Modding – Where to start

The thread starts: Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere, but I did a search on where to start and drew a blank

Due to unforeseen circumstances, ill health and a relationship breakdown, I find myself unable to work for 6 months and the need to move from a house to a flat.

This means I need to downsize my system and also leaves me with a lot of time on my hands. Therefore I need a new hobby and I thought I would kill 2 birds with one stone and start looking at DIY HiFi.

I have a couple of confessions I need to make:

  1. I have no electronics experience. I consider myself vaguely intelligent and able to follow (relatively simple) instructions
  2. I like Naim Audio - there I've said it, but I'm not evangelical. Things can be improved upon

I would like to start a project with an old CB pre-amp/power supply/power amp and mod them over a period of weeks in a bid to help me convalesce, and keep me sane. At the same time I could downsize my system but still keep an active interest in the hifi hobby.

Any ideas where to start? Websites, books etc. What Naim items should I be on the look out for? I'm not looking to spend lots of money, or make a profit but just keep my mind, and to a lesser extent my body, ticking over whilst I recover.

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