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  1. Equifax

    No. The way I look at it if someone is going to steal my identity they're going to do it no matter what. Your information is everywhere, whether you want it to be or not. I had a local college send me a notification that a hard drive that they used for student info, all info, was stolen from a room where it was stored. Seemingly, no security. Google wants to know everything about you, you have to turn off a host of application features on your phone to keep them at bay, but again it doesn't matter. Hackers are too far ahead of any security provisions set in place by any agency. It's the current version of piracy. Wait until hackers get a hold of quantum systems, when the first country figures out the algorithms to build one, nothing will be safe. Just look into Snowden if you want a glimpse. You can put all the security measures in place that you want, but the end result is chance. Is it your turn?
  2. Question, is there anyone on the forums that others trust to restore an AR XA Turntable? It was my father's, I've had it for years but it needs an overhaul. I'd like to get into vinyl, but don't want to spend a fortune doing it. I can do everything but the soldering. I suck at soldering, well, don't have enough experience to tackle this portion. What would be a reasonable cost to restore it? Any recommendations are appreciated. Latest pic of it below.
  3. Take just a moment..

    If that's jimjimbo wearing those, well, I'm a little confused....
  4. Your First Three Cars

    '79 Chevy Silverado 2WD - Big 10 - 6 x 9's and two Orion 10's - 1 amp '84 Honda Accord - 5 Speed - 4 Altec Tweets, 4 Soundstream 6 1/2's, blew up the 10's, one single Orion DVC 12, two Orion amps '86 Nissan P/U standard cab - 14 speakers total, 4 - tweets, 4 - Mids, 2 center channel, 4 - Orion 12's, Subs were in a sixth order bandpass box in the bed of the truck, clamshelled with 4 chambers. Two 6" ports, Two 10" ports that went from the bed of the truck into the cab. Two Orion amps. Too fun. Kind of where I developed these darn audio habits.
  5. So far, like the changes. Nice work.
  6. REW Graph interpretation

    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.
  7. REW Graph interpretation

    Thanks Chris. Appreciated as always.
  8. REW Graph interpretation

    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.
  9. Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    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.
  10. 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.
  11. Car Thread

    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.
  12. Car Thread

    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.....
  13. Car Thread

    I don't know, I wouldn't have any problem driving it, looking at Ford's and Dodge's in my rear view mirror....
  14. Car Thread

    Sounds pretty healthy. Looks like some new exhaust pieces to help move some spent air/fuel.....
  15. Car Thread

    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.