DIY Audio Electronics

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Hand-built Neumann W492 Stereo Equaliser clone

DIY Audio Electronics

There’s lots of interest in DIY projects at the moment. Many pieces of vintage gear have been recreated and schematics, circuit boards, bills of material (BOMs) and build logs abound

I have a number of projects underway – probably too many – and locating components is a major part of the build process. Below is a list of links to some of the better known resources

In a later blog post I’ll detail some of the more popular DIY projects

Forums

GroupDIY Forum
A friendly forum with some real experts on hand

diyAudio Forum
Rather more esoteric forum with a wider purview

Suppliers

Audio Maintenance Ltd
UK-based parts supplier, also high-quality kits. AMEK specialist. Authorised Penny & Giles sales & service

Hairball Audio
US-based kit & parts supplier

Mnats
Prolific designer, DIY creator, forum contributor

Gyraf
Jacob Erland’s boutique pro-audio manufacturer, also has DIY project info

Schaeffer AG
German enclosure & front panel manufacturer

Frontpanels.de
German case manufacturer, specifically for DIY projects

HiFi2000
Italian case & enclosure manufacturer

Front Panel Designer
Software to design front panels, suitable for printing & engraving

Component Suppliers

Mouser
Farnell
Rapid Electronics
RS Components
Don Audio
Distrelec
DIY-Tubes

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