How I started

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HenryB

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How I started
« on: 8 Jun 2022, 05:54 pm »
I began as an audiophile listening to science fiction on a Packard Bell tube powered radio. The reception was terrible, which made the stories even more exciting. I began building Heathkits in grade school  and built a DynakKit FM radio connected to a HH Scott tube receiver. I built a speaker using an Altec Lansing 12" D -130 Driver. Thats the one with the crackle finish web and the silver dome in the middle of the front. It was a beautiful piece of American engineering. It was ported to an opening on the front that I could control by pulling a string in the back. The string was attached to a hinged door that could open and close the port passage. In high school I switched to a Dyna preamp and the Dyna 120 amp, Recocut turntable with an Empire arm, Stanton pick up.  I think the HH Scott sounded better. So I remember thinking at the time, this is not progress. My long search for that right sound began then.

Phil A

Re: How I started
« Reply #1 on: 8 Jun 2022, 07:11 pm »
Welcome to AC!

Blackmore

Re: How I started
« Reply #2 on: 8 Jun 2022, 08:39 pm »
Welcome to AudioCircle. I like those old HH Scott receivers too.

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Re: How I started
« Reply #3 on: 8 Jun 2022, 09:56 pm »
Welcome to AC  :thumb:

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Re: How I started
« Reply #4 on: 9 Jun 2022, 05:48 am »
Greetings & Welcome to AC HenryB   :thumb:

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Kit Project
« Reply #5 on: 21 Jun 2022, 05:38 pm »
My last project in DynaKit form was building a Dyna 416 Amp. This is an old school fairly massive design with a two speed fan and 200 watts per side. It has a number of interesting features including an adjustable "DynaGuard" to protect your speakers. This amp connected thru the Bose 901 equalizer to a pair of ceiling-hanging Bose 901s sounded wonderful. I will never forget hearing Keith Jarrett's Koln concert with this setup. Just a transporting experience. It made the work of building the 416 worth it. I have since migrated to a more sophisticated system but I still remember the thrill of the old one. A good system can take you there and back. I have found success with a different set of components that are almost a good as the old one. Of course, I still have the 416 but it needs repair, probably shot capacitors.

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Re: Kit Project
« Reply #6 on: 22 Jun 2022, 09:47 pm »
My last project in DynaKit form was building a Dyna 416 Amp. This is an old school fairly massive design with a two speed fan and 200 watts per side. It has a number of interesting features including an adjustable "DynaGuard" to protect your speakers. This amp connected thru the Bose 901 equalizer to a pair of ceiling-hanging Bose 901s sounded wonderful. I will never forget hearing Keith Jarrett's Koln concert with this setup. Just a transporting experience. It made the work of building the 416 worth it. I have since migrated to a more sophisticated system but I still remember the thrill of the old one. A good system can take you there and back. I have found success with a different set of components that are almost a good as the old one. Of course, I still have the 416 but it needs repair, probably shot capacitors.
Welcome Again, I will merge this topic with the previous you started in this circle.