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  • #46
    Re: Ckydiy 2010

    Robert, Everything is a go, no problem giving you some Voicing time.

    All: Anyone comming to my house on Friday night, look for the house with a string of US flags across the front and a US Navy Flag by the door. (Put them up for my Grandson who is entering Navy service (boot camp) next week.)

    See everyone Fri/Sat.
    Ed
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    • #47
      Re: Ckydiy 2010

      CKYDIY is now in the history books.

      Everything went great. The GTG went very well, had 8 at my house for Pizza and Beer/softdrinks/wine.

      There were 24 at the Show today, good lunch, very good speakers and good tunes. Nice door prizes, free software (thanks George). Very nice room, could not ask for a better time. maybe even learned a few things.

      Check out Pictures here.

      Also Check out the WebSite for more information.
      Ed
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      If "IFs" and "BUTs" were candy and nuts, everyday would be Christmas!
      _____________________________________________
      My WebSite

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      • #48
        Re: Ckydiy 2010

        I definatly had a good time, it was good to see everyone again. The speakers were audio art, there was an abundance of talent in the room. Thank you Froste for setting it up. Let me know when the next one is, maybe I can throw something together by then.

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        • #49
          Re: Ckydiy 2010

          No doubt, had a great time. Thanks to the Ed's, Tom, and all that hosted the show as well as all in attendance today!!
          A mains
          The Ventures
          Open Invit8tions
          RSR
          Sound Troopers
          Acorns
          442
          DGBG's
          The Monuments

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          • #50
            Re: Ckydiy 2010

            Thank you to Ed F and Ed L for a great DIY. Good venue / listening room, good turnout, good location, well organized event and lunch, great speakers, and we actually finished before it was dark out! Even nice weather to boot, and less than an hour drive DIY designs just keep getting better and better every year.

            Additionally, finally :p got the XO's finished on project Metropolis. Ed and I did good, and appreciate the comments on the final tweaks (esp. Wolf, Ed F Tom B) - it's tough to critique/voice your own speakers sometimes. Adjustment on the mid attenuation resistor was a finisher, and I am calling the XO nearly done. This is an important reason to go to DIY's with your designs as that is how you learn, and having a group evaluate your work will ALWAYS generate improvement. New folks take note - this, along with books and posts/blogs on starting out is how you get better.

            I will be using Jim Griffin's suggestion on a resonance reduction treatment to the NHT buyout mid shield for possible resonance issues, and some Sonic Barrier and Acousta-Stuf to the MR enclosure. Hope to have these painted out appropriately and at Dayton or InDIYana next year.

            Cheers and Thank You!

            Robert

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            • #51
              Re: Ckydiy 2010

              Made it back today, just in time play 18 holes. Thanks to Frost for a great relaxing get together. Great speakers and meeting new people. Thank you for all the compliments and votes for the (no name yet), ZA14 & SB29 Jkim design. Thanks for recommendation to pad the tweet down alittle also. You had them cranking louder than I normally would, esp. in a library. Second behind Wolf is an honor. I know it takes alot of personal time to put such an event on. Thanks Robert for the lift there. I hope the light bulb for the design side will come on before the next event. :D
              Tim

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              • #52
                Re: Ckydiy 2010

                Yes- thanks to both Ed's and others for putting on the event! It was a blast seeing the familiar faces again. I had a great time!
                The Pizza was killer, Ed! I hope to have some again at some other time...

                Now to impressions-
                The room had a midbass hump, so it was really blurring the upper bass range a smidge. Apparently the hallway was reported as being just as loud as the room internally, so I hope we are allowed back next year.

                Mr. Disturbed apparently now things some full/wide-range designs are acceptable, and his gf was apparently also having a good time with us geeks. Glad you 2 made it up!

                Mr. Linkage has a projected special pair there. I found the midrange actually quite nice, even if we were driving them a bit hard and chuffing the ports. Bass was fairly detailed, so that is a good thing. Other than the maybe 0.5-1dB of padding still required on the tweeters, I think it was a gem.

                Since 6th only had a prototype box present, I can only say that maybe a little more stuffing/bracing, and a couple more ohms on the planar for pad will make them shine. I was pleasantly surprised that the 8" Aerogels were running full range with a contour filter, as they were just pristine. I hope I get an ear on them when he gets them completed like he wants!

                Ed L- we had too much power for your E-waves (or is thet too much power for me delivered to your E-waves?). the little natural and stained hay-bails were nice once again. I did notice more width to the stage on the darkers than before, but the naturals still had me for voicing balance. I still think the xover was right on those...:rolleyes: Your work on Robert's Metropolis cabs is pretty unique and very cool! The Frugal-'DeMescuities' (:eek::rolleyes:) have a lot of promise!

                Ed F- Nothing was overboard on the boat speakers. They didn't sound waterlogged or underwater either. Just enough air from the Bestons to float up top with the drum brushes, and the bass from the Dahlquist was I'm sure less rolling out on the lakes. Nicely done!

                "Brian"- the PMHE needs that padding back to the 6.2 you had prior at Iowa, and the xover frequency I didn't really think was an issue with the lower output levels and higher padding, but you be the judge on that. Congrats on getting all of the Cap-Test answers right! You were the ony person this time.

                Moose-dude- I don't think the last track you played was a good one for high frequencies, so I don't think your speakers were at fault. Im pretty sure it was the recording. I still like those little boogers...and thanks for the software!

                Tommy- your puny Jujitsu's (Daisho) I believe are basically finished. I didn't find anything wrong with them. If you think your weak link is the RS100, that is your call what to do about it, but I think they did fine. If you do have grit in the left one, run it face-down with large-Xmax and it may work itself outta there.

                Leaky-Box-Bob- I think they are just fine sealed as they are. 'Metropolis' is a good name for them, but maybe the namesake requires some Dream Theater to show them off to their full potential. I liked them, even naked portrayed.

                As for my stuff, thanks to all of you on the 'Attitudes' who voted them 'best of show'! I really still didn't expect it. Also thank you for allowing me to subject you all to another cap-test with your participation. I'm glad it was informative for you, and that you at least can formulate your own opinions on the matter for yourselves- as that is the major point involved. (Big Jeff- I will omit your last test answer, since you did have the right answer, but didn't really think I'd make the answers all the same. Basically- you got them all right too, but as you said second-guessed yourself.)

                I guess most of you liked the '&roids' in form and function, even if a bit unconventional in nature. (Stinky- I got everything done *but* the outrigger attachments. I hope to compete that shortly....) The general audience opinion of the woofer is that it is 'likeable'. It did what was expected of it.

                Big Bloated Bass Tower Guy was AWOL, so he was missed...;)

                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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                • #53
                  Re: Ckydiy 2010

                  Ben, the attitudes were very nice, I'm thinking something more of a passive name than attitudes. They blended well and played everthing without any flaws. I still think you have a secret you're not sharing. ;) Thanks for your work on the cap test. I only got one right, but the second test was very noticable, even I could figure that out. Night and day. I was hoping to get them all wrong. :D btw, theLinks, not Mr. Linkage, lol!
                  Tim

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                  • #54
                    Re: Ckydiy 2010

                    I must re-direct all appreciation being expressed to Froste. I appreciate his efforts as he was the one responsible for putting this together.

                    The pizza was memorable.

                    It was a good choice of location. It would satisfy again.

                    Good to see the new faces. Come back.

                    Glad I got to learn a little more about listening to caps.
                    Mongo only pawn in game of life
                    ____
                    Ed

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                    • #55
                      Re: Ckydiy 2010

                      I had a really great time at CKDIY. Many thanks to the gang for putting on an exellent event. The GTG that Ed and his wife hosted at their home was top drawer too (more pizza anyone?). Many thanks fro your gracious hospitality.

                      The town of Frankfort is a picturesque place! I loved it's "small town " charm. The venue was pretty decent if not unusual in it's location (SHHHHHHH!!!!!!! We are really reading across the hall..........). I was a little concerned with the squarish room and I was sitting in a node so I thought I heard some emphasis in the upper bass region on many of the entries.

                      Congrats to Wolf on the Attitudes as best of show. They sounded great even in the smaller room vs. Iowa's auditorium. Again, a great design with exellent control of the RS210HF in the low pass section. (Wolf, the padding will be back in the PMHE's to what I had at Iowa).

                      Can't believe I got the cap test right this time. I tried to put more effort into my critical listening so I guess it paid off. Taking that test again was a help to me.

                      It was nice to finally hear your Metropolis entry Robert. They sounded pretty good and I liked that sealed Genelec woofer. I'm sure you'll have the final tweaking done on the Seas mid before Indiana. I also liked that "Art Deco" look that Ed did on your cabinets. I had some tracks from "Batman" by the Cincinnati Pops that would have been pretty appropriate if played through them!

                      Ed's Econowaves were fantastic as usual (Love that cabinet!). I went to the the back of the room for that demo. They have a huge soundstage and produced an effortless sound especially on the classical opera track that was played. The B & C compression driver's reproduction was great and I swore that it sounded as if the microphone was just millimeters away from the sopranos vocal chords on that recording. WOW!

                      I also liked the Zaph two way entry. I'm starting to like that SB dimple dome a bit more and the ZA14's no slouch either. All in all, a nice combo.

                      Froste,
                      Best wishes to you and your wife and God speed to your grandson who's headed to the Navy bootcamp on Monday.

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                      • #56
                        Re: Ckydiy 2010

                        Originally posted by theLinks View Post
                        btw, theLinks, not Mr. Linkage, lol!
                        Tim
                        Heh- I didn't only twist your handle...
                        I thought it was funny!! :D

                        Glad you could tell on test 2. I'll be writing up the test shortly in my blog.
                        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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                        • #57
                          Re: Ckydiy 2010

                          Originally posted by edlafontaine View Post
                          Glad I got to learn a little more about listening to caps.
                          ...And I hope it was easy to hear afterwards. I'm glad it was a memorable occasion, and I hope you did get more out of it having 2 exams now beneath you. As discussed in the large thread before- being 'trained' and 'knowing' what changes is half the battle, and it makes it a ton easier.

                          Glad you enjoyed it!
                          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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                          • #58
                            Re: Ckydiy 2010

                            Sounds like fun was had by all Congrats to Wolf on the Attitudes. Wish I was closer to KY to meet some of the folks there.

                            Take it easy
                            Jay
                            "I like Brewski's threads, they always end up being hybrid beer/speaker threads based on the name of his newest creation." - Greywarden

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                            • #59
                              Re: Ckydiy 2010

                              Originally posted by Brewski View Post
                              Congrats to Wolf on the Attitudes.
                              Take it easy
                              Jay
                              Thanks, Jay!
                              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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                              • #60
                                Re: Ckydiy 2010

                                Lets go gentleman...get those pics up

                                Sounds like you all had a great time. Wish we had some events around NE Pennsylvania...

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