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Old 01-04-2009, 04:08 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Yeah. And what compels all those a******s to remove packing/baffling?
The same thing that compels individuals to power sub-woofers with hundreds of amps , then "share' their overpowering lack of class. Notice they never play classical music.

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They think perhaps the ladies will swoon and they will score??? I wonder, in the history of Man, if so much as one of those little p****s has managed to attract a female with his booming or fart pipe.
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It kills me how so many people completely miss the purpose of a subwoofer. I have one for my home stereo and one for my car stereo and it is the best thing I have done for either system. But they are completely pointless if not set up correctly. The idea is to fill in the low frequencies that the normal speakers cannot reproduce, so you can hear the music the way it was meant to be heard. Making your trunk rattle is not what they are intended for.

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Another thing about engine noise: I definitely like to be able to hear what the engine is doing when driving a car with a manual transmission, it's easier than watching the tach for shifting and rev matching.
I can hear the electric motor in the ForkenSwift, once it gets over about 1000 RPM, roughly (the sound of the brushes and internal shaft fan). But not with the radio on. Oh wait... it has no radio.

Driving a quiet vehicle is an unexpected pleasure - one of my favourite things about it. Though I do need to install a bicycle bell for pedestrians in parking lots.
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The idea is to fill in the low frequencies that the normal speakers cannot reproduce, so you can hear the music the way it was meant to be heard.
Yeah - and the way it was meant to be heard is INSIDE the car!

Though that's yet another thing that puzzles me about the loud pipes/nice engine sound school. So they get what they think is a "nice" (which usually means louder than stock) sound out of the exhaust, then crank up the stereo until until they drown it out. Seems as sensible as turning up the A/C while leaving the windows rolled down.
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I know for a fact that boomers are seriously deluded. They think that what they are "broadcasting" sounds like what they themselves are hearing. Nope, sorry, all I hear from outside the vehicle is THOOOM THOOOM THOOOM THOOOM buzz bzz THOOOM.
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You have driven V8 powered vehicles before, right?
I agree, that some engines are just nice to hear. If people just had some common sense it wouldn't be a problem but many people don't.

I am torn on the issue, I have a guy with an uncorked 400 motocrosser 4 stroke that rips by on the trail by my house about once a week, its retarded loud. Somedays I count gears and an impressed he's spinning up the tire in 5th. But if that guy went by several times a day, most days, I would have to ask him to put the stock muffler back on or I'm calling the cops until he gets caught.
Anyways my point is, loud well tuned engines are good to hear in small doses. All the time is too much and I guess we need laws to enforce common sense...
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Yeah - and the way it was meant to be heard is INSIDE the car!

Though that's yet another thing that puzzles me about the loud pipes/nice engine sound school. So they get what they think is a "nice" (which usually means louder than stock) sound out of the exhaust, then crank up the stereo until until they drown it out. Seems as sensible as turning up the A/C while leaving the windows rolled down.
When I have the stereo on in the Firebird I actually turn it off whenever I have to accelerate, so I can hear the other music.
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I know for a fact that boomers are seriously deluded. They think that what they are "broadcasting" sounds like what they themselves are hearing. Nope, sorry, all I hear from outside the vehicle is THOOOM THOOOM THOOOM THOOOM buzz bzz THOOOM.
And believe me, from my small exposure to what it really sounds like inside, I'm thankful for that small mercy.

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