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  • Birthday 03/28/1965

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    53 years young...
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    Central Massachusetts
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    Manufacturing Engineer in Massachusetts

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  1. toodamtall

    Building a system for my own personal enjoyment

    Looks like Christmas in October.
  2. toodamtall

    What are you listening to now?

    You know, when I realized I had made a mistake by not seeing the other thread, I didn’t bother coming back to this one until now. Apparently respect is NOT high on a lot of people’s lists on this forum if this is the expected welcome. Thank you for the warm welcome and showing the error of my ways in accidentally starting a repeat thread. Apparently my “illiteracy” got the better of me. Clearly the two degrees I’ve earned in chemical and plastic engineering did not teach me to read.
  3. toodamtall

    Building a system for my own personal enjoyment

    I just did some quick math. That came out to about $220 for the material alone and god knows how many hours it took to install, given the amount of disassembly/reassembly involved... I will not be going that far in my truck. Now, someday when I get to that stage on my '33 dodge cabriolet, we may have a different story... I have a bunch more fabricating to do before I get there on my hot rod project.
  4. toodamtall

    Building a system for my own personal enjoyment

    After doing a little bit of research, I've decided to do this. I'm going to grab some of the Noico 80 mil stuff from Amazon and hit the inside surface of all 4 doors, then reinstall the dash mounts after lining the pockets there with the same material. I don't feel like spending $$$ and tearing out the carpet and redoing, but the door panels alone should net me some improvement. Thanks for the suggestion.
  5. toodamtall

    Building a system for my own personal enjoyment

    Hey, thanks for stopping in. Love Harman’s Stuff. My home theater is an older Yamaha receiver (7.1) with Hartman Kardon mains, center, surrounds and a JBL powered sub. i get the difference between the type S vs R, but I also have to work with limited depth. The enclosure can handle 6” of depth, the R is over that. I could whip up a spacer ring pretty easily, but then I’d be sitting the rear jump seat almost onto the surface of the woofer. I’m good with the S type. It’s going to be light years better than the stock system, regardless.
  6. toodamtall

    53 years young

    Through the magic of fat fingers and an iPhone, I managed to post this twice. Can’t figure out how to delete the spare thread. Mods, could you delete the spare for me?
  7. toodamtall

    53 years young

    Hi kids! I’m a 53 yo engineer from MA. Used to do all my own systems years ago, but got lazy and stuck with factory stuff for the last couple of cars. I love my new (to me) Ram 1500 quad cab though, and it only came with the base model stereo. Time to upgrade, because I’ll drive this truck ‘til it just plain gives up. I live all kinds of music and love to hear new ideas and new artists. I play guitar and bass and love hearing bands that cross genres. Blues, rock, jazz, and the stuff that defies categorization all works for me. As long as the musicians bring something to the table, aka real writing, singing etc. I started a log on the upgrades and will keep it up until it’s done.
  8. toodamtall

    53 years young

    Hi kids! I’m a 53 yo engineer from MA. Used to do all my own systems years ago, but got lazy and stuck with factory stuff for the last couple of cars. I love my new (to me) Ram 1500 quad cab though, and it only came with the base model stereo. Time to upgrade, because I’ll drive this truck ‘til it just plain gives up. I live all kinds of music and love to hear new ideas and new artists. I play guitar and bass and love hearing bands that cross genres. Blues, rock, jazz, and the stuff that defies categorization all works for me. As long as the musicians bring something to the table, aka real writing, singing etc. I started a log on the upgrades and will keep it up until it’s done.
  9. Right now, or the most recent song. Short term memory check... Gary Clark Jr. - When my train pulls in.
  10. toodamtall

    Building a system for my own personal enjoyment

    First step, these came in today. Already sounds much better, even with the RAM head unit.
  11. New guy from NE. Hi all! I played with some installs in days gone by in my own commuter cars/trucks. Dabbling only. For a number of years I haven't done it. Too busy with everything else, and frankly, didn't have fun cars either, lol. Two years ago I bought a slightly used CPO Ram 1500 quad cab 4x4, and plan on keeping it for a number of years, so... Its time to upgrade! I'm building this system with a budget in mind. I'm also building it for my own musical enjoyment. No SPL competitions, just fairly accurate sound with enough power to give me the dynamic range I'm looking for. Here is my plan so far: Head unit - Pioneer AVH-1440NEX DVD, Apple car play, Bluetooth, 3 sets of 4v preamps. Pretty much anything I need. Speakers: JBL GX-302's in the dash corners. These will have bass blockers and run off of HU power. Mostly there for forward soundstage fill as midrange/tweeter. Infinity REF6520CX 6.5" components in front. Thinking of mounting the tweets on the sail panels of the doors and try to put the X-overs behind the kick panels. Rear door speakers - Infinity REF-9623ix 6x9 3 way. Amp is a Pioneer GM-D96905 5 channel. Sub is an Alpine Type S dual voice coil 12" which will be located under the seat in sealed enclosure (I prefer tight accurate bass over boom). Sub should get all 600w of RMS since I'm running it in parallel as a 2 ohm load. The Infinity speakers are 3 ohm, so I expect the 4 channel output to be in the upper 80's, maybe 90w RMS per channel. That's all for now. When I start the install, I'll see about maybe doing a full log with some pics. Have fun all!
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