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post #81 of 290 Old 01-10-08, 11:36 AM
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Jim, sorry you canít make it Ė I know youíve been wanting to try your hand at DIY cabling.
Yep, I'd love to do the cables and see how to properly use REW.

Our Pinewood Derby is on 1/26. The HT meet is on the last work weekend before the race, but I might be able to sneak away long enough to figure out REW.

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Pencil me in as tentative. I've been on the road a lot, but I can hopefully convince The Boss to let me out of the house to play.

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Count me in. I just hope I don't get everyone sick. I got the bug that's going around, but I think I've turned the corner. Really looking forward to it.

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Looks like I'll be totin my little sono along for some rew. should be fun. And it's nice that waynes house is only 2 miles away!
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I might actually be there today. I'm about to go to the garage to work on some pinewood derby stuff. I hope to finish up in time to hang out with you guys.

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Wayne, thanks a BUNCH for hosting. The demos were fantastic. I learned a lot.

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Leon and his "Man Speaker"




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Wow! Looks like you guys had a good crowd and fun time. Congrats!

That house looks familiar.
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A big thanks to Wayne and his wife for hosting the get together. Learned a lot with REW and how to make diy cables. The few times I solder in the past, I've been doing it all wrong. Now I know better thanks to Wayne.
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Wow, what a great meet! Special thanks to Donna for feeding all of us! Wayne provided excellent instruction in how to build very high quality A/V interconnects for pennies on the dollar, and he put on a full demo of Room EQ Wizard. Very high yield info!!

Also, many thanks to Leon for hauling his enormous sonosub over for a discussion of his build goals, process, a look at the finished product and advice for prospective builders. We only went to 75dB for REW, because it runs a nominal 2ohm load. Rather than make amplifier soup out of Wayne's gear, and because of some low frequency filter issues, we decided to rain check a full sub demo.

Leon, we've got to hear that monster!! Anytime you'd like to have us over, you'll have an instant audience!

We need to start getting serious about the Subwoofer Build-Off, if we're going to do this. Anyone even slightly entertaining the idea of entering should contact me. We'll make sure there's a more than reasonable amount of time to finish, and anyone who wants it will have access to a full woodshop with assistance)! Remember, you're building for the chance to win a nearly $300 sub driver. Wood costs are negligible.

Upcoming meet topics... Leon's sub and theater demo, Jim's DIY speaker and Infinite Baffle Sub demo, my DIY speaker and sub demo, a talk on video calibration, a lesson on speaker/sub cabinet building including veneering, other home theaters, etc... Post your ideas and feedback.

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My first meet ever................. Very cool indeed! But no more moving the sub(except across the floor w/ my ce2000)A calibration demo would be nice, maybe video essentials or another cal. disc walk through? Boy does wayne know his cable stuff or what?? Wayne you were an excellent host, Thanks.
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