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  • DIY Speaker Event in Grand Rapids, MI - Sept. 2019

    Come one, come all to a casual, show-n-tell style DIY speaker event hosted by Meniscus Audio and CSS. This is a dual location event taking place Friday September 20th and Saturday September 21st per the details below:

    Day One - Friday September 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm

    Meniscus Audio
    1642 Broadway Ave NW
    Grand Rapids
    MI 49504

    This portion of the event will be held onsite at Meniscus Audio. Bring your latest creation and take it for a spin in the Meniscus listening room or just bring your curiosity and chat in the back with some of the hobby's best designers and newbies alike. Kerry and I will bring a remote controlled demo switcher, built by kenrhodes to finally put to bed the question "do high performance crossover components make an audible difference?" Pizza will be provided and adult beverages may be consumed responsibly. The traditional junk speaker roof toss will occur just before dusk - make sure to get here in time to find cover.



    Day Two - September 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Grand River Hotel - Pier 3 Room
    270 Ann St NW
    Grand Rapids
    MI 49504

    This portion of the event will be held in the hotel conference room - a larger venue than years past to accommodate increasing attendance. A slightly more formal version of Friday night's activities, each speaker will be subjected to the 5 minute house demo for comparison and then given 5 minutes to play music of the designer's choosing. All levels of entry are encouraged. We will repeat the upgraded crossover test for those who couldn't make it Friday evening. No food or beverages in the conference room, but the hotel has a restaurant/bar on site for easy lunch/dinner options.

    For those here who have never been to an event like this, it is a great way to get in touch with other designers, hear drivers you've never heard, get ideas for future builds, or get good direction if you're just starting out. Don't think you're not advanced enough to attend - just save the dates and show up. Hope to see you all there!

    Dan
    _____________________________
    Tall Boys
    NRNP Computer Sub
    The Boxers
    The Hurricanes
    The Baronettes
    Conneccentric
    UX3

  • #2
    I'm in.

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    • #3
      Looks like it's just me and Nick. Get ready for a good time buddy!

      Dan
      _____________________________
      Tall Boys
      NRNP Computer Sub
      The Boxers
      The Hurricanes
      The Baronettes
      Conneccentric
      UX3

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      • #4
        Oh yeah! Now I won't be embarrassed by my speaker skills.

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        • #5
          You know I'll be there...
          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
            Sounds good to me, I'm planning to go also.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ugly woofer View Post
              Oh yeah! Now I won't be embarrassed by my speaker skills.
              Nah, you should still be embarrassed...
              _____________________________
              Tall Boys
              NRNP Computer Sub
              The Boxers
              The Hurricanes
              The Baronettes
              Conneccentric
              UX3

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              • #8
                I am.

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                • #9
                  I'm going to see if I can make this... for a few reasons. First, couldn't make MWAF. Second, never seen Meniscus. Third, Grand Rapids has awesome food and beer.

                  Given my project completion timelines, I'm not sure if I can push and get the "Anarchists" done in time. So I may just force y'all to listen to the same damn speakers you've already heard
                  Electronics engineer, woofer enthusiast, and musician.
                  Wogg Music
                  Published projects: PPA100 Bass Guitar Amp, ISO El-Cheapo Sub, Indy 8 2.1 powered sub, MicroSat, SuperNova Minimus

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                  • #10
                    Well, wogg, I am likely to do the same with my Zingers.
                    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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                    • #11
                      I noticed that the new hotel venue is fairly close to Meniscus Audio. You could almost walk between the two locations. Since I have never been downtown Grand Rapids, I was wondering if there will be adequate free parking at both locations? I'll probably be staying at a different hotel, but I'd like to attend both days.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 4thtry View Post
                        I noticed that the new hotel venue is fairly close to Meniscus Audio. You could almost walk between the two locations. Since I have never been downtown Grand Rapids, I was wondering if there will be adequate free parking at both locations? I'll probably be staying at a different hotel, but I'd like to attend both days.
                        I assume the hotel has sufficient parking and Meniscus will have sufficient parking as well, but not overnight. It shares a common parking lot with other businesses that are empty while we're there, but may fill back up in the morning.

                        Wogg, Wolf and anyone else - old speakers in a new venue sometimes sound like new speakers!

                        Dan
                        _____________________________
                        Tall Boys
                        NRNP Computer Sub
                        The Boxers
                        The Hurricanes
                        The Baronettes
                        Conneccentric
                        UX3

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                        • #13
                          I'd like to bring my Old Skool IIs, they may look the same but they will certainly sound different this time around. Still 3 crossover parts though...

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                          • #14
                            Sorry guys, I will be attending this year.
                            Don't listen to me - I have not sold any $150,000 speakers.

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                            • #15
                              Sounds good!
                              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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