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    Posted: 20 Mar 2013 at 10:11pm
Originally posted by Graham Slee Graham Slee wrote:


A PCB, case, and components kit will be offered at diy-audio-kits.com, plus we offer to build and test the Genera phono preamp project for all those not blessed with DIY skills

I have absolutely no known PCB soldering and kit building skills. How easy is it to acquire them?

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There are video tutorials on youtube and practice improves your basic technique quite quickly. Once mastered you can build kits and make decent DIY interconnects.
It's something I've done off and on for nearly 40 years so I may not be the best person to comment on how easily you can acquire the skills, can anyone else share recent expereince on this?
 
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Some simple tools, screwdrivers, small side cutters (wire cutters), a good smallish soldering iron (Antex 25watt or similar), flux and of course solder. First a little practice is needed, plenty of you-tube videos give guidance then hands on practice, a simple Velleman kit might provide this. Meanwhile order a Genera kit. Then, when it arrives, if you read the instructions, read them again and carefully follow the build instructions you'll have a Genera.
Go on, give it a try, you'll enjoy it....
Any problems, there's plenty of us willl help.

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Originally posted by ICL1P ICL1P wrote:

Originally posted by Graham Slee Graham Slee wrote:


A PCB, case, and components kit will be offered at diy-audio-kits.com, plus we offer to build and test the Genera phono preamp project for all those not blessed with DIY skills

I have absolutely no known PCB soldering and kit building skills. How easy is it to acquire them?


I didn't either but I built the Novo headphone amp kit and the Genera kit having only soldered leads before. I tried out a few cheap kits first from a well known high street electronics shop to get my skills dialled in!

Graham's kits have clear instructions, photos and all the components you need. I found it good fun and not too difficult! Give it a go, they sound great too!
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Hi guys, thanks for the advice and encouragement. I'll start checking out YouTube and will get some cheap kits to practice on.
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I am currently building my first ever Velleman kit. My eyesight is rubbish so it's proving to be quite a challenge. I've only burnt myself once so far.
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Get yourself a magnify glass on a stand, in fact if you are going to be doing anything with cables or connectors a then desk clamp with magnify glass could be useful.


 

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