Diy Links Resource

By ClieOS, May 8, 2010 | |
  1. ClieOS
    [ This is the original work by our beloved rickcr42, whom we'll always remember for his dedication to the Head-fi community and the DIY forum ]
     
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    This sticky will be for links to DIY parts , plans and general DIY project aids , both foreign and domestic.

    Unfortunately only I or another mod can add to the "database" or it may become too disorganized for use by those needing such information .

    Feel free to PM me with any recomendations or to report broken links



    UNDER CONSTANT CONSTRUCTION

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    DIY PARTS
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    PARTS SUPPLIERS


    U.S.A.

    Antique Electronic Supply
    http://www.tubesandmore.com/

    Angela Instruments
    http://www.angela.com/

    Action-electronics
    http://www.action-electronics.com/

    Audio Grade-presently down will leave this link until I know the details !
    http://www.geocities.com/audiograde/ [ X ]

    Triode Electronics
    http://store.yahoo.com/triodeel/index.html
    http://www.triodeelectronics.com/

    Audio Express - printed circut boards for Audio Amatuer/Glass Audio articles
    http://www.audioxpress.com/

    Mouser Electronics
    http://www.mouser.com/index.cfm?handler=home/

    Digi-Key Electronics
    http://www.digi-key.com/

    Michael Percy Audio
    http://www.percyaudio.com/

    Markertek
    http://www.markertek.com/

    Allied Electronics
    https://www.alliedelec.com/default.asp

    Handmade Electronics
    http://www.hndme.com/

    Wellborne Labs - Audiophile Parts, Nice Selection
    http://www.welbornelabs.com/parts.htm

    Cardas Audio OEM/DIY page
    http://www.cardas.com/oem/index.html

    DAC Parts
    http://www.bkcgroup.fsnet.co.uk/DACS...IO%20CHIPS.htm [ X ]

    Small Bear LLC , many unique parts at very good prices.Geared towards "stompbox" guitar effects but definately of interest to any DIYer. Thanks Erix
    http://www.smallbearelec.com/

    BD Enterprises
    http://www.bdent.com/

    The Parts connection
    http://www.partsconnexion.com/


    Parts Express
    http://www.partsexpress.com/


    AES-Audio Electronic Supply
    http://www.audioelectronicsupply.com/

    JAMECO Electronics
    http://www.jameco.com/

    Newark Electronics
    http://www.newark.com/

    The Tube Store
    http://www.thetubestore.com/

    Moon Audio-really nice connectors at a fair price
    http://www.moon-audio.com/

    Westlake Electronics-another nice source for connectors and wire
    http://www.westlake-electronic.com/

    Madisound-mainly speaker oriented but other parts available such as coils , capacitors , damping , hardware
    http://www.madisound.com/


    U.K.

    Cricklewood : UK Parts Supplier-thanks pinkfloyyd
    http://www.cricklewoodelectronics.co...tomer/home.php

    Maplin : UK parts
    http://www.maplin.co.uk/


    ITALY

    WASP-Wilder's Amp Special Parts : Italian parts supplier mainly geared to the guitarist/guitar amp builder but also fills a need for more European suppliers.Many useful parts available.
    http://www.waspware.it/ [ X ]

    AudioKit : Another Italian page with a large selection of audio grade parts
    http://www.audiokit.it/index.htm

     
    NETHERLANDS

    Qables DIY parts: Netherlands parts supplier mainly geared to the LOD and headphone recable builder. Many useful parts and wire available.
    http://www.qables.com



    CHASSIS , ENCLOSURES , FABRICATION , PROTOTYPING

    Hammond Enclosures: Very large selection
    http://www.hammondmanufacturing.com/scpg.htm

    Design,build,Listen-off the shelf and custom work
    http://www.designbuildlisten.com/

    Active Plastics
    http://www.activeplastics.com/

    On-Line Metals
    http://www.onlinemetals.com/

    http://www.thlaudio.com/

    Front Panels Made to Order
    http://www.frontpanelexpress.com/

    PacTec Enclosures
    http://www.pactecenclosures.com/

    Beautiful Wood! Perfect for that Tube Amp.
    http://www.welbornelabs.com/woodchassis.htm

    Yeager Audio-A really nice chassis at a fair price that is perfectly sized for a stereo tube amplifier.Is finished in s oft gloss black,c\Comes with the IEC jack,Fuse holder and rubber feet so all that is left is the actual tube socket hole cutouts.
    http://www.yaegeraudio.com/

    LMB/Heeger
    http://www.lmbheeger.com/

    BUD Industries
    http://www.budind.com/index.php3

    SESCOM - good selection , custom chassis punching available
    http://www.sescom.com/enclosures/enclose.html [ X ]

    Lansing Enclosures
    http://www.lansing-enclosures.com/

    PAR metal
    http://www.par-metal.com/

    AudioKits-small but nice selection of audio specific chassis/enclosures at a fair price
    http://www.audiokits.com/products.asp?catid=111

    IAG (International Audio Group) : These are very nice aluminum chassis with hardwood caps.Not cheap but very nice just the same.
    http://iagaudio.com/products.asp?id=4


    Enclosures And Cases Dot com :Nice selection of quality chassis-cast tube,rack style,desktop,flanged
    http://www.enclosuresandcases.com/index.html


    AmpboxAudio : So far only two offering but those two are really nice.One is a drop in for the Tripath amp,the other is a "Eurobox" and accepts standard Euro-cards-
    http://mywebpages.comcast.net/ampbox/index.html

    Germany

    Fischer Elektronik
    http://www.fischerelektronik.de/


    Zero Cases : Unusual but very nice deep drawn metal enclosures (custom work available)-
    http://catalog.zerocases.com/ [ X ]




    OTHER HARDWARE

    BrownDog Adapters: IC adapter boards
    http://cimarrontechnology.com/index.asp


    Just a really nice knob
    http://www.welbornelabs.com/hardware.htm
    The knob is no longer listed on the website !.Will update link if it re-appears.

    Wood Knobs
    http://pages.sbcglobal.net/quackfat/_wsn/page5.html [ X ]

    DIY Wood Knobs
    http://www.audiotweaks.com/diy2/scott_knobs/page01.htm





    TRANSFORMERS

    Lundahl - High Quality Tube Oriented Audio Transformers
    http://www.lundahl.se/index.html

    Hammond Transformers - transformers for power supplies and tube audio
    http://www.hammondmfg.com/5cindex.htm [ √ ]

    Jensen Transformers - High quality audio matching step up and isolation transformers
    http://www.comtran.com [ X ]

    SESCOM - audio matching step up and splitting transformers
    http://www.sescom.com/audio/audio.html [ X ]

    Avel-Lindberg Toroid Transformers - custom design also
    http://www.avellindberg.com/transfor...mers_index.htm

    Plitron toroid transformers
    http://www.plitron.com/

    Toroid.Com - toroid transformers
    http://www.toroid.com/

    Victoria Magnetics
    http://www.victoriamagnetics.com/ [ X ]

    Heyboer Audio Transformers :Vintage guitar/Amp transformers
    http://www.heyboertransformers.com/ [ X ]

    Edcor U.S.A. - dirt cheap but good quality and custom work available for a very easy price :
    http://www.edcorusa.com/Products/Default.aspx [ √ ]

    James Transformers
    http://www.octave-electronics.com/Parts/james.shtml

    Magnequest
    http://www.magnequest.com/home.htm

    Cinemag-High Quality audio Transformers :
    http://www.cinemag.biz/

    Antrim Transformers U.K.-Toroid Mains Power And Tube Output Transformers.custom work available :
    http://www.antrimtransformers.com/home_page.php

    Sowter U.K.-High quality Audio transformers including Headphone Cupling,DAC Coupling and Vintage Pro Gear direct replacements (API,RCA,Fairchild,Etc.) :
    http://www.sowter.co.uk/

    Stevens & Billington,U.K.-

    Hashimoto Electric-Japan : Former maker of the "Sansui" brand audio output transformers.Not only are the products very high in high quality but there is a wealth of information on vintage Sansui Tube Amps plus a nice selection of modern amp schematics.If your interests run to the Pentode or Tetrode amp this is a must visit web site :
    http://www.tube-amps.net/index.htm



    DIY RESOURCES
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    PCB Resources

    Express PCB
    http://www.expresspcb.com/

    CadSoft Eagle Lite
    http://www.cadsoft.de/freeware.htm







    SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURERS

    Texas Instruments/Burr-Brown
    http://www.ti.com/

    Analog Devices
    http://www.analog.com/index.html

    Linear Technology
    http://www.linear.com/

    Holtek
    http://www.holtek.com/English/default.htm [ √ ]

    National Semiconductor
    http://www.national.com/

    International Rectifier: MOFETS, HEXFREDS, Class D Amps
    http://www.irf.com/

    On-Semiconductor
    http://www.onsemi.com/home

    Crystal Semiconductr
    http://www.cirrus.com/

    Maxxim
    http://www.maxim-ic.com/StartPage.htm


    Intersil/Elantec
    http://www.intersil.com/cda/home/

    Zetex Semiconductor
    http://www.zetex.com/frame.asp?page=...m/3.0/3-10.asp

    Japan Radio Corp (JRC)
    http://www.njr.com/





    DATA SHEETS/APPLICATION NOTES

    Data Sheet Archive : Punch in the number and get the datasheet,even obsolete devices-
    http://www.datasheetarchive.com/

    Jensen Transformer schematics archive
    http://www.comtran.com/apps_sc.html [ X ]

    Tube Data sheet index
    http://www.triodeel.com/tubedata.htm

    http://www.mif.pg.gda.pl/homepages/frank/index.html

    Tube manuals RCA , Telefunken , Western Electric - even if the manuals are not your interest visit this site . It is just too cool for humans
    http://www.vcomp.co.uk/manuals/manuals.htm

    Rane, data, app notes mainly relating to pro sound but usable, if you look hard enough there are pdf files of some headphone amps but I didn't say it .
    http://www.rane.com/library.html


    Frank's Electron Tube Page ; a HUGE resource for tube datasheets . HUGE !
    http://home.wxs.nl/~frank.philipse/frank/frank.html [ X ]


    Welcome to tube data ; the real deal ,check it out
    http://w1.871.telia.com/~u87127076/index.htm [ X ]

    InterFet Application Notes : JFET Applications
    http://www.interfet.com/pdf/App_Notes.pdf





    TECHNICAL DOCUMENTS

    http://focus.ti.com/docs/apps/catalo...ata/audio_ovw/

    http://www.analog.com/en/technical-documentation/resources/index.html [ √ ]

    http://www.linear.com/designtools/ [ √ ]

    http://www.irf.com/technical-info/

    http://www.aikenamps.com/TechInfo_2.htm

    Tube Tech
    http://www.zwengelamps.com/tech.html [ X ]

    Tube Basics / Theory
    http://www.thevalvepage.com/valvetek/valvetek.htm

    Tube For Newbies-pretty extensive yet understandable resource that describes basic tube operation and theory
    http://www.bonavolta.ch/hobby/en/audio/t_bas.htm


    Rane Professional Audio Reference - not just for the pros , good solid information on sound and hearing,audio terms explained , a HUGE resource
    http://www.rane.com/par-num.html

    Understanding Headphone Power Requirements
    http://www.rane.com/note100.html [ X ]

    John Conover Spatial Distortion page - discusses crossfeed and offers a new solution
    http://www.vt52.com/

    Three Dimensional Sound links - enough to keep you busy for months !
    http://www.users.dircon.co.uk/~wareing/3daudio.htm [ X ]

    Basic Electrical Theory explained - a good read
    http://www.kimber.com/reference/basicelectronics/tablecont.htm [ √ ]


    Introduction To Capacitors
    http://my.execpc.com/~endlr/index.html

    Basics Of Vacuum Tubes
    http://www.radau5.ch/basics_1.html

    Navy Electrical Engineering Training Series
    http://www.tpub.com/neets/

    Scots Guide To Electronics
    http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~www_pa/...o/electron.htm

    Technical information on recording via computer
    http://www.rme-audio.de/en_support_techinfo.php [ √ ]

    DC Circuit Analysis
    http://www.rexrobards.com/ampco/dcca00.html [ X ]

    Anatomy of a Vacuum Tube
    http://www.rexrobards.com/ampco/tube_parts.html [ X ]

    Anatomy Of A Vacuum Tube Amp
    http://www.rexrobards.com/ampco/theory.html [ X ]

    audioXpress Audio Classroom Series :Circuit Design Series For Tube Amp Design
    http://www.audioxpress.com/resource/...lass/index.htm

    Electrical Engineering Training Series :Well this Is Almost Too Much Information But If You Are Looking To Really Learn Electronics This Is The Joint ! Link provided by erix
    http://www.tpub.com/content/neets/14178/index.htm

    This almost falls under The "Way Too Much Information" Category but if you want to know,and if you did not you would not have scrolled this far-look here ,thanks Erix
    http://ken-gilbert.com/technical_articles.htm

    Amplifier design E-book : discusses in detail amplifier design by stage.A good read-thanks PPL
    http://paginas.fe.up.pt/~fff/eBook/MDA/MDA.html

    The Hawksford Papers : Wide ranging topics from amplifier design and theory ,acoustics,speaker design,soundspace manipulation and to digital from the very beginning until now .A must read for those into the more theoretical and technical end of audio.
    http://www.essex.ac.uk/ese/research/...lications.html


    Eric Barbour Tube Basics-Very easy to undersatand yet very informative.Highly recommended reading if you are new to tube DIY because it covers all the basics in an easy to understand style :
    http://www.classahighperformance.com...used.htm#Using [ X ]



    SYSTEM CONNECTIONS LIBRARY

    Mostly pro audio links but if anyone knows how to make things work it is those who's livelyhood depends on good results and not on the job training or "theory" :

    Belden Cable-"Cable College" :
    http://www.belden.com/03Products/03_TechnicalInfo.cfm [ √ ]

    Jensen Transformer Application notes :
    http://www.jensen-transformers.com/apps_wp.html

    Whirlwind Tech :
    http://whirlwindusa.com/support [ √ ]

    RANE Notes Specific To System-Interconnection :

    Grounding and Shielding Audio Devices-
    http://www.rane.com/note151.html

    Sound System Interconnection-
    http://www.rane.com/note110.html

    Why Not "Y" ?-
    http://www.rane.com/note109.html

    Interfacing AES3 and S/PDIF-
    http://www.rane.com/note149.html

    Unity Gain and Impedance Matching-
    http://www.rane.com/note124.html

    Practical Line Driving-
    http://www.rane.com/note126.html

    Grounding and Shielding Computer Audio Devices-
    http://www.rane.com/pdf/compgrou.pdf

    System Problems A.K.A Pin-1 Problems-
    http://www.rane.com/pdf/whitlock.pdf

    Douglas Self on Balanced Lines-
    http://www.dself.dsl.pipex.com/ampins/balanced/balanced.htm [ √ ]

    Ian Gregoey : Balanced vs Unbalanced Lines-
    http://www.ians-net.co.uk/articles/balanced_lines.php

    EDCOR U.S.A. -
    http://www.audiotransformers.net/solutions.htm [ X ]
    http://www.audiotransformers.net/applications.htm [ X ]


    SOWTER : More on Grounding and connections-
    http://www.lundahl.se/pdfs/papers/groundin.pdf




    ENTIRE BOOKS FOR DOWNLOAD

    Analog Devices : Philbrick Applications Manual for Computing Amplifiers - for Modeling, Measuring, Manipulating & Much Else
    75 MB PDF File but downloadable by chapters or the full 75 MB
    A very comprehensive book with a lot of valuable information
    A MUST READ for the more technical minded DIYers.
    http://www.analog.com/library/analog...mplifiers.html

    Analog Devices "A Designer's Guide To Instrumentation Amplifiers (2nd edition)".Very detailed and a must read if you want to implement balanced inputs .
    http://www.analog.com/en/amplifiers-and-comparators/instrumentation-amplifiers/products/design-handbooks/CU_dh_designers_guide_to_instrumentation_amps/resources/fca.html [ √ ] note: 3rd edition

    Texas instruments "Op Amps For Everyone Design Guide" rev B-Ray Mancini---2 meg pdf file
    http://www-s.ti.com/sc/psheets/slod006b/slod006b.pdf

    Full Tube Manuals-RCA Radiotron Tube Manual 1929-huge ! , Western Electric Tube Manual 1933, Telefunken Valve Manual 1930
    http://www.vcomp.co.uk/manuals/manuals.htm

    Audio Handbook No. 1 - Norman H. Crowhurst : Tube Audio Fundamentals
    http://richard984.tripod.com/vacuum_tube_literature.htm

    Electro Voice P.A. Bible-if you contemplate live sound for any reason either for a band or to address a small gathering this is an essential read
    http://www.electro-voice.com/downloads.php [ √ ]

    Western Electric AMPLIFIERS : This is THE definitive WECO Amplifier Handbook and they are all there in pdf files for download until you have the entire book.
    don't let the age ot the technology fool you,these are serious amps and way before their time in the design area-
    http://www.audiosharing.com/archive/...mp/we_amp.htm#







    ONLINE ELECTRONIC SEMINARS


    Analog Devices Design Seminars-very inclusive and covers a lot of ground
    http://www.analog.com/en/content/webinar_home_page/fca.html [ √ ]

    Texas Instruments E-Lab Webcasts :
    http://focus.ti.com/general/docs/gencontent.tsp?contentId=32275 [ √ ]

    Texas Instruments Audio Classes-online classes
    http://focus.ti.com/general/docs/tra...sp?appAreaId=1






    INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE

    Texas Instruments Development Tools & Software :
    http://focus.ti.com/general/docs/dev...hdr_s_devtools


    Analog Devices Interactive Design tools :
    http://designtools.analog.com/dt/sdtutorial/sdtutorial.html [ √ ]


    National Semiconductor Power Supply Designer :
    http://www.national.com/appinfo/webe...power&step=0A/

    National Semiconductor Active Filter Designer "
    http://webench.national.com/appinfo/...quirements.cgi

    National Semiconductor Amplifier design Tool :
    http://webench.national.com/appinfo/...t_topology.cgi

    National Semiconductor Chip Amp Selector :
    http://webench.national.com/appinfo/webench/audio



    Audio Scientific Calculators Links List-HUGE LISTING !
    http://www.audioscientific.com/Auto%...es%20Links.htm






    FREE SOFTWARE

    http://focus.ti.com/docs/analog/cata...20(FilterPro)/

    http://www.linear.com/software/

    http://www.marchandelec.com/fg.htm Marchand frequency generator . A truly useful device for audio testing and setup.
    BUT ! Be aware that pure tones at high levels can destroy a headphone or loudspeaker transducer ! Turn the volume DOWN totally and bring it up slowly.

    http://www.ethanwiner.com/gadgets.html Mic pads and other small gadgets . While geared towards microphones has an application in any audio situation .
    Tough to categorize this but since there is also a nifty free calculator to go with the designs I put it here . See page bottom . Only a 26 K download . Way cool .

    http://www.dogstar.dantimax.dk/testwavs/index.htm
    Audio Test signals to download-really complete set , recommended

    http://www.dazyweblabs.com/shannonsoft/page3.html advanced software , very complete ; thanks to John Cheadle [ X ]

    http://audio.rightmark.org/


    nice set of audio test files , includes 24 biut and 96 khz
    http://www.rme-audio.com/english/download/audtest.htm [ X ]


    Duncan Amps-essential software if you design with tubes-Power Supply Designer ll , Anode load Calculator , Speaker Impedance Calculator , Tone Stack Calculator and the Tube Data Sheet Locator-Highly recommended
    http://www.duncanamps.com/software.html

    Genelec (Mnitor Speaker Manufacturer)-more audio test tones including a sweep tone from 10 to 150 hz and pink noise
    http://www.genelec.com/learning-center/test-signals/ [ √ ]





    ONLINE CALCULATORS

    Capacitor Conversion http://www.krstarica.com/eng/convers...=10&iz=17&u=15

    Four Band Resistor Color Coide
    http://samengstrom.com/elec/resistor/index.html

    Five Band Resistor Color Code
    http://samengstrom.com/elec/resistor/5band.html

    stepped Attenuator
    http://margo.student.utwente.nl/klaas/audio_step.htm [ X ]

    stepped attenuator 2
    http://www.quadesl.com/attenuator.html

    LM317 VR Resistor Calculator-AMZ
    http://www.muzique.com/schem/lm317.htm

    Convert Decibels To Gain-AMZ
    http://www.muzique.com/schem/gain.htm

    Convert Voltage Gain To Decibels-AMZ
    http://www.muzique.com/schem/decibel.htm

    LED Resistor Value Calculator-AMZ
    http://www.muzique.com/schem/led.htm

    Simple RC Filter Cutoff-AMZ
    http://www.muzique.com/schem/led.htm

    Op-Amp Noise Calculator-AMZ
    http://www.muzique.com/schem/opcalc.htm

    Calculators Online software -Engineering A-Z
    http://www.martindalecenter.com/Calculators.html [ √ ]

    Hagerman-Phono Cartridge Loading
    http://www.hagtech.com/loading.html


    Headphone Amplifier Power Calculator-Determines how much power you will need for your headphone amp to deliver to your headphones.Simple to use :
    http://www.headphone-amplifier.com/calculator.htm



    DIY AUDIO SECTION
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    HEADPHONE AMP AND OTHER DIY PLANS OF INTEREST
    Non-profit links only

    HeadWize - The Most Extensive DIY Headphone Amp Library On The Planet
    http://gilmore2.chem.northwestern.edu/projects/ [ √ ]

    Audiologica-Head-Fi Member Tangent's web page covering all aspects of headphone amp design and building-"A Must Visit" that picks up where HeadWize stops and fills in the blanks
    http://tangentsoft.net/audio/


    Pete Millett's Website . He is/was Wheatfield Audio . Some really cool Tube And Hybrid Designs
    http://www.pmillett.com/


    TNT HODA ( high dynamics op-amp )
    http://www.tnt-audio.com/clinica/dynamicopamp_e.html


    The Fi Primer , no headphone amps but a must read
    http://tinpan.fortunecity.com/saints/668/primer/

    Prof . W. Marshal Leach Jr. , Articles have apeared in Audio Magazine (defunct , a pity it broke me in along with Popular Electronics) loads of great info and DIY plans
    http://users.ece.gatech.edu/~mleach/

    MicDiyers home page , plans to make a micset for your MD or other recorder , binaural baby !
    http://www.imazda.com/mazdaracer/mic/micdiyers.html  [ √ ]

    SoundStage Synergizing - archived DIY cheap tweeks , racks , interconnects , etc.
    http://www.soundstage.com/synergize/synergize.htm

    Shavano Music Online - mucho information for the audio DIT enthusiast , check it out
    http://www.colomar.com/Shavano/construction.html

    RJM Audio Cable - Richard Murdey's website with many cable designs , plus his version of the Szekeres Amp as published at HeadWise in the Project Library . Mucho good stuff
    http://phonoclone.com/index.html [ √ ]

    My First Tube Amp-Very informative,especially the section on biasing
    http://members.tripod.com/~gabevee/mytubamp.html

    Steve Bench's Tube Pages-many innovative designs including portable amps using DC converters
    http://greygum.net/sbench/sbench101/ [ √ ]

    Extensive set of worldwide tube links
    http://tubesall.hihome.com/tube.htm

    DIY Mania - A Korean Site (use babel fish )
    http://www.diymania.net/

    Walt Jung's web page with the original audio op-amp serie of articles from EDN magazine , plus the original Audio Electronics Magazine article on the super regulator-these are a must read for any person interrested in DIY audio . Download them and enjoy
    http://waltjung.org/ [ √ ]


    Bonavolta-large scheamatic library,mostly tube amps but a couple of headphone amps and some classic phono stages . Be sure to check out the section on tube design theory
    http://www.bonavolta.ch/hobby/en/aud...adphone%20Amps

    The Class-A Amplifier Site : Mostly concerned with building the classic John Lindsey hood JLH Class-A Amplifier but includes a couple of JLH discrete transistor headphone amps plus other class A amplifier schematics
    http://www.tcaas.btinternet.co.uk/

    Stax ES Headphone Transformer interface : Using Lundahl Transformers-Andrea Ciuffoli 2001
    http://www.audiodesignguide.com/my/stax_transf.html

    Stax ES Headphone 4300B Tube Amp - Andrea Cuiffoli
    http://www.audiodesignguide.com/my/stax_amp.html

    Stax ES headphone 4300B Tube Amp 2 - Andrea Cuiffoli 2002
    http://www.audiodesignguide.com/my/stax_amp2.html


    Svetlana Construction Articles and Technical notes Using Svetlana tubes-no true headphone amps but many nice amp designs and enough information to whip up your own designs :
    http://216.87.144.102/svetlana/techbulletins.asp [ X ]


    DIY Tube Audio Resource Guide : This is a PDF file that has clickable links to other files directly from the resource guide.Pretty cool and damn convenient
    http://www.tubeseller.com/docs/tube_links.pdf [ X ]





    DIY TIPS AND TECHNIQUES


    GEO circuit layout tutorial - thanks budgie
    http://www.geofex.com/Article_Folder...oto_styles.htm

    Curcio Audio DIY resource -soldering tutorial , troubleshooting overview, DIY bible , recomended tools ,construction guidelines
    http://www.curcioaudio.com/sup_3.htm


    Some nice projects for recording- http://www.celestial.com.au/%7Erosswood/diy.htm

    NASA Soldering video thanks to ofb
    http://radiojove.gsfc.nasa.gov/help/ [ √ ] note: section 3.

    Replacing Capacitors In Old Radios-but applies to vintage electronics of all types
    http://antiqueradio.org/recap.htm

    Connector Wiring Diagrams @ Van Den Hul : All there and if it isn't you don't need it
    http://www.vandenhul.com/artpap/wiring.htm [ X ]

    Switch Training Manual from Eaton Electrical-Very easy to understand manual on the how and why of switching :
    http://www.eatonelectrical.com/unsec...NINGMANUAL.PDF

    Jung and Kester onaudio Op-amps :
    [/URL Computer Audio article f...ositive Feedback Magazine Ar...nugent.htm</a>





    DIY RELATED ONLINE MAGAZINES

    Tube CAD Journal
    http://www.tubecad.com/

    TNT Internet Magazine
    http://www.tnt-audio.com/int.html

    Zero Distortion Internet Magazine
    http://www.zero-distortion.com/glavna.htm [ X ]

    Valve Magazine , geared towards tube audio with many great construction articles , including a 6GM8 headphone amp. Read online or download the pdf
    http://www.bottlehead.com/valve/valve.html [ X ]

    NEWSLETTERS AND MAGAZINES FOR DOWNLOAD

    Audio Basics newsletter from Audio By Van Alstine - 1984 to 1984 - tips , techniques , plans , including a couple of headphone amps , Dyna mods , lotsa good stuf here boys and girls
    http://www.avahifi.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=85&Itemid=181 [ √ ]


    Sound Practices - selected articles in pdf format for download : mostly tube amp related but good reading
    http://www.southernelectricaudio.com/library.html [ X ]

    Analog Devices "Analog Dialog" Magazine Archive
    http://www.analog.com/library/analog.../archives.html





    TWEAKS

    AudioTweaks : Entire site dedicated to audio tweaking
    http://www.audiotweaks.com/diy2/scott_knobs/page01.htm


    The Audio Analyst (Greg Weaver) Tweakfest-nicely done
    http://www.positive-feedback.com/pfb...kfest.7n3.html




    TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDES

    Curcio Audio Troubleshooting Guide : This is a pdf file and is specific to the individual audio device rather than a "system" troubleshooting guide but is very useful for getting that project working when there is a problem.
    http://www.curcioaudio.com/Troublesh...20Overview.pdf

    Troubleshooting Flow Chart-By Frank Van Alstine : system flow chart for weeding out system interconnection troubles.Print it out and keep it near your sound system for reference :
    http://www.avahifi.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=88&Itemid=184 [ √ ]

    Tweak Shop Troubleshooting Flow Chart: This one is online and links to individual "problem" pages unlike the above which you can download.Very intuitive and maybe a better way to go for some.
    http://www.tweakshop.com/Troubleshooting/ChartOne.html

    Troubleshooting And Repair Of Consumer Electronics -EVERYTHING you need to know and then some !
    http://www.repairfaq.org/REPAIR/F_tshoot.html


    DIGITAL AUDIO

    http://www.nanophon.com/audio/index.htm

    http://www.lavryengineering.com/supportpage.html=




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    MISC.

    anything that does not quite fit above

    Soldering Learning/Practice Kit : Inexpensive kit for learning how to solder that will save you $$$ in the long run.Learning to solder is 90% of what you need for DIY audio and better to learn right than to destroy expenive parts or ruin ciruit board if you are not adept-
    http://www.circuitspecialists.com/prod.itml/icOid/8492

    Annoyances Dot Org - windows fixes and programs
    http://www.annoyances.org/

    Circuit Exchange International - lot of stuff here
    http://www.mitedu.freeserve.co.uk/ [ X ]

    Electrostatic Headphone circuit-serious database on past and present electrostat headphones , including repair info and specs
    http://www.audiocircuit.com/9111-esh...t/9111IMAI.htm [ X ]
    also check out the dynamic headphone circuit while there for info on just about every can ever made :
    http://www.audiocircuit.com/9112-dyn...t/9112IMAI.htm [ X ]
    not sure what is going on with this site and will keep the link for now


    this is just soooo cooool !
    http://home.att.net/~theremin1/200/wien.html [ X ]


    ANALOG X - Very useful Active X related software for Windows and Music,tiny,fast and best of all FREE !
    http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/audio.htm

    History Of american Broadcasting-very cool,even has .wav files of historical radio and television moments
    http://jeff560.tripod.com/broadcasting.html [ √ ]

    THE RECORDING FAQ-plenty of useful information even if you do not record
    http://www.phys.tue.nl/people/etimme...ordingFAQ.html

    The American Widescreen Museum-a MUST visit ! Just too cool for humans . Extremely high recommendation
    http://www.widescreenmuseum.com/index.htm



    JUST FOR FUN [​IMG]

    Cool desktop virtual theremin
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/playground/theremin1.shtml
    No longer available at the BBC website-alternate source here-
    http://www.humboldtmusic.com/eldingreen/theremin.html


    Mousing Virtual Theremin :
    http://www.sagebrush.com/mousing.htm


    Play A Piano - interactive java piano with oscilloscope display - see the waveform as you play !
    http://www.frontiernet.net/~imaging/play_a_piano.html

    Audio Related Humor - We could all use a good laugh once in a while-good for the heart ! (also some truly useful information here)
    http://www.roger-russell.com/truth/truth.htm#norelco


    VINTAGE GEAR

    Western Electric AMPLIFIERS : This is THE definitive WECO Amplifier Handbook and they are all there in pdf files for download until you have the entire book.
    don't let the age ot the technology fool you,these are serious amps and way before their time in the design area-
    http://www.audiosharing.com/archive/...mp/we_amp.htm#


    Vintage Electro-Voice : Vintage Tube amps ,Vintage Microphones,Speaker Driver Specs ,Enclosure Plans,Vintage 50s-60s-70s Catalogs
    http://geocities.com/tadgesualdo/12trxbwebsite.html

    Lansing Heritage :JBL/Altec Lansing Info ,Brochures ,Driver Specs ,Enclosure Diagrams,Electronics Brochures and Amp Schematics
    http://www.audioheritage.org/intro.htm

    Hi-Fi Literature :Vintage Catalogs/Information From Many Companies with More Added All The Time
    Vintage H.H.Scott Hi-Fi Stereo ...tp://www.hhscott.com/]http://www.hhscott.com/

    Nostalgic Kit Central : Heathkit ,Eico ,Allied Radio/Knight-listing of most model numbers with pictures for most plus some unique "in the box" kit photos
    http://www.nostalgickitscentral.com/ [ √ ]

    Heathkit Virtual Museum : Name Says It All
    http://www.heathkit-museum.com/

    H.J. Leak :
    http://werple.net.au/~kiewavly/Leak.html [ X ]

    The Eico Homepage :Eico Information And Schematics
    http://users.rcn.com/fiddler.interport//EICO.HTM [ X ]

    McIntosh History Page-interesting reading ,great pictures and history
    http://www.roger-russell.com/aboutmc.htm

    One electron-consumer Audio Schematics-vintage schematics
    http://www.one-electron.com/FC_Consumer.html

    One Electron-pro audio equipment-vintage schematics
    http://www.one-electron.com/FC_Consumer.html

    One Electron-Misc. Documents Page-Extremely unique resource of old mazine article and corporate papers dealing with tube gear.Old yet still valid content
    http://www.one-electron.com/Misc_Docs.html#AG300

    Electro Voice P.A. bible : PDF files for download and a MUST read if you are into live sound no mater the venue-large or small.Also on the site are the plans for the classic EV Century iV Horns.all in all a pretty cool site
    http://www.desperadocycles.com/Music...A_Listener.htm [ X ]

    The "Unofficial" Altec Page-Vintage speaker plans and electronics schematics,Pro-Sound info and much more :
    http://alteclansingunofficial.nlenet.net/index.html

    Voice Of The Theater-More vintage Altec content

    Tannoy-Cabinet plans and specifications for vintage Tannoy loudspeakers :
    http://users.bigpond.com/tunnelgap/Tannoy/tannoy1.html [ X ]
    http://members.tripod.com/fn8142b/Tannoy.html

    AmpsLab-Not in the above sites ? Then look here.Many "unique" and less common schematics including some vintage receivers not seen elsewhere :

    http://www.ampslab.com/vintage1.htm


    The Vinyl Playback System

    This area will be for all things vinly disc related

    Turntable Set-Up

    Cartridge Set-Up

    Record Care

    A nice easy to understand tutorial :
    http://www.smartdev.com/Cleaning-tutorial.html [ X ]

    Galen Carol : "Caring For Your Records"
    http://www.smartdev.com/Record_care.html [ X ]

    Watts Record Care Booklet
    http://www.smartdev.com/Watts.pdf [ X ]

    LoriCraft Bi-Directional Record Cleaning Article
    http://www.smartdev.com/Bidirectional.html [ X ]



    more to come..............


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