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DECFEST 2008 LIVE BROADCAST
10/02/08 at 15:13:58
 
http://decware.com/audio-blogs/

Check the link above for information about the feed.  Ask your questions here!

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Reply #1 - 10/03/08 at 16:02:43
 
After a successful test last night, the audio feed is extraordinarily good.  

As a reminder of events;  Friday (today) at noon the fest starts with a free-for-all where anyone can listen to anything they want, Decware gear or not.  

Saturday will focus on Decware gear only, and or it's compatibility with other gear - probably both.

New product that will be presented are the new Radials, RL-4 and RL-5 that replace all prior versions.  These will likely dominate the afternoon.  Saturday night I will be demoing the Zen Open Baffle Array that I've been writing about all year, that should be fun.

Sunday will wind down with another free-for-all day where anything goes.

The weather is perfect and the only thing that could make it any better around here is more sleep!

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Reply #2 - 10/03/08 at 19:50:17
 
I wish I was there...  :'(

Someone give us a rundown of the equipment you are using, please.

I see some oak three way speakers, a Heil air motion driver on top? Are those Parker products? Dave KNOWS about those Heils...

Jealous! BTW where is the VINYL you guys ????!!! Even on the vid-feed we can tell it is digital. You drove all that way to listen to bits and pieces of music? Why not listen to the whole thing?  ;)

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Reply #3 - 10/04/08 at 20:24:23
 
At some point yesterday, the firewire link to the mixer dropped and the audio feed defaulted to the camera microphone.  Sorry about that.  We have the audio feed coming from the mixer now and don't expect any further issues.

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Reply #4 - 10/04/08 at 23:13:31
 
hi Steve and All, it is Steve Hinkey, and out in Virginia today, or I'd be there.  Sounds great online, and it would be great if you could put up a white board that tells us what Amp, Speakers, Source we are listening to.

Also I would love to hear the original Zen with a set of bookshelf speakers, and the lowest price floor models, along with the next step up price-wise in amps....

It is 6:12 PM eastern here now, and I have to duck out around 7:30.  Then back tomorrow after noon.

Look forward to buying Monday!

Cheers, Steve
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Reply #5 - 10/05/08 at 00:52:47
 
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Reply #6 - 10/05/08 at 01:13:14
 
I just returned from the "Wool Fest" ..... a yearly local homespun fair that features food, crafts and exhibits of local livestock ..... including sheep as you might guess from the name ......

Unfortunately, it takes place every year on exactly the same weekend as the DecFest ..... and Mrs. Randy is hacked off every year that I don't attend it with her.  Well ..... she got her wish this year.  It was nice, and I enjoyed spending time with Mrs. Randy ..... but my heart was at the DecFest.

I am currently sitting at my computer enjoying the audio / video feed from the 'Fest .....

Thanks Steve .....

Best wishes to all,

Randy
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Reply #7 - 10/05/08 at 02:56:20
 
What was the name of those little brown floorstanding 2 ways at 8:40 pm? Thanks!

3 way with a ribbon?
You are playing them at 11:10 pm also? Smiley
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Reply #8 - 10/05/08 at 03:57:17
 
The open baffle speakers sounded great Steve!
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Reply #9 - 10/06/08 at 23:14:06
 
Other than the goof up Friday night and Saturday morning when the audio feed reset itself to the camera microphones (junk) I was very impressed with how well the broadcast went!

My main concern when setting it up was of course the audio quality and whether or not it really could communicate the differences in sound between components.  I thought it did, but we have really high bandwidth internet connections being and internet business of sorts, so you'll have to tell me how well it accomplished this goal on your end.

If the response is good, I am considering doing it some more.  I could for example pair up gear on your request, explain it and demo it.

Details to be hashed out would include, best time of day, best day of week, pros and cons of doing it live vs. creating huge windows media files for download.

Sound interesting?

For next years broadcast I am considering a white board or possibly live narration when appropriate to make sure those viewing know what model amp and speakers are being listened to.

We sent out aprox 10 Gig of data which translates to over 8000 minutes of broadcast between 400 views averaging 15 minutes per view.  The total cost was lower than expected  :)

I would be curious to know how many people listened to it through decent to high quality headphones and how many listened to it by hooking it up to their stereos.  (I would rather not know how many people used their computer speakers Roll Eyes)

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Reply #10 - 10/06/08 at 23:59:54
 
Steve: Just me, or was it not available to Mac OS's ?
Don
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Reply #11 - 10/07/08 at 00:37:54
 
I listened on my computer speakers Smiley



I was quite suprised how good the audio was.  I was getting a consistant 312Kb/sec feed(I'm on a 20MB/sec line).  

I've always wanted to attend, but never had enough time to do it.  

John C.  

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Reply #12 - 10/07/08 at 02:18:58
 
I listened on my computer speaks, Fostex Fe107s in sealed boxes.
Sounded quite good.
I also enjoyed those that didn't know, didn't care, or forgot there were "others" in the room listening.

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Reply #13 - 10/07/08 at 03:20:57
 
I listened on and off on Saturday and Sunday through the DAC on my Xonar soundcard through a Hornet portable amp with Grado SR125 and it sound pretty good.
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Reply #14 - 10/07/08 at 05:56:53
 
I listened Via Mac Airport Express analog out tied to my main system, and via DT880 headphone for a while. I had no issues with my mac, but connection was difficult at peak times. I saved what I viewed to listen again later.

Different mastering / recording quality was easily heard. I enjoyed comparing the disks made from vinyl masters to digital mastered disks, AND all your insightful comments... in fact your comments got even MORE INSIGHTFUL the more beers you had   ;D THANKS GUYS! It was a blast listening in!
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