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3rd Annual Upper Midwest GTG July 2015 Discussion

It's coming to be that time again, last year was a great success and we look forward to building on that.

Where: Luke's place (Burnsville MN)

When: 8-1-15

Why: Cause it's FUN!!!

The lineup:
Pair of the new JTR 210RT
BMS 4594ND with the SOES-24 (powered by a Crest CC4000)
(2) AE TD18H+ in 9cu.ft ported boxes tuned to 30hz (powered by a Crest ProLite 7.5)

1 pair, Gjallarhorns each powered by a Crest CC5500
1 pair, Othorns with IPAL driver powered by a Speakerpower sp2-12000

Maybe a timeline with something like this:

10am-12: 2ch music on the mains
12-1pm: Lunch
1-3pm: Subs+mains movie clips, limited to 125-130db
3pm-whenever: Subs+mains at max volume

Material: TBD

Attendees:
Myself (stormwind13)
Luke (Lukeamdman)
Primetimeguy
Rowan611
Jeff (JTR Speakers)
Kaiforce
Stegen
Noman74656
Nate Hansen
Steve Kuester
bossdog304
Amos
Nabukicks (maybe)

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I think this might be the year....... the year the KC crew makes the drive.
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I have a trip planned in July but if I'm here and can talk some KC guys into it I'd be in!!
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I would like to make it this year, but not sure if I can swing it. Put me down as maybe. ( depends on the weekend chosen )
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I've tried the last two years to make it, hoping 3rd time is a charm.
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Dang, I'll be in China in July. Excited to see how that room has come along though.
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I would like to make it this year, but not sure if I can swing it. Put me down as maybe. ( depends on the weekend chosen )
You're welcome to stay at my place to make your trip easier. It's a heck of a drive for you, and I feel like a jerk for not offering last year!
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Dang, I'll be in China in July. Excited to see how that room has come along though.
It now has a ceiling =)



By the time the GTG rolls around, I'll have surrounds up (BEEFY ones), and acoustic panels on the walls.
its phillip and kaiforce like this.
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and a better tv stand? hah
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and a better tv stand? hah
take that back!
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take that back!

Never!
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Sounds like fun! When do you think the date will be nailed down by?

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Perhaps Saturday the 18th
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Perhaps Saturday the 18th
Crap...the last two weekends on July may not work for me...
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If I can get off work again I'd sure love to get my brain rattled!!! Luke's sub's are something to behold!
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The 19th would be awesome since its my birthday. either way, i should be able to go regardless of weekend.
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I will most likely be floating in a lake somewhere anytime there is a weekend in the summer that I am not at work. January? I'm in!
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Count me in Luke!!! Just let me know what you need me to bring. Oh, hit me up if you still need help. I've got to finish up painting our living room and dining room; however, I can definitely get down there and help you move those monster speakers.

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Hey I might try to make this but I cannot do 4th of July weekend or the weekend of the 18-19th.
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Sounds like a "blast" fells!

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I would like to go but weekends in the summer are tough, too much stuff to do outside. Staying in the loop though.
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This sounds like a great event...I have to Google Burnsville MN. We have friends in the Twin Cities that woukd be a good selling point to the wife.

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I'll try to make it.
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This year I'm making an attempt to use JRiver for all the demo material. I just recently re-purposed my 5-year old PC for a HTPC, but I did get a better video card for it plus 4TB of storage for a start. I'm not a movie or music buff like some of you, so my collection is fairly small.

What would really help me out is if you folks would chime in with some good demo material, both music and movies. Coming up with good demo material, for music specifically, has always been a struggle for me. Besides really heavy bass/techo/dubstep, I have practically nothing.

I did recently buy this based off Jeff's recommendation, so I'm sure it'll have some good stuff on it:

http://www.elusivedisc.com/Are-You-A...info/SFSA9011/

@carp - I know your a huge metal fan, so in case you and some of the other KC crew make it up, do you have any favorites that you use to demo with? The only metal I have is the 1991 Metallica album, and the Through the Never blu-ray.
@Archaea - you have to have tons of stuff, so help a brother out
@beastaudio - you were a big help for our GTG last year by providing a bunch of info on the material used at some GTGs out east. Any new favorites you care to share?

I'm willing to buy whatever, so don't be shy!



We're probably going to setup the JTR 210RT speakers upstairs since my theater has limited seating space and we'll have to do demo's in waves. The first ~2 hours I'm planning on running my new mega mains solo without subs, so the focus will be music. With just the mains running, they should be capable of near 130db from 25hz and up...
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Crap...the last two weekends on July may not work for me...
Well, no one is going to want to go the weekend after the 4th.
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