Here’s our coverage of the 2014 Iowa DIY Audio show held at the Main Hall on the Grinnell College campus.  50+ folks and approximately 30 designs were in attendance this year.  Informal listening sessions were also held on Friday and Saturday night at the Best Western Hotel where several more speaker designs, some sweet tube preamps, tube amps and several solid state amps were auditioned.  It was a great weekend with top notch DIY systems, super music and awesome folks.

Shout-out to Tom Hembry for this year’s t-shirt design:


music and beer shirtALSO — A huge THANK YOU to everyone who donated and helped to get Greywarden over from Baltimore to spend a fun-filled weekend with us!!  You know who you are and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support in this cause.





  1. Haydn Symphony No. 94 – Constellation Starburst – All Star Percussion Ensemble
  2. Hallelujah – K. D. Lang
  3. No Sanctuary Here – Chris Jones
  4. Ring of Fire (featuring Avi Kaplan of Pentatonix) [Johnny Cash Cover] – Home Free
  5. Colour of the Moon – Allan Taylor
  6. Red Right Hand  – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
  7. Love Love Love – Lenny Kravitz

A couple videos:

The Pictures:

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