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View Poll Results: Which date would you prefer for the Fall 2013 HEMI Meet?
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post #1 of 127 Old 09-03-2013, 07:01 AM - Thread Starter
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I am starting to gauge interest in a Fall HEMI meet.  With my theater almost complete, I am thinking of hosting a get together either the first or second weekend in November in Clarkston, MI (near Pine Knob/DTE Music Theater).  My entire basement isn't finished yet, but I'm sure we can set it up so that I can host several people.  Current HEMI participants as well as AVS members are welcome to come.  I just ask that you contact me in advance so I can determine the number of people who will be attending.

 

Please respond to this post with your interest as well as some of the topics you would like to have discussed at the meet.  I will continue to keep the first post updated with details as they become available.

 

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DATE:

Saturday November 9th

1:00pm - 6:00pm

 

 

AGENDA:

  • System demo
  • Home Automation - using iRule to control your theater (and home)
  • Taking measurements of your theater's audio (REW)
  • Video measurements (tentative)

 

 

SPONSORS:

  • TechHT
  • Emotiva
  • iRule
  • DTS
  • Parts Express

 

 

PARTICIPANTS:

  • Nick (ngiovas)
  • Mike (mtbdudex)*
  • Craig (Suffolk112000)*
  • John (aackthpt)*
  • Georg [Friend of aackthpt]*
  • Axel (Axel)*
  • Ron (Ron)*
  • Winston (goodconsumer)*
  • John (citidream)*
  • Al (alhull)
  • Itai (cubesys)
  • (lisa48314)
  • Kevin (sandbagger)
  • CJ (aauno)
  • Geordon (Geordon)*
  • Mike (putox1051)*
  • Zoran [Friend of putox1051]*
  • Greg (gworrel)*
  • Dave (dave98svt)*
  • Josh (jcapone)*
  • Mark (Mark Seaton)*
  • Brad (sharpbg)
  • Ryan (Tech0rT)*
  • (thebland)

 

*Registration confirmation received

 

Tentative:

 

 

 

My setup:

 

  • 140" Screen Excellence EN4K screen
  • JVC DLA RS46 projector
  • ISCO III XL anamorphic lens
  • Cineslide lens transport
  • Marantz AV8801 pre processor
  • Marantz MM8077 amp
  • Crown XLS 2500 amp (for subs)
  • Crown XLS 1500 (2) for Butt Kickers
  • Furman F1500 UPS
  • Oppo dbp-103 blu-ray player
  • Dune HD Max media player
  • DirecTV Genie receiver
  • Fusion Tempest 12 speakers (3)
  • Fusion Alchemy 8 speakers (4)
  • Dayton Titanic MK III 15" subs (2)
  • iRule remote control
  • HAI Omni Pro II (for lighting control)
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Home theatre, pinball machines, home brew....count me in!
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I'm in.
Been a long time since there's been a HEMI meet.

Domino's donÂt fall all at once, they fall one at a time...
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Count me also in. I am looking forward to it!

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Yay! Time for a meet! Please count me in also...
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Thanks to TechHT and Emotiva for becoming sponsors of the event!!

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Thanks to TechHT and Emotiva for becoming sponsors of the event!!

 

 

Very nice. I am looking forward to it!  I would love to see some demos of their products.

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Very nice. I am looking forward to it!  I would love to see some demos of their products.

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I will ask the lady I am working with if they have a local dealer who can provide some demo equipment.  I have reached out to some other manufacturers as well.

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I would love to come as well. Just finishing up my new theater. Will have pics up soon. Moved from Canton to Plymouth 2.5 months ago now.
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Sounds great Citidream.  Can't wait to see the pictures of your theater.

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Very nice. I am looking forward to it!  I would love to see some demos of their products.

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Axel

 

 

I will ask the lady I am working with if they have a local dealer who can provide some demo equipment.  I have reached out to some other manufacturers as well.

 

Because Emotiva does not have any dealers or distributors, they said the only way they can provide a unit for a demo is if we purchase it prior to the meet and then they would allow us to return it for a refund after we are done.  

 

Maybe we can find someone local who has one who would like to bring it out for a demo.

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bummer! I was hoping we could get an xmc-1 in to check out...
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Very nice. I am looking forward to it!  I would love to see some demos of their products.
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I will ask the lady I am working with if they have a local dealer who can provide some demo equipment.  I have reached out to some other manufacturers as well.


Because Emotiva does not have any dealers or distributors, they said the only way they can provide a unit for a demo is if we purchase it prior to the meet and then they would allow us to return it for a refund after we are done.  

Maybe we can find someone local who has one who would like to bring it out for a demo.

As Ron said, Bummer!
So what would be Emotiva's role at the meet, with no products to show/demo?
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FYI, I posted the below in the AVS thread "Calling All AVS Forum Meet-Up Planners"
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Scott;
Make sure you connect with Nick, we are having a HEMI meet here in SE Michigan early Nov-2013.
So here is my chant: We need SWAG we need SWAG we need SWAG biggrin.gif
Here is that thread, http://www.avsforum.com/t/1488934/fall-2013-hemi-meet-south-east-michigan

I've got a recent Emotiva XPA-3, Dec-2012, is that needed to make it easier to demo speakers or compare to your Marantz?
Multiple line outs, less swapping of cables.....I'm offering to bring it for the day if needed, let me know.

btw, member aackthpt name is John, I've not seen him so active here lately.
>>John - did you finish your HT re-do?

Nick - suggestion - give simple list of your brand new HT set-up, gear/screen size, etc.

Play time!
I could bring my 2 recent DIY subs and amp, add them to yours, and we could really pressurize your sealed HT.
Heck, Axel also built 2, get a few more (we'd need 16 total) and we'd give a bass experience equal to popalock's 16 x 18" set-up...... biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

I've got 2 avs thread blu-ray demo disks, could bring those.....knowing you you've probably got all those clips organized on a HTPC set-up already.
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As Ron said, Bummer!
So what would be Emotiva's role at the meet, with no products to show/demo?
____
Axel

 

I don't want to give away all of the surprises up front, but they are donating some give aways for the meet.

 

I am still working with several other vendors to see if we can get some equipment to demo.

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I'm definitely in! smile.gifsmile.gif Last HEMI meet was over at Pete's house and a nearby neighbor's house.as I recall. What ever happened to Pete, anyway?

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I haven't heard from Pete since around the time of his meet.  It looks like he hasn't been on AVS since March.  Does anyone have his email or want to give him a cal?

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I'm interested depending on the date and time. I work 3rds so it's hard for me to do stuff during the day. frown.gif
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I'm in.
Been a long time since there's been a HEMI meet.

I'm from Jackson too.

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btw, member aackthpt name is John, I've not seen him so active here lately.
>>John - did you finish your HT re-do?

That's me. You're right, I haven't been much active around here. Lots of other interests and concerns, as we've discussed in PM a bit! smile.gif

And no, I didn't finish my redo. It's been in the planning and re-planning stages as I learned more. Much of the planning, but not all, is done. There have been minor upgrades (new receiver, new LCRs, new closet TV, got Harmony remote + IR repeater working properly, put in 12" sealed sub from another system and removed 2x 10" ported subs, began setting up a second room as a lounge with snacks). OK lots of minor upgrades, LOL. I have the amplifiers and wood for the subwoofer upgrade (also lots of bits like Speakon connectors etc), and ordered miniDSP last week. I have all the step lights for the riser, and I have most of the design done, it has just been pending the subwoofer integration plan. Someone on gearslutz (here) simulated my planned ceiling diffuser, and reading Toole cemented my idea that this would work well. That's probably the next thing I should build because post-riser it will be more difficult to put the giant ceiling device in. I'm still not sure what I'm going to do about the sidewalls acoustically, but it's a bit of a long story. There are, of course, tons of other little things I want to do also.

I'm still probably going to build a THT-LP for my GF's house also. Already have plans, driver, wood, amp, and ordered another miniDSP for that. Then again her place could use an actual installed center channel speaker. LOL.

I have a friend from work/audio club that has a couple of Emotiva amps and monitors that I could probably finagle bringing (or finagle him into bringing) if we need moar demo stuff. Nick let me know if you'd like this followed up. He might enjoy the meeting anyway. I should convince him to put in a home theatre... I think he could really use a new A/V challenge. The last time I spoke with him he was itching for me to get the miniDSP so he could check it out. He's kinda bored with his current toy set I guess. LOL.
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I'm interested depending on the date and time. I work 3rds so it's hard for me to do stuff during the day. frown.gif
 
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It will either be Saturday November 2nd or 9th (will decide very soon).  I am thinking we will begin in the early afternoon.

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Thanks to iRule for sponsoring our meet.  We will be demonstrating using iRule to control your home theater.  I will also be discussing using iRule to control lighting through HAI.

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Nick
I have been following your build for some time,great job,
it has helped me in my own build.
I just recently reached the point that allows me to enjoy movies
but I still have allot of work to do.
Work has slowed or stopped since my projector went in.
I live near by in Utica and if there is room at your meet,and since this is my first theater build,
I would enjoy learning a few things from some experienced builders.
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Hi Guys,

I'd love to catch up with the group and need to visit the area at some point in the future anyway. Keep me posted when a date is settled on!

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If the date works, I'd like to come by, too. It's been a while for us.

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Nick
I have been following your build for some time,great job,
it has helped me in my own build.
I just recently reached the point that allows me to enjoy movies
but I still have allot of work to do.
Work has slowed or stopped since my projector went in.
I live near by in Utica and if there is room at your meet,and since this is my first theater build,
I would enjoy learning a few things from some experienced builders.

 

There is plenty of room.  Let me know if you would like to come and I will add you to the list.

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I have added a poll at the top of the thread to determine which date works best for everyone.  I will try to get it nailed down so that people can make a final decision.

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Hi Guys,

I'd love to catch up with the group and need to visit the area at some point in the future anyway. Keep me posted when a date is settled on!

 

Sounds great Mark.  It would be great if you could come.  I just added a poll to determine which date works best for everyone.  Hopefully we can nail it down in the next week.

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I voted for the 9th, but in reality, either day will work for me.
NGiovas, just took a look at your theater build thread. Looks great...! Looks like another solid HEMI theater and I'm looking forward to checking it out.

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