Good evening! Several years ago, I first signed into the forum and spent most of my time reading. I was impressed by the expertise, experience, and knowledge of the various posters, and I've looked around just enough to know that some of my very favorites are still here. I had lurked a long, long time before I posted, and I began to discuss a number of small things with folks like DarqueKnight and MadMax and a number of others, and I began to actually enjoy the forum even more as a posted and exchanged.
A disaster struck my family shortly after, and I basically abandoned this and every other non-essential concern. My audio equipment has remained basically idle for that time, as I simply didn't feel much like music for a very long while. What started out as a near-fatal car accident with my teenaged daughter at the wheel became a long fight to see her psychological state repaired as she had some head trauma and brain injury as a result. She's alive, and she's leading a productive life now, but things will never be the same.
It's taken me this long to begin to rekindle my interest in much of anything else, and I think it was inevitable that I would come back, so I am glad to find things still running along. My system now includes a pair of SDA SRS and they're bi-amped with a pair of my Soundcraftsmen A5002s. I'm going to be checking everything out and firing them up this week.
Where I last left off when I basically shelved everything was that I had been considering an extension of my project. I had replaced the polyswitches which seemed to have been tripped a few times before I acquired the speakers, and would trip at the drop of a hat. Once I replaced them, things cleaned up substantially. The last time I listened to them, they sounded wonderful.
Now it's time to start back into things. I'll probably ask some more inane questions and drive the more experienced and technically competent members nuts, but maybe I'll finally make some headway. First up: Learning about the differences between my narrow-blade/wide-blade equipped IC and those of the pin/blade variety. Somewhere along the line, I had acquired on Ebay an item that I have since learned looks suspiciously like it was inspired by DarqueKnight's Dreadnought, and I also noticed there's a person on Ebay who works on crossovers who is a member here. That's another project I'll want to take up.
Lots to do. Still a busy guy, but maybe I can work in some time for my own pursuits now.
Thanks to all for keeping this all alive, and thanks for reading!