Back from a great mountain bike ride at Lynn Woods, I found myself with nothing to do for the rest of my Saturday.
So, there I was, realizing that I had a few free hours to kill. Maybe I should just rewire my system? I made a run down to the shop and bought some new power wire, quite randomly, and shot back home to commence dissassembly. While poking around, I noticed how the seats were only held in by four bolts and figured I could quickly and easily pop them out to "do the job right". Then it occured to me that I had heard of this Dynamat stuff, and should "throw some down", while I had the seats out. Of course, I'd need to pull the carpeting up, first. Hmm ... the trim is holding the carpet down ... I wonder if I should also take these door panels off, and stick a little matting in there?
While taking the doors apart, I was not pleased at all, when I came accross the crossovers that were tucked away in them. You see, I had brought in MB Quart 3-way speakers (from my brother), and was told that 3-ways would not fit in my doors, but that they would "trade" my fancy 3 way Musicomp crossovers for the equivellent 2-way versions. I very clearly and deliberately asked if the new crossovers were identical in quality and level to mine, as was assured as such. That's why I was so disappointed and surprised to discover this puny little black plastic boxes that looked like overgrown inline fuses. . I never said anything. What's the point? They lost a nice chunk of respect and plenty of future business with that senseless scam. Note that the MUSiCOMP Crossover in the photo above is the new 2-way that I got with the new set of Referenz speakers later on, so the crossovers that they took were even better!
Well, anyway, by the end of the day, my poor car had one seat, no door panels, no ceiling, no carpeting, no trim, the dash gutted and my "killer system" sitting in a pile, next to the car.
Only the best
You know what? Since I have this stuff out, maybe I should consider replacing some of it, before I put anything back in? I mean, RF seems like a "kid's amp", doesn't it? I wonder if I should get a Nakamicchi amp, to match my head unit? Or, what what about a/d/s?? Yeah! I heard lots of good things about their stuff! I should go read and talk to approximately 550 different people, in order to find out what "the best amp" is. O H - G O D! What a can of worms!!! I can't just make a hasty decision. Look where it got me the last time! But no two of these people seem to agree. Of course, they all recommend only what they sell, and all the rest is crap, acording to them. I need to learn about bridging, DVC, Tube amps, Class A amps, Class D amps, bandpass, sealed enclosures, ported enclosures, THD, Slopes, crossovers, and 6,773 other terms and concepts. I also have to learn about the various manufactures and read thousands of postings to see what people are saying about each of them. This is going to take a bit longer than I had expected ...
My, how time flies, when you're an IDIOT
This was six months ago. Some of that stuff has been put back at this point, but I'm far from done, "rewiring my system" and I haven't had tunes since! Here's a guy that isn't happy with a $3,000 system, so he yanks it out and drives around with nothing whatsoever for six months! Does that make *any* sense, at all? I have an idea ... How about leaving the system alone, and specing the new system, while you're enjoying the tunes? How about spending months buying the new equipment, while enjoying those tunes? Next time!