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11 hours ago, dtel said:

traffic was so bad if you don't know the area your in trouble. People in Florida drive like they are crazy,

 

you would love Atlanta.80mph in the rain.  Never again.

 

After much consideration

I think I have decided what I want to do for a sub. Passive tapped horn. I am assuming some things. Matching efficiency/sensitivity is the big deal to coupling it/them to the LS, yes? I expect it will be out of my price range. And may not fit in this room.  It's only 300 sq/ft and long/narrow. 12 X 25ft. I have the speakers on the long wall about 12 feet apart. 

 

  better keep saving. And spend for it before the wife retires. My SSI goes into the "Oh crap!!!" account. When things happen, that account gets tapped.

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With those nice LaScalas yep you'd better get that kind of a sub built, good choice.

I can get away with my mass produced good one only because I missed out on the folded horn Klipsch a while back... my back appreciates that though!

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=== Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, LA, the DC belt, take your pick. Driven them all, bad in the best times, absolutely terrible in the worst. Pick your poison - 

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can't disagree. My buddy used to drive from Baltimore to DC every day. I know why he worked from 4AM to ...

 

 I'm quite happy dealing with a cow or two in the road for traffic. I have experienced "gridlock" Arivaca style.... The cows had the main road blocked thru town as they were moving from one area to another. No cowboys prompting/urging them. Open range. If you don't want them on your property, you are allowed to build a fence ... w/o permitting

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Hate, hate, hate the DC I-95 bypass. Was driving my sister-in-law from FL to MA when a crazy blew by us while we were at 75mph. Have you ever seen a Suburban sized large suv do a 360 in front of you? I do not mean wheels on the ground 360, I mean it twisted sideways it's roof was parallel with the roof of a vehicle in the adjacent lane before it finished flipping sideways and crash-landed into the cars two lanes over from where it started.

& we were in her teeny tiny kia syphilis (this was 1998)!

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And the 18 wheelers on the way to Hope weren't much fun either.

 

Hot/humid here.  Took the Bubble out early...top down of course.  Went and picked up egg plant parmigiana for tonight as LF is still away.  Just chillin rest of the day.  Skipped cock tails last night so got to get back on track.

 

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  I'm not on the road much at all any more.  I might drive the Olds around town [Arivaca] once a week. Just to charge the battery. Go to the dump and cruise by the coffee shop/roaster

 

That cross country run, last year, was a rush. Going from driving a car once in a while to biting off 2000 mile each way. And trying to NOT do it in 30 hrs.Spose I could have slowed myself down by employing a bell hop's assistance with my "luggage" and setting the stereo up in the room.   HaHaHa

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2 hours ago, WillyBob said:

 

you would love Atlanta.80mph in the rain.  Never again.

 

After much consideration

I think I have decided what I want to do for a sub. Passive tapped horn. I am assuming some things. Matching efficiency/sensitivity is the big deal to coupling it/them to the LS, yes? I expect it will be out of my price range. And may not fit in this room.  It's only 300 sq/ft and long/narrow. 12 X 25ft. I have the speakers on the long wall about 12 feet apart. 

Sensitivity isn't really that important.   What is important is having a sub that will keep up in output and that will go cleanly up to the point that it's crossed over to the Lascala.

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Look what I stumbled across while in the “library."  This is my old car (avatar).  There have been some changes in the decades since I sold it, but that is the car I built.  The slightly offset reverse scoop on the louvered bonnet (hood), seats, seat belts, rocker switch on the transmission tunnel to activate brake lights, wheels, NACA ducts, you get the idea.

 

http://www.jorgediaz.com/web/super_7.htm

 

No flames or counterfeit Lotus badges when I owned it.  I suspect the Buick 3.5 L aluminum V8 has been replaced by a four banger.

 

@CECAA850

 

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6 hours ago, Tarheel said:

Went and picked up egg plant parmigiana for tonight as LF is still away.  Just chillin rest of the day.  Skipped cock tails last night so got to get back on track.

i just went and picked up some BBQ ... haven’t had it in a minute and got a craving. Sorry the place said it’s Texas BBQ not NC. I was wearing my Raiders shirt and of course the guy working there was a Bronco fan.  I told him i’d save my Bronco comments until AFTER i got my food. But, this lady sitting at a table was giving me the “thumbs up” and then asked where i got my shirt from.  

I will have a cocktail or three today since it’s my birthday. got a ton of texts; but, spending the day at home. Got a bottle of good Tequila and a lot of music ... one of the these days, i’ll unpack a guitar and make some new music ... but, not today. too many items in the way of the walk in closet where they’re stored ... guess i didn’t understand that a walk in closet is supposed to be able to be walked into. The things that single guys can get away with!

Enjoy your day ... sorry about the humidity ... I got 90 degrees out here; but, it’s definitely not the oppressive type like you’re getting. 

 

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5 hours ago, richieb said:

Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, LA, the DC belt, take your pick. Driven them all, bad in the best times, absolutely terrible in the worst. Pick your poison - 

i’ll pick Los Angeles ... traffic definitely sucks; but, at least i know my way around that place pretty well. The 405 doubles as a parking lot most days; but, you get to look at some really sweet cars.  i used to see this lime green Bentley on my way home from work.  Still not sure why you’d spend a quarter of a million on a car and paint it lime green?  Was upset one day because i was in the Del Taco drive thru and two cars in front of me was a white Bentley ... that was my idea ... expensive car; but, buying a 99 cent burrito.

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29 minutes ago, BigStewMan said:

i’ll pick Los Angeles ... traffic definitely sucks; but, at least i know my way around that place pretty well. The 405 doubles as a parking lot most days; but, you get to look at some really sweet cars.  i used to see this lime green Bentley on my way home from work.  Still not sure why you’d spend a quarter of a million on a car and paint it lime green?  Was upset one day because i was in the Del Taco drive thru and two cars in front of me was a white Bentley ... that was my idea ... expensive car; but, buying a 99 cent burrito.

You have to cut budget somewhere.

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Happy birthday Steve.  Put one of those shots on my tab!

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IMO,  Boston has the worst traffic/drivers in US, sort of like Rome-lite.

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12 minutes ago, DizRotus said:

IMO,  Boston has the worst traffic/drivers in US, sort of like Rome-lite.

Brother in law is a truck driver and he said Boston was the worst in his opinion. 

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1 hour ago, BigStewMan said:

The 405 doubles as a parking lot most days

 

 You oughta try it in a semi. That clutch starts getting heavy after a few hundred "creep 5 ft" and stop.

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3 minutes ago, WillyBob said:

 

I was line. You oughta try it in a semi. That clutch starts getting heavy after a few hundred "creep 5 ft" and stop.

the countless hours that i’ve spent on that thing over the years ... if i could have those hours back, well i’d waste the time on something is.

I lived 13 miles from work and it took an hour to get home, traffic was always a bit easier in the morning.  

Had a cousin that drove a semi ... i asked once “don’t they have automatics?”  He said yes; but, that’s not real truck driving. 

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I wouldn't even attempt Boston. As a passenger, I wanted to crawl under the seat. People pulling into traffic and no space for them...

Here's a traffic anomaly...

On Kauai, people wait for lefts turners at the lights where there is no arrow. Don't be surprised when traffic doesn't move immediately after it changes.

 

on my trip back from IN, a gentleman was trying to recruit me into driving, again. Pass.  I'm a home body now. I did plenty of travel in my younger days. Hitchhike, deliver drive away, semi... Even a few car trips. I spent enough time at the LA truck stops to know who "lot lizards" worked where. Spent a lot of time talking to them. Better than looking at hairy, stinky men. A hairy, stinky woman wins most of the time.

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