Saturday is 3 days away!
Looking forward to this audio gtg, and seeing and hearing all the great diy products you guys have made.
Look over the below, if I've forgotten anything post it here and we can address it as needed.
Mike will provide Pizza, salad, bread sticks, bottled water, paper plates / cups / utensils
If your b-day is January thru June ... bring a bev to share
If your b-day is July thru Dec ... bring a light snack to share
List of diy speakers being brought:
Mike - has HTM-8's & 6's, Volt-10's, Fusion-8 TM and MTM (including center channel)
Jared - bringing HTM-6's and 893's
JC -bringing HTM-12's and Volt-6's
Brian - bringing Helix Dome MT's, HT-8's
Scott - bringing HTM-10’s
Bob - bringing Fusion 12's
Jared has Dolby Atmos demo disc, Mike has Auro3D demo disc (8500H can play if back) and Blu-ray AVS scuba steve demo disc.
If you have some good demo disc/scene bring that and we can also play it, after all it's everyones gtg!
Media Players are as follows
1st floor family room:
My Xbox 1s for CD's/Blu-Ray/UHDBR, Denon 4300H for USB flash drive
My Xbox 1x for CD's/Blu-Ray/UHDBR, Denon 8500H for USB flash drive
2-ch basement room:
Scott will bring his laptop and music collection to plug into the Denon 4308CI in there
My speaker cables are on banana plugs, easy to swap if yours accepts them.
Brian is bringing a few extra speaker stands.
The basement HT will be the Home Theater mindset comparisons.
HTM-6/8/10/12, HT-8, Volt-6's, other.
Front soundstage the HTM 8/10/12 comparisons
Surrounds HT-8/HTM-6/Volt-6's - compare to adaptive dipoles for impressiveness.
The Family room will be the Fusion 8 MTM vs 893 vs Helix Dome vs "other" comparisons
The basement bedroom will be the 2-ch comparisons;
Fusion-8 vs Fusion-12 vs Paradigm Mini-monitors vs ?
(anyone have a "spare" small sub, say a 10" or 12" with plate amp, or those will be only the speaker itself)
The basement bedroom is separated from the Home Theater so with it's door closed it will be ok for listening.
The family room is directly above the HT so we may have to temper the spl of both at times ...
Brian has a good 1-page subjective sheet for people to use, pass that out to attendees and ask them to self score.
Then, we will have a easel with a big sheet on it to gather overall impressions, etc.
>>Keeping it all fun, yet gathering subjective data consensus
Jared has two laptops loaded with rew and two mics that we could use to measure speakers ... do we want to do that?
I'm open to what the group wants to do ...
People bringing speakers will come over 1+ hour "early", then we can do pre-gtg calibrations and save each to smartphone/ipad.
If we swap speakers on the fly, which will happen, the speaker distances will be in each AVR, key is setting spl "same" at consistent mlp for comparisons to have meaning.
Possible For sale speakers:
(no pricing in this thread, keep to PM's or gtg discussions)
Bob's Fusion 12's?
Mike's rear Volt-10's
Maybe Mike's Fusion-8 TM's