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Old 18th February 2009, 13:55   #301
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Hahahahaha! So what will you tell you Dad the Acrylic/Plexiglass is for, huh?

I don't think the magnet in the front of the sub will be a problem. You can either fix the height of the spacers so the magnet is just under the plexiglass (and not touching it).

Alternatively you can make a circular hole in the center of the plexiglass to accommodate the magnet (just like the grille of the midbasses). This way you may not have place to etch the Illusion logo, but the magnet will be peeking through, and that should be good enough, right?

BTW, LEDs placed inside the plexiglass spacers would look totally cool in the night when lit-up: The entire plexiglass cover would light up. Bling, bling!
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see, dad knows there is new stuff underneath, but he doesnt know how much its worth :-P (like most of us here, esp. in this section, who JUST cant reveal how much the ICE is worth, to our parents, wives etc. in the fear of being alienated and labelled as PSYCHOS)

heheh i was toying with the ideas of LED's but i have given up the thought after arpandiv tried toying with them and got a whine in his fronts. that's worrying because my slightly cheaper RCA's are prone to noise, and somehow I do hear it already. So not toying with any LED's near the amps or the sub. im just paranoid.

b&t is thinking of something on an alternate level. if he comes up with something, i shall post here. as of now, im enjoying the music. its a pure SQ setup, but just loading some Paul Oakenfold FLAC's on the pod to see how it sounds. I'm sure I will enjoy it. the Illusion sub is game enough for fast paced bass. Let's see!
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@frank that was because those neon rings were voice active, and that went away without changing the RCA cables.
Etch the logo and illuminate only the logo.
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see, dad knows there is new stuff underneath, but he doesnt know how much its worth
my slightly cheaper RCA's are prone to noise
You got Dad to pay for stuff without him knowing what it is worth? Smart man.

My mom (for over 30 years) and my wife (for atleast the past 10) have tolerated my excesses in audio. My mom hoped audio/electronics would keep me away from girls (it did not - I got married), my wife, I believe, thinks it is better than me getting a misteress.

Once you tell your mom and dad the 'alternate' activities you could have got involved in they will be happy all you ever do is ICE. BTW 'ICE' has other meanings too

"Dance go rush to the speaker that booms
I'm killing your brain like a poisonous mushroom
Deadly when I play a dope melody
Anything less than the best is a felony "

- Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice.


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The breakup of costs for the components is somewhat like this:Rs. 92,200/-
So when's the next upgrade? After all your RCA wires are prone to noise - I am sure your Dad will understand.

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You got Dad to pay for stuff without him knowing what it is worth? Smart man.


Hmmm:-) its been done over a period of time sir. So not that much of a deal.

So when's the next upgrade? After all your RCA wires are prone to noise - I am sure your Dad will understand.
I'll get something good, but not absolutely high end. Maybe Scosche or even MX if i like their quality.
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beautiful, beautiful...after just spending 18k on ice upgradation, i'm afraid to ask for an audition, dr.mehta!

somehow, I think you need a better car to go with the system!
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Damn. 92k . And not forgetting the old equipment price too.
Dont worry , 2 upgrades from me , and there will be a huge jump in the cost of my ICE.
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92K , wooo hoo doc its time to cross the barrier, I am telling you the rear tray has to be done asap. and when do i get the audition
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My mom (for over 30 years) and my wife (for atleast the past 10) have tolerated my excesses in audio. My mom hoped audio/electronics would keep me away from girls (it did not - I got married), my wife, I believe, thinks it is better than me getting a misteress.
my girlfriend gets jealous of the time I give to the car, and hence the ICE. and she expects to TALK when we are on a drive! i mean what is the ICE for, if we must talk

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Once you tell your mom and dad the 'alternate' activities you could have got involved in they will be happy all you ever do is ICE.
for the parents, ICE is an alternate activity. I am supposed to be mending people's teeth :-)


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beautiful, beautiful...after just spending 18k on ice upgradation, i'm afraid to ask for an audition, dr.mehta!

somehow, I think you need a better car to go with the system!
deepakji, ANYTIME, just give me a call. I'll be more than happy to have you over for an audition! 18k or 180k, its the satisfaction that matters. and the 29k that you have spent is a respectable amount!

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Damn. 92k . And not forgetting the old equipment price too.
Dont worry , 2 upgrades from me , and there will be a huge jump in the cost of my ICE.
WAITING..............................

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92K , wooo hoo doc its time to cross the barrier, I am telling you the rear tray has to be done asap. and when do i get the audition
i forgot to mention the ipod and the ipod cable to complement the system. that makes it about 105k guys!

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i forgot to mention the ipod and the ipod cable to complement the system. that makes it about 105k guys!
congrats on crossing the 100k mark!!!!!!
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congrats on crossing the 100k mark!!!!!!

usme congrats kya
ek laaaaaaaaakh rupees gaya
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Doc , Don't wait. The wait might just be too long ( 2 years to be precise ) - Just might.
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my girlfriend gets jealous of the time I give to the car, and hence the ICE. and she expects to TALK when we are on a drive! i mean what is the ICE for, if we must talk
1. If your girlfriend is jealous of your ICE wonder what she'll say if and when you get a second girlfriend.

2. Tell her the ICE is so that she can TALK and still retain your love. My wife have survived 15 years precisely becuase she TALKS and I DO NOT listen. After a while you get used to it and can tune yourself out without the use of ICE. Today I am able to remember the conversation without even listening by just 'dropping in' on her monolouges every few minutes.

When I was in the US my mom would call. I'd put her on speakerphone go to the kitchen, squeeze out a few lemons, add sugar, add ice water and chill sometimes even watching TV while she went ya-da-ya-da-ya-da.
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I hope the members of the fairer sex on our forum don't take offence from this absolutely amusing conversation. Lets assure you'll that we do listen. But we like doing 2-3 things at one time, like driving, listening to that astounding Pink Floyd solo that was going on in our minds, AND listen to you'll speak! And we pay enough attention to all 3 so we are tuned in to every thing (sorry, but slightly more to driving, after all its for OUR safety isn't it?) :-) Mr. Advani ;-) is that how we work it?
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There are two settings for the sub woofer. System 1 and system 2. 2 accentuates the sub woofer at low volumes and 1 is the normal. Which one do you'll prefer. I somehow prefer 2 but at higher volumes the sub plays softer than at setting 1. What's the dope on that?
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