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    Yes, the good ole days.

    Yes, the good ole days.
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    Several easy causes come to mind that would cause...

    Several easy causes come to mind that would cause popping and maintaining that everything at the head unit end remained the same as the original and that all speakers behaved the same.
    *Too low of...
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    Well, I recall when I was riding shotgun for the...

    Well, I recall when I was riding shotgun for the Wells Fargo stagecoach line and I was about to move over to the blossoming audio industry. I was inspired by your first car audio installation in a...
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    That's not surprising since Phil invented audio.

    That's not surprising since Phil invented audio.
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    Quote, "I would like to see a construction...

    Quote, "I would like to see a construction diagram of a "dual twist" coax. I stand by my statement that it is a marketing gimmick."

    Not a marketing ploy. Just a basic description. Pretty simple....
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    op-amp. operation amp. Integrated circuit. IC...

    op-amp. operation amp. Integrated circuit. IC chip. Performs a designated function ending in a transistor (a low level processor and amplifier). Tiny as opposed to a bunch a space-consuming discrete...
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    No amplifier has the center conductor connected...

    No amplifier has the center conductor connected to chassis.
    You will find almost NO amplifiers that have the input RCA shield DC connected to the chassis or the power supply ground. The shield...
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    Bama, Based on sound quality, I consider the JL...

    Bama,
    Based on sound quality, I consider the JL Audio Infinite Baffle (IB) sub to be best in class by a mile. So a very good choice.
    Comparing an IB 10-inch to an Air Suspension (AS = small...
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    Quote from Brian, "Exile vers WS is always a...

    Quote from Brian, "Exile vers WS is always a pissing match. It doesn't need to be."
    It wasn't in this thread until Brian took a first shot.

    It's common knowledge I was an owner of Earmark until...
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    Both Wetsounds and Exile have an 8" surf speaker...

    Both Wetsounds and Exile have an 8" surf speaker and an 8" HLCD.
    If it's just for surf range then I like the Wetsounds Icon8 surf speaker (non-HLCD). I like the sound quality and the construction...
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    There are many tower speakers with the wires...

    There are many tower speakers with the wires concealed within the collar, such as Wetsounds or HollowPoint. It won't help in this application if you mount to the flat plate. In any case, new...
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    Based on past experiences I am concerned about a...

    Based on past experiences I am concerned about a fully potted charger when used with a heavy load (seriously depleted battery). They tend to cook from not having adequate dissipation. So I would...
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    Yes it is because a standard cranking battery has...

    Yes it is because a standard cranking battery has little to no tolerance for more than a repetitive surface discharge.
    However, a consumer grade deep cycle battery will only give you a long and high...
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    Joey, Yes Class D is generally 60% more...

    Joey,
    Yes Class D is generally 60% more efficient than Class AB so you would naturally expect a 60% increase in play time with the same power level before you hit the low voltage threshold. Although...
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    Bazooka subs.... The smaller 8-inch tube sounds...

    Bazooka subs....
    The smaller 8-inch tube sounds the best although the larger versions will have progressively more output.
    The advantage of these are you can get by with a very modest amount of...
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    It's much better to use a single active crossover...

    It's much better to use a single active crossover filter. If given the option, I would set the source to 'full' and exclusively use the amplifier lowpass filter. I wouldn't want the cascading phase...
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    The Kicker KM10 is a decent subwoofer but stands...

    The Kicker KM10 is a decent subwoofer but stands no chance in the factory application.
    I suspect that the KM10 is a moderately high 'Q' sub that will work just okay in an infinite baffle...
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    The surfaces of a round pod in particular reflect...

    The surfaces of a round pod in particular reflect back against the cone in a very coincidental manner. So you can get a profound peak at one frequency and a profound dip at another. This can add an...
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    Hold one service entity totally accountable and...

    Hold one service entity totally accountable and do not go on to another or upgrade until you are completely satisfied that the initial company did their job.
    Everyone is naturally more sensitive and...
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    If you want to avoid all future B+ supply...

    If you want to avoid all future B+ supply conflicts and make the use of the selector switch more unconscious, as it should be, then everything (100% of the audio components, the helm buss, and the...
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    That's unusual that you would have a pronounced...

    That's unusual that you would have a pronounced whine on the subwoofer amplifier that you do not have on the fullrange or highpass channels of other amplifiers since the sub amplifier lowpass filter...
  22. Quote "That's what happens when you retire. You...

    Quote "That's what happens when you retire. You get old too."

    I guess I won't get any sympathy from youth.
  23. off2fly, Something isn't making sense here....

    off2fly,
    Something isn't making sense here. Wetsounds absolutely repairs speakers. Period. And many here have experienced that. The replacement midbass drivers and HLCD diaphragms are very...
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    A marinized amplifier is an essential if you are...

    A marinized amplifier is an essential if you are in a coastal or very brackish area.
    I would prefer that any fan-cooled amplifier has a conformal coating because you are constantly pouring moist...
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    Yeah, crazy to replace the speakers without hearing them on better power. Source units may be rated at 4 X 50 watts but by the standards used by external amplifiers that would be a more realistic 4 X...
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