"Burning Amp" Mid-west Version

Wntrmute2

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I've been fascinated with the DIY aspect of this hobby for the last 5 or so years. I'm thinking maybe we could put on a Detroit version of the Burning Amp competition. We'd have a few rules and collect a small entrance fee to defray costs and maybe a prize of sorts. I'll read up on their rules but would like some feedback and ideas. Maybe one weekend in the fall or winter.
I'm thinking we'd need one or two "standard" speakers and a standard source.
I'll probably post a link over at AK if I get some positive feedback
 
I've been fascinated with the DIY aspect of this hobby for the last 5 or so years. I'm thinking maybe we could put on a Detroit version of the Burning Amp competition. We'd have a few rules and collect a small entrance fee to defray costs and maybe a prize of sorts. I'll read up on their rules but would like some feedback and ideas. Maybe one weekend in the fall or winter.
I'm thinking we'd need one or two "standard" speakers and a standard source.
I'll probably post a link over at AK if I get some positive feedback
You could also attend the real Burning Amp, which is scheduled this year for October 16 and 17 in San Francisco's Fort Mason. It's not really a competition. It's more of an informal get together with people showing their DIY projects, some courses/projects to help entice newcomers, and some lectures from luminaries willing to lend their time. Most famously Nelson Pass shows up every year but there are lots of others who have contributed over the years. Perhaps you can convince @Pat McGinty to come and give a talk.
Burning Amp has been going on since 2007 with a couple of years missing due to change in management or most recently pandemic. I've attended most of them and can say that the best part of the festival is meeting fellow DIYers.
 
In October in Ankeny IA the Midwest Audio Club is having their annual speaker builders get together.

and they have just announced a get together in Grand Rapids.
 

Wntrmute2

Not So Mediocre Member
Thanks guys but I'm interested in organizing a separate thing. Not just attending someone else's
 

JoeThePop

Known member
In October in Ankeny IA the Midwest Audio Club is having their annual speaker builders get together.

and they have just announced a get together in Grand Rapids.

Oooohhhh... Grand Rapids. I've been meaning to go there for years to check some of the breweries out. And I am really interested in the CSS kits.
 

Wntrmute2

Not So Mediocre Member
I gather from the negative feedback over on the Nelson Pass forum that Burning Amp is most definitely NOT a competition. Got scolded by NP hisself!
I still think it is worth doing, maybe in a non-competitive format. Thoughts?
 
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