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DakotaDIY 2017 June 9-10th

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  • #31
    If ya'll wanna hear what those new drivers from the competition are capable of - stop by.
    Don't listen to me - I have not sold any $150,000 speakers.


    • #32
      I'm all in.... flight, room, and even a rental.
      DIY NY/NJ 2014
      Man does not live by measurements alone, a little music helps.


      • #33
        What's everyone staying?


        • #34
          Ramada Inn on W. 12th St
          Don't listen to me - I have not sold any $150,000 speakers.


          • #35
            I will bring my Kappalite 3015 subs and SLA PA tops if you have room. My inuke 6000dsp died on me after a whole 3 shows but I have a gx5 spare that will make enough noise for now. I can hook up an e drum kit to it too if a drummer will be there and wants to knock the ceiling tiles loose.


            I will also bring the little boom box I was messing around with last year. I still need to figure out a better amp/xover situation but oh well.


            I am also working on a stealth sub for my Jeep with a couple Tang Band 1138smf I had lying around. I will try to put in some hours and get this ready too.

            I will start a thread on this build if I get some work done on it next week.


            • #36
              Those will be great in the hotel for a late night session! I remember one year at Iowa we tried to see how loud Craig K's Focal MTMs would play before they sounded strained. We were asked to cease and desist before we found out. And don't let Bryan K. near any volume knob after 9 PM


              • #37
                I'll be out riding the Beemer in Arizona's White Mountains during this event, but I'll be with y'all in spirit...

                You go your way, I'll go mine. I don't care if we get there on time.

                ~Pink Floyd


                • #38
                  I just ordered some new drivers for a high end monitor project, will not be ready for DDIY but I will have the drivers there for ogling purposes.

                  My old truck is going to the suspension shop one more time this coming week - it has a lot of old timey truck issues with the underpinnings. Which is to say, essentially the entire thing is pretty well wore out. Driving it around confirms the shops assessment.

                  That will conclude Stage 1 of the project. Stage 2 is a new power plant and transmission, perhaps an old school TPI 350 and 700R-4 out of a Camaro IROC-Z. Stage 3 will be re-doing my sad bodywork from 1994 and getting a fresh coat of paint.
                  Don't listen to me - I have not sold any $150,000 speakers.


                  • #39
                    Let me guess, you bought some of those new Scanspeak Ellipticor drivers


                    • #40
                      Hey guys,

                      DakotaDIY 2017 is just a few weeks away - so wanted to post at least one more update.

                      Sponsors are really taking care of this year - make sure you head over to Facebook (if that is your thing - it is an awesome communication platform) and like our pages and the pages of the sponsors:



                      Here is an MP3 of the house track:


                      I will have more information on the various tracks - but the first three were chosen to challenge and expose critical areas of loudspeakers such as panel resonance, sibilance and ultimately resolution. The last three were chosen by BK, JP, and myself as a personal inclusion while also offering a challenge to reproduction.

                      JP is currently working on the upload platform, BK is working hard on a lot of the behind the scenes stuff, as well.

                      As I mentioned elsewhere, the front end will be as follows:

                      Windows 7 PC with no moving parts running into an Oppo BD-105d and out to the Theta Dreadnaught. The Oppo uses balanced outputs, but also has RCA style if we want to roll amps.

                      I look forward to seeing each of you very soon!

                      Don't listen to me - I have not sold any $150,000 speakers.


                      • #41
                        My projects are all ready to go. Can't wait to get there. This is a top notch event with great speakers, great people, and great sponsors. And did I mention the food?
                        Expensive caps need time to break in. More expensive caps take a long time. Cheap caps sound great right out of the box.

                        Why I don't spray in first gear: