I haven't been very active here as my kids keep me well occupied. But I wanted to update the thread with our last GTG. These are very informal GTG's. Any reason to hang out and eat some grub with some good folks, I am in. We were interested in doing a before and after
's house as he is in the process of building a dedicated room in his garage.
Most people don't get the opportunity to directly compare multiple speakers in a single day. It really is an eye opening experience. We all love our speakers we build or buy. A lot of that is the passion put into the build or the cash laid out to achieve a sonic goal. We are lucky to have several people willing to open their homes and others that don't mind dragging their speakers there for us to listen to.
rider and myself stopped by
's house. He has epic building skills.
Onkyo TX-NR676 AVR
DIYSG Fusion10 for LCR
Polk TXS250C for surround and ATMOS channels
Pair of UM18"s in mini-Marty spec enclosures on iNuke6000DSP (front)
Pair of UM18"s sealed (nearfield behind main seats) on Crown XLS amps and MiniDSP 2x4
Buttkicker LFE on iNuke3000DSP
He also had some awesome enclosures loaded with PA460's but were unused. I documented them though because they look amazing.
Bookshelf MT with Dayton RS180S-8/SEAS 27TDFC detailed on PE
MBM loaded with DIYSG Magnum12
We tried each set of speakers as mains with the same music with crossover applied and with everything defeated. I will let the others chime in to give impression. we all pretty much agreed on the strengths and weaknesses of each implementation of the designs.
We had some time to run to
's house to check out the addition of a pair of HO15 sealed nearfield behind his couch. He has the most violent room of the group right now by a large margin. Here is a quick rundown of his room.
Xbox OneS, Xbox OneX, and PS4 for sources
DYISG Fusion10 for LCR
DIYSG Volt6 for surround and ATMOS channels
Pair HO18"s in Cyclops enclosures (front) on iNuke6000DSP
Pair HO15"s sealed (nearfield behind couch) one channel of second iNuke6000DSP
Pair PA360 15"s in VBSS variant enclosures 4.4cf 34Hz (either side of MLP) other channel of second iNuke6000DSP
I try to take pictures, but get lost in conversation about the gear and demos to the point I forget about that totally. I made sure to grab a few this time.