Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Grinnell or Bust

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Re: Grinnell or Bust

    Look great as always Ron. Maybe next year Ill be able to come with you to Grinnel. Cant wait to hear them.

    Comment


    • Re: Grinnell or Bust

      Originally posted by Ron_E View Post
      It is my new reference system and my last hurrah system. I bought the parts before I retired and became one of those fixed income guys. It's not cat food time but Raal's will probably be an extravagance in the future. Look for something smaller and more affordable next year.

      Thanks for the compliment. Listening to them has been like having a new music collection.

      Ron
      As it should be. I'd listen to everything I have, front to back, if I could get those bad boys into my living room for a weekend. Well done, but that really doesn't cover it, so I'll say WELL FREAKING DONE!!!!

      AWEsome, totally AWEsome!


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

      ~Pink Floyd

      Comment


      • Re: Grinnell or Bust

        Your speakers sounded quite good, Ron, and I hope you don't mind if I steal your edge-chamfer scheme for my next project (which will have similar large-diameter front round-overs). I've been retired for 10 years now and I'm fortunate to be able to build speakers without worrying very much about costs. I'm running out of ideas, however, and my overall skills aren't complete, so I may never be able to conceive of and build my last hurrah system (but that won't stop me from trying).
        Paul

        Originally posted by Ron_E View Post
        It is my new reference system and my last hurrah system. I bought the parts before I retired and became one of those fixed income guys. It's not cat food time but Raal's will probably be an extravagance in the future. Look for something smaller and more affordable next year.

        Thanks for the compliment. Listening to them has been like having a new music collection.

        Ron

        Comment


        • Re: Grinnell or Bust

          Originally posted by Paul K. View Post
          Your speakers sounded quite good, Ron, and I hope you don't mind if I steal your edge-chamfer scheme for my next project (which will have similar large-diameter front round-overs). I've been retired for 10 years now and I'm fortunate to be able to build speakers without worrying very much about costs. I'm running out of ideas, however, and my overall skills aren't complete, so I may never be able to conceive of and build my last hurrah system (but that won't stop me from trying).
          Paul
          The Amaroso's were really fine all the way around. Plenty of skill on display with those. You're welcome to use the chamfer idea since I neglected to file for a patent. I figure there's some prior art out there on that one. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

          Thanks for the complement Mark65. I hope they made that long trip worthwhile.

          Ron
          C-Note Iron Driver Build
          The Lydias
          The Cherry π's
          The Champs - Iron Driver 2015 Entry
          My Projects Page

          The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjuGCJJUGsg

          Comment


          • Re: Grinnell or Bust

            Is this the first successful UE project shown at a DIY? I've always wanted to hear a project with the UE implementation and I'm really sold on it. I don't know when I'll have the proper funds for the project but hearing the system and seeing Ron's measurements really confirms that it's indeed a superb product.
            Bryan K.

            Midwest Audio Club

            Speedster | Sub Attachť | The Wildeman | Sean's NLA Towers | CO‹GAR, COUGAR II and CO‹GAR JR | Triton | Lithium | J-Boom | Trym MLTL | Docere MLTL

            Comment


            • Re: Grinnell or Bust

              Originally posted by bkeane1259 View Post
              Is this the first successful UE project shown at a DIY? I've always wanted to hear a project with the UE implementation and I'm really sold on it. I don't know when I'll have the proper funds for the project but hearing the system and seeing Ron's measurements really confirms that it's indeed a superb product.
              I thought I'd seen mention of a system before and did a little digging and found it. DLR had it at DIY NE in 2010. http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...08#post1689808

              Click image for larger version

Name:	DIY_NE_2010_064.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	588.4 KB
ID:	1153604

              Look into the MME version of UE that will do stereo 4-way on a on P4 XP machine which supports some MB sound hardware or M-Audio's Delta 410 which can be had cheap on E-bay. I was driving the mids and tweeters with $100 Onkyo compact receivers from E-bay at Grinnell. I'm currently running the woofers with a used $80 HK 3480 receiver. UE comes with measurement software built in so you'll need a mic, preamp, and resistive probe that you can make yourself.

              Ron
              C-Note Iron Driver Build
              The Lydias
              The Cherry π's
              The Champs - Iron Driver 2015 Entry
              My Projects Page

              The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjuGCJJUGsg

              Comment


              • Re: Grinnell or Bust

                I saw those little Onkyos and was wondering if they'd be enough for that huge venue and they certainly were. I presently have more amplifiers than I know what to do with so that part of the equation is already solved. Have measurement gear too and always a couple old PCs sitting around that might actually work. UE might very well be my Christmas present to myself (which I always do after Christmas), so be prepared for a barrage of questions probably after New Year's. You might want to preemptively put me on ignore.
                Bryan K.

                Midwest Audio Club

                Speedster | Sub Attachť | The Wildeman | Sean's NLA Towers | CO‹GAR, COUGAR II and CO‹GAR JR | Triton | Lithium | J-Boom | Trym MLTL | Docere MLTL

                Comment


                • Re: Grinnell or Bust

                  Originally posted by bkeane1259 View Post
                  I saw those little Onkyos and was wondering if they'd be enough for that huge venue and they certainly were. I presently have more amplifiers than I know what to do with so that part of the equation is already solved. Have measurement gear too and always a couple old PCs sitting around that might actually work. UE might very well be my Christmas present to myself (which I always do after Christmas), so be prepared for a barrage of questions probably after New Year's. You might want to preemptively put me on ignore.
                  Bring them over between blizzards and we'll set them up. :D

                  Ron
                  C-Note Iron Driver Build
                  The Lydias
                  The Cherry π's
                  The Champs - Iron Driver 2015 Entry
                  My Projects Page

                  The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjuGCJJUGsg

                  Comment

                  Working...
                  X