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    Re: just what exactly do you guys mean by "old school"?

    A couple systems I distinctly remember seeing in person back in the day...
    Friend of mine had a king cab Nissan with 4 Kicker C12s running off a Linear Power 2202IQ. Kicker 3-way front stage running on a 952IQ. You knew when he pulled into the school parking lot because the lockers on the other end of the campus started to rattle.

    The other was in a Pathfinder. The entire rear end of the thing was a 6th order bandpass for 4 Orion XTR 15 DVCs. The 4 front chambers vented right along the door pillars. The single rear chamber vented between the seats through a gint triangular vent. Across the front of the enclosure were 6 6.5" MB Quart midbasses and the doors had 3 mids and 3 tweets each. The substage was powered by a 2100HCCA and the mids/highs by a 225HCCA. The suba actually had a good freq response and was really efficient as well. The head installer at the particlar shop was a genius when it came to bandpasses, especially 6th order. He had a pair of Orion 8s in a CRX at the time running off the rear 2 channels of a crappy little Targa 4-ch amp. With that paltry amount of power it would shake the shop and sounded really good with music.

    My first setup was in an '88 Escort. Started with the Panasonic HU that we were talking about above. The amp was an Orion Cobalt 230. The front stage was a pair of Orion CS-5 mids and a pair of Orion CS-1s tweets. The sub was a JL 10W1. Nobody ever talked about how loud it was, cause it wasn't even sorta loud, but I got compliments constantly about how clean it sounded.



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    Re: just what exactly do you guys mean by "old school"?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnYrMrk View Post
    American Made amps in Tempe and Phoenix AZ. Rockford Fosgate, Orion, MTX, Phoenix Gold....
    The good old days.

    When SQ meant 8 15's and a pair of 4x6 plates.
    No offense intended but I can't remember this configuration being SQ.



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    Re: just what exactly do you guys mean by "old school"?

    Unless you translate SQ to sound quantity...



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    Re: just what exactly do you guys mean by "old school"?

    Quote Originally Posted by GordonW View Post
    Oh, and who could forget- Nakamichi auto-reverse cassette decks, that actually POPPED THE TAPE OUT, PHYSICALLY FLIPPED IT and PUT IT BACK IN AUTOMATICALLY, to change tape directions. Yep, the famous Nak Dragon car deck...

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    Re: just what exactly do you guys mean by "old school"?




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    Re: just what exactly do you guys mean by "old school"?

    Oh, and who could forget- Nakamichi auto-reverse cassette decks, that actually POPPED THE TAPE OUT, PHYSICALLY FLIPPED IT and PUT IT BACK IN AUTOMATICALLY, to change tape directions. Yep, the famous Nak Dragon car deck...

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    I haven't read through this whole thread, but by any slim chance is there a video of this unit in operation online?

    That sounds so ****ing ****** lol.



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    Re: just what exactly do you guys mean by "old school"?

    Also, as a new school car audio enthusiast (only 23, and 2 years into it), this is a very cool thread. Makes me feel nostalgic for a time that I never knew.

    1980s Phone phreaking does that to me to for some reason. /shrug



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    Re: just what exactly do you guys mean by "old school"?

    Quote Originally Posted by adam71 View Post
    The good old days.



    No offense intended but I can't remember this configuration being SQ.
    Quote Originally Posted by helotaxi View Post
    Unless you translate SQ to sound quantity...

    I don't know about the "8 15's and 4 x 6 plates". But I do remember the IASCA craze in the mid 80's of cramming 10" - 15" pa drivers in the doors for midbass. They were running crazy high efficiency setups with extremely low power by todays standards



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    Re: just what exactly do you guys mean by "old school"?

    The Grand National was one such setup...except it was running a retarded amount of power by the standards of the day, a decent amount by today's standards for a sound quality vehicle.



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    Re: just what exactly do you guys mean by "old school"?

    The Nakamichi Dragon for the car did NOT flip the tape around that was the home audio Nakamichi RX-202 and RX-505 models. However, the Nak TD-1200/TD-1200II had a drawer that came out of the deck that the tape sat in and had the performance of the home version Dragon. It had no equal other than possibly the Nak TD-850, TD-700 & TD-500, Kenwood KCA-999II, Alpine 7307, and some of the top of the line Concord decks that could actually control tape speed.



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    Re: just what exactly do you guys mean by "old school"?

    Quote Originally Posted by frzninvt View Post
    The Nakamichi Dragon for the car did NOT flip the tape around that was the home audio Nakamichi RX-202 and RX-505 models. However, the Nak TD-1200/TD-1200II had a drawer that came out of the deck that the tape sat in and had the performance of the home version Dragon. It had no equal other than possibly the Nak TD-850, TD-700 & TD-500, Kenwood KCA-999II, Alpine 7307, and some of the top of the line Concord decks that could actually control tape speed.
    But the home models really did?



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    Re: just what exactly do you guys mean by "old school"?

    Absolutely they did and it was fast, in the blink of an eye fast and quality was top notch.



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    Re: just what exactly do you guys mean by "old school"?

    Quote Originally Posted by young_gun View Post
    But the home models really did?





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    ^^^That is freaking awesome!



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    Re: just what exactly do you guys mean by "old school"?

    Now THIS is real old school........



    Canton Mainframe Car Amp System 6-Ch

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    How many people here remember those?





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