October 23, 2004
DIY 2004 will again not be a competition. There have been discussions about having another competition, but I would prefer to keep the focus on listening to whatever anyone may wish to bring and allow for feedback if desired. I don't think that my listening environment allows for ease of evaluating a large number of designs, anyway.
Auditioning Equipment I will again have my minimal amount of front end hardware available. These are:
Anyone coming to the NE event who has any component which they would like to bring is certainly welcome and encouraged.
Measurement Systems There will be at least two and maybe three different measurement systems available. I will have SoundEasy v9.0 and LAUD v3.0. I have been able to get SoundEasy to work with the Fiji sound card under Win2K. I may put run LAUD upstairs as well (I have two systems) for making measurements of systems in the listening room. The main setup for measuring is downstairs.
My basement is my work area, so most measurements will be taken there. This will leave the main room upstairs primarily for listening sessions.
I have a small number of baffle inserts for my large (now 2m x 2m) baffle for testing raw drivers. If I happen to have the size needed, raw drivers can be measured if anyone wants one measured.