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  1. These are basically a line array, 92-94 inches tall, built from the design of the Sunfire Cinema Ribbon speakers. The great thing about the aluminum extrusions & multiple drivers is you can make them anywhere from 2 feet to XX feet tall~just add side-firing woofers & ribbons.

  2. Coytee:

    If You Don't Feel Old Yet...READ

    "$5.37." That's what the
    kid behind
    the counter at Taco Bell said to me. I dug into
    my pocket and pulled
    out some lint and two dimes and
    something that used to be a Jolly
    Rancher. Having already
    handed the kid a five-spot, I started to
    head back out to
    the truck to grab some change when the kid with the
    hairdo said the harshest thing anyone has ever said to
    "It's OK. I'll just give you the senior citizen discount."

    turned to see who he was talking to and then heard the
    sound of
    change hitting the counter in front of me.
    "Only $4.68," he said
    cheerfully. I stood there
    stupefied. I am 48, not even 50 yet, a
    mere child! Senior

    I took my burrito and walked
    out to the truck wondering
    what was wrong with Elmo. Was he blind?
    As I sat in the
    truck, my blood began to boil. Old? Me?

    I'll show him, I thought. I
    opened the door and headed
    back inside. I strode to the counter, and
    there he was
    waiting with a smile. Before I could say a word, he

    held up something and jingled it in front of me, like I
    could be
    that easily distracted! What am I now? A toddler?

    "Dude! Can't
    get too far without your car keys,
    hey?" I stared with utter disdain
    at the keys. I began
    to rationalize in my mind: leaving keys
    hardly makes a man elderly! It could happen to anyone!

    I turned and headed back to the truck. I slipped the key
    into the
    ignition, but it wouldn't turn. What now? I
    checked my keys and
    tried another. Still nothing. That's
    when I noticed the purple beads
    hanging from my rearview
    mirror. I had no purple beads hanging from
    my rearview

    Then, a few other objects came into
    focus. The car seat in
    the back seat. Happy Meal toys spread all
    over the
    floorboard. A partially eaten doughnut on the dashboard.

    Faster than you can say ginkgo biloba, I flew out of the
    vehicle. Moments later I was
    speeding out of the parking lot,
    relieved to finally be
    leaving this nightmarish stop. That's when I
    felt it,
    deep in the bowels of my stomach: hunger! My stomach
    and churned, and I reached to grab my burrito, only it was

    nowhere to be found.

    I swung the truck around, gathered my
    courage, and strode
    back into the restaurant one final time. There
    Elmo stood,
    draped in youth and black nail polish. All I could think

    was, "What is the world coming to?" All I could
    say was, "Did I
    leave my food and drink in here?"
    At this point I was ready to ask a
    Boy Scout to help me back
    to my vehicle, and then go straight home
    and apply for
    Social Security benefits.

    Elmo had no clue. I
    walked back out to the truck, and
    suddenly a young lad came up and
    tugged on my jeans to get
    my attention. He was holding up a drink
    and a bag. His
    mother explained, "I think you left this in my truck
    mistake." I took the food and drink from the little boy
    sheepishly apologized.

    She offered these kind words: "It's OK.
    grandfather does stuff like this all the time."

    All of
    this is to explain how I got a ticket doing 85 in
    a 40. Yes, I was
    racing some punk kid in a Toyota
    Prius.. And no, I told the officer,
    I'm not too old to
    be driving this

    As I walked in the front door, my wife met me halfway
    the hall. I handed her a bag of cold food and a $300

    speeding ticket. I promptly sat in my rocking chair and
    covered up
    my legs with a blanky.

    The good news was I had successfully
    found my way home.

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  3. Attended:

    Gordon from Polk Audio forum

    Robin from Carver forum

    Bruce from AudioKarma forum

    My friend Gary (old working buddy)

    We had a great time, ate some good food, & listened to a whole slew of music~

    Bruce brought some blues I'd not heard before, as well as the new Hendrix CD (good Hendrix, not so crazy about the recordings).

    Bruce from AK brought his Polk RTi-55 speakers; they sounded great!

    Pics (wow, I need a new camera~):

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    Played some pool:
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  4. Although I don't do it all the time, I've hit 112 dB before on my 2 channel; actually saw more than 120 dB on my H/T I used to have (Sunfire Ultimate Receiver, Klipsch RF-83 system). [:|]

  5. The best ever was the Honda of Europe Rube Goldbergian ad.

    That's a very cool ad, and fairly plausible, except for the part where the wheels roll uphill. That muffler rolls a lot further than you would expect, too. Even so, it's a fun ad to watch, and there aren't enough of those around.

    Actually, they weighted the wheel to make it do that. It was all done in one continuous take. More details:

    Remember the popular children's board game, Mousetrap? The game
    centered on the ability of an assembly of levers, chutes and ramps to
    send a plastic trap over a toy mouse.

    Segue to a $1 million commercial produced by Wieden+Kennedy UK for
    Honda. The spot, dubbed "Cog", features 85 car parts linked in a
    mesmerizing symphony that culminates with the introduction of Honda's
    new Accord. No product shots; no Celine Dion; no warnings about
    professional drivers on closed courses. Just a collection of ball
    bearings, wiper blades, tires and mufflers seamlessly "interacting" with
    one another to form a true piece of art.

    "Cog" took five months of production and design work before it was
    ready to be shot. And after 605 takes, the dominos fell as they were
    meant to.

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