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Old 14th May 2016, 10:01 AM
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Default New WD Platinum CD Archive Now Available!


This forum is a great resource for practical help about WAD and WD products old and new. The story goes back to the early 1990's and is now re-told in a wonderful CD of archive magazine material. If you're looking for detailed information on one of these products consider the new CD essential reading!



http://www.world-designs.co.uk/cd%20rom.htm

"WD Platinum is an Archive of the DIY Supplements that appeared in Hi-Fi World magazine from 1993 to 2010. This CD ROM contains a compendium

of supplements that were produced by Hi-Fi World's editorial staff and contributors, all devoted to aspects of DIY hi fi.

Many of these articles spawned what are now considered classic designs in their own right. And we're not just talking about valve amplifiers. There are

speakers, DACs and even single 'chip' IC power amps amongst the gems that spanned the huge variety of self-build kits in the DIY supplements.

There are plenty of informative 'teach-in' articles too; like the difference between SE and PP, how to find the best 300B valve, mega test of ribbon

tweeters and other aspects of build-your-own components.

Nor did the kits stay still. The best valve amp and preamp kits were returned to - sometimes time and time again - with revisions and upgrade tweaks.

What this all amounts to is a cornucopia of designs, kits, reviews and articles that you can refer to time and time again, or just dip into for some fun

reading! But how do you access these supplements?

We have made it easy for you. It was a task of herculean proportions, but we did it. We scanned each article of interest into our server, labelled it,

tagged it and then referenced it to a central index. Then we put it on a disc so you can access this store of information any time you like.

All the articles are in pdf format compiled in Adobe Acrobat Professional, so they can be read on any computer and viewed in any browser."

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Old 14th May 2016, 10:16 AM
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Default Re: New WD Platinum CD Archive Now Available!

I have one of these (one of the first) and it is quite useful.
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Old 14th May 2016, 11:31 AM
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Does the platinum edition contain articles not in the earlier gold edition?
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Old 14th May 2016, 11:34 AM
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I see my question is answered in another thread and it is indeed updated and contains new material.
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Old 14th May 2016, 12:06 PM
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Hi Greg,

Yes the latest Platinum version now contains 237 pdf articles so you can check against your edition.

I'm not sure how many were in earlier editions which Peter started a good few years ago but 14 were added for this one
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Old 14th May 2016, 02:36 PM
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... and I'd like to express my gratitude to Richard for his technical help in preparing the newest version!

We're very, very fortunate to have the expertise - and enormous generosity - of our Moderators who do an awfu' lot for our benefit (often behind the scenes) and are under-appreciated: thank you Richard, John and Colin!

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