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post #121 of 284
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Please be there on-time or let me know what time you are arriving. I usually wait for everyone to arrive before we start so please arrive early because we have a full day planned.

...

And yes I have plenty of Dream Theater.

I'll be there Friday night. Well, crashing at ecrabb's Friday night. ;-)

If there is Dream Theater, I'm good.
post #122 of 284
Btw, you can take me off the possible- waiting list! Forgot all about a commitment that weekend...
post #123 of 284
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Those look awesome Mark. Bet they sound even better!

having just heard these in PA, you guys are in for a real treat smile.gif
post #124 of 284
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Originally Posted by Sibuna View Post

having just heard these in PA, you guys are in for a real treat smile.gif

I heard the same ones at AXPONA, but I am really looking forward to hearing them in a more "normal" environment. I already purchased a set of earplugs for the end of the day listening too! wink.gif
post #125 of 284
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Hey guys,

I have a TC Sounds 15" (the old TC-1000) and matching plate amp (from Parts Express). I never ended up using them, and it is about time to send them off to a good home. If anyone is interested, let me know via PM. I can bring them with, when I head there for the meet.... Gracias!

I have a DTS-10 I am no longer using as well. PM me if anyone is interested.

Looking forward to meeting everyone and a great day of audio! Thanks again Dlbeck for putting this all together.
post #126 of 284
Thread Starter 
Working through the details of the event and wanted to run down a rough schedule. Of course this may be adjusted as the day goes on. Lunch and dinner will be provided and plenty of snacks throughout the day so make sure you come hungry. Besides the outline below we have lots of fun stuff planned and hopefully a day that will exceed everyone's expectations.

I hope everyone can stay the whole day. If you are planning to leave before dinner please let me know asap. At the end of the day we will do some HT demos and/or a Multichannel DSD demo as seen on this Youtube video from Mytek at Axpona last month. Many thanks to the folks at Mytek and Ted Brady for making this possible. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpQkz4ehEHE&feature=player_detailpage


10:00 - Introductions
10:15 - Blind Listening to all Speakers - 5 Songs. Each song or clip will be played on all 6 speakers consecutively.
11:15 - Lunch

Formal Auditions
5 minutes - Manufacturer discussion (optional)
25 minutes - Standard playlist
20 minutes - Attendee song requests

12:00 - Speaker A Formal Audition
1:00 - Contest & Prize give-away.
1:30 - Speaker B Formal Audition
2:45 - Speaker C Formal Audition
iRule demonstration during setup
3:30 - Speaker D Formal Audition
4:45 - Speaker E Formal Audition
Lynx Studios Demo during setup
6:00 - Dinner & Speaker F Setup
6:30 - Speaker F Formal Audition
7:45 - MCh DSD Demo and/or HT demo
Edited by dlbeck - 4/19/13 at 8:38am
post #127 of 284
Looks like a great day! Count me on the " have to be kicked out" list...... smile.gif
post #128 of 284
Quite interested in the DSD demo. What did they send you?
post #129 of 284
Sounds great David, can't wait! smile.gif
post #130 of 284
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Quite interested in the DSD demo. What did they send you?
They sent me one more Mytek so now I have 3. Also a couple MCh DSD tracks :-)
post #131 of 284
Thread Starter 
The SVS Ultras have arrived!
post #132 of 284
The Lynx Aurora 8 DAC also arrived today!
post #133 of 284
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The SVS Ultras have arrived!

Very cool.

I don't recognize the neighborhood without 15 inches of snow covering it. smile.gif
post #134 of 284
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They sent me one more Mytek so now I have 3. Also a couple MCh DSD tracks :-)

How many of those Mytek stereo DACs can be chained?
Just thinking in terms active crossover applications using JRiver.
7.1 surround with 3-way active crossover would require 22 channels. Not the most economical method (11 DACs x $1600 = $17,600), but just wondering about possibilities.
Three 8 channel DACs make more sense, but I've yet to see one that has USB input and balanced XLR output.
post #135 of 284
Is there anyone in Iowa that could house myself Friday night? I am a 23 year old male with a clean criminal record. There are others on the forum that can attest to my behavior. But whatever everyone says, I don't poop in the pipes, that is Husker Omaha. I am not quite as smart as Dave (my dad) but I still have quite the expertise if anyone needs help with their system Friday night..
post #136 of 284
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How many of those Mytek stereo DACs can be chained?
Just thinking in terms active crossover applications using JRiver.
7.1 surround with 3-way active crossover would require 22 channels. Not the most economical method (11 DACs x $1600 = $17,600), but just wondering about possibilities.
Three 8 channel DACs make more sense, but I've yet to see one that has USB input and balanced XLR output.
Three Myteks can be used together for a maximum of 6 channels.

There are several options available for if you need more channels. At the GTG we will have a Lynx Aurora 8 with USB input for 8 channels. There is also the Lynx Aurora 16 for 16 channels. The Antelope Orion32 has 32 channels via USB for under $3000. If you use AES digital output to a DAC you can install up to 4 Lynx AES16e cards in your computer for 64 output channels. You can then buy multiple 8 channel AES DACS and scale up as needed. Focusrite has a technology called RedNet that allows one to connect mulitple DACs via ethernet. Their PCI Express card supports 128 channels!
post #137 of 284
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Originally Posted by desertdome View Post

Three Myteks can be used together for a maximum of 6 channels.

There are several options available for if you need more channels. At the GTG we will have a Lynx Aurora 8 with USB input for 8 channels. There is also the Lynx Aurora 16 for 16 channels. The Antelope Orion32 has 32 channels via USB for under $3000. If you use AES digital output to a DAC you can install up to 4 Lynx AES16e cards in your computer for 64 output channels. You can then buy multiple 8 channel AES DACS and scale up as needed. Focusrite has a technology called RedNet that allows one to connect mulitple DACs via ethernet. Their PCI Express card supports 128 channels!

How well do those D-Sub connectors work?
Would those introduce additional noise or would the XLR balanced eliminate it all?
post #138 of 284
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Email has been sent to all the attendees. Send me a PM if you didn't get one.
post #139 of 284
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How well do those D-Sub connectors work?
Would those introduce additional noise or would the XLR balanced eliminate it all?
The D-Sub connectors work great and are used by quite a few pro audio companies since there isn't room at the back of a ADC or DAC for 8 or 16 channels of outputs plus the inputs. The music you listen to probably went through D-Sub connectors at one time. The connections are still balanced just like XLR or 1/4" TRS.
post #140 of 284
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Originally Posted by desertdome View Post

The D-Sub connectors work great and are used by quite a few pro audio companies since there isn't room at the back of a ADC or DAC for 8 or 16 channels of outputs plus the inputs. The music you listen to probably went through D-Sub connectors at one time. The connections are still balanced just like XLR or 1/4" TRS.
+1.

In fact, I have to chuckle when I see audiophiles obsessed with spending a small fortune on interconnects (or worse, power cables), when the vast majority of the music they're listening to was recorded on gear that audiophiles would cringe just looking at. Big, ugly rack-mount stuff (unless you're like me and you think big, ugly rack-mount gear can be attractive wink.gif )... Mixers, compressors, expanders, DSP, reverb and other effects, all connected together with dozens (or hundreds) of feet of commercial cable from Belden, Canare, Hosa, or even generic stuff most people have never heard of - all of it in boring black jackets eek.gif. Oh, and the gear is all plugged into standard outlets with the manufacturer-provided power cables. wink.gif

SC
post #141 of 284
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The SVS Ultras have arrived!

Nice! Our sample pair is going back tomorrow morning. Interested to read all the impressions of these guys. cool.gif
post #142 of 284
Anyone want to share a double room with me Friday and Saturday nights? No smoking, and no snoring, please!
post #143 of 284
Phil,

I'm interested. I've sent you a PM.
post #144 of 284
Thread Starter 
Updated original post to announce additional Lynx products in attendance.
post #145 of 284
Damn, I sure wish I could have made it. Have fun! cool.gif
post #146 of 284
Thread Starter 
I have one spot available if anyone would like to attend.
post #147 of 284
Are you asking for the waiting list folks, or is there no more waiting list, David? If it's an open spot, I have a neighbor that's a DIY builder that would probably love to attend if his schedule is free.

SC
post #148 of 284
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I have no positive confirmations from those on the waiting list so its open to the public.
post #149 of 284
OK, never mind. He has a wedding to attend this weekend, so no fun for him. wink.gif

SC
post #150 of 284
OK I can't miss this thing-you guys put in too much work. See everyone Saturday.
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