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Next DIY meetup
« on: January 03, 2017, 09:41:42 AM »
It's time for our monthly DIY meet at Bottleheadquarters. The meet runs this Saturday, January 7th, from 1-4 p.m. All audiophiles, current or potential,  (a little electronics nerd humor there) are welcome. Bring your latest DIY audio project to demo in our system, bring friends, or just show up and hang out. There's lots of interesting gear, good music and lots of interesting conversation. And there is a brewery and also a winery right next door.
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Re: Next DIY meetup
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2017, 11:06:23 AM »
Since I am getting the new kit speaker prototypes set up in our room, I thought it would be appropriate to give a little talk on room measurement, modeling and treatment. We'll use some really good software that you can demo for free and show the process of finding the 'best' position for the speakers.
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Re: Next DIY meetup
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2017, 04:42:44 PM »
Doc, you should definitely record that. I bet many people would like to see that talk...John
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Re: Next DIY meetup
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2017, 05:06:01 PM »
Well, I'll be the guy talking, so maybe someone else can record it.
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Re: Next DIY meetup
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2017, 04:38:27 PM »
Wow, that's 5X what we paid for it 17 years ago.
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Re: Next DIY meetup
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2017, 06:03:23 AM »
That was a fun meet! Doc B has gotten the placement of the new kit speaker well dialed in, and the presentation on room simulation was interesting and quite useful.

We listened to the new 6550 monoblocks and their prodigious bass, as well as a variety of Kaiju configurations.

We got Rob's Eros all sorted out, and we're entertained by just how much stuff Aaron was able to fit into his SEX amp!

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Re: Next DIY meetup
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2017, 09:15:07 AM »
The next meet is this Saturday, February 4th, 12-3. I plan to talk a little about yearly system tune up. There's a lot of stuff you can do to optimize the sound of your system for little or no outlay, and I'll go over some things that don't take much to do but can have a very notable impact.
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Re: Next DIY meetup
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2017, 09:34:01 AM »
I'll be there and am looking forward to your talk. No projects from me this month though I'm closer to finishing a couple.
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Re: Next DIY meetup
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2017, 06:00:00 AM »
Hi,

Is there a link somewhere to the January meet video?  I'm curious about the speaker placement software.  Thanks,

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Re: Next DIY meetup
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2017, 07:15:10 AM »
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Re: Next DIY meetup
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2017, 09:29:54 AM »
Please make the system tuneup talk a "sticky" or a video.

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Re: Next DIY meetup
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2017, 07:11:55 AM »
Next month we will be attending the Port Townsend Record Show on March 4th, so that will be our official March meeting. Apparently past shows have been quite successful with a good crowd and lots of vendors. We will have a table there and be demoing a phono rig and headphone amps. Admission is free, and vendor tables are reasonably priced.

http://ptrecordshow.com/
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Re: Next DIY meetup
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2017, 09:41:33 AM »
Hi There,

When and where is the April DIY meetup? Thank you.

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Re: Next DIY meetup
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2017, 10:29:53 AM »
April 1, 12-3PM. Bottleheadquarters.
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Re: Next DIY meetup
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2017, 09:26:43 AM »
The next meet will be here at Bottleheadquarters on Saturday May 6th at 1 p.m. We will be hosting the Puget Sound CAN meets - the local WA Head Fi users group. These are awesome meets! Most attendees bring their headphones and their rigs, and set up listening stations all around the building. You can spend the afternoon listening to all of those headphones and amps you read about but can't get your ears on, and find out if they are your dream gear.
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