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  • #61
    Re: DIYowa 2009 is in the books

    I would pretty much ditto Dan's observation that this was the most enjoyable DIY Iowa yet. And Scott's observations on the event generally.. I was there at the original, whenever that was in the dark mists of the past, and each year since. Don't plan on missing any.

    I would love to have had a few hours with the Mavericks. Wow.

    Maynard's Ziran design was also very well done. After listening to the Matrix and Marcatos, one could notice that the low-level resolution wasn't at the same level - but the Ziran was eminently smooth and easy to listen to. Like Shawn, I felt that the design didn't quite have the same magic that the Tzu-Jan conjured last year.
    Dan also noted my lament that I had overworked the Zirans. The component count on my final XO rivals the national debt. KISS.

    Time for some abracadabra.

    I've concluded that no amount of torture is going to make the DQ25 more than a good $13 tweeter. Several tweeters can outperform it for a few dollars more.

    So, out with the DQ25's, in with XT25SC90's. They fit the cutout! and should suit my taste for fabric tweeters a bit better...... XO parts count is about half..... I may have my DIY 2010 done by Sunday.

    Where is the sign up list Doug?

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    • #62
      Re: DIYowa 2009 is in the books

      Maynard,

      You're going to love that tweeter!

      Marty

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      • #63
        Re: DIYowa 2009 is in the books

        Originally posted by maynardg View Post
        I would pretty much ditto Dan's observation that this was the most enjoyable DIY Iowa yet. And Scott's observations on the event generally.. I was there at the original, whenever that was in the dark mists of the past, and each year since. Don't plan on missing any.

        I would love to have had a few hours with the Mavericks. Wow.



        Dan also noted my lament that I had overworked the Zirans. The component count on my final XO rivals the national debt. KISS.

        Time for some abracadabra.

        I've concluded that no amount of torture is going to make the DQ25 more than a good $13 tweeter. Several tweeters can outperform it for a few dollars more.

        So, out with the DQ25's, in with XT25SC90's. They fit the cutout! and should suit my taste for fabric tweeters a bit better...... XO parts count is about half..... I may have my DIY 2010 done by Sunday.

        Where is the sign up list Doug?
        No sign up sheet yet but you can mark your calendar for October 16th. I reserved the room yesterday.
        Doug
        http://dpeterson.home.mchsi.com/

        I just checked and my "give a damn" is broke :D

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        • #64
          Re: DIYowa 2009 is in the books

          Awesome! :D

          I truly appreciate your hard work in making this event come together.

          Jim

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          • #65
            Re: DIYowa 2009 is in the books

            Originally posted by DougP View Post
            No sign up sheet yet but you can mark your calendar for October 16th. I reserved the room yesterday.
            Doug
            I'm there!

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            • #66
              Re: DIYowa 2009 is in the books

              Originally posted by DougP View Post
              No sign up sheet yet but you can mark your calendar for October 16th. I reserved the room yesterday.
              Doug
              On my calendar. Please let me know how I can help this year. I'd be happy to create the music CD if you would like. ...or whatever. Compared to most, I'm local.

              Thanks!!

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              • #67
                Re: DIYowa 2009 is in the books

                Me, too.
                Paul

                Originally posted by maynardg View Post
                I'm there!

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                • #68
                  Re: DIYowa 2009 is in the books

                  I will be there too!

                  It'll probably be my first speaker design/project, so just don't be too harsh on me.

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                  • #69
                    Re: DIYowa 2009 is in the books

                    Originally posted by Dirk View Post
                    That was Dennis Jarchow, or "djarchow" around these parts. I know he intends to distribute his measurings at some point.
                    I do plan on sending out the measurements. I haven't had time to get them out this week and I am at a conference through Friday. I will try to get them sent out sometime this weekend. Again, I apologize for the delay.

                    Thanks

                    Dennis

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                    • #70
                      Re: DIYowa 2009 is in the books

                      Originally posted by Tony Nelson View Post
                      I just spent about an hour and a half reading this thread and looking at all the pictures that everyone has posted/linked. All I can say is WOW! Everyone's entries look amazing, and I am sure they all sounded even better. I would love to attend one of these events just to be there and look at the outstanding craftmanship and designs. It would be nice to learn from the pros as there is no way I could put together anything of that quality right now.

                      Thanks to all of you who posted pictures. I will stay tuned for more. Looked like alot of fun for sure.
                      I haven't been to an event yet but I love to look at the pictures. It is kind of a double edge sword though. It is great to see what I can aspire to build but depressing because... well I have to aspire to build them.

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                      • #71
                        Re: DIYowa 2009 is in the books

                        Originally posted by DougP View Post
                        No sign up sheet yet but you can mark your calendar for October 16th. I reserved the room yesterday.
                        Doug
                        I plan on bringing an entry next year as well!

                        Matt
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                        • #72
                          Re: DIYowa 2009 is in the books

                          Is that it for pics?
                          No matter where you go, there you are.
                          Website

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                          • #73
                            Re: DIYowa 2009 is in the books

                            Originally posted by gowa View Post
                            Is that it for pics?
                            There are three links to pictures that where taken at the event on the 2009 event home page. They pretty much cover all the action.
                            Doug


                            http://home.mchsi.com/~iowadiy2009/index.htm
                            http://dpeterson.home.mchsi.com/

                            I just checked and my "give a damn" is broke :D

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                            • #74
                              Re: DIYowa 2009 is in the books

                              Thanks Doug.
                              No matter where you go, there you are.
                              Website

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                              • #75
                                Re: DIYowa 2009 is in the books

                                Originally posted by DougP View Post
                                There are three links to pictures that where taken at the event on the 2009 event home page. They pretty much cover all the action.
                                Doug


                                http://home.mchsi.com/~iowadiy2009/index.htm

                                I'm there!!!

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