35K DIY Challenge

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35K DIY Challenge

Postby vintage_dog » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:26 am

here's a chance for you to show how creative and good you are, at the same time make more people enjoy their music without breaking the bank. at wiredstate, we are very fortunate to have very passionate DIYers who build excellent and good-sounding systems which are appreciated by a broader music loving community.

Here's a challenge: build an all DIY amp-speaker system for less than p35,000 and be ready to have it evaluated by a panel of listeners.

i will pay the winner p35,000 (but i get to keep the system :) )



Deal?

simple rules:

1. SET-based (triode or pentode) - design may or may not be original
2. DIY speakers - any design

criteria:
sound - 70%
cosmetics - 30%

deadline: May 15, 2012

please post here if you are interested in joining. if you don't like the idea of a challenge for reward, then do it for fun!!! :)
all, please let other folks know about this project.
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Re: a challenge to local DIYers!

Postby vintage_dog » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:33 am

DIYers can collaborate with others to build the system...eg, one can build the amp, and have someone else build the speakers.

the idea is being able to create a DIY system that's excellent sounding and affordable.
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Re: a challenge to local DIYers!

Postby JackD201 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:50 am

VD,

Granted it is rare that DIYers do both speakers and amps, how about the P35,000 be split between the two? Let's say 25k amps and 10k speakers? :)

O-offer sana ako ng added prize, CD na kumakanta ako, pero baka walang sumali talaga :rofl:
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Re: a challenge to local DIYers!

Postby vintage_dog » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:30 am

JackD201 wrote:VD,

Granted it is rare that DIYers do both speakers and amps, how about the P35,000 be split between the two? Let's say 25k amps and 10k speakers? :)

O-offer sana ako ng added prize, CD na kumakanta ako, pero baka walang sumali talaga :rofl:


haha saan ang venue? bka sa div... pde na rin :)

on the split, good idea.
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Re: a challenge to local DIYers!

Postby arnoldc » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:34 am

I'll take a watch instead of cash :rofl:
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Re: a challenge to local DIYers!

Postby vintage_dog » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:36 am

arnoldc wrote:I'll take a watch instead of cash :rofl:


deal!
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Re: a challenge to local DIYers!

Postby vintage_dog » Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:02 pm

ayan, ito na listahan:

1. arnold
2. ambel (erik)
3.
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Re: a challenge to local DIYers!

Postby kabubi » Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:11 pm

sali niyo na rin si Mang Rod, Francis :)


dapat lang sumali si Tony Tecson (aka "tony" in WS) and Joey Abad Santos (aka joe3rp).

wouldn't it be just dandy if Joseph Esmilla (setup1) and Rene Rivo (hypertriode) joined, too?
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Re: a challenge to local DIYers!

Postby obi » Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:13 pm

kabubi wrote:sali niyo na rin si Mang Rod, Francis :)


dapat lang sumali si Tony Tecson (aka "tony" in WS) and Joey Abad Santos (aka joe3rp).

wouldn't it be just dandy if Joseph Esmilla (setup1) and Rene Rivo (hypertriode) joined, too?


baka pwede din si sir oscar?

paging jon agner as well

:)
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Re: a challenge to local DIYers!

Postby vintage_dog » Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:21 pm

kabubi wrote:sali niyo na rin si Mang Rod, Francis :)


dapat lang sumali si Tony Tecson (aka "tony" in WS) and Joey Abad Santos (aka joe3rp).

wouldn't it be just dandy if Joseph Esmilla (setup1) and Rene Rivo (hypertriode) joined, too?


agree. nilista ko lang ung nag confirm na. please help invite the ones you know. ayaw ko nman mag impose sa kanila hehehe
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Re: a challenge to local DIYers!

Postby joe3rp » Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:32 pm

Has to be set tube? Transformer (cores) + tubes + caps + sockets(not recycled) = 20k na...remember 2a3 tubong bastos ...

ok to use solid state amp ????

Parts from "old/used amps" ...not acceptable...cheating

How do you price speaker drivers ...raon price? If you use old stock/used = ????price.

Wood/Paint/glue will also be actual price also.


I guess dapat labor lang ang "no cost".

There should also be an accounting of the actual material cost prior to entry.

So winning price is 35K + actual cost of speaker/amp 35K = VD can keep it! Correct?
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Re: a challenge to local DIYers!

Postby kabubi » Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:38 pm

obi wrote:paging jon agner as well

:)


DiY DSLR camera nalang ang ginagawa niya ngayon :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: a challenge to local DIYers!

Postby hypertriode » Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:42 pm

kabubi wrote:sali niyo na rin si Mang Rod, Francis :)


dapat lang sumali si Tony Tecson (aka "tony" in WS) and Joey Abad Santos (aka joe3rp).

wouldn't it be just dandy if Joseph Esmilla (setup1) and Rene Rivo (hypertriode) joined, too?


Would very much like to join but I can only build an amp :)
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Re: a challenge to local DIYers!

Postby JackD201 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:50 pm

I volunteer to be on the judge distractor panel so the judges won't know who built what :D Fair diba? :rofl:
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Re: a challenge to local DIYers!

Postby keith » Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:59 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap:

This should be good!!!
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Re: a challenge to local DIYers!

Postby JackD201 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:02 pm

Keith, it is our job to take out the judges while the entrants set up. I just don't know if they'll be in any condition to do any judging when we bring them back! :D :D :D
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Re: a challenge to local DIYers!

Postby tony » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:36 pm

hmm...sounds interesting, before i make a decision, there are several things i am interested to know.......

1. size of listening room, H x W x L
2. distance of the panel of reviewers from the speakers
3. how loud is the listening session going to be, how many tracks per set-up..
4. what program material is to be used and the source.

i would like to suggest common preamp and source....
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Re: a challenge to local DIYers!

Postby vintage_dog » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:28 pm

joe3rp wrote:So winning price is 35K + actual cost of speaker/amp 35K = VD can keep it! Correct?


haha, you smart guy..35k lang pero i keep the winning amp/speakers!! :!: :rofl:
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Re: a challenge to local DIYers!

Postby vintage_dog » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:28 pm

tony wrote:hmm...sounds interesting, before i make a decision, there are several things i am interested to know.......

1. size of listening room, H x W x L
2. distance of the panel of reviewers from the speakers
3. how loud is the listening session going to be, how many tracks per set-up..
4. what program material is to be used and the source.

i would like to suggest common preamp and source....


we may not be able to give you these specs for the design.

it is safe to assume the system will be used in home setting (room or living room) in a variety of musical genre.
feel free to make assumptions and let's see :)
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Re: a challenge to local DIYers!

Postby vintage_dog » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:29 pm

vintage_dog wrote:ayan, ito na listahan:

1. arnold
2. ambel (erik)
3. joey
4. tony
5. mang rod (to be conformed by kabubi)
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