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Old 11th January 2013, 01:29 PM   #511
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The evolution of F.I.A.T.'s 500 has many generations, the latest is shown here by car fanatic Jay Leno. It's hard for us Europeans to understand American culture, but it makes so happy to see Jays love to his 500 Abarth. But I hate that black colour and stripes, it should be classic pale blue or beige with brown rag top.

Europeans don't love nitro-blower V8's and wheeliebars. Just add a turbo and stiff suspension, then hit the serpentines or gravel roads.

Jay Leno's Garage: 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth - YouTube
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Old 11th January 2013, 02:02 PM   #512
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The evolution of F.I.A.T.'s 500 has many generations, the latest is shown here by car fanatic Jay Leno. It's hard for us Europeans to understand American culture, but it makes so happy to see Jays love to his 500 Abarth. But I hate that black colour and stripes, it should be classic pale blue or beige with brown rag top.

I like the Abarth too. Thougt about buying one for a summer toy. Like the commercials too:

New FIAT Commercial -- FIAT 500 Abarth Cabrio "Topless" - YouTube

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Europeans don't love nitro-blower V8's and wheeliebars. Just add a turbo and stiff suspension, then hit the serpentines or gravel roads.
Bet it would not be hard to change that. After all, we like F1 and Rally too, not to mention ALMS.
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Old 11th January 2013, 02:09 PM   #513
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I'd actually really love to own a proper muscle car from the 60' like a challenger or such. the antithesis of german engineering..

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Old 11th January 2013, 02:36 PM   #514
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My all-time favorite "Gasser" body. Liked Anglia too.
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Old 11th January 2013, 03:17 PM   #515
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Actually we have a solid '50s rock'n roll & hot rods/drag racing subculture here in Finland too. Every Chistmas Eve we see four Santas driving in a Cadillac Eldorado convertible, top open no matter the weather.

I live in Jyväskylä, home of Flying Finns. The genes and mother's milk are strong, look at little Kalle learnig to drive in the winter
He has a lot to learn, the car drifts way too much to win a rally
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Old 12th January 2013, 12:25 AM   #516
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A POLL on 4-way dipole appearance would be more interesting to me than Car Talk.

Based upon appearance, would you prefer the standard NaO Note II or LX521?

Grill Cloth, or Naked?
Bright Colors or wood grain or BasicBlack?

(Our home dipoles are naked Baltic Birch)
(H-frame 2xTD15D + (TD10D + DIYribbon baffle))
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Old 12th January 2013, 04:04 AM   #517
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Naked LX521, coloured.

I don't mind the naked Note either. Also coloured.
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Old 12th January 2013, 08:00 AM   #518
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Aesthetics is difficult. I'd choose a clothed NaO or Orion/LX for my living room. the front plate has a function but it can be covered wisely. It is always good to have an option. But I like the wow-effect of naked LX, better than naked NaO.

By the way I love the looks and soundfield of Gradient 1.3 (discontinued)
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Old 12th January 2013, 09:58 AM   #519
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My own personal feeling is that speakers should try to disappear into the decor and not attract attention to themselves. I did not care for the appearance of the original Note (or NaO II) so I started the RS series. It's difficult to say that they "blend in", but at least they are not screaming "look at me". I can not imaging having anything like the Gradient 1.3 anywhere in my home. Perhaps it's the conservative New Englander in me.

But the bottom line is that if you are choosing a speaker based on appearance, you have a problem.
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But the bottom line is that if you are choosing a speaker based on appearance, you have a problem.
We usually refer to that problem as "Wife".
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