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  1. about to try to give away a $300 amp that came directly outta my pocket....can i get a like?
    72 points
  2. Time to have some fun. About to close the deal on a '98 Astro Van (cargo) very similar to this one. Can i get a like, for encouragement? LOL >>
    61 points
  3. People who drive the same speed as the person next to them when there's a mile of cars behind them and none in front of them
    40 points
  4. I am getting so tired of this shit. I can go to any forum, lots of channels on YT, even my own.......FB and other sites, and see people talking shit. I see people all the time talking about how "i asked a simple question and steve blocked me, he is an asshole" and other things like that. Totally making themself look innocent. Then i pull up the log of what they said to me and its usually a Vial, HATE FILLED, asshole, dickhead or just plain rude ass comment. I might be guilty of responding back in kind, i can't help it depending on what is said. Then when i do that, i am an even bigger asshole so now the guys who talked major shit FIRST, hate me. Now they post on YT, FB or wherever else, that I was an asshole and they are just so innocent. Now all their friends, and anyone else reading it, hates me too. Its fucking bullshit. I give the last dollar in my pocket to anyone who needs it. I give the shirt off my back to someone who is cold. I feed people that are hungry. i give 20's to bum's and don't talk about it online because its just what i do. (until now). i am OK with people who don't like my ride, just don't be a fucking dick about it. I give away my used, but EXPENSIVE amps to people just because (and have yet to get a thank you) I buy amps from the store, make video's of them, and give them away (and didn't get a thank you) I give 10's of thousands of dollars worth of stuff on SOTM away every year. I share my massive audience with others who deserve the limelight. I know for a fact i am a cool motherfucker...i laugh and have a GREAT time with anyone who is cool to me. NOBODY is innocent. If i blocked you, you were a dick. No doubt about it. Nothing bothered me more then that motherfucker JP going to his FB page and telling some asshole (that came crying to him about me) that "steve does all his fans like that"....when i read that, it was over for that guy. this happens over and over again....i get no break from the shit talkers. One and ONLY one person i know of has ever met me and went home talking shit. Its that loser who owns that shop in Salinas. He came to my house for 4th of July, drank my Patron, laughed his ass off with all of us, and shook my hand on the way out. Then went home and instantly started talking shit online. i get a bad rap but i NEVER EVER have done someone wrong, who didn't do me wrong first. why am i ranting? because i am getting majorly tired of this crap. There is more but my hands hurt.
    39 points
  5. people that think people with doctorate degrees are actual doctors
    37 points
  6. Car audio shop guys who are stuck on one brand and won't listen to anything you have to say about any other brand that they don't sell
    37 points
  7. just like it says.... you got one of those garbage volt meters, with the adjustment screw on the back? Chances are, it will break soon. Even if it doesn't, how can you trust a volt meter, that you get to choose the reading? How ridiculous is that? If you had a DMM with an adjustment screw, would you trust it? For voltage? how about impedance? If you had 4ohm speaker reading 3.6 ohms, should it be ok to adjust it to read 4? How about if you were checking a diode and it said the electronic flows from A to B......but you didn't agree, so you switched it so now it reads B to A? would you trust that? Forget reliability, any "meter" that can be adjusted to your taste is really nothing i want to rely on. anyway, that being said, if you have a working or NON WORKING volt meter, of any kind, you can send it to me and i will give you a $25.00 coupon code towards purchase of an SMD VM-1. Our product is MADE IN AMERICA by the best engineers in the 12v business (IMO), highly reliable (should last a lifetime), very fast and highly accurate. You cannot adjust ours to suite your needs. It is what it is right out of the box. here is how you do it. Send Volt meter to: Steve Meade Designs, Inc. 2160 Bell Ave Suite C Sacramento, CA 95838 please put a note with your name, email addy, phone number or contact info of some sort and when i receive it, i will send you the coupon code. don't know what the VM-1 is? here is a link to more info: http://www.wccaraudio.com/smd-12v-volt-meter-smd-vm-1.html ok now who is in? NO LIMIT either! If you have 5, i will give you that discount on all 5. If you like, you can email us [email protected] and let us know your's is on the way so we will look out for it. Promise to make a youtube video and after i see it uploaded, i will return ANOTHER $5 bucks to your paypal accnt. How is THAT for a deal? or, if you would just like to buy one, and don't have a trade in... use SMDVM1 (coupon code) and save $10 bucks off listed price. thanks everyone!
    34 points
  8. guys, these are in full production mode right now. I am hoping to have them within a week, week and a half......maybe 2. I know i said March but i waited too long before dropping the cash to get it started. Its a pretty expensive piece to build and a heck of a check to write to get the process started. The first phase of the release is as follows: just a raw unit like the ones you saw online. Adjustable, everything else, a really cool piece.....but you will have to get creative on your install to make it look right. We are in the process of having a smoked faceplate tooled for it to make install a little easier and look a little nicer right out of the box rather then having to fab up your own faceplate. The price of the raw unit will be $119.99 I am guessing it will be another $10.00 for the faceplate once they are ready and that will be phase 2. I will sell them separately in case you buy raw now but want the plate later. i know it sounds expensive but you would shit if you saw how much each one was to manufacture, let alone the million other things that go with bringing a new product on the market. Also, keep in mind, we are a small 3 man (and a few helpers) army so when/if business picks up to the point where we sell VOLUMES of products, we can more easily reduce prices. At this stage, this product here is still DAMN close to being a 1-off still. I know its not, but this is a BIG planet and the first run of 100 is still a small batch. (in the big picture) so grab up one of the "100-off's" should i start a presale? Maybe i will set one up and reduce the price a few bucks just to see who really wants this. Remember, it is a fun light show but becomes functional if you use a DD-1 to set it up. I'm just sayin! hit the "like button" if you think i should start a presale. Its a headache to take money before the product is here but if you want to reserve one of 100, i think i might be able to set that up. I need to see some support or i will just quitely put it on the www.wcCarAudio.com site and call it a day instead.
    34 points
  9. a few months back, one of my youtube buddies got his shit stolen and when i saw the video it really bothered me to see someone go through what i have gone through a few times in my life. Getting your car broken into, even if they just rifled through your glove box and took nothing, is a terrible feeling.....but losing an entire system is the worst. So i thought about it for a while, what can i do to help this guy. I made a few phone calls and arranged getting him at least some of his stuff back. He was running JL Audio but i don't know anyone at JL so i called my boys at Rockford. Now keep in mind, RF didn't give me anything but they did give me a nice discount. In other words, nothing you see in this video was free (on my end). I paid a decent chunk (not to mention shipping). Why would i do that for someone i only know on youtube? I guess you can call it paying it forward. Actually, its just me being me - but i have to say, when i got my shit stolen out of my honda (like 7 years ago) and David from RE Audio (now PSI) sent me 2 brand new MT 18's, i never forgot that. I think about that all the time. I still have those and i will probably never get rid of them because they are special. So shots out to some of the people who have helped me and in turn, i ALWAYS help others when i can, because of people like that. Anyhow, thats just the short story of why i would do something like this. i can't wait to see it all installed, but he did say it might take a few months first. It don't matter, he has the gear and he can move on now
    30 points
  10. are you guys ready? oh, there is a TON of numbers so if i can get a hand finding out who the winners are, i would HIGHLY appreciate that! The video is processing now and results in about 5 minutes or less. thanks for playing! hit the "like" button if you like these little games, because to me, it is a blast - i hope you all agree
    30 points
  11. People that 'one-up' you about everything under the sun.
    28 points
  12. Semis who go 65.5 mph while passing a semi going 65.4 mph...........seriously.
    25 points
  13. guys, this site is supposed to be a friendly place to hang out. Everyone isn't always going to get along, some people are way overly sensitive.... but for real, some of you are straight up assholes towards each other. This IS NOT the place. Go to some other shit forum where the admins and mods don't care but don't do it here. I am getting tired of reading the most terrible posts and for what? for nothing. I am just going to ban any and all who think this is a place to start some shit with the next man. I will also personally go into your settings and block you from being able to see whoevers post you have a problem with. I have instructed my admins to do the same thing. 1. I don't care if you are a friend of mine. I will ban you. I have before and i will do it again. 2. I don't care if i game with you. I will ban you. 3. I don't care if you don't like me going into your settings and adjusting it accordingly. Stay off the radar and nobody will EVER touch your profile. I am sure i have more "numbers" to add but this is the basics of it. Stop the bullshit arguing, it's old and it's for those other forums, not this one. thanks.
    24 points
  14. So since DC is a build house and not a retailer its really odd for someone to knock on the office doors but last week thats what happened, The man on the other side said he drove 4 hours because of a woofer issue that the 2 different shops he had working on it could not figure out. They both had blamed the subwoofer for it not being able to handle 2000 watts. He explained to me he had spent a lot of money on our product and was really unhappy with it. its rms is at 2200 so he would expect it to take the 2000 watt amp he had it hooked up to. He explained he had purchased a DC XLm2 12 from a retailer and it was getting stinky quick and could not keep up with the rest of the system. He explained the system sounds great at low volume but there is a point on the volume knob that the bass stops getting louder but the rest of the system keeps going. I knew right then what was going on and said OK lets go take a look at it. His bass section of his system was a 4 volt headunit that feeds an EQ with high voltage outputs that then goes into a 2000 watt amp thats wired at 1 ohm. Should be an easy task for a XLm2 right. Just glancing at the settings It appeared it was probably all too high. I had just the tool to show him what was going on. I could have explained it to him but this guy didnt really know me so I could be some guy working at a shop just pointing the finger in a different direction. The better way is to get out the DD-1 and explain how it works, So thats what I did, I explained what a gain on an amp is for and how deck/eq voltage works. How over gaining an amp will cause an amp to run out of useable power before you run out of volume knob and how it will produce dirty power and how that effects the operating temp of the sub. He tells me he normally runs his deck at volume 22. So we hook up the DD-1 to the outputs of the headunit and its well within his clean useable volume clicks. What was good about doing this first is now he understands the way the DD-1 works, He was able to see how about 95% of the deck volume was all clean and how only the last couple clicks were dirty and lit it up. When we got to the outputs of the amp we were able to get to volume 12 when the distortion light came on, because he understood the way it works from the previous settings we went through, it clicked right away what the issue was for the guy. I think he was just relieved to understand car audio better and to also know exactly where the problem was, not just guess work and finger pointing. So basically we got a guy that rolls at volume 22 but gets dirty at 12. We adjusted his settings on the 2000 watt amp so that he could get the most clean power out of it at the volume he listins to. No more subwoofer heat issues and the sub now continues to get louder in a linear way with the rest of the system all the way up through the volume clicks, no more leveling off early and smelling. Huge thanks to steve, awesome job on the tool. from a manufacturers stand point, if that customer had not come out and got dialed in with the DD-1 he would just be a guy out there unhappy with his system, that includes being unhappy with us. But because we were able to tune his system and show him where the real issue was I think we have made a happy DC customer for life.
    24 points
  15. this month we are giving away some awesome Sundown Audio subs and a nice Sundown amp to go with them. I want a lot of contestants this month! So my plan is to do a REVERSE system of the month this time! Basically I HAVE the "System of the Month" in my hands and it will be shipped to the person who wins. Here is what you need. A Car. A Picture of you by the car you would put the system in if you win the prize. A membership to this forum, even BRAND NEW FRIENDLY MEMBERS are welcome! No post count required. Hopefully you will see this is a great place to hang out and you will stay! So join now, it is easy! use your facebook account to sign up in seconds If we reach 50 contestants, i will toss in $200 Store Credit out of my own pocket to any of the partners on this board for you to pick out a deck, crossover, or whatever else you need to enhance the already great prize (which you will soon see). Can someone with an already great system enter? YES! It can be the car you already have or maybe you standing next to your pop's car because you want him to have a system! So i am trying to reach my admin Nick aka Chode to get SOTM set up within the next day or so. I will post links here once he has it up and running. At the end of the month i will draw the winner! Does this sound like fun or what? STAY TUNED!!!
    22 points
  16. I can't believe it has been 7 years and not showing any signs of slowing down! Happy Anniversary to US! Lets play a game. I want to see how many originals, or even just '06ers we have still currently posting. Believe it or not, i am member #4, people were already signing up before we announced it LOL. June 2nd is the day we started but June 6th is when i actually cracked the Champaign bottle on the side of the ship Shot's out to Dave Cope for helping me launch my ship! I know it doesn't seem that great, it's just a website, but 7 years is a LONG time. To put it in perspective, my daughter was 13. She is now grown up with a son and i am a grandfather now. My oldest son, was 9. He now DRIVES me around town, and is a senior in High School. My youngest son, he was 6 and now he is about to be in High School this year. I have had pets come and go . I have had members die, i have seen members lie. Ive seen members be REALER THEN REAL and some i trusted, try to steal....and never heard from again. I can go on and on! Feel free to post up whatever memories you have, i will PROBABLY remember them too! Some of us been FRIENDS for years and i never seen your face in person. That's ok though! thanks to everyone for a GREAT 7 years and here's to 7 more. THANK YOU.
    22 points
  17. I got into Car Audio in the 1980s, long before the Internet. Obviously, the Internet is the largest free exchange of knowledge our world has ever seen. However, with fact also comes fiction. The following, are all Myths - no matter how much you'd like to believe in them. Inconveniences such as the Laws of Physics prevent a myth from ever becoming a fact. 1. "Clamping" is an acceptable way to measure the power output of an amplifier. By far and away, this has to be the biggest myth ever purported in the history of car audio. Quite simple really - the laws of Physics don't permit it. As others have said countless times, one cannot measure the output of a power amplifier in this fashion as the current and voltage are out of phase with one another, unless of course, you've got the amplifier connected to a large resistor and not a loudspeaker. Now, before you argue that "it's good enough for . . . " realize that incorrect data isn't good enough for anything. Any data obtained via incorrect analysis is flawed and therefore useless. 2. "Oversize" cable exists. It doesn't. No more than an oversize inch, an oversize gallon, or an oversize decibel exists. Long ago, standards were put into place to ensure that cable was manufactured to an agreed upon specification. These specifications are outlined fully by the American Wire Gauge (AWG) standards. They are intended to be used to quickly determine how large a cable is required for the task given the current and length of the circuit. Now, this doesn't prevent the terminology "oversize" to be used in product marketing. But, marketing is just that - marketing. Most of it is designed to confuse you into believing that one company has something special that another doesn't. Cable does certainly exist today that is specified to be one "gauge" when it really is the next gauge larger. This doesn't mean it's better. It's simply mis-labeled. 3. CCA is just as good. CCA, or Copper Clad Aluminum, was intended to be a deception from the word GO. Companies entered the cable market with an intent to take a slice of the pie owned by the main cable suppliers. The easiest way to do this is to come to the market with a lower price. As copper is a commodity, its costs are clearly defined by the market. Larger companies that have greater buying power have the ability to purchase cable (copper / jacket / mfg) at a lower price than smaller companies with less buying power due to economies of scale. So . . . if you want to enter the cable business, offer product at a lower price than the big guys, and don't have the buying power they do, the way to accomplish this is to purchase lower quality goods and then market it as a lower priced alternative. So, yes that's exactly what CCA is - a lower priced alternative to standard copper cable. That would make OFC a higher priced alternative and tinned OFC an ever higher priced alternative. So, what's wrong with the below line of thinking? - CCA - lower priced alternative - Copper - the reference - OFC - better alternative - tinned OFC - best alternative The answer is simple. CCA isn't copper, it's a copper alternative. Copper, OFC, and tinned OFC all offer the same conductivity while CCA has 30 - 40% greater resistance than copper cable. OFC is a process done during the annealing of the copper to remove the oxygen in an effort to prevent it from turning black when it's exposed to oxygen. Tinning the copper strands adds an additional layer of protection against corrosion and oxidation. Some industries - the marine industry for example - mandate the use of tinned copper cable in the construction of vessels. On average, tinning copper cable adds 7% to the raw materials cost of the cable - not insignificant by any measure. The rule of thumb when running CCA has been to use two AWG sizes larger than what the AWG charts specify for copper cable. So, then really, you're comparing 1/0 AWG CCA to 2 AWG (standard) copper cable - is the cost savings really there? Now, comparing 1/0 AWG CCA to 1/0 AWG tinned OFC and they saying - Holy Cow! Look how much money I'm saving by running CCA . . . well, that's just being naive. The other "marketing" benefit has been weight. No doubt, copper cable is heavy. If I were building a race car and wanted to go faster, one of the best ways is to reduce weight. So - using lightweight cable is a good alternative, right? Not really. The only time this would be acceptable would be if there was indeed a weight savings when comparing two cables of identical conductivity and this isn't as cut and dry as you may think given the different ratios of aluminum and copper used in different offerings of CCA. Many reputable companies have entered the CCA business out of necessity as this is the way the market has gone. I don't see that changing anytime soon. When shopping for CCA, you definitely should consider the ratio of copper to aluminum that the cable consists of as this affects conductivity. 4. Science has no place in Car Audio Every amplifier, subwoofer, enclosure, speaker, cable, etc. operates based on the Laws of Physics. If you consider yourself a die-hard car audio dude (or dudette for that matter), then you pride yourself in your strength in science, physics, and mathematics. Science permits you to form a hypothesis and then prove or disprove it. We all learned this in 7th grade physical science (likely earlier now). Every single thing that you read on the 'net can be proven as fact or disproven as fiction. For example, let's say that your buddy tells you that his system is louder than yours. Easily proven / disproven with the assistance of an SPL meter. Now, let's say that the same buddy tells you that his woofers handle 5,000 Watts. Well, this isn't so easy but with the correct equipment and procedures, the exact power handling of these woofers can be ascertained. Most mis-information on the 'net spreads by folks repeating stuff others have said without doing any research. Study hard. Arm yourself with knowledge. Speak less and listen more. Recognize that your opinion is just that - an opinion. We all have them. Rarely are they the basis of fact. Summary If you desire to have the best performing system, then you owe it to yourself to set out on a path of success that is based within the laws of physics. Otherwise, you'll spin your wheels and spend triple the money redoing things along the way that didn't work. Some of you here are capable of turning your passion into a career within the Car Audio Industry. The Car Audio Industry is always looking for that next great mind. Whether it be an installer at your local shop, a salesman on the floor at said shop, an engineer with a manufacturer, etc., educated people are in demand. The Car Audio Industry is and always has been a function of the many great minds and personalities within it.
    21 points
  18. Possibly.I'll guinea pig that idea (since im doing a blowthrough with pvc ports enetering the cab soon) if you guys send me some to try out Never hurts to ask...and you are in luck today!!!! PM me your address I will send you out a test roll tomorrow as long as you send us pics of the project you work on it with. Second Skin For The Win!!!
    21 points
  19. So since I found it funny And since someone thinks they can make demands I'll answer his demands. No. The links stay. Everythign stays. You should be proud that your mom is a standup woman who understands the right and wrong. Its just too bad you didnt Stephen. Its also too bad you didnt think about what mail fraud felonies would do to your poor little young life. I am surprised by the audacity you have by making demands after trying to screw someone over on a deal you should have never been doing. In case you didnt notice. you are now in bright pink. You also have no rights on the forum. You are blackballed. oh and in case you didnt notice. I also added your real name to the title? Want to know why? When someone googles your name trying to find some back history out on you guess what comes up? This thread. Get mad. Get upset. There was nothing non factual posted. It can not be used as slander or as libel. I guess thats what happens when you try to screw people on the internet. Have a nice day
    21 points
  20. DVD's that won't let you skip the trailers....When I push the menu button, bring up the fucking menu!
    21 points
  21. n8 sitting in his truck like...
    20 points
  22. alright, So after pages of suggestions heres what I got for a concept woofer for ya, This will be The 8 m3 Its subject to me making some changes here or there if I see its needed but the concept is here and Im now starting the toolings to build the parts for this driver. Dont ask me for specs, Im still working out some details that answers to questions like that will all depend on how certain parts of it turn out. Time for some eye candy.
    20 points
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  24. Isn't it nice when everyone is cool, getting along and barely any attitude in the air? The wave of fucktards has subsided and everything is back to normal, just like i knew it would. Sometimes we gotta play "whack-a-mole" to get rid of trouble makers, even when those trouble makers are long time members. True colors ALWAYS eventually show through and it is no skin off my back to get rid of them and quickly forget they ever existed. After a few days, their tirade and attempted attacks on this forum settle down....but in the end, they are still gone, i am still here, and the place becomes nice again. In 8 years of owning this board, i have seen it before and i will see it again and the results will be the same each time. thank you to all you people who iv'e made E-friends with over the years here and also to those who have made friends with each other. Countless members here have connected with each other though this forum. I love to see that! When we are all kicking it, cursing like sailors, posting pics and basically just being civilized friendly people, i truly enjoy it (owning this site). I consider a lot of you better friends then people i know in real life, even if i have never met you in person. That's some pretty legit shit! cheers to all who make this a fun place to be
    19 points
  25. your personal experience has nothing to do with my personal experience....lets just leave it at that. i don't give a shit about a hater. They are all mad as FUCK but can't stop watching. They are my biggest fans. thanks
    19 points
  26. well its a long story, no need to tell it.....but lets say this. Your boy JP was done a lot of shit to piss me off as well as a lot of others before me. I have every reason not to like the guy. BUT. I am never mad at anyone forever. I feel that karma kicked in hard with that horrifying install and the hundreds of shit talking comments that followed. I feel like the guy has had enough. I think he got his payback and i didn't even have to dish it out, someone else did it instead. That being said, i don't feel like being mad any more. I doubt he can read this since the account is probably banned.....which i will undo in a few minutes. I just wanted to do something nobody thought i would do and attempt to forgive and forget. I actually wish the guy luck on the 4th (or 5th) attempt as i know the newest installer will probably kick some serious ass!! i sure hope i don't regret this post. Its not easy to type and put out there like that. flame on.
    19 points
  27. I'm sure most people here have come across the "12-16 sq in of port area per cube" guideline for slot ports and the "9-12 sq in per cube" for aeros. The problem with both of these is they only consider box volume. Both input power and tuning frequency, along with box volume, have a great effect on how much port area you need. This is why myself and many others recommend NOT using those rules of thumb. Online you can find several websites (such as carstereo.com) that have port area calculators using the formulas developed by Dickason or Small. These have a similar problem of ignoring input power and these formulas aren't really relevant for our modern, high Xmax subs. The best solution is to use box simulation software (WinISD, BassBoxPro, etc) to determine how much port area you need based on the specifics of your system. However this is time consuming and not everyone has access to that software or has the desire to learn how to use it well. I wanted to come up with something is quick and easy to use, and should hopefully give a lot better results than the rules of thumb or the obsolete formulas. Here it is, to make this easy I'm using Google Docs: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mwBK02mF-8BF3mxqqB8WG0H0GUbTmgQfpJODlo_0moQ/edit?usp=sharing This is what it looks like: This will probably always be a work in progress, but so far I think it should work pretty well. I encourage everyone to use it and give me your feedback! ETA: Much thanks to SMD member aaricchavez!!! He has revised my spreadsheet to make it look much better and be easier to use!
    18 points
  28. Good day guys. My name Eduard, im CEO of PRIDE CAR AUDIO. Glad to welcome you all on this wonderful forum. Need few days, and I will prepare our section properly. One member asked in last theme : " PRIDE its new name of Red Star Audio?" Will be correct to say - NO. "Red Star" was small start up of one my friend. He is engineer. After his first step i invested money and my vision to my company, we (team Pride, where now working engineer which started RSA) changed many things from basic point (idea how and what we will do), spent much money for mistakes, new machines, new materials, technologies and other things - by this way near two years ago i started my business like manufacturer. We located in Kazan city, Russia. (pic of our beautiful city below) At this time days we finished many speacial tooling, parts, custom equipment for our needs. Of course this is not all, but from day to day we try to go towards progress. Remarks of our customers helps us so much! Our idea - best product in market. This target will never say "need take pause, or hold on one point", so be sure, we will upgrade our products from year to year. In few days i will try to present you our last achievement, hope you will be love them=) You can view to some our news and product on OUR WEBSITE - http://pridecaraudio.com FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/PRIDECARAUDIO/ PS sometimes sorry me for my english, i dont like use some translation services like google-translation, so lets try to speak in one language.=)
    18 points
  29. -Resistance is NOT Impedance. -Volts * Amps does NOT equal Watts in AC land -You can NOT use an AC voltmeter and AC current meter to get true power unless you are powering a resistor and are using a scope or clipping detection device. I don't care what your friend the "electrician" said. -You can NOT use a DMM to measure impedance -Clipping is NOT DC -There is NO SUCH THING as Watts RMS (though we use it in audio) -WTH is "Box Rise" -The word "subsonic" to describe low frequency audio is TOTALLY incorrect -CCA wire is NOT OK -Class D is not better, it's cheaper WTH is Class D? D'Amore Engineering will be launching a FREE education section on it's website in the next few days. There will be a series of videos and demonstrations to prove all of the above statements and more. This sport is more full of bad information than the gossip mags at the checkout stand. Something needs to be done. This bad information continues to get passed on, and our hobby continues to be degraded. I'm still paying on my student loans, but it doesn't mean you have to. Stop by www.DAmoreEngineering.com soon, watch some vids, buy a t-shirt.
    18 points
  30. Still around... Long story short I was hanging around the wrong crowd and got addicted to heroin. Tried getting help and ended up relapsing. Then got arrested and did 6 months in county. I've been out for a month now and don't plan on ever going back to that chaotic lifestyle. Currently just trying to get back on my feet. No car and no job but I am clean! I also would like to apologize to anyone that I have hurt or fucked over in the process. Those were never my intentions and it will obviously take some time to gain some trust back but the SMD family is worth it Swung by Steve's shop today to say what's up and let's just say some habits never die... Car audio being one of them. Hopefully soon I'll have a new project to work on but for now I just wanted to check in
    18 points
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  32. Sure give me a hand pulling it out Look like the young dwarf from the new hobbit movies after a haircut....
    17 points
  33. i can understand people might be upset but i think the biggest thing that drives me insane is those fucking thieves stealing shit....they don't care about the dead guy they are just looking for a reason to steal and get a free come-up. Disgusting.
    17 points
  34. Finally got one on the Tahoe.
    17 points
  35. Let me start out by saying this. I have NO CLUE what is going on with the AA SMD woofer. Every 3-6 months i hear "its going to come out". Lots of silence in between. I have a Van which needs woofers and a Civic which is almost done but needs the RE MT's replaced. I was planning on the v2 SMD subs for those projects. As of right now, i have no idea if that is ever going to happen. Any Joe off the street knows as much as i do. Nothing. That being said, while i wait to see what's going to happen, i have this 91' Toyota Tercel sitting there, with 2 cylinders still pumping out about 20hp of pure get up on a trailer power. I decided, i want to try something different. I am thinking i will wall this bitch all the way to the B-Pillar with a huge port and have some dont-give-a-shit fun with this car. In other words, its no Lexus ISF, i can do what i want, even if that is cut a hole, break glass, put sheet rock screws through the roof (with silicone for extra seal) (jokes ). This project is going to take some time. I wan't to do a 160 or better with it. I plan on using DC Audio Amps, possibly 2 or 4 9.0k's. I am going to focus on the enclosure first and use the entire trunk to power the beast. Now for my disclaimer. I have NO IDEA how the Tercel will meter. Some cars (CRX for example) are natural SPL number machines. They just WORK. The Tercel MIGHT do a big number, it might not. I can only try. So if i do all this work, and the number sucks, then ill just have to keep trying. I plan on showing just about every step and there will prob be some bumps in the road. I am willing to do whatever i gotta do though and i hope it at LEAST breaks the windshield :D Thanks to RUSTY at DC - i ordered up the Level 5 15's, and they were here in 3 days. And they are GORGEOUS. Just some early rough measurements to see what kind of space i have to work with. Not totally accurate but close enough to let me know my options.
    16 points
  36. When you see it, hit like.
    16 points
  37. guys, keep in mind this is directly out of my pocket, it is not endorsed by RF at all. I just wanna have some fun on a Sunday and try to make some winners on Tuesday! Hit like if you like when i do this! I work for likes you know! :D
    16 points
  38. Found this on my uncle's facebook page, lol. Some LOL's to be had.
    16 points
  39. 16 points


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