World-class audio meets mid-western show and tell with great ingenuity!
The 10th annual InDIYana speaker-DIY event! The Tin (Sn) anniversary!!
Hotel Fort Wayne; Fort Wayne, Indiana -
Friday 1st, April -
8am(open) Music 9am to 10 pm
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 over 20 designs 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 2nd, April -
8am(open) Music 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. If you do not bring music, you only get 5 minutes play time per project. There will not be 10 minutes on the event disc this year, only 5 minutes.
Project theme -
The theme this year is "Widebodies". A poll was posted, and the masses decided. As always, best subjective sound wins!
Build a 2/3/4-way project with a $600 driver limit for the pair; of which not one driver is more than $150. You do not have to spend the $600 to play, as more inexpensive pairs can still compete rather well. At max, $150 each for 4 drivers in a 2-way pair is just an example. You can use multiples, but the limits still apply.
Have fun! This angle of design theme is directed at the Sonus Faber Ellipsa or Stradivarius styles, and many more options abound. The height of the design is not limited, but the minimum 2:1 ratio of cabinet width to *average* depth (meaning the center line of height should be half or less than the dimension of the width of the baffle, and the overall average depth top-to-bottom should be less than or equal to half the width of the cabinet) as well as a minimum width of 15" (top to bottom, 15+") is required. Stand mount designs are also an option, but this will seriously hinder cabinet volume. Therefore- floor standing designs are preferred. No wings/open-back designs for this theme. No height limit, as long as they'll stand up in the venue.
Just so you all know beforehand this year- I will be in hopes to get the Cecropia project done to be able to play along with you. This one won't be an easy build for me. I have the same amount of time you do, and other than sims and such- I'm also at the initial stages. There, you now know one entry you are up against and I've actually given out my entry and hampered my entry because you all know about it.
***Challenge entries will play 5 minutes of challenge-music, and on to the next pair. This is to keep the entries playing consistent selections. You are welcome to play music of your own on your challenge entry at a time outside of the challenge. This is to keep the extent of time usage in the contest to a minimum.
Good luck to those who enter the contest!
Gloating rights will be the reward if you win the challenge. Nothing more, nothing less. This is just for fun!
Sponsors will soon be lining up.
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. Waveguides and PRs are included in the driver cost calculation.
PPPS- Venue does not allow alcohol to be brought into the event hall. If you want it, you'll have to go the hotel bar. This is due to local applicable laws. You can take alcohol from the hotel bar(s) into the venue if you wish, but not outside of the building.
If you are not on the attendee 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 /here/there!
Ben "Wolf" S.