diyAUDIO standards committee - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > General Interest > Everything Else

Everything Else Anything related to audio / video / electronics etc) BUT remember- we have many new forums where your thread may now fit! .... Parts, Equipment & Tools, Construction Tips, Software Tools......

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 22nd February 2008, 03:59 AM   #1
diyAudio Moderator Emeritus
 
Iain McNeill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Default diyAUDIO standards committee

With all the knowledge and wisdom in our community is it possible to iterate to a best-implementation guide in each of our areas of interest. What I mean is, a better way to amass all our small inputs into THE way to do it, as endorsed by the whole community.

It's almost the opposite of the forum now where all new knowledge gets dissipated into an ever growing field of babble.

This is not meant in any way as a criticism of the forum; quite the opposite - I see the quality of the discussions every day, in every thread. What I'm thinking is a structure where the best agreed practice for op-amp active crossovers, full range open baffle, and how to veneer, vented cabinet design, sealed, tubed, digital, each specialty presents best practices in the top level “forums” view and the discussion fans out from there. There just needs to be a way of capturing nuggets of wisdom from the river of threads; i.e. a chairperson for each discipline.

All the other international standards run on volunteers (albeit corporately sponsored)
???
  Reply With Quote
Old 22nd February 2008, 04:08 AM   #2
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Canandaigua, NY USA
Seems totally hopeless to me, as the "best implementation" depends on ones priorities, and frankly on different audio belief systems that seem to flourish. From a purely technical and engineering based viewpoint, one can argue the benefits or weak points of a given circuit, but when it comes to sound quality...

Of course if you believe, as I do, that below a certain level of distortion and other performance measurements, that all circuits sound the same, best implementation gets a bit easier, but I don't expect people with other beliefs to go down without a fight!
  Reply With Quote
Old 22nd February 2008, 04:18 AM   #3
diyAudio Moderator Emeritus
 
Iain McNeill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Santa Cruz, California
It would be a never ending crusade in every direction - and that's why we're all here right?

I'm challenging a better way of capturing all the pearls of wisdom that float through this forum on a daily basis.
  Reply With Quote
Old 22nd February 2008, 05:22 AM   #4
GK is offline GK  Australia
Account disabled at member's request
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
This is a fantastic idea. What this place needs is a moderator who is totally unbiased, stern, but nice and always polite – me.

Achtung!
  Reply With Quote
Old 22nd February 2008, 05:42 AM   #5
frugal-phile(tm)
diyAudio Moderator
 
planet10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Victoria, BC, NA, Sol III
Blog Entries: 5
If you find a thread whose contents you feel deserve the effort required to reduce it down to its essence, feel free to save the thread out as text, edit it and place it into the WIKI.

dave
__________________
community sites t-linespeakers.org, frugal-horn.com, frugal-phile.com ........ commercial site planet10-HiFi
p10-hifi forum here at diyA
  Reply With Quote
Old 22nd February 2008, 07:12 AM   #6
jcx is offline jcx  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: ..
I think the wiki could become useful - if there were a way to "inline" diagrams - this is a engineering based hobby and technical drawings are absolutely required
  Reply With Quote
Old 22nd February 2008, 08:05 AM   #7
diyAudio Member
 
Geek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Quote:
Originally posted by G.Kleinschmidt
This is a fantastic idea. What this place needs is a moderator who is totally unbiased, stern, but nice and always polite – me.

Achtung!
*puts on "Schultz" costume*

Jawohl mine commandant!




We do have some standards already here. Most are basically common sense, like use an isolation transformer for line-opped stuff.

Or is this not what you guys are thinking?

Cheers!
  Reply With Quote
Old 22nd February 2008, 11:19 AM   #8
SY is offline SY  United States
diyAudio Moderator
 
SY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chicagoland
Blog Entries: 1
Peer review is pretty powerful, and the open nature of a forum does provide that, assuming the reader is willing to figure out which "reviewers" know what the hell they're talking about.
__________________
You might be screaming "No, no, no" and all they hear is "Who wants cake?" Let me tell you something: They all do. They all want cake.- Wilford Brimley
  Reply With Quote
Old 22nd February 2008, 11:54 AM   #9
AndrewT is offline AndrewT  Scotland
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Scottish Borders
That's what the Wikis are for.
Who's volunteering to fill one or two of the dozens of gaps in that potentially enormous resource?
__________________
regards Andrew T.
  Reply With Quote
Old 22nd February 2008, 03:04 PM   #10
Nordic is offline Nordic  South Africa
diyAudio Member
 
Nordic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Sounds totaly counter to the evolution of new ideas....

If you want that environment, go to university or something....

Many people here (the majority) are not qualified audio engineers, but may have a lifetime of skills in a host of sundry activities linked to the construction of DIY items...

Metal workers
Wood workers
Etc...
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Audio Standards korneluk Tubes / Valves 4 7th August 2008 04:16 PM
Bad standards are better than no standards Aengus Analogue Source 16 13th December 2006 11:56 PM
diyaudio moderator vs diyaudio member Leolabs Everything Else 6 18th June 2006 08:19 AM
IEC standards, anywhere? alex278 Tubes / Valves 1 25th January 2006 04:59 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 03:40 AM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2