Finally jumped in

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Nimbley, Jun 8, 2017.

  1. Nimbley

    Nimbley New Member

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    Hi, I'm Jim. I've been lurking for a while and decided it was finally time to join. So far the knowledge and information here has helped me greatly.

    Music has always been a big part of my life. I grew up listening to records on my Dad's old Fisher console. When I was a kid in the 70's my Grandpa would let me rummage the landfill for radios, stereos, TV's and things like that to take home and play with. By the time I was 12 I had a room full of repaired audio equipment. I didn't know what I was doing, but was good at finding the bad parts and suitable replacements from donor equipment. I started playing guitar in high school and went on to guitar amplifiers. Now I am an engineer in the semiconductor industry and still play and repair guitar amps. I've recently come across an HH Scott 299C integrated amplifier and am in the process of refurbishing it. I've always preferred the tube sound and am excited to get it going again. It sounded good as is but have had enough experience to know not to trust old caps.

    Currently I have an old Kenwood SS receiver, and 80's pioneer speakers for workshop listening, an 80's Fisher amp and Kenwood speakers in the office, and newer Denon receiver, Fluance turntable, with JBL and Fluance speakers as my main living room system. The rehearsal studio PA system is a pair of old Rauland mono amps, Marantz preamp, Mackie mixer and JBL PA speakers.
     
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  2. Hyperion

    Hyperion Roobarb & Custard Subscriber

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    Welcome to AK Jim!
     
  3. HarmanKardon

    HarmanKardon Tubes still smell funny Subscriber

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    Thank you for your nice introduction! Welcome! :)
     
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    welcome
     
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    A big howdy from Texas and welcome to the AK forums.
     
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    Greetings to ya!

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    Welcome aboard Nimbley!
     
  11. Marine0811

    Marine0811 AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Welcome! And loving the JBL's!
     
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  13. Quadman2

    Quadman2 Super Member

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    Welcome to the world of AK.

    A listener AND a player. Good for you! Nice to be on both sides of the sound appreciation.

    Check out the "Instrument" forum as well, eh?

    Q
     

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