World-class audio meets mid-western show and tell with great ingenuity!
The 8th annual InDIYana speaker-DIY event!
Hyatt Place, Fort Wayne, Indiana - Google Maps
Friday 30th, May -
We usually go out for dinner about 6-7pm, and then return and chat. In some previous years, Friday's schedule was informal. However, with well over 20 designs typically lined up for demonstration, expect something interesting going on all day long! Normally most start arriving after noon, but I will be there all day for whomever shows up. The first 3 hours can be interesting with only a few people present, so come at 9:00 am if you can swing it!
Saturday 31st, May -
9am to 6 pm
There will be a couple breaks, plus lunch break in the day. Electronic gear will be provided (amps, sources, cables). Please make sure your project can use banana jacks, or bring adapters so you can use the bananas in the speaker leads that will be present. Bring stands if you wish, but a pair of 22" stands will be present if you should need them. (If your bookshelf speakers have spikes underneath, please bring a pad to set them on.)
Presenter will have 5 minutes of their own music on an audio CD, to be played following the house tracks.
Project theme -
The theme this year is 'Ludicrosity', which entails using less-common xover types or topologies, along
with cabinets that are not rectangular prisms. Limit for drivers for the pair will be $350. Xover cost not
included due to the wide range of possibilities that exist, and bonus points for using a series xover.
I would like to exclude parallel xovers for the LR2/4/6/8 and BW2/3/4 varieties. SXO's for those will be allowed.
So- use some transient-perfect, quasi-first order, cauer-elliptic, Low-Q lapped, widely-asymmetric, or an SXO for starters. More options abound.
Outlandish theme you say? Well- you get the idea then...
I know you will ask how many, so I will state it like this. If you use an SXO, since the voting will be by a show of hands,
I will add a 'handicap' to the count. If you use an SXO, then 5 votes are added to the number of raised hands.
Also as is the norm, the most votes (w/ or w/o handicap bonus TBD) will get first pick at the door
prize table- and you know there will be some good stuff on that spot!
Sponsors will soon be lining up.
Have fun, and hope to see you there, or is that here?!
PS- no buyout drivers allowed, unless a regular price can be located, and that price is to be used.
PPS- Design must be repeatable, so drivers must be available for purchase.
If you are not on the attending list and would wish to attend, or would like to confirm your presence
We would like to give a gigantic THANK YOU to our sponsors!
(Please see list linked above)
Thanks for your time, and interest, and I hope to see or meet you there!
Ben "Wolf" S.