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  • Re: DakotaDIY 2015

    Originally posted by Ron_E View Post
    I thought I heard Ani say the crossovers were slightly different too.

    Ron
    The crossovers were the same, except Lowell used some really funky caps and coils, and i used run of the mill components. So, yes, some 2nd decimals on the inductors and caps were different and slight variation on the DCR. But all the big numbers were the same. The Cabinet volume was almost the same and the baffle dimensions were the same, mine was a bit shallower to make up for the thinner box (0.23 craft ply with window braces running both horizontally and vertically). The thin box was covered in Carbon firber to give it some stiffness and i was going to put the another "Final" Carbon Fiber on it and leave it as the finish, but the weather had made the eponxy painfully slow to cure and so to cover up, the final finish was vinly leather.

    Bryan and JR did measure the vibrations off the box, and looks like it was making its own tune, so that was interesting.

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    • Re: DakotaDIY 2015

      "Bryan and JR did measure the vibrations off the box, and looks like it was making its own tune, so that was interesting".
      Ani, maybe that BBC/thin wall effect? ;)
      Kenny

      http://www.diy-ny.com/
      DIY NY/NJ 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGwA...ature=youtu.be
      Man does not live by measurements alone, a little music helps.

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      • Re: DakotaDIY 2015

        Originally posted by Jim Holtz View Post
        I'll echo others comments and give a big thanks to JR, Amanda and BK for another excellent DIY event. The food was great, music was wonderful and the opportunity to chat with both new and old friends, priceless. I also want to add, the room acoustics were excellent. No bass boom, there was a flat wall similar to what you'd have in your home (Yah!) and a carpeted floor with a bit of strategically placed "bounce" absorption.
        Bingo about the venue. This is the first venue at which I felt my speakers sounded just like I expected them too. Also, those baked beans were on point, we need a recipe posted!
        Audio: Media PC -> Sabre ESS 9023 DAC -> Behringer EP2500 -> (insert speakers of the moment)
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        • Re: DakotaDIY 2015

          Originally posted by JasonP View Post
          Also, those baked beans were on point, we need a recipe posted!
          Good luck on that!

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          • Re: DakotaDIY 2015

            Originally posted by JasonP View Post
            Bingo about the venue. This is the first venue at which I felt my speakers sounded just like I expected them too. Also, those baked beans were on point, we need a recipe posted!
            Hi Jason,

            Sorry, I didn't mean to ignore you with the thank you since you're part of the team. Thank you for helping to put on a great DIY event. It's a great way to get cranked up for the year. No disrespect to the inDIYana Event. It happens so early in the season, I'm always busy and can't get away or I'm not ready with my projects.

            Jim

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            • Re: DakotaDIY 2015

              No offense taken Jim! JR and Bryan comprise the powerhouse behind DDIY 2015. I just recently wormed my way into the group to offer programming services honestly.
              Audio: Media PC -> Sabre ESS 9023 DAC -> Behringer EP2500 -> (insert speakers of the moment)
              Sites: Jupiter Audioworks - Flicker Stream - Proud Member of Midwest Audio Club

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              • Re: DakotaDIY 2015

                Yeah.he joined MAC not ddiy.
                Ditto on the beans.
                " To me, the soundstage presentation is more about phase and distortion and less about size. However, when you talk about bass extension, there's no replacement for displacement". Tyger23. 4.2015

                Quote Originally Posted by hongrn. Oct 2014
                Do you realize that being an American is like winning the biggest jackpot ever??

                http://www.midwestaudioclub.com/spot...owell-simpson/
                http://s413.photobucket.com/albums/pp216/arlis/

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                • Re: DakotaDIY 2015

                  Great looking event guys! Some great looking speakers, but what is with all those ugly mugs being put on the web. I thought 2-3 of you guys were on the witness protection plan or something.

                  I need some more info on the 3way with the big round over and the Harley emblem? That is a nice design.

                  Glad to see you guys had a great event,

                  Steve

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                  • Re: DakotaDIY 2015

                    Originally posted by hipcheck View Post
                    Great looking event guys! Some great looking speakers, but what is with all those ugly mugs being put on the web. I thought 2-3 of you guys were on the witness protection plan or something.

                    I need some more info on the 3way with the big round over and the Harley emblem? That is a nice design.

                    Glad to see you guys had a great event,

                    Steve
                    That's Lowell's PS220 build with the Ultimax and a North D25 tweeter, IIRC.

                    Later,
                    Wolf
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                    • Re: DakotaDIY 2015

                      Has someone uploaded photos yet?
                      Craig

                      I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.

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                      • Re: DakotaDIY 2015

                        Originally posted by PWR RYD View Post
                        Has someone uploaded photos yet?
                        I ran the jpegs last night. The DVD picture disc is in the mail to Bryan. Here are a few samples:

                        JR's stunning high end 3-way: "Taiga" :

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                        ernperkins: Two nice waveguide builds:

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                        Ani_101's Iron Driver & InDIYana Micro 3-way entries:

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                        Arlis: Big Radius 2-way & Ultimax 10" sub:

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                        JR's: Irish Rose (decorated by his daughter):

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                        Last edited by 4thtry; 06-16-2015, 04:19 PM. Reason: Added names to pics
                        SideTowers: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...corundum-build
                        Totally Flat: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...5-totally-flat
                        Plumber's Delight: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...notech-winners
                        Linehopper: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...Esoteric-build

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                        • Re: DakotaDIY 2015

                          And a few more:

                          Turn2's (Rich): RS28/W4-1320/8137 combo (with cool looking inverted spikes):

                          "The Relayers"

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                          PWR RYD (Craig): DS135/DC28FS bookshelf project:

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                          Mike220's Carrera's:

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                          Jim Holtz: Anthology:

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                          Last edited by 4thtry; 06-16-2015, 04:20 PM. Reason: Added names to pics
                          SideTowers: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...corundum-build
                          Totally Flat: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...5-totally-flat
                          Plumber's Delight: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...notech-winners
                          Linehopper: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...Esoteric-build

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                          • Re: DakotaDIY 2015

                            And here are my Linehoppers:

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                            I have some food pics too, but I did not put them on the disc. I'll export them
                            to jpegs and post a few later.

                            EDIT: I thought I had some food pics showing the full spread, but this is all I could find. Sorry about that. Those pastries were really good. The meat, also very good, was under the tin foil in this shot. Should have come back later when everything was set out.

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                            Bill S.
                            Last edited by 4thtry; 06-16-2015, 04:30 PM. Reason: Added food pics
                            SideTowers: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...corundum-build
                            Totally Flat: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...5-totally-flat
                            Plumber's Delight: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...notech-winners
                            Linehopper: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...Esoteric-build

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                            • Re: DakotaDIY 2015

                              Many thanks to JR, Amanda, Bryan, & Jason for putting on a great show. I really enjoyed talking with everyone again, listening to many outstanding speakers, and taking tons of photos.

                              JR really knows how to cook! That was one of the very best meals that I have had in a long time. I had one of almost everything, and, after two days, I think I am still full!

                              Thanks to Bryan & company for doing the A/B comparison test of my speakers with the light switches. I am not sure if I can hear the difference, it is very subtle, but I am going to leave the tweeter zobel in place on the final system because I think it gives the speakers a more 3 dimensional, less etched type sound quality.

                              I also thought the room sounded very good with less bass boom than some of the larger venues. The room size was just right for our small group. I look forward to attending again next year.


                              Bill S.
                              SideTowers: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...corundum-build
                              Totally Flat: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...5-totally-flat
                              Plumber's Delight: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/fo...notech-winners
                              Linehopper: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...Esoteric-build

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                              • Re: DakotaDIY 2015

                                Originally posted by hipcheck View Post

                                I need some more info on the 3way with the big round over and the Harley emblem? That is a nice design.

                                Glad to see you guys had a great event,

                                Steve
                                http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...g-Radius-2-way
                                North Audio D25-06, PS180, Ultimax 10" sa250
                                Last edited by [email protected]; 06-11-2015, 07:00 AM.
                                " To me, the soundstage presentation is more about phase and distortion and less about size. However, when you talk about bass extension, there's no replacement for displacement". Tyger23. 4.2015

                                Quote Originally Posted by hongrn. Oct 2014
                                Do you realize that being an American is like winning the biggest jackpot ever??

                                http://www.midwestaudioclub.com/spot...owell-simpson/
                                http://s413.photobucket.com/albums/pp216/arlis/

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