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  • #16
    Re: Pictures from Dayton 2010

    Originally posted by Soundslike View Post
    Here's hoping that those lucky enough to attend the event will take pity on those of us in Arizona, dodging incoming artillery and mortar rounds fired by angry HB 1070 foes, sweltering in the heat, and way, way, far away from Dayton 2010.
    Gee, I wonder how many people actually read the bill. (Ex Gov Nepolitano hadn't )

    If you haven't been to one of our AZ Geek fests, drop me an email and I'll make sure you get on our list. New addicts are always welcome.
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    • #17
      Re: Pictures from Dayton 2010

      I agree completely with you; I liked the first set of music, and was pleasantly surprised, but didn't like the other two sets at all. It seemed counterintuitive that the only set of music that really had any dynamics was used on the under $200 Class for speakers most likely to have limited capabilities. The 3 vocal tracks used for the over $200 Class were not only unappealing to me, they simply did not stress any of the designs, allowing just about any speaker to sound pretty good. Anyway, the "classical" piece in the first set was an excerpt from Leonard Bernstein's Candide, sort of a light opera as he wrote it. The track they played wasn't nearly as dynamic as it could have been but it sure was better than nothing. The third set of music was just as unappealing but in different ways than the second set.
      Paul

      Originally posted by absolootbs View Post
      i liked the first set, but didn't care for the other two. each of the three tracks in the first set were very different from the other two, and each seemed to show a different aspect of a speakers capabilities - first track obviously accentuated vocals/midrange, the second had good dynamics and tight midbass with an upbeat "rock" piece, and the third - the classical piece - also good dynamics, both in frequency and in volume, good test of low end with the tympani, and especially good for evaluating accuracy with individual instruments.

      does anyone know what all (or any) of the songs were that were used? i think someone told me the first one was something from o brother where art thou? i'd like to give them a run here at home, to hear how my builds compare in my room to what i heard at the event.

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      • #18
        Re: Pictures from Dayton 2010

        Has this year's already happened? If not got an idea of when? I'm saving up my sick days, so I can get to the next one!

        Oh, and Soundslike, I live just up the 17 from you (in Glendale), you're welcome to drop by and take a look/listen at/to my stuff anytime!

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

        ~Pink Floyd

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        • #19
          Re: Pictures from Dayton 2010

          On the music selection front:

          I was briefly outside the room after the over $200 speakers category. Vivian of P-E was watching the door so no one came in while a specific speaker was undertest. She said that Carl Keys had an issue to tend to so he had to hand off the testing and leveling duties during that group of speakers. Apparantly, he didn't tell his substitute the specific music to use for the next group of speakers. Apparently, the wrong music was used for that group of speakers so perhaps that is why the sound selections were so bland.

          Jim

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          • #20
            Re: Pictures from Dayton 2010

            Last one was early December. You can always offer to host!
            Lou's Speaker Site [speakers.lonesaguaro.com]
            "Different" is objective, "better" is subjective. Taste is not a provable fact.
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            • #21
              Re: Pictures from Dayton 2010

              Originally posted by LouC View Post
              Last one was early December. You can always offer to host!
              Count me in for the next one!
              "Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." --Winston Churchill

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              • #22
                Re: Pictures from Dayton 2010

                If that's true, Jim, then that's both good and sad to know! Does that mean there were 4 sets of music the judges intended to use? Didn't the judges choose the music in the first place and shouldn't they have known that was the wrong set? Bummer all around.
                Paul

                Originally posted by Jim Griffin View Post
                On the music selection front:

                I was briefly outside the room after the over $200 speakers category. Vivian of P-E was watching the door so no one came in while a specific speaker was undertest. She said that Carl Keys had an issue to tend to so he had to hand off the testing and leveling duties during that group of speakers. Apparantly, he didn't tell his substitute the specific music to use for the next group of speakers. Apparently, the wrong music was used for that group of speakers so perhaps that is why the sound selections were so bland.

                Jim

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                • #23
                  Re: Pictures from Dayton 2010

                  Here is some more pictures:


                  <200 Winner:


                  >200 Winner


                  Dayton Winner:


                  Unlimited Winner:
                  Ed
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                  • #24
                    Re: Pictures from Dayton 2010

                    And here is a group of pictures:






                    Ed
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                    • #25
                      Re: Pictures from Dayton 2010

                      Originally posted by edlafontaine View Post
                      Yes, That is a QSC 152i waveguide backed by a B&C DE250 compression driver,
                      McJerry: "WHAT!!!!?!?!?" :D

                      Later,
                      Wolf
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                      • #26
                        Re: Pictures from Dayton 2010

                        Froste,

                        Thanks for telling us the winners of each class.

                        Can you tell us the name of the designer of each class and a short description of the type of speaker,eg, <$200 is a bipole?

                        Thanks

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                        • #27
                          Re: Pictures from Dayton 2010

                          Originally posted by edlafontaine View Post
                          They didn't place in the over $200 category.
                          Which is a real shame. They were one of my favs. I gave you 10 for craftsmanship and imaging, IIRC. Really liked them.

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                          • #28
                            Re: Pictures from Dayton 2010

                            Originally posted by DS-21 View Post
                            Do the builders of the following speakers wanna chime in, or start a thread to talk about their choices, etc?

                            Peerless HDS woofer and ???
                            That one was mine. Emphasis on the "one"..... only half the pair played that night, there was an internal amplifier fatality in the other. There was a short thread about it earlier this year on DIY audio:
                            http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/multi...xperiment.html

                            I may replace the amps with something less fussy and re-enter them next year. If I can find something powerful enough and small enough, with a built-in power supply.

                            Thanks,
                            Bill
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                            • #29
                              Re: Pictures from Dayton 2010

                              panomaniac,

                              I like what you are doing going around the country listening to speakers... Great job.

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                              • #30
                                Re: Pictures from Dayton 2010

                                You were 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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