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Speakers

6.5" 220W max speakers for the low price of $50!

6.5" 220W max speakers for the low price of $50!

So I ran into a few problems while installing new speakers into my car (1991 Nissan 240SX Hatchback).

The first was the mounting brackets for the front door did not fit, a dremel tool and some extra long screws fixed that problem.

The second is a little harder to fix. The instructions I was working off of said that the rear speakers were 6.5″ speakers, so I went to Bestbuy and bought a combo package of stereo deck and 6.5″ speakers. It was not until I already installed the stereo deck that I looked at the back speakers to find that they were in fact 4″ x 6″ as well.

Now two options stood before me: I could start cutting and make the 6.5″ speakers fit or I could get new speakers. But what to do with the old speakers? I could return them but then I would have to take out the stereo deck that is already all wired up. Furthermore I looked at the receipt and they are not even listed, it just lists the front speakers and the stereo deck, I got the 6.5″ speakers for free. This leaves me with the option to sell them.

If anyone in Sonoma county and wants to buy a pair of 6.5″ speakers let me know. Until then I am driving around with just the new front speakers on.

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Radar Headphones

Danger!

Danger!

My Bose headphones occasionally pick up interference from microwave or near microwave sources. I am guessing microwave as they react to cell phones occasionally. I have experienced this with other types and models of speakers both computer and car so I not it is not specific to my headphones.

With that said, I was sitting in LAX setting up camp near a power outlet as I waited for an airplane when I got a tick in my headphones. I thought it might be from the video I was watching so I stopped it.

Nope still there. Unplugged from my computer and the tick remained. It was fairly regular and as I started to move noticed it was highly directional. I changed seats which barely did anything.

Near that point I realized what it was: the airport radar. I moved behind a concrete wall and get rid of the sound to the point where I could not notice it.

Never thought that my headphones could pick up radar.

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Audiophiles

I had to wait outside for forty minutes for a fire alarm a couple of days ago, not fun.

I had to wait outside for forty minutes for a fire alarm a couple of days ago, not fun.

There are certain things in life I do not understand: wifi allergies, conspiracy theorists and audiophiles. Namely doing things like spending six hundred dollars for a super high fidelity audio cable less than three feet in length. Forever claiming that records sound better with the natural hiss and pops of dust. Custom ordering vacuum tube amps since those solid state transistors just don’t cut it  with their crossover distortion.

I just don’t get it.

So I was happy to read this article on the new up and coming music format preference.

In short the newer generations prefer 128 KBs mp3 recordings over vinyl, lossless formats or any other. The “warm” background sound of records is being replaced by the mp3.

In twenty years I want to see expensive equipment to transfer the latest lossless music format into good ol’ 128 KBs.

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