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j_garcia

j_garcia

Audioholic Jedi
I could really get into that, though on the only surround system I have it probably wouldn't sound nearly as good as the LP does in my 2.1ch music room.
I haven't had a chance to sit and listen to it yet, only a few tracks, but the Atmos does sound pretty good. I only picked up on one small detail that stood out: the track Fear of a Blank Planet, there is a lyric where it originally said " My friend's in a band; they sound like Pearl Jam, they dress in all black, the music is crap" But on the live track he said "They sound like JAPAN", a band which formerly featured Richard Barbieri on keyboard. Barbieri is effectively the second guy Steven added when he formed PT. I do believe he said that at the show I saw, but I thought it was a random thing; guess not.
 
afterlife2

afterlife2

Audioholic Warlord
:cool: :eek:Finally these Fiona records had a bit of a sale, so bought them and got them yesterday. I'll wait till the other three go down on price. Will play them this week.
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j_garcia

j_garcia

Audioholic Jedi
Super Pro caster adding front LCA for the sedan along with a Whiteline H-brace. Then the old arms go to the hatchback since those are shot and badly need replacement.
 
KenM10759

KenM10759

Audioholic Samurai
Super Pro caster adding front LCA for the sedan along with a Whiteline H-brace. Then the old arms go to the hatchback since those are shot and badly need replacement.
Those look like lower control arms right out of a BMW E36. What car do they fit?
 
Tankini

Tankini

Full Audioholic
Super Pro caster adding front LCA for the sedan along with a Whiteline H-brace. Then the old arms go to the hatchback since those are shot and badly need replacement.
You gonna do the work yourself?
 
j_garcia

j_garcia

Audioholic Jedi
Those look like lower control arms right out of a BMW E36. What car do they fit?
2011 STI garage queen - 41k mi. The hatchback is the current daily which has 139k. My son in law has an E46 330Ci and the arms do look nearly identical. We were looking at them lol, since his need to be done too.

You gonna do the work yourself?
Dropped it off yesterday, picked up today. Installed by my friend's shop, just picked it up. It is super stable in steady state cornering, but is a little twitchy and has a LOT of bump steer now; not surprising given the poly bushings. I may need to adjust the front dampers.
 
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crazyfingers

crazyfingers

Full Audioholic
My wifi repeater self-fried. It's that repeater that gave me a strong signal to my NAD preamp/streamer to stream music from my computer's local library. WIthout it the signal is only fair to poor.

So I decided to upgrade the whole house.

After upgrading my router 4-5 times now it still freaks me out. Hope that this goes smoothly. Now I need to wait until my wife doesn't need wifi for an hour or so.

ASUS ZenWifi AX (XT8) Mesh router. I got 3 notes. Two in one box and the third in a separate box.

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I've had these about 5 days but haven't yet tried to set them up. Kids having Zoom calls with therapists and an on-line college course. Wife needs to tell me when she's able (willing) to be disconnected for an hour (I hope only an hour) to give me time to set them up.

I hope tomorrow.
 
Matt34

Matt34

Moderator
The Dayton BST-300EX (x2) arrived. Going to power them with the extra Behringer A800 for now and use one of the 4 sub outs on the Denon 3800. It's cool that you can set them as a transducer output now. Ill get them mounted this weekend.
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afterlife2

afterlife2

Audioholic Warlord
The Dayton BST-300EX (x2) arrived. Going to power them with the extra Behringer A800 for now and use one of the 4 sub outs on the Denon 3800. It's cool that you can set them as a transducer output now. Ill get them mounted this weekend.
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:)It's about time and congrats! Please post pictures of your installation when done.
 
crazyfingers

crazyfingers

Full Audioholic
I just ordered a Dell XPS 15 laptop with 64GB ram and a 4T SSD. A midrange NVIDIA® GeForce graphics card. I don't see playing much more than standard DVDs and Bluerays on my external optical drive.

Mainly I use it for email, web browsing, rippng CDs, streaming my local music library to my NAD with iTunes at the moment and BluOS if I can get that working again, 150,000 photos.

I only watch DVDs and Blue-rays on the computer when I'm traveling. Otherwise I don't use the computer for movies and TV shows.

Of course I have so many things I need to connect to it that I had to get a docking station too. I wish they still made docking stations that laptops snap into. Everything now is a loose box that slides around unless you clamp it down somehow. But I need to connect 3 backup USB drives, a the blue-ray player, the wireless keyboard/mouse transmitter, various USB Mini, Micro and C style wires to connect my old and new devices, A webcam, a headset and of course my external monitor.

My current computer is running low on storage because of all of my photos and music and it's becoming very glitchy randomly connecting and disconnecting to anything that's attached via USB either directly or though the current docker. My tablet connects very unreliably when I copy photos to it and when I started to had to unplug and replug the keyboard/mouse wireless transmitter I said that it's time.
 
-Jim-

-Jim-

Audioholic General
I just ordered a Dell XPS 15 laptop with 64GB ram and a 4T SSD. A midrange NVIDIA® GeForce graphics card. I don't see playing much more than standard DVDs and Bluerays on my external optical drive.

Mainly I use it for email, web browsing, rippng CDs, streaming my local music library to my NAD with iTunes at the moment and BluOS if I can get that working again, 150,000 photos.

I only watch DVDs and Blue-rays on the computer when I'm traveling. Otherwise I don't use the computer for movies and TV shows.

Of course I have so many things I need to connect to it that I had to get a docking station too. I wish they still made docking stations that laptops snap into. Everything now is a loose box that slides around unless you clamp it down somehow. But I need to connect 3 backup USB drives, a the blue-ray player, the wireless keyboard/mouse transmitter, various USB Mini, Micro and C style wires to connect my old and new devices, A webcam, a headset and of course my external monitor.

My current computer is running low on storage because of all of my photos and music and it's becoming very glitchy randomly connecting and disconnecting to anything that's attached via USB either directly or though the current docker. My tablet connects very unreliably when I copy photos to it and when I started to had to unplug and replug the keyboard/mouse wireless transmitter I said that it's time.
Looks like a very decent Laptop. But with a 4TB SSD, I'd partition it into two, with a separate Data (D) and Operation (C) drive. That way if you C drive ever gets corrupted (Virus, Trojan, etc.,) you won't lose all your data. This has been my standard for almost 20 years for the PCs I build and repair for close friends and family. And not once has anyone lost their data when the bad stuff occurred.

Have Fun with your new Dell XPS 15 laptop.
 
crazyfingers

crazyfingers

Full Audioholic
Looks like a very decent Laptop. But with a 4TB SSD, I'd partition it into two, with a separate Data (D) and Operation (C) drive. That way if you C drive ever gets corrupted (Virus, Trojan, etc.,) you won't lose all your data. This has been my standard for almost 20 years for the PCs I build and repair for close friends and family. And not once has anyone lost their data when the bad stuff occurred.

Have Fun with your new Dell XPS 15 laptop.
Thanks for the idea. I have never partitioned a drive but my wife knows how. On the other hand I keep 3 backups pretty much everything in my (account) Users\johne folder. All my music, photos, documents of all types, etc. I backup at least every other day. Even when add just one more photo.

How much storage you would you put on the C: if I did partition? Is 500GB enough?
 
-Jim-

-Jim-

Audioholic General
Thanks for the idea. I have never partitioned a drive but my wife knows how. On the other hand I keep 3 backups pretty much everything in my (account) Users\johne folder. All my music, photos, documents of all types, etc. I backup at least every other day. Even when add just one more photo.

How much storage you would you put on the C: if I did partition? Is 500GB enough?
I don't use that much except for Gamers. Most folks, even those who edit Video. are comfortable with 100 GB. (Just save all Data on D. It's quite simple to move the default locations for My Documents, Videos, Music, etc., to D.)
 
Cos

Cos

Audioholic Samurai
Hit the Record Store on Sunday...my wallet hates me.
1) Metallica
2) Blink 182
3) Led Zeppelin

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-Jim-

-Jim-

Audioholic General
The following came in today...

CD Rack
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and this album
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Your Album selection got me singing this tune they did, and remembering a long time ago:

Innocence

One dime is all it all it cost me, and
I found out for sure
You know, that you double-crossed me
Just how much can I endure?
Last night I was walkin'
And I saw you with my friend again
And you weren't both talking (?)
Least I don't try to pretend
Innocence (whoooo) Innocence (whooooo) Innnocence (whooooo)
Oh what a lie baby
Don't even try lady
I laughed when I first met ya
How you were so demure you know
Now that I don't trust you
You just say I've lost control
You said you'd always love me
Said you'd be my friend
You had your fingers crossed
You stuck it to me in the end
Innocence (whooooo) Innocence (whooooo) Innnocence (whooooo) Innocence (whooooo)
Oh what a lie baby
Don't even try lady
Innocence, yes that's all you ever pleaded
Innocence, yes that's all you'll ever plead
Yes, That's all you'll ever plead to me
Yes it's all you ever plead

It's a great Tune!
Innocence by Harlequin
 
3db

3db

Audioholic Slumlord
Your Album selection got me singing this tune they did, and remembering a long time ago:

Innocence

One dime is all it all it cost me, and
I found out for sure
You know, that you double-crossed me
Just how much can I endure?
Last night I was walkin'
And I saw you with my friend again
And you weren't both talking (?)
Least I don't try to pretend
Innocence (whoooo) Innocence (whooooo) Innnocence (whooooo)
Oh what a lie baby
Don't even try lady
I laughed when I first met ya
How you were so demure you know
Now that I don't trust you
You just say I've lost control
You said you'd always love me
Said you'd be my friend
You had your fingers crossed
You stuck it to me in the end
Innocence (whooooo) Innocence (whooooo) Innnocence (whooooo) Innocence (whooooo)
Oh what a lie baby
Don't even try lady
Innocence, yes that's all you ever pleaded
Innocence, yes that's all you'll ever plead
Yes, That's all you'll ever plead to me
Yes it's all you ever plead

It's a great Tune!
Innocence by Harlequin
Its a good song.
 

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