I had some problem finding this thread but now i'm here!
My name is Johan i currently live in vryheid which is in the northern part of Kwa_Zulu Natal, i'm origionally from Durbs and plan to go back there one day. I finished a technical matric in 1999 where i passed a equivalent to N3 in electronics, but that is not where it all began for me, no my toppie has his own electronics business and he has learned me the basics and so forth since i could remeber. Currently i'm employed by him as a technician and my main job at the moment is in RF ie. repairing 2-way radios & repeater systems , i also have to work on and repair computer systems, hi-fi's, tv's and the list goes on..... If you are in a Electronics business you definitly have to deal with a wide range of electronic equipment.
I've been fiddling with speakers and enclosures and amps since i can remember because it tickles my fancy and there is something to a speaker that just makes me unable to leave it alone.
My last project was a 200w RMS 2ch amplifier using tip147's with tone controls and powersupply, it works pretty well but the s/n is not very good and i'm oficially scrapping it.
As for my Equipment - Nothing of quality at the moment , just a pair of old Blaupunkt
floorstanding speakers that can make the windows rattle and the 200w rms amp connected to my pc soundcard.
As for HT - I have a Sony Home Theatre Package that is most of the time configured for multi stereo as the surround sound is dreadful and gives urge to my depression!!LOL!!
I have done a couple of boomboxes and my latest one was sold with my tazz as i had to upgrade to a bigger car due to my daughter being born. That boombox used to rock and the sound was great: 2x Kenwood 10inch Subs 2x Kenwood 7x10's and A 4ch 1000w rms amp together with a passive equ control. " every month i had to refasten the back numberplate and try to minimise all the rattling"
Well that's me! i hope to be able to start up with some decent equipment pretty soon and will try to make most of the equip myself as that is what i like to do.
I don't know much of the amplifiers and speakers that's currently available but i'm willing to learn and with you guys here to help me i doubt that i'll go wrong!!