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Offline last lemming

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First Post - Hello - I am a sponge - teach me!
« on: January 12, 2021, 08:23:48 AM »
So, after being in audio for 25 years plus, I decided I wanted to dig a little deeper and "build my own".

Though I've never done anything like this, other then solder basic wiring and speaker terminals, I bought the new Eros.

I also purchased a new temp controlled soldering iron and heat gun combo, some solder of course, and two soldering practice kits to give a better chance of soldering success once I start the kit.  the kit is 4 weeks +/- out so I've got some time to up my skills.

So, I wanted to say hello, and in about 4 weeks I'm sure you will be hearing more from me.

Greg

Offline Paul Birkeland

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Re: First Post - Hello - I am a sponge - teach me!
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2021, 12:13:48 PM »
A little practice goes a long way!  Be sure the solder you get is leaded, as the unleaded stuff is tough to work with.
Paul "PB" Birkeland

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Offline Thermioniclife

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Re: First Post - Hello - I am a sponge - teach me!
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2021, 12:52:12 PM »
Good call buying some soldering kits to start with. Don't be afraid to apply heat to most components as most are not very sensitive to heat. In the time that you wait for your kit to arrive download the manual and read and reread it a few times. B.H. kits manuals are quite well done. Another note would be to have somebody else check your work if you are unsure, extra eyes can pick up a mistake that you may have missed. Having said this I can say you will be successful and enjoy your product and the journey you took to get there.
Best wishes,
Lee R.

Offline Natural Sound

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Re: First Post - Hello - I am a sponge - teach me!
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2021, 05:11:52 PM »
You'll be fine. Just take your time, ask questions along the way and most importantly have fun.