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It’s that time audio enthusiasts! Registration for the 2019 Speaker Design Competition is now open! Visit midwestaudiofest.com for details and to list your speaker project. We are excited to see all returning participants, and look forward to meeting some new designers this year, as well! Be sure your plans include a visit to the Parts Express Tent Sale for the lowest prices of the year, and the Audio Swap Meet where you can buy and trade with other audio fans. We hope to see you this summer! Vivian and Jill
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12th annual CKY-DIY will be November 10th, 2018...

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  • 12th annual CKY-DIY will be November 10th, 2018...

    Date confirmed! November 10th, 2018, should be a good time! It will be at FirstBuild (open 9am-5pm, we're usually out by 4pm) in Louisville, KY, thanks to our fellow member Tim Gillespie (@tag_).

    This is 3 weeks out, (which is more notice than last year) but I feel it's a good time for those that can attend. We currently need some speaker stands, but a CD source, preamp, and amplifier should be solid. I will be bringing my Crown amp, speaker switch box if needed, speaker cables, a Marantz cd player, and balanced XLR interconnects. If anyone can help and bring stands or something else possibly required, it would be greatly appreciated.

    I'm hoping we can order pizza and somebody can pick it up like we did again last year. It's so much easier to stay on site at 1B than to try and all go and come back. You lose sooo much time that way, and we can still listen while we eat this way, whether background, or critical.

    I assume there will be a swap meet table as usual.

    1stBuild address:

    1stBuild
    333 east Brandeis
    Louisville, KY 40208

    Later,
    Wolf
    "Wolf, you shall now be known as "King of the Zip ties." -Pete00t
    "Wolf and speakers equivalent to Picasso and 'Blue'" -dantheman
    "He is a true ambassador for this forum and speaker DIY in general." -Ed Froste
    "We're all in this together, so keep your stick on the ice!" - Red Green aka Steve Smith

    *InDIYana event website*

    Photobucket pages:
    http://photobucket.com/Wolf-Speakers_and_more

    My blog/writeups/thoughts here at PE:
    http://techtalk.parts-express.com/blog.php?u=4102

  • #2
    Thanks for your efforts Wolf.

    I'm planning to attend and will likely bring my Modified CBT24 project.

    Should be fun!

    Jim

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    • #3
      Hooray! I plan to be there. I'll definitely bring my SuperBees, and probably bring my SevenSixTwo Coaxes. I also have the Dayton audio speaker stands with some comically large plywood scrap mounting bases for stability, but I have not done the cat-litter mod that I recall folks discussing to dampen any resonances.

      I don't have a stand-alone preamplifier or reference grade CD player, but I do have crown xls 1002 and 1502 amps that we can use. Ben... I know your amps get a lot of use at these events, so if it's easier for me to bring mine vs. you pulling them out of your main listening setup, I am happy to oblige.

      Lastly, I have some Rockwool panel absorbers if that will be worthwhile for the largely reflective space at First Build.

      Looking forward to hanging out!
      Voxel Down Firing with Dayton SA70
      Translam Subwoofers - The Jedi Mind Tricks
      The Super Bees - Garage 2 way
      SevenSixTwo - InDIYana 2018 Coax
      The Defiants - InDIYana 2019 "Bare Minimum" Build

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      • #4
        Thats our big moving weekend so I'm out for this year. Have fun y'all!
        https://www.facebook.com/Mosaic-Audi...7373763888294/

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        • #5
          Keith- my 2000 stays in the box most of the time since I run the 1500 for my stereo setup. When I build the big sub, it'll go into regular use.
          Bring whatever else you feel will be of importance, as the panels will be a good thing in that space.

          Later,
          Wolf
          "Wolf, you shall now be known as "King of the Zip ties." -Pete00t
          "Wolf and speakers equivalent to Picasso and 'Blue'" -dantheman
          "He is a true ambassador for this forum and speaker DIY in general." -Ed Froste
          "We're all in this together, so keep your stick on the ice!" - Red Green aka Steve Smith

          *InDIYana event website*

          Photobucket pages:
          http://photobucket.com/Wolf-Speakers_and_more

          My blog/writeups/thoughts here at PE:
          http://techtalk.parts-express.com/blog.php?u=4102

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          • #6
            I can make it. Nothin new unfortunately, could bring the old Audax units out.
            A mains
            The Ventures
            Open Invit8tions
            RSR
            Sound Troopers
            Acorns
            442
            DGBG's
            The Monuments

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            • #7
              How about the dipoles? or the Genghis thingys? You didn't make it last year to bring those.
              Wolf
              "Wolf, you shall now be known as "King of the Zip ties." -Pete00t
              "Wolf and speakers equivalent to Picasso and 'Blue'" -dantheman
              "He is a true ambassador for this forum and speaker DIY in general." -Ed Froste
              "We're all in this together, so keep your stick on the ice!" - Red Green aka Steve Smith

              *InDIYana event website*

              Photobucket pages:
              http://photobucket.com/Wolf-Speakers_and_more

              My blog/writeups/thoughts here at PE:
              http://techtalk.parts-express.com/blog.php?u=4102

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              • #8
                I don't own those anymore, but I can see if Brian will bring them out.
                A mains
                The Ventures
                Open Invit8tions
                RSR
                Sound Troopers
                Acorns
                442
                DGBG's
                The Monuments

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                • #9
                  The FirstBuild makerspace and shop will be closed for the event, so there shouldn't be an issue of people generating noise. I ordered some acoustic curtains that will hopefully arrive in time and have a handful of 2' x 4' and 2' x 8' wideband absorbers we can place around. If someone wants to bring an area rug or two we could use those. I'm gonna work with the facilities guy to make sure I can shut down HVAC as needed. Gonna try to make more absorbers that can live permanently in the rafters too.

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                  • #10
                    If you have the absorbers covered, that will help my traveling load significantly. I was planning to bring a few panels myself. Otherwise, house tracks are almost done! My first time putting a disc together, so I hope it works out well!
                    Originally posted by tag_ View Post
                    The FirstBuild makerspace and shop will be closed for the event, so there shouldn't be an issue of people generating noise. I ordered some acoustic curtains that will hopefully arrive in time and have a handful of 2' x 4' and 2' x 8' wideband absorbers we can place around. If someone wants to bring an area rug or two we could use those. I'm gonna work with the facilities guy to make sure I can shut down HVAC as needed. Gonna try to make more absorbers that can live permanently in the rafters too.
                    Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
                    Voxel Down Firing with Dayton SA70
                    Translam Subwoofers - The Jedi Mind Tricks
                    The Super Bees - Garage 2 way
                    SevenSixTwo - InDIYana 2018 Coax
                    The Defiants - InDIYana 2019 "Bare Minimum" Build

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                    • #11
                      Looking forward to it, fellas!
                      Wolf
                      "Wolf, you shall now be known as "King of the Zip ties." -Pete00t
                      "Wolf and speakers equivalent to Picasso and 'Blue'" -dantheman
                      "He is a true ambassador for this forum and speaker DIY in general." -Ed Froste
                      "We're all in this together, so keep your stick on the ice!" - Red Green aka Steve Smith

                      *InDIYana event website*

                      Photobucket pages:
                      http://photobucket.com/Wolf-Speakers_and_more

                      My blog/writeups/thoughts here at PE:
                      http://techtalk.parts-express.com/blog.php?u=4102

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                      • #12
                        I will not be able to attend this year. Can not get away this afternoon. You guys have a great time and enjoy the music.

                        Jim

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                        • #13
                          Ok it's 5:00 - how was it!?
                          _____________________________
                          Tall Boys
                          NRNP Computer Sub
                          The Boxers
                          The Hurricanes
                          The Baronettes
                          Conneccentric
                          UX3

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                          • #14
                            I suspect a good many folks are on the road at the moment, so I'll report. The event was a great time! Tim and FirstBuild are amazing hosts, and went out of their way to add plenty of acoustic treatment to the space. Off the top of my head we had about 12 to 16 people total, 7 sets of speakers, and plenty of good tunes between the house cuts and Roy's sample discs. Adam wowed us all with his sapele baffle speakers. They needed no support on the bottom at all, rocking two anarchy 7" woofers, a satori mid, and viawave ribbon tweeters. Ani had his Penguins which put out way more low end than many 5 1/4 inch woofers anyone's heard before. A very nicely executed design. Ani also brought a Johnny Richards design with the Dayton DSA 6" woofer and RS28A tweeter which sounded great and looked classy in the curved Dayton audio cabinets (at least I think they were the Dayton cabinets) Ben's Fenrir design was super smooth and listenable. Rhythm Audio Design is selling it as a kit, and I think many people would enjoy it! Rory brought his Iguanas with the GRS 8" woofer and 4" mid with Beston planar tweeter, which really showcase what can be done with inexpensive drivers and great design. I brought my SuperBees and SevenSixTwo coaxial designs and even learned to keep the coaxes straight ahead vs toed in to maximize the Soundstage. All in all, a great time hanging out and listening to tunes with friends. So glad I got to attend and bring the house music tracks this year! For those interested, here's the track list Come Together - Jamie Dupuis Cover Wicked Game - Hannah Boulton A Perfect Circle - Magdalena Grim Fandango - DR Koncerthuset RHCP - Higher Ground Chateau - Matrix Reloaded
                            Originally posted by DanP View Post
                            Ok it's 5:00 - how was it!?
                            Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
                            Voxel Down Firing with Dayton SA70
                            Translam Subwoofers - The Jedi Mind Tricks
                            The Super Bees - Garage 2 way
                            SevenSixTwo - InDIYana 2018 Coax
                            The Defiants - InDIYana 2019 "Bare Minimum" Build

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                            • #15
                              Awesome thanks Keith!
                              _____________________________
                              Tall Boys
                              NRNP Computer Sub
                              The Boxers
                              The Hurricanes
                              The Baronettes
                              Conneccentric
                              UX3

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