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Good grief.:thumbs:
 

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I still have the Telefunken real to real tape recorder and tuner amplifier that I bought in 1968 along with a pair of big speakers. I need to dig them out and set them up in the rec room. I was told that Telefunken invented the tape recorder. I could play my i-pod music through the FM radio. HMMMMM.
 
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Wow Graham, you have some really cool old stuff! The glow from the tubes is such a beautiful thing! So much cooler than a lava lamp!

I love old audio, but I was never allowed to make noise in the house, so I was more interested in making noise in a car which could be moved far away from my disapproving stepfather. Back in the late eighties and nineties when domestic car audio components were absolute junk, I had a lot of fun replacing head units and speakers, and adding amps, equalizers, and separate components.

I helped a buddy of mine build a crazy system in his Toyota extended cab pickup with a cab-through (cut through the cab and the front of the box) speaker and amp install to house an 18" sub behind the driver seat and a 15" sub behind the passenger seat. 137db is nothing by today's standards, but in the early 90's it was staggering enough that testers were afraid to stay in the vehicle to get a reading over 130, lol. I have a fond memory of standing in the box of the truck with the remote control, and using the bass of the music to flip loonies on the roof of the truck. We closed the windows in an attempt to get a loonie to do a double-flip, and blew the back window out of the truck. To wit.... the window didn't break. The bass pounded so hard that it pushed the window out of the seal, and it dropped down between the cab and the box. Luckily, the speaker box was just a few inches below the glass so it couldn't break, but let me tell you, it was a hell of a lot more difficult to get the window back in than it was to get it out.
 

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Wow Graham, you have some really cool old stuff! The glow from the tubes is such a beautiful thing! So much cooler than a lava lamp!

I love old audio, but I was never allowed to make noise in the house, so I was more interested in making noise in a car which could be moved far away from my disapproving stepfather. Back in the late eighties and nineties when domestic car audio components were absolute junk, I had a lot of fun replacing head units and speakers, and adding amps, equalizers, and separate components.

I helped a buddy of mine build a crazy system in his Toyota extended cab pickup with a cab-through (cut through the cab and the front of the box) speaker and amp install to house an 18" sub behind the driver seat and a 15" sub behind the passenger seat. 137db is nothing by today's standards, but in the early 90's it was staggering enough that testers were afraid to stay in the vehicle to get a reading over 130, lol. I have a fond memory of standing in the box of the truck with the remote control, and using the bass of the music to flip loonies on the roof of the truck. We closed the windows in an attempt to get a loonie to do a double-flip, and blew the back window out of the truck. To wit.... the window didn't break. The bass pounded so hard that it pushed the window out of the seal, and it dropped down between the cab and the box. Luckily, the speaker box was just a few inches below the glass so it couldn't break, but let me tell you, it was a hell of a lot more difficult to get the window back in than it was to get it out.
Now that’s a cool story. Bass like that could bust a weak artery let alone pop out a window. That would have been unprecedented booming bass at that time for sure. Even today it ranks right up there. :thumbs:
 
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I’ve built some car-audio systems over the years but nothing that blew-out any windows..
These days the preferred car audio for me is ZZ4 & The FlowMasters... or Dynatech & the Corsa Extremes..
with the tops off or down depending on the car.

Graham
 

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I’ve built some car-audio systems over the years but nothing that blew-out any windows..
These days the preferred car audio for me is ZZ4 & The FlowMasters... or Dynatech & the Corsa Extremes..
with the tops off or down depending on the car.

Graham
Mine are a pair of chambered exhausts on the 454 70'. Beautiful notes come out of those.
 

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137db is nothing by today's standards, but in the early 90's it was staggering enough that testers were afraid to stay in the vehicle to get a reading over 130, lol. I have a fond memory of standing in the box of the truck with the remote control, and using the bass of the music to flip loonies on the roof of the truck. We closed the windows in an attempt to get a loonie to do a double-flip, and blew the back window out of the truck. .

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