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karatestu wrote: Sun Nov 20, 2022 3:38 pm ....Steve, if you had found the combo you have now 20 years ago would you still have bothered with the diy ?


As the amp (probably the AP50 would have been the nearest equivalent) and the same speakers would have been available 20 years ago, I doubt I would've bothered with DIY if I had found the combo then.
As Richard often said: people trapped in the Linn/Naim “PA in the home,” setup, often turned to valves in order to try to ameliorate the effect of being banged around the head with a sledgehammer. Then it would have been only a question of time before one got drawn into building valve amps, because, as Richard said: they’re easy provided you bear in mind they carry lethal voltages and take suitable precautions. I got drawn in and the rest is history as they say. :roll:

I didn’t really think RD selling me those boards would have had the effect it eventually had. The crafty old bugger. :lol:

@Lindsay, the R2D2 is a wooden cat in the Japanese style. :grin:
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OTOH I would not have learned about electronics or made the friends I have in the DIY community, so on balance it is good where I am at the moment, though my wallet is substantially lighter than it would have been. :lol:
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The valve amp and the smaller Mission 731i speakers are now installed as a system in the man-cave:
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CD only for now, but the amp takes the chill off the room.
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“I dunno, I was really drunk at the time.”
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