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  • #76
    Re: DakotaDIY 2015

    Can this be a thing? Can we all buy Kenny a beer? How many beers can Kenny handle!
    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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    • #77
      Re: DakotaDIY 2015

      Originally posted by JasonP View Post
      Can this be a thing? Can we all buy Kenny a beer? How many beers can Kenny handle!
      What I can't drink, I'll keep in the bottle and sell it back to the bar. ;)
      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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      • #78
        Re: DakotaDIY 2015

        How is the prep looking for:

        1) Bookshelf speakers. Will we have some stands present? I need them for the both the speakers I plan on bringing. 24" or so maybe?

        2) Portable players. I have a rather nice (IMO) FiiO X1 with a 3.5mm line-out I'd like to bring music on. Will that be supported?

        Getting more pumped as we draw nearer!
        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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        • #79
          Re: DakotaDIY 2015

          Originally posted by kenny_k View Post
          What I can't drink, I'll keep in the bottle and sell it back to the bar. ;)
          So you're saying we should all buy you drink chips instead so you have to come back next year to use them?;)
          Failure is not an option. It comes bundled with Windows.

          We are passionate about great sound at whatever level we can afford, so don't let the audio atheists reduce the experience to a set of numbers and squiggly lines. - jbruner

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          • #80
            Re: DakotaDIY 2015

            More like a wheelchair and taxi. ;)
            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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            • #81
              Re: DakotaDIY 2015

              MP3 of house music...

              01. XZibit - Paparazzi (instrumental)


              02. Larry Coryell & Badi Assad & John Abercrombie - Seu Jorge E Dona Ica


              03. Nick Lowe - The Beast in Me


              04. Joshua Bell - Faure - Apres Un Reve


              05. Sia - Breath Me


              06. Steve Earle - Maria


              07. Dead Can Dance - Nierika


              08. The Corrs - Brid Og Ni Mhaille


              09. Third Eye Blind - Slow Motion
              Don't listen to me - I have not sold any $150,000 speakers.

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              • #82
                Re: DakotaDIY 2015

                Originally posted by johnnyrichards View Post
                MP3 of house music...

                01. XZibit - Paparazzi (instrumental)


                02. Larry Coryell & Badi Assad & John Abercrombie - Seu Jorge E Dona Ica


                03. Nick Lowe - The Beast in Me


                04. Joshua Bell - Faure - Apres Un Reve


                05. Sia - Breath Me


                06. Steve Earle - Maria


                07. Dead Can Dance - Nierika


                08. The Corrs - Brid Og Ni Mhaille


                09. Third Eye Blind - Slow Motion
                What? Nothing for Paul K. :D. Mark

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                • #83
                  Re: DakotaDIY 2015

                  1 and 4
                  Don't listen to me - I have not sold any $150,000 speakers.

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                  • #84
                    Re: DakotaDIY 2015

                    Originally posted by johnnyrichards View Post
                    1 and 4
                    Nevermind, sorry didn't read it well enough. Mark

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                    • #85
                      Re: DakotaDIY 2015

                      Don't listen to me - I have not sold any $150,000 speakers.

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                      • #86
                        Re: DakotaDIY 2015

                        The SHOW INFO page is updated with an embedded link to the DEMO and the track listing.

                        http://www.midwestaudioclub.com/even...015/show-info/

                        EDIT: the link is to the MP3 version (not the version we will use at the show).
                        Bryan K.

                        Midwest Audio Club

                        Speedster | | The Wildeman | Sean's NLA Towers | , COUGAR II and | Triton | Lithium | J-Boom | Trym MLTL | Docere MLTL

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                        • #87
                          Re: DakotaDIY 2015

                          As a reminder, email subscribers received a download link to an uncompressed copy of the house track. We are hoping this gives everyone time to familiarize themselves with it, and to burn their own disks. Again, I highly recommend giving it several listens through some good headphones prior to playing it back through your personal speakers - in fact, when it comes to selecting demo music a seemingly obvious but possibly often ignored rule is to not use speakers that you have designed.

                          Another reminder - our house tracks are generally constructed for testing listening skills as much as determining capabilities of a speaker. Keep this in mind as you listen to these various cuts, and see if you can pick out the passages that are included as a listening test vs. those included as a showcase for the speakers.

                          In general, the tracks selected this year are intended to:

                          1. Challenge little woofers.

                          2. Challenge what the designers consider ideal placement with respect to the listener. Historically, we have limited that flexibility to degree of toe-in - this year, we will also leave width and depth of listening field up to the demonstrator. These three factors play very heavily into impressions of imaging.

                          3. Of course, the usual suspects including how well the speakers handle fricatives and plosives. While Sssssss seems to receive the majority of our attention when we analyze speakers, but "ch" and "p" as in "church" and "pork chop" can also be grating - and are much harder to tame with a different crossover point or padding resistor.


                          See you all soon!

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                          Don't listen to me - I have not sold any $150,000 speakers.

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                          • #88
                            Re: DakotaDIY 2015

                            Oooooo....I see what you did there in that picture!!! Nice. Can't wait.
                            Bryan K.

                            Midwest Audio Club

                            Speedster | | The Wildeman | Sean's NLA Towers | , COUGAR II and | Triton | Lithium | J-Boom | Trym MLTL | Docere MLTL

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                            • #89
                              Re: DakotaDIY 2015

                              <Never mind - I found it in my deleted e-mails folder>


                              Fat finger here accidently deleted my update with the music link - could you resend it (ernperkins at msn dot com)?

                              Thanks!
                              "Everything is nothing without a high sound quality." (Sure Electronics)

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                              • #90
                                Re: DakotaDIY 2015

                                Added a couple items to the swap meet:

                                http://www.midwestaudioclub.com/even...015/swap-meet/
                                Don't listen to me - I have not sold any $150,000 speakers.

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