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ThxOne

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    What annoys the ***** outta you/pisses you off...

    On a serious note. I was out on a delivery and passing the Military Base near me and saw a bunch of protesters at the main gate. On my way back I pulled in and stopped. There were about 15 or 20 protestors out there with signs saying stuff like "Ban Nuclear Weapons" "Get Rid of the Snakes." They were yelling at the Military personnel entering and exiting the base. One of the loud mouths looked at me and said something, I don't remember what it was but it triggered me a little bit. I said do you hate America? He said no. I said are you sure you are not Anti-American? He said no, I love America, that's why I am out here today. I said you love America and you are out here saying we need to ban Nuclear Weapons right? He said YES, WE DO!! I said you do realize that there are people out there that would do us harm for whatever reason but do not because they know America would strike back at them and could possibly erase them from the planet. These people know this so they keep their distance. If we get rid of our Nukes then these people will have much less fear of being wiped out and could bring a fight to us, on OUR soil. I said which one of you hippies are going to stand up and fight these people if they decide to come here and start killing us? Any of you?? I called them f*****g cowards and I left to go back to work.
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    What annoys the ***** outta you/pisses you off...

    Do you remember how we used to be able to joke with someone or have a conversation with someone and they understood the joke or the context of the conversation? It is almost painful for me to talk to anyone at work these days. We have one guy (That guy who modifies everything with the best of everything) that just traded in his Miata for a 2008 Mustang GT. Already he says he has "installed a supercharger" on it that he can turn on and off with the push of a button. The night before last he almost wrecked his new car after we clocked out and headed home. My boss, a Man who desperately wants to be a Woman and is doing everything possible to be a Woman... hormones, laser hair removal, forcing a higher pitched voice... has avoided contact with society so much that even the most normal conversations or humor bounces off and is returned with "I'm sorry" or some other weird response. Someone cranked the sensitivity level on this one to 12 on the 1 - 10 meter as well. I actually told my boss that people today are way to sensitive about everything. The response I got was "Join us on this side" I said no thanks, I don't feel the need to cry because the color of the sky reminds me of a puppy somehow or get upset because someone spoke to me and I don't have the mental capacity to understand what was said but instead automatically take a conversation, almost any conversation and make it negative somehow so I have a reason or excuse to show the world how I identify. The other boss who is dating a co-worker but doesn't want anyone to know because she is not allowed to do so. She likes to talk to everyone as loud as she can and like we are all 10 years old. You know this one... the one who bitches at or about us and how we need to be doing this or that but stands her ass in the back stuffing her face with free food or talking to her secret boyfriend instead of being upfront where she is supposed to be helping the customers who ask me for help and I have to go find her... to which she tries to yell at me for not doing her job. Ahhh the co-workers who kick it into slow motion when they are in between deliveries. These assclowns that move so damn slow that they get damn near nothing done and leave so much work for the closers... usually my brother and myself 4 days a week. One of these fucktards took a delivery, he should have taken two because the two were going to the EXACT same address, he takes one of them because he is so damn mentally slow that he can't comprehend that the two addresses are the same. I take the other... two minutes behind him. As I get there, he is backing out of their driveway and he passes me as I park. I go deliver the food and as I am walking back to the Jeep... he passes me going the other way, deeper into the neighborhood away from the exit. I just kind of look at him continue to drive down the road and shake my head. I head back to work... he is not there. 10 MINUTES LATER HE WALKS IN!! HUH?!?!?! The girl at work who won't accept that her boyfriend would rather play his online games than spend time with or have sex with her. If she didn't show signs of herpes, I would have already tapped this one as she has been to my house several times complaining about her boyfriend... but them cold sores.... lol nope!!! What has happened to people?
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    Ohio chicks are easy.
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    What annoys the ***** outta you/pisses you off...

    lol no, I am not cursed with the added expense of a girlfriend or a wife. However, I have just recently switched my processor in my computer and I fear my all in one liquid coolers pump has failed. So I am going to install my old Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO and run my 8 core on air for a bit... I am planning a new PC build as we speak. Lot's to bitch about with that lol.
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    What annoys the ***** outta you/pisses you off...

    Nope, got it riiiiiiight here in my hand!! Now we move forward.
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    What annoys the ***** outta you/pisses you off...

    He is coming by my job tonight and is willingly signing a bill of sale. Again, I don't need it but the DMV said it will make it that much easier for me.
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    What annoys the ***** outta you/pisses you off...

    Update: This guy is one of my ex-bosses from my other job. He is an ex military guy and it is I am sure, naive of me, but I didn't think any reason to not trust him. Lesson learned. He contacted me today and said his dad refuses to mail him the title until he (the guy selling me the car) signs over his half of some business they own jointly. So... before he contacted me I contacted my insurance company and my local DMV and what I am doing is getting a bond through my insurance company (It will cost me $100) I will take this "Bond" to the DMV and they said they will allow me to register this car and they will issue me a new title. Basically this guy is assed out if he decides to try anything. He has agreed to sign a Bill of Sale... though I do NOT need it. So, the car is mine, there is nothing HE can do about it and in a few weeks I will be driving it and doing my damn install... finally... shit lol.
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    What annoys the ***** outta you/pisses you off...

    This grown ass man still has not produced the title to the car I bought from him. He ask for money from me every week to week and a half and I paid him. Now we are down to the final payment and I told him I will give him the last payment when he gives me the title. He said he called the bank in his home town where the title is and they sent it to him. Time went by and no title. I ask him about it and he said he doesn't have a key to his old mail box because he was evicted. He said he called his bank again and they mailed it to him... the next day he said he called his dad, his dad went to the bank and mailed it to him. 15 days go by and I hear nothing from him so I send him a message then two more. Finally he responds. "Sorry, I have been out of town, I will look when I get back." I say ok. Last night while I am working I see him drive his car to where his girlfriend works but instead of parking out front like he normally does, he parks around back. I message him and say I saw him last night while I was working and ask him what the good word is. No responses and I have text and messaged him a few more times. It has been 21 days today since he said his dad mailed the title from Michigan. This is why I have not moved forward on the SQ build yet... this guy is f*****g around and it is slowing me down. I ran a VIN check in Michigan and in Virginia where the car was last registered and it is not reported stolen and it does not show any liens on the car. I am at my wits end right now... On one hand I want to choke him to sleep and on the other I want to demand my money back... ughhhh.
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    Am I crazy or has anyone else noticed that the Volvo 240 is in 90% of movies and TV shows?
  10. If I ever bought stuff like that it would be for some kind of pyrotechnic event lol.
  11. ThxOne

    Prime R1200D vs GM9601D

    I have the RF Prime, my buddy has the 9601D. Both are "1200w" amps. Both show similar results via BigDWiz on Youtube. RF looks better certified and the Pioneer looks better dynamically. Which would you choose? Why?
  12. So buying these today was a "bad idea"????????
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    I see... so you do know that baldness is only for women's crotches... right?
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    That's a LOT of pubes.
  15. I am starting off in pieces and apparently you need several pieces that aren't even part of the build. Ok, so the goal is literally this: Active 2 way front stage with a single 10 subwoofer, no rear speakers, no center channels, DSP, two amplifiers, possibly an aftermarket HU but may stick with the OEM, and because of everyone who joined in on the "40" pages of helpful bashing has convinced me, a second battery. Prep so far includes: Have on hand 100ft 12awg red and black speaker wire 100ft 12awg blue and black speaker wire RF 3Sixty.3 DSP HP Laptop With REW and 3Sixty.3 software installed Foam speaker rings RF 10" Subwoofer 1/0 ground blocks/lugs x 5 4awg to 4awg cable adapter/reducers x 4 (power and ground for both amps) Stinger ground and power distribution blocks Stinger 300a circuit breaker (for disconnecting system power quickly) Black nylon cable straps of various gauges Rubber grommets of various gauges (up to 1/0awg) Other misc. supplies Still needed The car The speakers The sound deadening The second US Acoustics amp The custom sub enclosure The calibrated USB mic (Dayton UMM-6) The other misc. supplies
  16. I got the materials to make my tweeter pods. I am surprised how well these Alpine tweeters fit inside these 1 1/2 inch pvc pipe caps. The other items are from the lighting section and all items are from Lowe's for $14.94 after taxes. I am going to slot the mount hole on the pods to give more adjustment. I will be able to swivel and PIVOT <-- in Ross Geller's voice. The pods will be satin black and each tweeter will be soft mounted in the pods with RTV Black at four points, not all the way around the circumference, so the can be removed without damage but secured without fear of falling out. Being that these Alpine tweeters are perimeter vented on the back of tweeter, this will also allow them to vent as they were designed.
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    Prime R1200D vs GM9601D

    I am on the side of Rockford as well.
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    Gain Overlap

    That is pretty much what I already do... but I had to set the amplifier gains initially and I set my amplifier gains with a 40hz test tone for the sub amp and a 1khz test tone for the mids and highs amp and my head unit on 33 of 35. My sub amp gain was set with the remote knob 3/4 of the way up. 75%+ of the time I listen to the music with the volume between 25 and 30 and the bass knob at about 2 o'clock with 12 o'clock being half way up. Songs with the loudest recorded bass I turn the bass knob down to 9 o'clock. Rarely do I have to max out the bass knob. Once in a blue moon do I turn the volume to a max of 35. 32 of 35 seems to be the loudest I need it. The head unit is literally volume, seat position and EQ. Sub bass is the knob.
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    Gain Overlap

    So I researched this for a bit and searched as well. What I came up with is as follows. Please let me know if my brain got this right. Please correct where a correction may be needed. 1. Head unit volume should be set with a 0db track with the volume as high as it will go until it just clips, then back it off one click so that it stops clipping. 2. Mids and Highs amplifier should be set to 0 to 5db (5db being more prudent for headroom) until the signal clips, then backed off until it stops clipping. 3. Subwoofer amplifier should be set to 10db until clipping then backed off until it stops clipping. The head unit is set to -0db because that is as high as a competent recording engineer could potentially record the music. Most music WILL NOT hit -0db so to get more volume from the system we set the mids and highs to approximately 5db without clipping so that the music can get closer to the -0db mark the head unit is set at. With the subs, same idea but with 5-10db as sub amps can usually handle more gain and clipping. So setting the gains above -0db doesn't mean its distorting it is moving those frequency bands that are below -0db, closer to -0db right? Say I am listening to music and I am looking at an RTA, my head unit is set to -0db but all the music displayed on the RTA is peaking at -6db. By adding 5db to the mids and highs, the RTA will now show my music playing at -1db which should be a lot louder but still clean right? Have I got it in my brain right? Is this the goal???
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    Gain Overlap

    I have Adobe Audition and I looked over the Audacity program (The Spectrum Analyzer)... they can do the same thing. I am not really sure what you are saying to do. If I only listened to a single piece of music I could see setting gains to that music. However, I listen to a bunch of different music, a bunch of different genres, all seemingly recorded at different levels. No way I am going to try and adjust my gains all day long for each different type of music I am listening to. That's nuts. Could you be a little more detailed as to what you are suggesting?
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    Well... he was a secret pilot. I am sure they wanted to make sure that there was no foul play. Long Live Air-Wolf!!
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