Teh Squeaky Wheel
Well… I ordered a Bazooka Tube for the Runabout in order to beef up the stereo. When It comes in I’ll have the dude who ordered it install it also.
I’ve been wanting to do that for a while, but I’ve been waffling on it… for one reason or another.
Runabout | Bazooka Tube
A “Runabout” is my official name for this car body style. It seems to be ubiquitous.
A Bazooka Tube is a powered sub woofer that they’ll put in the trunk/hatchback area somehow.
With the amount of time you spend in your car, make it as comfortable as possible.
Ironically, I don’t spend all that much time in my car. My company has a Buick Runabout which actually has a pretty beefy stereo. It looks just like my car, only larger. The Big Route is done in that vehicle.
But the speakers in my Kia Runabout are a bit weak. But In the front there are tweeters in the tweeter bays plus front speakers, and similar rear speakers a bit bigger.
So the problem is that if I want it to sound fairly decent, I have to turn the balance pretty far to the back speakers, which improves the bass, but then the whole thing is just barely loud enough if I turn it all the way up.
While in Cottonwood, I also went to Wal Mart and visited a friend there.
Happy Caturday, Wheelizens!
Hi, dv8 (and Harper!!1!)!
I presume you’re getting that sub installed on the Runabout for all of your rap and hip-hop listening enjoyment. (Alternatively, you could also crank-up Orff’s “O Fortuna”, which has umpty-ump bars of the contrabasses playing a low “E” at about 41Hz.) 👿
Not looking forward to next week. Jim left yesterday to visit his daughter and her family in TX and the forecast for SoCal is rain starting late Tuesday afternoon which will continue at least through 12/28. (Jim will be back home Christmas Day.)
Oy vey iz mir.
Something is not right cuz they said it was supposed to be a dry winter.
IT’S CLIMATE CHAOS…AIEEEEEEEEEEE!!
Arrrrr… That be a shapely pegleg…..
Well… As you say….
Most music benefits from better bass response. I have very eclectic musical interests.
But yes, Jake hill and Josh A. tunes really benefit from the bass. I’ve been binging on them at work lately. Such music also makes me work faster and daydream less.
Also Harper loves bass. She loves bass you can really feel.
It’s very effective on Jazz Fusion or Jazz/Rock Fusion or Rock Fusion as well as Carl Orff.
Good morning, Dv8, and Fatwa.
I remember the good old days growing up when you could easily install on your own all stereo components in your own vehicle. I was looking at replacing the CD player in my truck and to do so I have to tear out the entire dashboard. If it comes to that, I’ll take it in and let someone else do it.
I think letting someone else do the installation is a wise choice.
I remember back in the ’80s installing a cassette player and new speakers in my fine $800 Corolla Liftback (purchased from Ugly Ducking shortly after I moved to L.A.); what a PITA that was on a relatively simple vehicle.
The installation of a replacement CD player/radio on Teh Older’s 2003 CRV went fairly easily, thanks in part to a decent wiring harness and instructions from Crutchfield. An earlier installation on Mrs. Paddy’s car, with steering wheel stereo controls, was a PITA and the steering wheel controls never functioned on the new system.
Back in the 90s I bought this old Caddy with a broken A/C which I mostly only drove at night. I did my Arizona Republic route in it. (The route was about 250 papers, as I recall, and was mostly walking though, So I drove a total of 2 miles from my carport and back again.
Anyway, I hobbied up a lot on that car, and in addition to fixing a lot of the stuff that was wrong with it, I installed a lot of stereo equipment into it.
Every month or so, I’d go to Radio Shack and buy this item or that. At the end, I had a pretty good stereo. However, I sold it before I could complete the Subwoofer. I was building a cabinet but never finished it.
I sold it and bought a pickup truck because I was switching to a commercial route. (Which was the first of the Big Routes I’ve done.)
Anyway, it was fun putting stereo stuff in, but also kinda miserable in the Arizona Valley heat. (I lived in Scottsdale at the time, it was miserably hot and it was partly the impetus for me to want to relocate to Portland, OR)
Happy Pupper Caturday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, dv8 (and Harper!), Fatwa, and Sven!
It’s a beautiful day, even if Gov. Nuisance demands we all wear masks indoors.
Fatwa -- good luck next week!
I watched Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds last night -- that’s a not a bad movie. I enjoyed that it relied on dialogue and not action scenes. Made me focus on the story.
I feel like all of us, not just those in California, are like frogs in a pot.
But imagine living in California of, say, the mid 1980s. And all of a sudden they impose all of the stuff on us, like it all goes crazy at once.
I feel like we’d all move somewhere else; but when you get used to it a bit at a time, it’s easier to get used to it--tolerate it… rationalize that it’s still not _that_ bad yet.
It was like that for me in Oregon. Harper had a more realistic view of the Portland area and had been trying to alert me to the danger of it for a few years.
Once we finally moved to Arizona again, it was like a night and day change.
I’m still intrigued by the New Hampshire, Free State Project. it seems to be humming right along there. I’d like to take a trip up there and see what it’s all about.
I mean… see it for myself.
I remember thinking in 2020 around September or so: “I want the vaccine to be developed. That’s what I want for my birthday.”
I didn’t even think I’d get it because I no doubt already had the virus, but I thought naïvely that the rollout of a vax would get the world back to normal.
It’s very embarrassing to admit how naïvely wrong I was. That Alex Jones and all the other “conspiracy” people were all nearly 100% right, and I was being hopeful and optimistic.
Now we’re stuck with this bullshit, it seems like for the rest of time until we all accept Karl Marx as our Lord and Savior, at which time we will be truly fukked.