off topic but flashed into my mind (a scary place
) so i thought i would share the vision for the OldTimers
better known as the original HeadWize All Stars music to go
brings up a certain visual for most of us ,one with an itty bitty source , headphone amp and a set of earbuds-that seems to be the norm
But back in the "old days" we had a guy come on board to the DIY forum at headwize and he was attempting to build an amp to drive his Grados to insane volume levels and his first attempt was a real disaster
So as we always did , the guys that knew what time of day it was went through the process of troubleshooting his amp online over a period of days until the operation was a success
the joy was always in the helping the new guy , the next generation of 'builder of things audio'
that and a little ego as in "I know this and you all stand back and watch while i tell him how to proceed"
This particular guy was relentless and every time something was suggested he would log off ,try the fix , and then log back and with
IT DID NOT WORK !!!!
NOW WHAT ???
followed by *^%&&**^ (not the edited version folks
Well eventually the operation was a success , he survived ,we survived and the pictorial to follow was a thing of beauty !
but we created a monster (some of you are already smiling
) and this person was not content to have a fully operational CMOY amp so the next day he unveiled the BATTERY PACK so he could amp up
again not good enough
Two days later or maybe longer ,not sure , the 47 Amp was unveiled
then it got a little weird , new amps every other day
each more powerful than the last , some actually scary looking all podged together with four opamps stacked and wires going all over
this wing nut is the "A" in the CHA47 amp
where this is heading is....
i always had a vision of a glazed eyed amp constructor laboring over the workbench , no sleep,coffe at hand and finallyEUREKA !
success at last
and then i picture him walking down the streets of manhatten with his most recent creation-towing
the six car batteries in a little red wagon to power it !
we miss you manaddendum :
Apheared was the original moderator of the DIY forum here and even though i taught him a good portion of what he came to know he was like a jackrabbit and soon leaped beyond teacher . I am still just carrying his water