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Old 18th May 2011, 02:10 AM   #1
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Hello all! I've been lurking here and searching and finally decided to go ahead and join. I'm pretty much a noob to home audio but have been into mobile audio for 10 years. So I have some experience but they are two different animals!

The bug has bit me enough to take on my first project. In my browsing I came across Mark Audio and was really intrigued by his full-range drivers. I went ahead and purchased a pair of Alpair 10.2 drivers and plan on building the Pensil 10.2 cabinets. It should be a great learning experience and the first of many to come! Now all I need are some decent components on a budget as my car audio addiction takes a substantial amount of money! I hope to enjoy it here and learn a lot.

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Old 18th May 2011, 10:52 PM   #2
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Hi Nick and welcome to the addiction. Hide your wallet, it might just take a beating if left out in the open.
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Old 19th May 2011, 12:50 AM   #3
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Hi Nick - and Welcome to diyAudio!!!!

I 2nd Cal's warning - NOW you have two addictive hobbies that can chew pretty deep into a wallet if you aren't careful!!!

You should have learned a couple of things chasing car audio nirvana - things like what is worth putting time and money into and other things that are a waste of both. Hopefully that experience will help you with the non mobile audio as well. You have made a great start with your selection of the MA drivers and the pensil cabinets. If you need a little more bass to suit your taste just add a sub or two and you're good to go.
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Old 19th May 2011, 01:41 AM   #4
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Yeah, I'm hoping it doesn't turn into another addiction! I'm crossing my fingers about my latest additions to my vehicle are my last for a while and I can then focus on a more stable platform as far audio goes, if you know what I mean!

The thing I find funny and sad at the same time is that the money I've spent on my car could put me together one sick set-up in my house. One of the things I hope to get out of this is more of a reference of what my car "should" sound like as well as another hobby of course.

I'm having a really hard time selecting some components. As of right now I'm using an old Onkyo HT set-up but the receiver has a front channel that cuts out every now and then so that will be going in the closet. I'm really partial to early Sony ES stuff. I never listen to anything in 5.1, only in stereo. So I'm really just looking for a decent stereo amp and pre-amp.
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Old 19th May 2011, 03:08 AM   #5
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Yeah, I'm hoping it doesn't turn into another addiction!
It is hard to have just one cookie... muhaahaaa

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I'm really partial to early Sony ES stuff. So I'm really just looking for a decent stereo amp and pre-amp.
Once upon a time in another life I fixed audio gear for a living (of sorts - you don't make a lot of $$$ fixing run of the mill stereo gear). Without knocking Sony gear juz lemme say I think that there is better stuff ta spend your $$$ on. OR BETTER YET - DIY it!!!! There are some killer DIY designs around that will tear up some of the "older" classics. Still - some of the classics are very good and do have a bit of charm to them. Hang around for awhile and you'll get a feel for it. If ya have any questions - well that's where you can get a lot of advice. Some of it might even be goooooood advice!!!!

See'n as how you are living down here in Southern America I'll be glad to give you a hand - one Southern boy to another.
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