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  • DougP
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    Re: "InDIYana 2009" *Official* Head/Project-Count thread...

    Originally posted by framus View Post
    Hey Doug I'm still heading out to Grinnell on Wednesday. It looks like I"ll have Thursday morning between 9:00 and 10:00 free, and then from about 10:30 to about noon. Will you have any time open then?
    Dennis,
    I sent you a PM with my contact information at the college. I can make those times work without any problem.
    Doug

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  • Wolf
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    Originally posted by mpotoka View Post
    I had a great time at the GTG.... now I'm trying to figure out what woofers to put along with my GR-T3s.

    I was wondering if anyone has or will be posting a formal follow up to the even? I know we all (were supposed) to fill out some information about our projects and I would be interested to see more data about specific projects.

    Cheers
    Mike
    I'm still uploading pictures (dial-up)!

    As to your GR T3 tweeters, Build-a-Box, and terminal plates; all you need is a woofer and xovers for pair!! Being that the T3 runs about $30 each, and you can xover at 1.8 kHz 3rd-order electrical, you should be able to choose quite a few woofers. The flange diameter is fairly small as well, so CTC won't be an issue either. It kinda has a funny FR curve, with a dip that might not be as conducive to a low HP. You might need to have a xover that pads to either side of it to make it flatter, or use a damping resistor in the shunt of the HP to smooth it out. The FR curves were supplied, so you should be close to golden. If you require the .zma's, I can send them to you.

    shafbm01_**AT**_hotmail_**DOT**_com

    If you require some help in setup, I can help with that as well.
    Keep Mike and I posted on your progress,
    Wolf

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  • framus
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    Re: "InDIYana 2009" *Official* Head/Project-Count thread...

    Originally posted by DougP View Post
    Dennis,
    I'm sure we can head over to the Joe Rosenfeild center, the Forum is now pretty much a big computer lab. The campus has changed so much in just the ten years or so that I have been in the area. If the weather is nice when you are here we can grab some coffee from the Joe and take a tour of the campus. The new science building is just amazing. Its had three major upgrades since about 1988. They have some new dorms on campus, a new gym and are in the process of building a new indoor pool and indoor track.

    Doug
    Hey Doug I'm still heading out to Grinnell on Wednesday. It looks like I"ll have Thursday morning between 9:00 and 10:00 free, and then from about 10:30 to about noon. Will you have any time open then?

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  • brianpowers27
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    Originally posted by mpotoka View Post
    I had a great time at the GTG.... now I'm trying to figure out what woofers to put along with my GR-T3s.

    I was wondering if anyone has or will be posting a formal follow up to the even? I know we all (were supposed) to fill out some information about our projects and I would be interested to see more data about specific projects.

    Cheers
    Mike
    There is a ton of information to sort through and we might not take the time to digitize it all. I am not sure if there is anything formal that will come as a follow up. I am sure that any of the designers would share info, if asked.

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  • mpotoka
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    I had a great time at the GTG.... now I'm trying to figure out what woofers to put along with my GR-T3s.

    I was wondering if anyone has or will be posting a formal follow up to the even? I know we all (were supposed) to fill out some information about our projects and I would be interested to see more data about specific projects.

    Cheers
    Mike

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  • Wolf
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    Re: "InDIYana 2009" **15 DAYS TO GO!!!!** Driving info...

    Just thought I'd inject some more info to those of you making the trek, and bump this up a bit.

    This event is very near to the I-69 interstate, exit 129. At this exit, you will see a lot of business to the East. Turn East off the exit onto State Rd. 8, and then Right at Arby's. You'll see Walmart at a distance at about 2:00 at the first stop-sign. Turn left there, and it's on your Right about the third building down. This is also the main hotel/lodging area, so unless you are staying at the Hampton Inn, you will most likely drive by it on your left or right. The Days Inn is further East on State Rd. 8 next to McDonald's.

    For those of you coming from the North to meet us here, I-69 is the best route to take, and proceeds far into Michigan across state lines.

    If you are coming from the South/Southwest, again I-69 is the most favorable. Directly South gives you a few options; You can come up Highways 27, 1, etc to meet I-469 and go around Ft-Wayne to I-69 one direction or the other. I would also think one could come through Ft. Wayne on I-69, but some highways do not meet I-69.

    If you are coming from a good majority of the Ohio area, I would recommend taking I-75 North to either 309W or 30W (depending if you want small-town driving or highway), and merging onto I-469 and then I-69 en route. This is the simplest way to go, and even Lex, KY people might find this the best.

    From the West in Illinois or such, the toll-road I-80 will bring you into Angola, and South on I-69 if that is your choice. You can also bring in I-80E, down I-57S 4 miles, and onto US-30E to Ft. Wayne and have to trod just a hair north about a half hour to exit 129 on I-69 (This is the way I go to Iowa to avoid Gary, IN and tolls). For middle Illinois, I recommend US-24E. It is a lot of small towns, but it drives into downtown Peoria if you are close by, and into Ft. Wayne on the opposing nearby end.

    Dirk- I know you are coming from WI, so I would avoid Chicago (if you prefer), and maybe bring down 90S to I-80E. If you jog down I-57S 4 miles, you'll hit US-30E and avoid the toll-roads. I know 90 is maybe out of the way a bit, so go South where you feel comfortable.

    I hope you that are coming have a nice trip, and enjoy the scenery. If you come into town early on Friday, I'm sure you can check out the Auburn Cord Duesenberg museum or NATMUS to fill the car-void in your life. Lots of antique, semi-modern (think 60's/70's), and different old cars. This is the "City of Classics" here in Auburn, IN, and a name of which we are quite fond.

    See you all in about 2 weeks!
    Wolf

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  • Wolf
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    Originally posted by Paul K. View Post
    That tube amp at the first InDIYana was a monster in size and weight but it put out only about 10 wpc as I recall and it cost a bunch of bucks!
    Paul
    I guess I thought it was more power than that. For the cost, amount of tubes, and how hot he was running it, it isn't worth it, IMO. I'd take your QUAD over that anyday!
    Wolf

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  • brianpowers27
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    Re: "InDIYana 2009" *Official* Head/Project-Count thread...

    For that matter I might even like to hear a tube pre running through out solid state rig...

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  • Paul K.
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    That tube amp at the first InDIYana was a monster in size and weight but it put out only about 10 wpc as I recall and it cost a bunch of bucks!
    Paul

    Originally posted by Wolf View Post
    We have had a few at the events over the last few years. We had one at the first InDIYana by a commercial seller of them, and while the mids were warm and the tweeters "soft" sounding, the bass had nowhere near the control SS amps have. It was sloppy down low, and this was a high-power tube-amp of somewhere around 50W or so stereo.

    We had another at Dayton one year, and either it had a microphonic issue in the left channel, or something else. I really can't judge that one from my experience.

    Don't flame me guys for being a SS guy....
    Wolf

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  • Wolf
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    Originally posted by brianpowers27 View Post
    Believe it or not. I have yet to hear a hi-fi tube amp. I would be happy to listen in any setting. I agree that we will be using the same equipment throughout the main speaker auditions.
    We have had a few at the events over the last few years. We had one at the first InDIYana by a commercial seller of them, and while the mids were warm and the tweeters "soft" sounding, the bass had nowhere near the control SS amps have. It was sloppy down low, and this was a high-power tube-amp of somewhere around 50W or so stereo.

    We had another at Dayton one year, and either it had a microphonic issue in the left channel, or something else. I really can't judge that one from my experience.

    Don't flame me guys for being a SS guy....
    Wolf

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  • brianpowers27
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    Originally posted by Wolf View Post
    We won't have time for that until later, but after the door-prizes we should be able to squeeze it in. It's just too much setup time to swap, etc.
    Later,
    Wolf
    Believe it or not. I have yet to hear a hi-fi tube amp. I would be happy to listen in any setting. I agree that we will be using the same equipment throughout the main speaker auditions.

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  • edlafontaine
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    Eric,

    We're very tolerant of "naked" speakers. If they make music, bring 'em. :D

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  • Eric.DeYoung
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    I'm still bumming about not having my monitors done yet to bring with me. Crossover mounted, foam installed, wired and ready for the back piece. After that its veneer, paint, and finish and they'll be done! Oh well... maybe I'll have them done for another DIY meet :-)
    And I'll be sure to bring the tweeter, it is neat - I'll have to dust it off though!

    Can't Wait,
    Eric

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  • Wolf
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    Originally posted by Eric.DeYoung View Post
    Hey Brian/Wolf - You can take me off the list for InDIYana - I'll be there, but I'm not planning on "auditioning" my plasma tweeter. I may still bring it just for fun, but you don't have to reserve a time slot for me. There is a (small) chance that I'll have my Statement Monitors done by then, but I'm stuck waiting on my dad to bring me down some bar clamps!

    Can't wait though, it'll be my first DIY meet, and I'm excited!!!

    Eric
    Glad to hear you're anxious! I'm really getting the adrenaline rushing over it too.....
    I'll note the change above, and bring it even if you don't hook it up....
    Later,
    Wolf

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  • Eric.DeYoung
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    Re: "InDIYana 2009" *Official* Head/Project-Count thread...

    Hey Brian/Wolf - You can take me off the list for InDIYana - I'll be there, but I'm not planning on "auditioning" my plasma tweeter. I may still bring it just for fun, but you don't have to reserve a time slot for me. There is a (small) chance that I'll have my Statement Monitors done by then, but I'm stuck waiting on my dad to bring me down some bar clamps!

    Can't wait though, it'll be my first DIY meet, and I'm excited!!!

    Eric

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