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    Default Great day today...Piano Gloss SRS's and Preamp tests

    Thought I'd share my day today with some pictures (Sorry for the long thread...)

    7 AM EST - Mason OH

    Packed my wife's Pilot with:

    -The dog's bed
    -Packing Material (used by Faster100 to pack the SDA 1B's I bought to ND13....confusing but true :))
    - That box.....
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    Default A man has to eat.....

    10:30 AM EST..somewhere along I74 West......
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    Default Thanks Michael!!!!!!

    12:00 EST - Morton, Illinois

    This man is Michael (Also known as McLoki). He never met me before today, nor talked to me.....but he graciously offered to help me...skipping his lunch time.....I will always owe you!!!

    This is a good example of the great people on this forum.....
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    12:30 PM EST - Eureka, Illinois

    We arrive to a house full of SDA's........the man in the picture is LeRoy; nice man......
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    Default Why Are we Here???

    I'm getting what is probably the ONLY pair of black piano gloss SDA-SRS.....

    ...for $750.....

    These are my new babies.....
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    Default Leroy started talking.....

    ...about an ebay auction where some people were bidding close to $2,000 for a pair of SRS...so I really thought he wanted to increase the price.....Michael helped me load the speakers in a hurry to get the hell out of there before Leroy changed his mind....
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    ...And I almost left that box here......
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    Then Michael gave me a quick demo of his system...
    Sounds really GREAT; LSi7's with that huge CINEPRO...
    Probably the only bad thing about today is that I realized that HIS SVS sounds BETTER THAN MINE.......
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    Enough for Illinois; headed back East with a huge smile on my face; stopped for something to eat.....
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    5:00 PM EST - Indy

    Stopped at Noel's work (ND13)...he seemed surprised.....
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    I handed him the "mistery" box; he opened it and said....


    "Hmmmmm....a key chain remote...what's this....a miniature Dodge???"
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    And he continued as he finished opening the box...


    "Hey..it is a car...but not a Dodge....it's one of those designed by Chinese....but...wait....where are the wheels????"
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    End of Story.

    Noel will be driving this Asian Dared against his American Dodd all week at the tracks in Indy; next weekend he'll report back on how is the Asian auto industry performing.....

    EDIT...SRS's still in the Pilot; will unload tomorrow :)
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    brrrrr..............Its cold out, go put a blanket on them.

    Congrats HT, lets see some shots when you get them set up.

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    Don't tell me... the other piano blacks were SRS 1.2tl's right?

    Ted, blanket hell... he's probably sleeping between them... passing on the body heat.

    Nice journey, nice story, nice getaway... and loved the pics. Had a couple chuckles going through them... do you photograph all your trip meals?

    Did a double take on the McLoki pic... He could be TroyD's brother... or at least cousin.

    Anyway nice nab... enjoy...
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    Plano, effer.

    Noel better have the pepto handy, after handing him that BAD Chinese.

    Not a bad day, if I do say so myself. Bag some badass speakers, eat bacon AND Burger King in the same day, and poison a forum member. Rock on.
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    This is my long lost older broham.....

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    Default great day

    I hope you dont eat like that all the time!!!! Very nice spks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tour2ma
    Don't tell me... the other piano blacks were SRS 1.2tl's right?

    Ted, blanket hell... he's probably sleeping between them... passing on the body heat.

    Nice journey, nice story, nice getaway... and loved the pics. Had a couple chuckles going through them... do you photograph all your trip meals?

    Did a double take on the McLoki pic... He could be TroyD's brother... or at least cousin.

    Anyway nice nab... enjoy...
    Thanks Tour. Yes, the other were 1.2 TL's, also for sale.

    The meals pics are just stuffing :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by reeltrouble1
    brrrrr..............Its cold out, go put a blanket on them.

    Congrats HT, lets see some shots when you get them set up.

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    Thanks RT1; there is some finishing fixing to do, so I'll try to post before and after pics also.
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    Congrats. Very nice narration.

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    HTrookie - it was my pleasure meeting you. Glad I could help. It wasn't like I didn't get anything out of it though, I got to call dibs before anyone else :) .

    Tour - you have any info on the gloss black SDA's? BTW - I have never met TroyD.

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    Noel allways looks so happy at work :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by McLoki
    HTrookie - it was my pleasure meeting you. Glad I could help. It wasn't like I didn't get anything out of it though, I got to call dibs before anyone else :) .
    Dibs you have...but for some reason I have the feeling that it's gonna be a long wait......
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    Thumbs up

    I wonder if Leroy would take a grand for the 1.2TLs, since he gave you such a great price. :D Other than a few bumps and bruises that can be fixed fairly easily by any competent wood worker or bodyman(thinking glass and lacquer) they were in pretty good shape and all the drivers looked perfect. :)

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    Great narration of a great trip. Congrats on the speakers. Looks like you had some nice meals, too! Bacon...mmm....and a Whopper...makes for a great day!

    Noel - You might should be looking for another job...you never look happy in your pics....:p Can't wait to hear what you think about the Dared!
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    Quote Originally Posted by audiobliss
    Noel - You might should be looking for another job...you never look happy in your pics....:p Can't wait to hear what you think about the Dared!
    Nah, job security in my career field is all but non-existant and I do have as much as one can have. Yes, I could most likely make quite a bit more at a bigger dealer, but then I would have to worry all the time as to whether or not I'll have a job the next month.

    It's not that I'm unhappy, but disappointed with my salespeople. Most are just content with getting by and I need more aggressive people that want to make a better living than last year. They are flat out lazy, with bad attitude, under achievers for the most part. A couple of them are just morons. It's not up to me who gets fired around here, be cause if it were, the axe would
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    Thumbs up You Had A Terrific Day!

    Nice score, congratulations!

    Club Polk members ROCK! When someone needs help they jump in & do it!

    Noel, you look just fine, enjoy your new toy!

    RT, a blanket on speakers? WAAAA! :D

    They say everyone has a twin, but triplets?????

    Thanks for the story!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cfrizz
    Noel, you look just fine, enjoy your new toy!
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