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  1. Chris A, garyrc, canyonman I found a couple of things out with about 4 hours of testing. My listening position is right in a couple of nulls, just under 70db and at 100db. Ultimately, I need some bass traps and the second Umax 15 sub. But, the biggest discovery I made was that my crossover on the Inuke3000DSP was set incorrectly. I had tried some different slopes briefly before but had never really 'tested' them. I was running BW 24 on the low pass as it was a suggestion that someone made. With the mic I tried all of the different available types and slopes, LR, Bessel, but found that BW 12 was the homerun hitter. What a difference. The low end is fuller and blends much better with the old 5.5's. I did experiment with some delay but never saw any benefit via the graphs. It seemed to create more issues when I tried to add any. Anyway, I've still got work to do but at least I'm heading in the right direction. Thanks again.
  2. Thanks Chris. Appreciated as always.
  3. Thanks for the info all. This is only a 2 channel setup and the measurements were taken using only the mains, not the sub. I wanted to see, or correct, any issues with the mains as far as placement, etc. and then bring in the sub and do so more testing. Is it best to run all channels when testing, or should you include a series of independent channel testing as well? I'll figure out a way to attach the UMIK to my camera tripod for better mic placement as well.
  4. Ummm, damn. Is that the left, or right channel? Apparently, you like to make the trees, animals within, subterranean creatures, enjoy the music. Is that seriously a setup of yours?? If so, I need more property. Well, maybe not. I think I could fit a couple of those in my backyard, if I want to entertain an audience within a 3 mile radius.
  5. So, I know there's a ton of info on the REW software and how to use. I'm just beginning and just want an explanation as to why I should use psychoacoustic smoothing, I believe @Chris A recommended doing so, versus not using it. Below are two graphs of my mains as measured from my single point listening position. When I use no smoothing I want to throw everything away. When I apply PA smoothing it makes everything look great. To use, or not to use, that is the question.
  6. Any regrets?? Had to edit. Was that bagged? The crossmember and pan look like they wouldn't go over a pebble. Like the look though.
  7. No, I saw it. I was agreeing with you on one hand and aiming that others who aren't fans of bowties. Should have been more clear.....
  8. I don't know, I wouldn't have any problem driving it, looking at Ford's and Dodge's in my rear view mirror....
  9. Sounds pretty healthy. Looks like some new exhaust pieces to help move some spent air/fuel.....
  10. 540 ponies in a sub/just over 3,000 lb sled? Uh, that should move along just fine. I have a 2016 Ford Transit Van ( Full size, 250) that I opted to get for work that is costing me some time and dough. Had a driveshaft coupler recall done, they used a rubber coupler from the tranny yolk to the shaft and they crack/fail. Rubber should be nowhere near a driveshaft. When they fail the driveshaft separates tearing up all kinds of good stuff. So, brake pedal was getting a little mushy. Thought I needed some pads and a turn of the rotors. Turns out my booster is leaking vacuum at 61,000 miles. I checked what the tech said. Popped the hood and had my oldest daughter get on the brake pedal. Sure as anything, you can hear it. Can't get the part for two weeks. I have to say though, I ordered it with the 3.5 ecoboost motor, and it flogs a 7,400 lb (loaded weight) van around pretty well. A V6, twin baby turbos, 310 horse/400 ft lb torque, pretty impressive. Direct injection though, time will tell.
  11. So, here's another high dollar contribution to WIGT. Some new accessories, nothing special as usual, but now I can frustrate myself even more with a UMIK! Will be trying to get pull some graphs this weekend. Should be fun. Just so I can introduce another phase of upgrades, study, and ultimate lack of knowledge. Have a great weekend all.
  12. Well, you've got more stories than I could tell. Was never much of a concert goer. Large, compact crowds, were not a favorite of mine. So, since this is C,C, and C what's your choice of beverage this evening?
  13. Something tells me you're a Jimi fan. My Pop's brought me into the world of Jimi. He had some very interesting stories to go along with listening to him. He had a Marantz receiver and a pair of Marantz floor stands. Probably why I have 3 Marantz receivers. My most recent one is 10 years old, just bought it. I do like the sound of Marantz and Klipsch. I was trying to find 'All Along the Watchtower' live in '70 but apparently there's a copyright issue.
  14. Fairly, but giving credit where it's due is of good measure. Doesn't matter where the bridge is as long as you can float underneath it. Innovation is to an extent, a misnomer. You're points are well taken.
  15. From a quick read, is more of a robust version of the Pavlovian Dog technique.