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  1. What software and tools do i need to get those frequency response graphs that I see around?
  2. Well, I was going to cancel and hold off the purchase, but they shipped it out. I could always return it as it appears they shipped it from a local location.
  3. rb5ii, rc3ii, rs3ii, integra 6.4, integra DPS 8.3. Although, the rs3ii has only been brought out twice and just played with. It's been in the garage in its box for like six years. I actually just use the quintets. I'm worried a little about durability. It doesn't look durable at all. And being digital, there's more that can go wrong. I haven't seen the back panel of the rw12d, but I hear there are no conventional controls, just the digital interface? I'm also curious about its music capabilities.
  4. I ordered one on Saturday. Newegg, $300. Is there other subs I should have considered? I can still cancel the order. It will be used 50/50 music/HT. It's replacing a Cambridge Soundwork 8" sub. I had to pick up something at at Fry's. Listened to the SW110 and wasn't too impressed.
  5. I forget who is the one that said "Americans are sheep" I think it was an American Economist, commenting on Americans being raised just to become consumers, born and raised to suit corporate needs. Will America become a nation of consumers, well we already are. But one day will we become a nation of consumers and not producers. Will we be able to afford simple things in life if there are no jobs, except for service industry jobs. The direction that America and its economy is heading towards is disastrous. If things don't change we will be a nation of apartment renting, Gap apparel wearing, Honda driving, Walmart shopping, Americans working fulltime in some form of service industry like McDonalds. But then again those jobs will be taken by illegal immigrants, so I guess were fu@ked. I live in California and its not looking good.
  6. Did you have prior experience in programming before Java. People that just learn J or learn J before other languages seem to have difficulties. It seems as though to program in real Java, you need a real good understanding of programming, something that C/C++ can give you.
  7. Class D sounds about right, and I forget what D signifies. It's not A, B, C, D, F-fail. Its more about how the amp works. Whether or not two amplifying circuit are used for the signal, whether or not it switches between circuits, and if one circuit is off an the other one is one. <-- These are also some reasons why some amps get really hot and some don't. The other reasons are thermodynamically related. They are basically cheap, powerful amps. I believe they are a hybrid, like the AB class amps. They are used extensively in sub amps. I wish I knew more about amps, I was enrolled in an amp design class and was kicked out because I didn't have the prereq.
  8. My friend and I are entering Modesto's KCBS in May. Its a regional qualifier for bigger events. This will be our very first event so we just want the experience. It's not rocket science, so we'll be able to figure it out, but I don't want to put our expectations to high. But if all things go well, I think we should be competitive for first. I work as a chef full time supporting myself through an electrical engineering degree so I know way too much about food. Anyways we've come up with 7 or so sauces that we have to narrow down. Were doing brisket, pork shoulder, and ribs. We've noticed that alot of BBQers overwhelm their meat. That is you can't really taste the meat, just the sauce, the rub, or it tastes like a cigarette butt (to smokey and bitter, covered up by sugar). BBQ usually is comprised of a rub for flavoring or a tomato based BBQ sauce. Were going away from this tradition, for the most part. Here a a sampling of our sauces. 1) Veal demi-glace based with sweet 100 tomato water. 2) Real mexican mole (not the americanized crap), modified to be a sauce. 3) Sweet miso and sesame 4) Caremelized maui onion and stonefruit sauce Thats just a basic description, it lacks other ingredients, it doesn't describe completely how you make the sauce or how you integrate it into the product. But you might notice how different the sauces are from the norm, but they pair well with smoked meat.
  9. I think I will see if the salesman at goodguys will let me A/B them.
  10. I guess i should have been more specific. How is the sound better? Is there a distinguishable improvement in the low end. Are the high's tone'd down. Would they match well with the RB-5's, asumming I keep my RB-5's an other R3's.
  11. Anyone own the RB-75's and the RB-5's. How do they compare. Is the RB-75 a valid upgrade from the RB-5.
  12. There is a B&K 125.7 amp on Audiogon right now ($1000). I don't know of their sound personally, but I heard they are acceptable. That would be a great way to get your foot in the door.
  13. Bose Noise cancelling headphones. Guaranteed to deliver that Bose Sound. End of story!
  14. You're in a similar position as me. I also have an Integra 6.2 w/Klipsch References all around. I'm also going to upgrade soon. But unlike you I'm going to buy a separate amp. I'm looking for a multi-channel amp. I'll use the 6.2 as a front end. I'm looking at Parasound. Maybe Aragon or B&K. I decided to upgrade today.
  15. You've got the problem under control thats nice to hear. But some tips for the future, use Firefox. And I use the tools available from merlin.org. You can find hijack this, CWSshredder, and some other good stuff. I don't have problems with spy/ad/mal-ware.
  16. I've heard that good amps come with torroidial t-frms. How are they better than regular square ones? Of the audio autopsy photos I've seen, It seems as though the higher end dedicated amps usually come with T T-frmrs. But I've also seen high end amps with regular ones.
  17. The reason why I brought this up is because I just moved to a smaller place and got rid of my 27" TV, and some other bulky items. I've had my eye on the Samsung 243T, Sony Premero?, and the Apple. I'm kind of waiting for the price to drop a bit around $1000-1200. Dell has awesome LCD monitors 19/20's for around $500. They will introduce a 24" soon with a MSRP of $1200 or so. This will make other manufacturers drop their prices. I don't know if any of you have visited the Dell site before X-mas but they were giving away LCD discounts like they were infected with the HIV. I think this was some sort of manuever to rid themselves of old stock, when the new wave of 24" LCD hits us (when 21's become standard). Regarding the Apple Cinema Display, I've only seen the older mocel that is fixed (non-adjustable) so I kicked it to the curb. But the new ones are adjustable (with optional kit)
  18. The 0 dB level is a THX certification standard. At 0 dB your system should be at the dB level experienced in a movie theater or what the sound engineers intended when it was mixed. Your system should be capable of playing at 0 dB. If not something is not up to spec. It is loud, but so is a movie theater. The 1/2 mark is just a coincidence.
  19. I'm getting a new PC monitor most likely the Samsung 243t (23" widescreen LCD) and was wondering does anyone use something like a 42" LCD or plasma as their PC monitor. The reason why I'm asking is because for the price of the Samsung 243t ($1700) I could get a 3o" LCD TV.
  20. JBL/Harman/Infinity hires tons of grads as well as undergrads for interships here in California. I don't think I'd relocate for a JBL job, but they probably have other sites as well. Regarding the geeks of geeks, EE's take first place. I know this for a fact, being an EE myself. Thats why I have a bunch of architect friends. But people need to realise that getting an EE, ME, CE, or CS degree is time consuming. You spend alot of time between the pages of a book, at your desk, at the lab, at your computer, or doing four-page long homework problems. Which leaves little time for any social life.
  21. I don't think I can make it but here are my suggestions. 1. The west coast, Superdome, my house. 2. Some experimental stuff that K is working on. Some primo gear. A give away would be nice, like a new proc/amp for some lucky fellow. T-shirts with the phrase "pilgrimage 2005 (insert location here)" Buffalo wings and girls from Hooters 3. Anytime, who cares about school kids? Lets make this a 21 and over event. 4. Amy Unger in a thong.
  22. I think the layout is a little too cluttered. There is nothing wrong with pulldown menus. For instance the old search page, seems to have search by product or type in a pulldown menu. Rather than having all the products listed up front. I'm also not digging the multiple "GO" buttons. I think only one is necessary. It looks as though you can select multiple products that would result in a merged search. I think a simplier layout (like the previous one) with one pulldown (product line), with one "GO", and a search function. Something that would be nice is a juxtapose type function, that would allow you to pick a sub, and then compare it to other similar products across the line. For example sub, 10", powered. It is just my opinion, but I think we can all agree that there are some damn ugly and poorly designed websites out there. Not to mention those with bad spelling and without proper ENGRISH.
  23. It has that cheap website feel and look. The shady sites that sells new gear that is 5 years old. I looked at the bottom, expecting to see "designed by (insert asian name here)" It looks like some college computer science freshman went at it in a weekend HTML binge. Thats just my opinion on its asthetics. Functionally, its working.
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