spwath
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spwath

Collegiate hijinks master, Male, 20, from Hartford, CT

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Leaving tomorrow to start the drive to Denver, then I start work Tuesday May 28, 2020 at 10:51 AM

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    1. spwath
      spwath
      These AKG K280 are pretty good, and pretty unique with their dual driver setup. Kinda like a more trebly HD650... https://imgur.com/gph1M2o
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      2. spwath
        spwath
        Need to experiment with reducing the treble a bit, and reducing the bass rolloff. Currently on some audiotechnica velour pads
        Apr 21, 2020
      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        The crazy AKGs are fun but feed them enough power. Find a K240 Monitor or K240 DF and you might be set. Of course you might fall for the charm of the sextetts. If you want to go crazy, get the K340 and cherish it. (The Philips variants can be picked up for almost nothing!)
        Apr 21, 2020
    2. spwath
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      3. netforce
        netforce
        Jeez, could get a FRS for the price of that AE86. The AE86 would be cool to have though.
        Apr 20, 2020
      4. YMO
        YMO
        Get the AE86 and then look blah like the manga (the art I mean).
        Apr 21, 2020
      5. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        BEAMS swap that mofo!
        Apr 21, 2020
    3. spwath
      spwath
      Question: Why do I hear the sound if I play a square, sawtooth, or triangle wave loudly though my tube amp with no headphones plugged in?
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      2. famish99
        famish99
        You can use a load resistor if you plan on doing measurements.
        Apr 18, 2020
      3. Priidik
        Priidik
        Output transformers sing with or without load. I would say there will be no arcing. The reason for 'singing' is the magnetostriction and kinda loose construction of airgapped transformer.
        Apr 18, 2020
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      4. spwath
        spwath
        I could hear the difference between the sine waves, square waves, triangle waves, and sawtooth waves, sounded like the actual waves
        Apr 18, 2020
    4. daduy
      daduy
      sorry wrong place, please ignore
    5. spwath
      spwath
      Holy shit Samyang 2x Spicy Hot chicken flavor ramen does not fuck around.
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      2. songmic
        songmic
        Bitch please. Hold my beer.
        Apr 16, 2020
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        @songmic bro we know this stuff is nothing for you. You butt is the golden butt with no spice issues.
        Apr 16, 2020
      4. Kernel Kurtz
        Kernel Kurtz
        Looks like Amazon.ca has it. Gonna order some. I love heat!
        Apr 18, 2020
    6. spwath
      spwath
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      2. Serious
        Serious
        And they're probably in a tiny volume compared to a normal spaeker cab, too! Quite amazing how having a small "pressure chamber" helps with bass extension.
        Apr 12, 2020
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    7. spwath
      spwath
      Shattered the screen on my radio head unit trying to plug in some cables... $45 for a new screen on ebay though, time for more work
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      2. spwath
        spwath
        Yeah, plus I like android auto, I can have my music and maps right on the screen there. Still have volume buttons, wish I had a knob, but I am working on making a knob. The eq is nice and easy to use though, as is the time alignment. Sounded really good, and I didn't even have my new amp in yet.
        Apr 7, 2020
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      3. YMO
        YMO
        Did you killed the screen with your butt?
        Apr 7, 2020
      4. spwath
        spwath
        Killed it with my knee
        Apr 7, 2020
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    8. spwath
      spwath
      Summer internship in DC isn't canceled yet, but the housing I for it is...
      1. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        DC's a shithole anyway, LOL. live there, 2/10. not reccomend.
        Apr 4, 2020
    9. spwath
      spwath
      Car speakers sounding good now. Next step, see if I can get a rotary encoder and Arduino working to give me a volume knob
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      3. JK47
        JK47
        Apr 3, 2020
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      4. spwath
        spwath
        Now it seems like most of these DSP things for cars are unneeded, unless going with active crossovers and such, as most head units have a ton of DSP built in. I can actually do an active crossover with my head unit if I were to sacrifice my rear speakers.
        Apr 3, 2020
      5. spwath
        spwath
        But I just bought a 4 channel amp, debating weather to use that for front/back speakers, or throw in my minidsp 2x4 and run the front woofers/tweeters actively off that, and run rears of head unit...

        Also mounted my bass control knob discreetly next to the dash light brightness control.https://i.imgur.com/h8kCHJ0.jpg
        Apr 3, 2020
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    10. spwath
      spwath
      If anyone needs a small amount of Dynamat type material for KISS or other mods, I probably will have some extra from my car I can send out
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      2. spwath
        spwath
        Its Kno Knoise Kolosuss, so a bit thicker than dynamat, and at least for cars, better. Just pay shipping cost and I can give you a bit for any mods.
        Apr 1, 2020
    11. spwath
      spwath
      Have an interview with AECOM acoustics division this Friday. I might end up in San Diego this summer.
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      3. Hrodulf
        Hrodulf
        My dad used to work for them as well. They're dependable, but corporate af.
        Mar 24, 2020
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      4. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        for the record, SD is the shit. Great beaches, lots of babes, great shopping/restaurants etc. But it's expensive as fuck to live there, so you need money.
        Mar 24, 2020
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      5. DigMe
        DigMe
        Good luck!
        Mar 25, 2020
    12. spwath
      spwath
      80 people in my county already tested positive for coronavirus, 2 deaths. Not looking good in New York, and I am not even near the city.
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    13. spwath
      spwath
      Got new speakers and damping material for my car. The install will give me something to do while stuck here at home
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      3. spwath
        spwath
        Got some Focal ISS 165 components for the front, going to get the matching coaxials for the rear later. KnuKonceptz Kno Knoise Kolossus sound deadener, using in front doors for now, will order more for rear doors when I do those speakers, and maybe eventually treat cargo area/hatch and roof.
        Mar 23, 2020
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      4. JK47
        JK47
        The sound deadener will make a nice difference tightening up the sound. The solid thud when closing the door after application is sweet too.
        Mar 23, 2020
      5. spwath
        spwath
        Yeah, should be nice. I figured I might as well put money into making my car a better place to be, only at about 32k miles right now, going to have it for a while. Though not sure how much ill be driving it in the coming months with coronavirus. No where to go...
        I am just hoping my summer internship in DC isn't canceled.
        Mar 23, 2020
    14. spwath
      spwath
      All classes officially online for rest of semester for me. Time to stay home and listen to music.
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    15. spwath
      spwath
      Are we just getting closer to our cyberpunk future?
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        Cyberpunk would be like the modern world, just with more existential dread. What I really want is a Victorian steampunk future because that's how I'd love to dress if I weren't afraid of standing out in public and didn't live in a tropical country where 30 Celcius is kinda mild :))
        Mar 19, 2020
      3. JK47
        JK47
        Yes, the movie Akira foretold of this... 2020 Tokyo Olympics and mass hysteria.
        Mar 19, 2020
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      4. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Just avoid MD Geist and Apocalypse Zero...
        Mar 20, 2020
    16. spwath
      spwath
      Spray on sunscreen sucks. Now my body hurts from these burns... Luckily went to the beach before they closed due to coronavirus though
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      3. JK47
        JK47
        Why did you not a get a sexy female to lather you up? No spots would have been missed!!!
        Mar 19, 2020
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      4. YMO
        YMO
        @spwath are you really white like mayo? My GF has the same problem, even with sunscreen she is burnt like a marshmallow.
        Mar 19, 2020
      5. spwath
        spwath
        No, I am realitively dark for white, so I am surprised. Just a lot of sun I guess
        Mar 19, 2020
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    17. spwath
      spwath
      In Florida, drinking some Jack on the rocks outside at 11 am, it's nice here.
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      2. YMO
        YMO
        Give it about a month and it becomes hell on earth. Can't wait for the day that I leave here.
        Mar 17, 2020
      3. spwath
        spwath
        Luckily I leave in a week. Right now, it's just so nice
        Mar 17, 2020
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    18. spwath
      spwath
      Having our final end of the world party tonight. May be the last time on campus...
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      2. DigMe
      3. spwath
        spwath
        We played It's the end of the world as you know it by rem a few times last night
        Mar 13, 2020
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        This is the end,
        My only friend,
        The end...
        Mar 13, 2020
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    19. spwath
      spwath
      Spring break extended 1 week and only online classes until April 5th. Thank you coronavirus...
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      3. spwath
        spwath
        Maybe, but if I still get a degree then why does it really matter?
        I am celebrating getting to spend an extra week in Florida
        Mar 12, 2020
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      4. JK47
        JK47
        ^Sums of the problem with the sheltered youth of today perfectly. Can always run back to Mom and Dad's basement if SHTF.
        Mar 12, 2020
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      5. rtaylor76
        rtaylor76
        Tulane and Vanderbilt sent students home.
        Mar 12, 2020
    20. spwath
      spwath
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        How do you do it? How do you ever find time for study, let alone anything else? Or do you have a network of spies monitoring Craig's List and the local used-stuff stores?
        Mar 12, 2020
      4. crazychile
        crazychile
        Those look like they came from a 1980's rack system. (Back when I sold rack systems) But for $30, probably a great party speaker. You could flip those to a college bro for $100 easy if you get tired of them.
        Mar 12, 2020
      5. spwath
        spwath
        @Thad E Ginathom my trick is I don't study
        @crazychile yeah, will probably sell at end of semester. Already have good party speakers, my big jbls, but they are upstairs in my friends apartment for parties, and heavy.
        Mar 12, 2020
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Aug 4, 1999 (Age: 20)
    Location:
    Hartford, CT
    Occupation:
    Student
    Gear List:
    HD6XX, Pete Millett Jonokuchi, Theta DSPro Progeny, Schiit Eitr, JBL LSR4326p, JBL 2226h/altec 811b/emilar compression driver speakers, random amp depending on whats happening