on: August 03, 2019, 21:24 »
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why is it so dam  hard to obsoleted this turning pieces of equipment ?

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https://youtu.be/FELbmXdS4xM

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Re: What have you learnt in Hifi?
« Reply #37 on: August 03, 2019, 21:36 »
All about $$$$$$$$.

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Re: What have you learnt in Hifi?
« Reply #38 on: August 04, 2019, 13:51 »
After spending so much money, efforts & time, I believed hifi sounds should balanced (just like our life). No excessive bass or midrange or highs. Cheers.

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Dynamics are the essence of how well you can feel the emotions and sentiments from the maestros and what they are trying to propose.

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Re: What have you learnt in Hifi?
« Reply #39 on: August 04, 2019, 14:23 »
The only thing that matters is the room. Get the room right, a $5000 system sound better than a $50,000 in a bad room. No money or waf concern for room acoustics? Do the minimal and use room correction. Oh, and snake oil are aplenty in this emotional industry.
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Re: What have you learnt in Hifi?
« Reply #40 on: August 04, 2019, 14:46 »
One man's meat is another man's poison.
Less is more !

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Re: What have you learnt in Hifi?
« Reply #41 on: August 04, 2019, 16:48 »
Never ask what is good, better or best cos it means different things to different ppl.

Tell what u have or intend to have and what u aim to achieve
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I buy hifi to suit my music, not buy music to suit my hifi.

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Re: What have you learnt in Hifi?
« Reply #42 on: August 04, 2019, 20:04 »
No $$$$, u are not welcome into the shop. >:( better wear fake Rolex before visiting any shops. ;D

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Re: What have you learnt in Hifi?
« Reply #43 on: August 10, 2019, 20:41 »
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why is it so dam  hard to obsoleted this turning pieces of equipment ?

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What have you learnt in Hifi?
« Reply #44 on: August 11, 2019, 18:36 »
That the quest for the holy grail is a passing phase. The love for music remains.
There’s no point in having great presentation unless you have the content. I’d far rather talk to Einstein on the telephone than talk face to face to a doorman in a hotel. - Julian Vereker, Founder of Naim