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Old 7th January 2008, 03:47 AM   #11
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I remember hearing the vibrator power supply buzzing and listening to the tubes warm up in the car radio in my Dad's '52 Chevy.....
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Old 7th January 2008, 03:59 AM   #12
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Today everything is on ipods.
I plan on going to large storage when I get a new HU, guess I just don't care right now as I don't drive that far. I don't know of one person that has an ipod, and I don't. I do hear audiophile people complain about the quality on PC sound systems, they use loss-less.

Interesting test on tapes and CDs. I could not tell the difference in a car. I used lots of TDK, some Maxwell and another I forget.
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Old 7th January 2008, 05:48 AM   #13
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Wow... my first in car system was a Radio Shack stand alone cassette deck (with the bridge circuit for more power) and a pair of Radio Shack Minimus 7 speakers *velcroed* to the rear deck of my 1974 Cadillac.

This was about 1983...
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Old 7th January 2008, 06:32 AM   #14
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I do hear audiophile people complain about the quality on PC sound systems, they use loss-less.

Interesting test on tapes and CDs. I could not tell the difference in a car. I used lots of TDK, some Maxwell and another I forget.
So far I dont know of a lossless format that will play on the ipod. maybe hydrogenaudio.org will help.

To be fair this test was when the car was not running. I doubt I would have heard the differences had I be driving in traffic.
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Old 7th January 2008, 06:41 AM   #15
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"Madam Fifi"... a radical 1956 Chevrolet that was voted Custom Car of the Year (1960 ?) used to play 45's on it's built-in record player while on exhibit at the car shows. Back then, the only thing we listened to was the "pipes", Daddy-O!

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Old 7th January 2008, 04:44 PM   #16
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I'm not one for proprietary solutions. Today I would much rather have my tunes on a USB drive or some other stick. If something happens to it, just like a cassette or CD I don't care just make another. If your ipod that you must use certain file types on flies out the window or breaks, that is more hassle and much more cash.
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Old 7th January 2008, 07:43 PM   #17
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"Madam Fifi"... a radical 1956 Chevrolet that was voted Custom Car of the Year (1960 ?) used to play 45's on it's built-in record player while on exhibit at the car shows. Back then, the only thing we listened to was the "pipes", Daddy-O!

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oh yes now that is cool would liked to have seen that
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Old 7th January 2008, 10:01 PM   #18
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WOW I feel out of place... My first car system was in a new 1975 Chevy Van and I used a Kenwood home amp with 50 per into some ten inch three way BIC venturi speakers. With a Teac reel to reel and a Am Fm remote control receiver gutted of its amplifiers, so it was just a tuner with a remote.
All driven off a power inverter under the front seat it was a bit over the top, but it beat the hell outa 6x9's with sparkomatic amps bolted on the back and a 4 or 8 track player.

Oh and yeah it was back in 1975 that I did all this... I was outa control back then he he he !!!!! WOW those were the dazes.....Young and dumb and was going to live forever

I guess I was a bit ahead of the car audio industry with that setup, But it sounded great for 1975.......
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WOW I feel out of place... My first car system was in a new 1975 Chevy Van and I used a Kenwood home amp with 50 per into some ten inch three way BIC venturi speakers. With a Teac reel to reel and a Am Fm remote control receiver gutted of its amplifiers, so it was just a tuner with a remote.
All driven off a power inverter under the front seat it was a bit over the top, but it beat the hell outa 6x9's with sparkomatic amps bolted on the back and a 4 or 8 track player.

Oh and yeah it was back in 1975 that I did all this... I was outa control back then he he he !!!!! WOW those were the dazes.....Young and dumb and was going to live forever

I guess I was a bit ahead of the car audio industry with that setup, But it sounded great for 1975.......

wow dude you are the man!!!! you have done something that i was thinking of doing as a joke. i was going to go and pick up a old small u-haul moving van and mount my pair of turbo sound 2x15 cabs ,2x18 sub cabs running off of my 2 QSC RMX 2450 amps ,ashly xr1001 x-over,dbx 215 eq, dbx 266xl compressor /gate and my sound tech st122 mixer powering it up off of my 2 3000W power inverters . pull up to a comp. and tell them to measure the spl of that lol. the only problem is at 4900 watts total out put i would not recommend being with in 100 feet of the speakers running full tilt. i use these for large out door venues
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Old 7th January 2008, 10:50 PM   #20
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I remember several stages in the 70s. Pioneer Super Tuner. Lots of junk. Power amp EQs that amplified an amplified head. Talk about distortion? And the Speakers! Yikes.

The first system I was really proud of (and that was in the early 80s) was an Alpine FM Tuner/Cassette head (7347) with DBX and a Nakamichi 2 X 75 watts amp with a pair of Infinity 3 way 6 X 9s in the door of my van. To this day, I still have not heard better!

I made my own tapes. I had a Technics TT with a Shure V-15 III and the DBX encoder/decoder (still have it) and Denon Cassette deck and then upgraded to a Nakamichi CR5A.

When I had a new LP and recorded it onto decent cassettes, it had everything. I enjoyed listening in my van more than anyplace else. BTW, the tuner was junk!

My friends still comment on how good it was 25 years later.

That was a good memory! But for me it took until the 80s.

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