You guys might have you something there... :T
This would be a cool contest. I have to think about how much time it would take to do this. With two young kids, free time is a scarce commodity. Not to mention, the only 'real' power tool I have is a drill and a loaner miter saw.We could either:
1) judge the best sub application by testing in each entrant's home, or
2) judge the stand-alone merit of each sub in one location.
This is our contest, so we decide the rules! Let's hear some more suggestions and from anyone considering throwing their hat in the ring. No commitments yet, just put your toe in the water...
By the way, I'll open up my woodshop and lend my assistance to anyone who wants to build.
I think I know what high end shop you are talking about. Been there a few times browsing through the different listening rooms. Very nice people and willing to talk to you without pushing for a sale. There are definitely some very nice stuff there. Would love to make a trip there anyday.Hey Guy, this sounds like a fun contest to me. On a different note. I have a good friend who works at one of the really high end audio stores in Houston, and was thinking that maybe in one of the next few meetings, we could do a little field trip over to the store. I don't think ownership would object to have a nice group of enthusiasts in their store, and its always fun to check out the rally high end stuff ,even if for a lot of us, it might be a little out of budget. Not to mention that Area 51 is a theater all should experience.
Hey udaman,This would be a cool contest. I have to think about how much time it would take to do this. With two young kids, free time is a scarce commodity. Not to mention, the only 'real' power tool I have is a drill and a loaner miter saw.
I've had drivers for a year and have yet to find time to play.
Before I start on my speakers, I have to build another hutch for the entertainment center in the pic. I've got one doodled up to fit the new center channel and the Sony 50". I'm building the WMTW Center and TMWW Mains from HTGuide.com. I considered MTM, but I needed something that would sound good off axis. My "theater" is my living room and everyone is sitting off axis.Will you be building to a particular set of plans, or are you designing your own? I'm trying to decide on plans for my own front 3 -- MTM vs. TMWW.
Actually, it was my pro-audio installation days. Not sure how much of that translates to the home, unless maybe you want to hang speakers from your ceiling with chains or aircraft cable. :laugh:Wayne, how about a DIY cable demo, a REW run through, or some sage advice from your professional HT days?
I'm good w/ those dates as of right now, let's see as we get closer.Houston Home Theater DIY January meet
As the holidays settle down, how about another Houston meet on the west side? We could demo a DIY sub or speakers, or how about someone's DIY home theater?
FlashJim, a comparison of your sealed vs infinite baffle subs would make a great demo.
Lvisneau, you have a sonosub, right?
Wayne, how about a DIY cable demo, a REW run through, or some sage advice from your professional HT days?
We have lots of other DIYers around... anyone else want to jump in for this month?
Possible dates are Jan 19, 20, 26, or 27.
More details on the Sub Build-Off at the meet...
...actually what you want to bring is a cheap RCA plug, so you’ll have something to practice on. Something like this from Radio Shack. I have a few RCAs on hand, but probably not enough for everyone.Bring your own cheap RCA cables for a guided tutorial (yes, you will be building cables!).
There would be no need to bring an amplifier; I have one.If someone could bring a DIY subwoofer, we'll use it as an example and get to see/hear your handywork.