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Old 28th May 2020, 09:42 PM   #1
Surtsey is offline Surtsey  United Kingdom
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Many years ago I had a PA system that was the envy of all the land. Four 18" scoops with Eminence drivers shook the ground in all the kingdom. On top, banks of Piezo tweeters deafened with their shrill, harsh tones. But the thing that made me Lord of all that the land that I could see was the unrivalled efficiency and quality of my midrange section. The vocal power of Whitney Houston could be heard, crystal clear, from the next realm, and beyond.

I confess: shoved 8" full-range drivers as far as they would go down the throat of traffic cones.

There was no science involved.
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Old 28th May 2020, 09:59 PM   #2
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I confess.
I confess I still have the gear
I confess it is gathering dust as do I
I confess I need help to set it up now
I confess I have little opportunity to bring the big gear out
I confess I miss those days

Thanks for the thread Surtsey.
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Old 28th May 2020, 10:03 PM   #3
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In the 1980's I got away with a Maplin disco 225WRMS power amp and four Fane 12-50WRMS speakers. Quite often got asked to turn it down at gigs.
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Old 29th May 2020, 03:32 AM   #4
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I confess...

I’ve been trapped in time for over 35 years - at “the rave to end all raves” , done with just 3 pairs of large low tuned particleboard cabinets and maybe 800 total watts. Wasn’t the loudest thing on the planet but there was BASS.

“Take your box, and turn it up loud
Before you know it, you’ll be jamming to a crowd
The bigger the SPEAKERS the bigger the SOUND
You hook up an amp, and you shake the ground...”

I can put out a few more dB now, and have a few more feet of total X-max at my disposal, if I can ever shake myself loose from my electronics career and actually have time to play with audio and PA again. One day it will be effing loud, and the earth will move again.
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Old 29th May 2020, 04:23 AM   #5
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Son... you... sinned... very gravely...! Your penance will be grave and long....
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Old 29th May 2020, 04:32 AM   #6
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I confess...
I had a pair of Altec A7s and a big Sony receiver 25 years ago. I went full throttle on Money for Nothing at 35ish seconds in without warning to an unsuspecting crowd. Still feel bad about that.
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Old 2nd July 2020, 05:38 PM   #7
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I went full throttle on Money for Nothing at 35ish seconds in without warning to an unsuspecting crowd.
I thought you were speaking of YouTube but nothing special happens 35s in...
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Old 6th July 2020, 10:00 AM   #8
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I confess...

In a young mans room at his parents
I can barely remember but this happened
A couple of horns called Beta Coral
Combined with ten inch subs without a moral
Signals was merged and speakers dephased
Amplitudes so large my hearing decayed
A fiftheen inch sub was integrated
It sounded heaven and shiet and I levitated
Crossover points was merely okay
One watt screaming; I will get you laid!
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Old 6th July 2020, 11:39 AM   #9
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I thought you were speaking of YouTube but nothing special happens 35s in...
The special thing which happened is:
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went full throttle


Forget the YT video, it was not recorded at that venue
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