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05-12-13 10:06 AM
ALMFamily
Re: Lone Star Audio Fest 2013 (Dallas, Texas)

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Danny Richie wrote: View Post
I just wanted to thank you guys for coming and covering the show. And it was a pleasure to meet all of you.
It was great to meet you as well Danny - hope to see you at RMAF!
05-11-13 09:42 PM
Danny Richie
Re: Lone Star Audio Fest 2013 (Dallas, Texas)

I just wanted to thank you guys for coming and covering the show. And it was a pleasure to meet all of you.
05-07-13 11:30 PM
Sonnie
Re: Lone Star Audio Fest 2013 (Dallas, Texas)

Awesome... thanks Wayne... maybe I can learn something. I like the idea of a seminar so we can hear the differences too. Why not just come on over to Alabama for a weekend. I am sure we can gather up a few folks.
05-07-13 10:09 PM
Wayne Parham
Re: Lone Star Audio Fest 2013 (Dallas, Texas)

Here's the PDF file for the handout used in the "Crossover Electronics 101" seminar:This document provides useful electronics formulas and shows several schematics and associated transfer functions. When the ones that are underdamped are used to play music through, you can really hear the peaks. Sounds nasal, because of quarter-wave modes in the horn and/or from resonant peaking in the crossover.

That document and other useful whitepapers are available on the PiSpeakers.com website at the bottom of the page.
05-07-13 09:49 PM
Sonnie
Re: Lone Star Audio Fest 2013 (Dallas, Texas)

That sounds like a great idea Wayne. I sure don't understand crossovers like you are referring to. I thought I knew what they did, but learned they can do a little more from my experiences this weekend.

I guess I have been living under a rock, because I really had no idea that two-channel was as alive and kicking as it is. It was a very exciting weekend for me.

We did miss you on Friday night. We had a pretty big crowd and Babe's was delicious. The HTS crew ate at Saltgrass Steakhouse Saturday night... while not the best steak I have eaten, it was very good. The appetizers were awesome.
05-07-13 09:36 PM
Wayne Parham
Re: Lone Star Audio Fest 2013 (Dallas, Texas)

I was bummed that I missed the dinner Friday night. I had visitors in my room until late, well after dinner.
The show had unusually high traffic on Friday, and I just let the time get away from me.

Most years, Friday is kind of slow with just a few guests. It sort of made it possible for exhibitors to visit with one another. Lots of gear swapping and dialing in happens on Friday. Sort of like when a NASCAR guy blows an engine so another team loans them their spare. Then Saturday is always slammed. Sunday was always load-out day, with a few guests returning to close the deal on purchases, have a second look, and various other "last day" activities.

I hope next year to make dinner with everyone. That is always one of my favorite things to do. Now that Rudy's has come up from Austin to Dallas, my vote is we all go there. I love that place!

I think another thing we'll probably do next year is to have seminars. Most years, I've done my "Crossover Electronics 101" seminar. We study various crossover circuits schematics along with their transfer functions. Then we play music through a circuit of each configuration shown. Then we change damping and listen again. This illustrates things like the way quarter-wave modes in a horn will manifest in the response curve. We show (and listen to) a second-order filter with and without a Zobel. The peaks that are shown in the transfer functon become audible, so this makes these kinds of effects become "real" for the beginner in this hobby.

Other seminars have included tube amp design (from various experts), acoustic measurements (from Keith Larson) and woodworking seminars (from Bill Epstein). They're usually very informative and enjoyable.

Can't wait to do it again!
05-07-13 09:27 PM
quadophile
Re: Lone Star Audio Fest 2013 (Dallas, Texas)

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tesseract wrote: View Post
Anis, I really enjoyed my time in yours and Tony's room, that system was the best bang for the buck I heard at the show.

Welcome to Home Theater Shack!
Thank you very much for that valuable feedback. We got similar comments frome a few other visitors as well, You may not know how good we felt knowing our hard work was acknowledged.

Tony and myself are firm believers in the synergy of the system and that is what we strive to achieve, we also have found out that synergy of the system on the whole along with the room is not necessarily achieved by how much you spend, but it is achievable by careful planning and combination of each and every component in the chain, there are audiophools out there who think that by buying more expensive equipment they can improve the sound. Far from it, money surely can help you buy expensive equipment but it cannot possibly buy synergy (period).

Thank you again for the appreciation.

Anis at The Black Hole Audio/Video
05-07-13 09:13 PM
quadophile
Re: Lone Star Audio Fest 2013 (Dallas, Texas)

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ALMFamily wrote: View Post
Thanks for a great experience at the show Anis - glad to have you join us here! And, thanks for the offer for photography help!

Joe
Joe,

The pleasure was all mine, glad to know you enjoyed it, we did too!

As for photography offer, I have been doing it as a serious hobby since 43 years so it about time I pay the dues back to the society
05-07-13 05:01 PM
tesseract
Re: Lone Star Audio Fest 2013 (Dallas, Texas)

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I would like to take the opportunity here to thank the team for visiting our room (The Black Hole Audio/Video) at the LSAF held last weekend. Thank you Dennis for inviting me to post on this forum as well.

I had taken some pictures and posted them on Audio Round Table forum for anyone interested in checking them out.

Anis at The Black Hole Audio Video
Anis, I really enjoyed my time in yours and Tony's room, that system was the best bang for the buck I heard at the show.

Welcome to Home Theater Shack!
05-07-13 10:04 AM
ALMFamily
Re: Lone Star Audio Fest 2013 (Dallas, Texas)

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quadophile wrote: View Post
I would like to take the opportunity here to thank the team for visiting our room (The Black Hole Audio/Video) at the LSAF held last weekend. Thank you Dennis for inviting me to post on this forum as well.

I had taken some pictures and posted them on Audio Round Table forum for anyone interested in checking them out.

Anis at The Black Hole Audio Video
Thanks for a great experience at the show Anis - glad to have you join us here! And, thanks for the offer for photography help!

Joe
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