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Re: How to Build a killer Amp
« Reply #60 on: January 10, 2012, 01:20:45 PM »
Cool checked out the link Terry will order one in the next week or two.
Good to know that it is a decent unit...if Terry gets 18 months I should get about 18 years!

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Re: How to Build a killer Amp
« Reply #61 on: January 10, 2012, 01:50:00 PM »
Thanks Terry

I will check it out.

I was thinking of getting one of these http://www.rhinotools.com.au/soldering-station/124-soldering-station-digital-48w.html

Cheers, Andy

Note the one I linked to is 60W. Whatever you get I recommend 60W it makes a big difference. This is also thermostatically controlled
and also has a 'sleep' mode.

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Re: How to Build a killer Amp
« Reply #62 on: January 10, 2012, 05:14:54 PM »
Yep will get the 60w version. Got a multimeter for Christmas, any other essentials that would be worth getting? Looking forward to sniffing some solder  ;D

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Re: How to Build a killer Amp
« Reply #63 on: January 10, 2012, 05:44:05 PM »
Yep will get the 60w version. Got a multimeter for Christmas, any other essentials that would be worth getting? Looking forward to sniffing some solder  ;D

Third hand soldering station, solder sucker (Steven has a very good one, don't know where to get it though)....and an LCR meter if you're into chokes, caps and resistors, Jaycar got one, I bought it for $50 and came with a lifetime warranty  ;D

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Re: How to Build a killer Amp
« Reply #64 on: January 10, 2012, 06:39:05 PM »
Yep will get the 60w version. Got a multimeter for Christmas, any other essentials that would be worth getting? Looking forward to sniffing some solder  ;D

It's actually a hazard WRT heavy metal buildup in your body.  Those big spring loaded solder suckers are particularly bad as they atomise
tiny particles of lead.

My first choice is electrical de-soldering station, 2nd is solder wick, 3rd is the 'big gun'

I also try to eat plenty of corriander and do plenty of excercise.

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T


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Re: How to Build a killer Amp
« Reply #65 on: January 10, 2012, 06:46:28 PM »
Yep will get the 60w version. Got a multimeter for Christmas, any other essentials that would be worth getting? Looking forward to sniffing some solder  ;D

It's actually a hazard WRT heavy metal buildup in your body.  Those big spring loaded solder suckers are particularly bad as they atomise
tiny particles of lead.

My first choice is electrical de-soldering station, 2nd is solder wick, 3rd is the 'big gun'

I also try to eat plenty of corriander and do plenty of excercise.

http://drumweaver.hubpages.com/hub/cilantro-chelates

cheers

T

Wow, didn't know the hazard of solder sucker! Thanks again Terry, I'll exchange my solder sucker with solder wick or...could you recommend a good electrical de-soldering station?

Love coriander, so it'll be on my daily menu  ;D

Cheers,
William

Edit: looks like the Rhino desoldering station is good as suggested by gamve, expensive though, I'll probably go with the solder wick then...
« Last Edit: January 10, 2012, 06:51:59 PM by Jehuty »
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Re: How to Build a killer Amp
« Reply #66 on: January 10, 2012, 08:24:06 PM »
Yep will get the 60w version. Got a multimeter for Christmas, any other essentials that would be worth getting? Looking forward to sniffing some solder  ;D

It's actually a hazard WRT heavy metal buildup in your body.  Those big spring loaded solder suckers are particularly bad as they atomise
tiny particles of lead.

My first choice is electrical de-soldering station, 2nd is solder wick, 3rd is the 'big gun'

I also try to eat plenty of corriander and do plenty of excercise.

http://drumweaver.hubpages.com/hub/cilantro-chelates

cheers

T


Thanks zenelectro being a welder a bit of lead is nothing :P
Try welding copper/nickel and measure the fumes :'( :'(
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Re: How to Build a killer Amp
« Reply #67 on: January 10, 2012, 09:26:08 PM »

Thanks zenelectro being a welder a bit of lead is nothing :P
Try welding copper/nickel and measure the fumes :'( :'(

I believe it's an accumulative thing and builds up over many years - so you don't want to end up like Beethoven do ya :)

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When they put my hair in the particle accelerator they will find high concentrations of carlsberg.  ;D

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Re: How to Build a killer Amp
« Reply #68 on: January 10, 2012, 09:32:17 PM »

Wow, didn't know the hazard of solder sucker! Thanks again Terry, I'll exchange my solder sucker with solder wick or...could you recommend a good electrical de-soldering station?

Edit: looks like the Rhino desoldering station is good as suggested by gamve, expensive though, I'll probably go with the solder wick then...

I don't think you've got anything to worry about. I solder sometimes 12 hrs a day so that's a different matter.

The desoldering stations are much more finicky and prone to trouble. You have to clean them regularly and it's a
very messy business. The mob who sells my soldering iron also do a DS station for $100. But I'm on my third
now.


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Re: How to Build a killer Amp
« Reply #69 on: January 10, 2012, 10:20:28 PM »
Thanks Terry point taken - nasty stuff - hopefully low exposure with the amount I'll do. Good to know though  ;D

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Re: How to Build a killer Amp
« Reply #70 on: January 10, 2012, 11:05:34 PM »

Thanks zenelectro being a welder a bit of lead is nothing :P
Try welding copper/nickel and measure the fumes :'( :'(

I believe it's an accumulative thing and builds up over many years - so you don't want to end up like Beethoven do ya :)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/05/AR2005120501937.html

They put a few locks of his hair in a particle accelerator and found out.

When they put my hair in the particle accelerator they will find high concentrations of carlsberg.  ;D

Carlsberg, argggh....a man of taste. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: How to Build a killer Amp
« Reply #71 on: January 11, 2012, 12:44:48 PM »
(Third hand soldering station, solder sucker (Steven has a very good one, don't know where to get it though)....and an LCR meter if you're into chokes, caps and resistors, Jaycar got one, I bought it for $50 and came with a lifetime warranty) 

Thanks William very useful. So to clarify an LCR meter measures more than what a typical multimeter does?

Yep, with you guys on the Carlsberg  ;D

Bugger now i can't stop thinking about beer  ;D

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Re: How to Build a killer Amp
« Reply #72 on: January 11, 2012, 09:09:19 PM »
Hi Andy, LCR meter measures inductance, capacitance and resistance, with normal multimeter you will be able to measure resistance but not inductance and capacitance :)
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Re: How to Build a killer Amp
« Reply #73 on: January 12, 2012, 07:40:27 AM »
Thanks William, I'll get one  ;D

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Re: How to Build a killer Amp
« Reply #74 on: March 30, 2012, 10:31:42 PM »
After quite a lenghty discussion with Pieter, I decided to put an order for a pair of his OPTs, spec: 2 SE output transformers HiB c-cores 3k5-5k/8-16R/100mA, potted 12x12cm, 6kg each, good enough to run 300B or PX25 if I need more watts.

It's a bit of gamble to order without listening but I hope the review on the net is not very wrong, otherwise Steven's Tamura F7001s will be gone before he knows it  ;D

The Tributes are here, celebrity death match tomorrow at Steven's, Tribute vs. Tamura and Steven's Bumblebee OPTs  :P
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Re: How to Build a killer Amp
« Reply #75 on: March 30, 2012, 11:56:16 PM »
After quite a lenghty discussion with Pieter, I decided to put an order for a pair of his OPTs, spec: 2 SE output transformers HiB c-cores 3k5-5k/8-16R/100mA, potted 12x12cm, 6kg each, good enough to run 300B or PX25 if I need more watts.

It's a bit of gamble to order without listening but I hope the review on the net is not very wrong, otherwise Steven's Tamura F7001s will be gone before he knows it  ;D

The Tributes are here, celebrity death match tomorrow at Steven's, Tribute vs. Tamura and Steven's Bumblebee OPTs  :P

Good luck Wil. Hope your OP transformers sound as good as they look  :)

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Re: How to Build a killer Amp
« Reply #76 on: March 30, 2012, 11:57:26 PM »
Thanks Graham  :)
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Re: How to Build a killer Amp
« Reply #77 on: March 31, 2012, 12:17:12 AM »
After quite a lenghty discussion with Pieter, I decided to put an order for a pair of his OPTs, spec: 2 SE output transformers HiB c-cores 3k5-5k/8-16R/100mA, potted 12x12cm, 6kg each, good enough to run 300B or PX25 if I need more watts.

It's a bit of gamble to order without listening but I hope the review on the net is not very wrong, otherwise Steven's Tamura F7001s will be gone before he knows it  ;D

The Tributes are here, celebrity death match tomorrow at Steven's, Tribute vs. Tamura and Steven's Bumblebee OPTs  :P
I hope you win a prize jehunty a nos u52
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Re: How to Build a killer Amp
« Reply #78 on: March 31, 2012, 12:28:51 AM »
Hahaha....I don't really expect to win, to get a similar or close to the Bumblebee is good enough for me. Winning NOS U52?  :o Oh how I wish that is a possibility!
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Re: How to Build a killer Amp
« Reply #79 on: March 31, 2012, 01:18:07 AM »
Those transformers do look nice  8)