I humbly apologize to all . . .

HairsonfireHairsonfire Posts: 5
edited December 2010 in Car Subwoofer Talk
Okay, I did get out of the wrong side of bed this morning. Having a tough time at work and dealing with several curve balls that life seems to throw us all some times has severely affected my outlook lately.

However, with regard to folks that routinely cruise with 95 db at 20hz
I truly don't understand how people can really enjoy music in a moving vehicle. I have two very sophisticated and expensive systems at home that I enjoy tremendously. Of course, it's pleasant and convenient to have tunes available in the car but if I want to seriously enjoy music, it's not going to be with the added distraction of trying to pay attention to not harming (or even killing) myself or others in an automobile. How can you seriously pay attention to what is going on?

I don't get how people can think nothing of imposing their huge subs and taste in music on other people in the middle of the day let alone in the middle of the night.

I sincerely do apologize for using the language and the tone in my "introductory" post.

I lived in Europe recently and one of the biggest "Ugly American" stereotypes is the subwoofer issue. Europeans point out how Americans seem to all be pretending like they are starring in their own Music Video or Reality Show with no regard or sensitivity to others and since I have been back - I tend to agree that it sure looks that way.

So, again, my apologies to all.
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  • TNRabbitTNRabbit Posts: 2,220
    edited October 2010
    Well, you hair IS on fire...

    Classy apology~
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,195
    edited October 2010
    A lot of the car guys here (me included) are more about SQ than anything else. My sub is cut off at 40 hz and blends in with the rest of the music. I have spent countless hours tuning my system to replicate a solid 2-ch setup and though it still needs adjustments, it is good enough at the moment to make you think twice about music in a vehicle.

    Even being a car audio enthusiast, I have to constantly battle this stereotype when I bring it up to others. Immediately, they bring up how many watts are going to their sub or ask what sub I'm running. My first topic is always my speakers and the details they bring to the table.

    Interesting first two posts on the forum, but welcome to CP :D. Just keep in mind that the majority of the Car guys here are seeking the same thing out of their car that you are out of your 2-ch rig.
  • JstasJstas Posts: 13,818
    edited October 2010
    Too late, you're on the bozo list.


    BTW, if it's too loud, you're too old.
    You're just jealous 'cause the voices don't talk to you!
  • KaosTsocKaosTsoc Posts: 372
    edited October 2010
    I have my system set up for both SQ, and SPL when I want it. We all do different things that make us happy. As for me, Im not going to spend the money (at the moment) to buy a good home system, cause I live in an apartment, so there is no point. So, since I dont own my home, I choose to spead my money on my vehicle. So, if I decied to play my music loud then so be it (have not hurt or killed anyone, because I am responsible, and can mulitask). If I choose to play it quite then so be it. This is america, land of free. If you dont like it then please go back home, and please leave my country. I mean I am sure there is some one around you who does not like to hear your home theater playing loud either. Maybe your neighbor, your wife, or kids who konws. I get your point, and agree to some degree. There are alot of people here are very SQ oriented. I for one am very respectful of the people I live around, however I dont complain to people about there bad habits, because I have my own that they do not agree with.

    Sorry not trying to rude about leaving the country, but I can not stand it when people from other countries try to compair us to them. Guess what, amreica is not like other countrys, so dont try to compair them.

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  • cstmar01cstmar01 Posts: 4,398
    edited October 2010
    The only thing I would ever bother around here is a cow with having a sub turned up loud.

    not really sure where you were but for the most part, a lot of people don't do that in the US. All I can say is that there are people here that care about the SQ in the car as well and can drive just fine while listening to music....and seeing around here its just my cow and me, we rock out pretty good in the farm fields...yeeehhawwww.
  • cnhcnh Posts: 13,310
    edited October 2010
    Jstas wrote: »
    Too late, you're on the bozo list.


    BTW, if it's too loud, you're too old.

    If it's too loud you're 'young', because us older guys can't hear as well?

    I also, understand what this guy means to say. But, personally, I don't really care if someone is trying to weaken the welds in his car..that's his business. Unless he decides to park in my driveway and play, maybe 3 hours of Bjork?

    Sal's not reading this..is he?

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  • TECHNOKIDTECHNOKID Posts: 4,323
    edited October 2010
    Jstas wrote: »
    Too late, you're on the bozo list.


    BTW, if it's too loud, you're too old.
    cnh wrote: »
    If it's too loud you're 'young', because us older guys can't hear as well?

    I also, understand what this guy means to say. But, personally, I don't really care if someone is trying to weaken the welds in his car..that's his business. Unless he decides to park in my driveway and play, maybe 3 hours of Bjork?

    Sal's not reading this..is he?

    cnh
    Are you implying Sal is the type to try to weaken his car welds and plays hours of Bjork? ;)
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  • kawizx9rkawizx9r Posts: 5,179
    edited October 2010
    DSkip wrote: »
    A lot of the car guys here (me included) are more about SQ than anything else.

    +1 :D

    I'm one of them too, except I'm just starting to tune my setup!

    And I still need to bi-amp my components, hmmm :rolleyes:
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  • halo71halo71 Posts: 4,405
    edited October 2010
    Guys......clearly, in his first post he musta thought he was at Club Cerwin Vega! :p
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  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 5,082
    edited October 2010
    KaosTsoc wrote: »
    Sorry not trying to rude about leaving the country, but I can not stand it when people from other countries try to compair us to them. Guess what, amreica is not like other countrys, so dont try to compair them.

    Thanks.
    I just wish we had spell check in America. ;)
  • TECHNOKIDTECHNOKID Posts: 4,323
    edited October 2010
    mdaudioguy wrote: »
    I just wish we had spell check in America. ;)
    Humm, I didn't realize that was a problem in the US, even in Canuck land NA we use spell check.

    As a Canuck FROG Ive gut hall de axecuzes in the ward for nut speligne right as mi ondurstanedigne doze nut come pair two yo ;):D:p

    O, eye musta gonaw ;)
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  • KaosTsocKaosTsoc Posts: 372
    edited October 2010
    mdaudioguy wrote: »
    I just wish we had spell check in America. ;)

    Yeah. I was typing fast, and did not notice. I try to look over my stuff, befor I post. I dont use spell check, because I think that is lazy. I actually take the time to find out how a word is spelled, and to figure out the meaning of it as well. It is the long way I agree, but I like it, and it keeps me up to date with words, and meanings since I am no longer in skool <---j/k school. Yeah -1 for me on spelling. Thanks for pointing it out though.


    Thanks.
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  • shackshack Posts: 11,284
    edited October 2010
    KaosTsoc wrote:
    Yeah. I was typing fast, and did not notice. I try to look over my stuff, befor I post. I dont use spell check, because I think that is lazy. I actually take the time to find out how a word is spelled, and to figure out the meaning of it as well. It is the long way I agree, but I like it, and it keeps me up to date with words, and meanings since I am no longer in skool <---j/k school. Yeah -1 for me on spelling. Thanks for pointing it out though.


    Thanks.

    Actually, it’s minus 2 for spelling and another minus 1 for punctuation.
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  • polkfarmboypolkfarmboy Posts: 5,724
    edited October 2010
    +1 for the bozo list

    you dont come across as an enthusiast ,if you were your first post would have been titled


    MAN i JUST HEARD THE SICKEST SUB TODAY AS SOME DUDE TOTALY KICKED THE **** OUTA MY DRUMS FROM 200 YARDS
  • bsturgeon89bsturgeon89 Posts: 128
    edited October 2010
    mdaudioguy wrote: »
    I just wish we had spell check in America. ;)

    LOL. This coming from a guy who doesnt really care about using "your" or "you're" correctly on this forum because it isn't a college class;)
  • kawizx9rkawizx9r Posts: 5,179
    edited October 2010
    U r teh sillie, dis thred iz alredy 0ff subjekt!
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  • bsturgeon89bsturgeon89 Posts: 128
    edited October 2010
    LOL. This coming from a guy who doesnt really care about using "your" or "you're" correctly on this forum because it isn't a college class;)

    My bad....I'd like to retract that post. I got my guys mixed up.

    Sorry
  • TECHNOKIDTECHNOKID Posts: 4,323
    edited October 2010
    kawizx9r wrote: »
    U r teh sillie, dis thred iz alredy 0ff subjekt!
    Have you been drinking :p
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  • MacLeodMacLeod Posts: 14,365
    edited November 2010
    Yeah, way late I know I suck but I had to throw in my $.02 worth.

    The people you hear driving down your street at 2 AM blasting their subs, are NOT car audio enthusiasts. These guys are running a pair of the biggest subs they can find with the biggest amp they could afford but with factory speakers. Theyre not interested in car audio but rather getting noticed. Thats why theyre also usually the ones with those 6" exhausts for their 1.3 liter engine or 10" suspension lift and 30" wheels on their 86 Oldsmobile or LED lights front rear and UNDER. Its not about audio or engine performance or anything like that - its about being noticed and getting attention, period.

    And as for music in a car, you stick a pair of coaxials in the door with a fancy $150 head unit and yeah, youre not going to get great sound quality. But you put a pair of quality components up front, a sweet sub in the rear all properly powered and EQ'd and its a whole other ballgame. Of course a car audio system will never equal a reference home audio rig but it can come close and Ive personally sat in more than a few cars that, if you didnt know better, youd think you were sitting in a recliner listening to a home audio rig. Kirk Proffitt's Acura, Matt Robers truck, Eddie DeJesus' S-10, Steve Cook's Avalanch and on and on.

    Im talking about a stage that spans the width of the dash and in some cases extends to OUTSIDE the car. A center image fixed and focused right under the rear view mirror. Solid kick drum punch but always forward and defined. Working to obtain that is what car audio enthusiasts are about.

    Just look around here. Yeah youll get the lone doofus with 1 post and its a thread asking "which one of these $25 subs hits the hardest" but the rest of the posts, questions and conversations on here are about achieving the holy grail of car audio - the point where your system sounds closer to home audio than car audio.
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,610
    edited November 2010
    ^^^^Been there done that try living next to a liquor store in Galveston...that was me before Hurricane IKe
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  • dorokusaidorokusai Posts: 25,487
    edited November 2010
    How about ditch this thread and start helping someone or adding some knowledge elsewhere in the forum? Do something useful, this thread sucks. Hopefully, it'll catch on. Welcome to Club Polk. You better purchase thicker pants....I'm still getting my **** handed to me, and I've been here awhile.
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  • MacLeodMacLeod Posts: 14,365
    edited November 2010
    Well then delete the damn thing. Man you thread **** are wearing me out. Not every thread is going to be strict comparison of speakers or amp specs. Youre going to have some subjective opinions from time to time.

    Ive added plenty of knowledge on this forum over the last 7 years and helped more people than I can count not to mention proudly repping the brand and club in the competition circuit the last 5 years. So if I feel the need to address a misconception about my fellow car audio fans I dont see a problem with that. Lighten up.
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  • dorokusaidorokusai Posts: 25,487
    edited November 2010
    When did this thread become about you Macleod? Lonely?
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  • shackshack Posts: 11,284
    edited November 2010
    I thought this thread was about hairsonfire apologizing about one of his first two posts...which no one cared about anyway.
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  • AudioGenicsAudioGenics Posts: 2,586
    edited November 2010
    i'm turning up the volume to near clipping now .....
  • MacLeodMacLeod Posts: 14,365
    edited November 2010
    dorokusai wrote: »
    When did this thread become about you Macleod? Lonely?

    Well.....actually, yes. :frown:
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  • evil ryuevil ryu Posts: 41
    edited November 2010
    lol hairsonfire
  • kawizx9rkawizx9r Posts: 5,179
    edited December 2010
    ^Too bad no one gives a damn.

    Reported.
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  • ben62670ben62670 Posts: 16,077
    edited December 2010
    Reported/\

    Edit: You gettum Fred:smile:
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