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by bretti_kivi
Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: We're back!
Replies: 47
Views: 16390

Re: We're back!

dude, if you need another pair of hands on administration, shout; I run waaay too many linux boxes these days ;)

- Bret
by bretti_kivi
Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Photography
Topic: Fall :-)
Replies: 0
Views: 2885

Fall :-)

I'll let the pictures do the talking :) These are mostly with the 100-300/f4 and the K5, occasionally with the 1.4TC for good measure. Otherwise the D-FA50 macro. Enjoy! 1. http://www.23hq.com/23666/8187809_77b33bcd1e5257c069def1aeddbbc8fa_large1k.jpg 2. http://www.23hq.com/23666/8187811_b6f7af77929...
by bretti_kivi
Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:25 am
Forum: Car Audio
Topic: Ported vs Sealed, lets open this can of worms. lol
Replies: 139
Views: 28099

Re: Ported vs Sealed, lets open this can of worms. lol

for a specific sub, the CSS SDX10; the 0dB point is at 73 Hz in a 28l sealed box. And 41Hz in a 31l ported, tuned to 28Hz. https://dl.dropbox.com/u/11641550/boxes1.png https://dl.dropbox.com/u/11641550/boxes2.png I think you'll find the ported is a bit better in this application. However, the port s...
by bretti_kivi
Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: Car Audio
Topic: Ported vs Sealed, lets open this can of worms. lol
Replies: 139
Views: 28099

Re: Ported vs Sealed, lets open this can of worms. lol

cabin gain depends on the longest length available. One story I read online (and which seemed reasonable); to simulate it, add a Linkwitz-Riley filter starting at the frequency of the cabin (i.e. the longest length you have and then use that as a half-wavelength). For me, at 3m length, this is aroun...
by bretti_kivi
Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Installs
Topic: da build....
Replies: 102
Views: 44499

Re: da build....

it's fine, I'm just not taking photos when I'm working ;) Or I'm working when I'm taking photos ... :D And rain stopped everything today. Massive rush to put the car back together, got the outside LEDs wired but not illumination. Need to do that next; the amps are OK where they are but there's a shi...
by bretti_kivi
Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Installs
Topic: da build....
Replies: 102
Views: 44499

Re: da build....

in the mean time, I've done 4k kms through Europe and I'm home again. And sick of not having tunes. So today I've been at the summer house and I've made some serious progress (and haven't touched a camera!). The SDX10 has a nice fresh box, 31l (just over a cube) with a port, tuned to 31Hz or so. It ...
by bretti_kivi
Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:43 am
Forum: Photography
Topic: summer holiday in pictures...
Replies: 7
Views: 6418

Re: summer holiday in pictures...

Thanks! Still using the K5, just sold the 24-70 as I simply wasn't using it after getting the 17-50. I basically took all of these with three lenses (!!). Scary thought; LBA is not necessary ;)

- Bret
by bretti_kivi
Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Photography
Topic: summer holiday in pictures...
Replies: 7
Views: 6418

Re: summer holiday in pictures...

you lose minimally, especially as you then sharpen harder than usual (I use 0.5 - 0.7 normally and 1 if I have upscaled) and then the downscaling really helps. Works well with touching up, too....

- Bret
by bretti_kivi
Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: summer holiday in pictures...
Replies: 7
Views: 6418

Re: summer holiday in pictures...

thanks :) The only one of those with a tripod is #12. Monopod on.... 2, 8, 10, 13, 14, 15, 17 and 18. Sharpening - there's a massive trick involved and it's pretty simple. Upscale to 200%, sharpen more than usual, downscale, hey presto. Oh, and all my lenses are now micro-adjusted using liveview vs ...
by bretti_kivi
Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:02 am
Forum: Photography
Topic: summer holiday in pictures...
Replies: 7
Views: 6418

Re: summer holiday in pictures...

part deux: 11. http://www.23hq.com/23666/8020445_91a5149216f417c4fa23c112c6b79e90_large1k.jpg 12. http://www.23hq.com/23666/8020470_c3548b7d9d76aca444d5cfda10863779_large1k.jpg 13. http://www.23hq.com/23666/8020374_b87aac905842f025d3ab99df52ed1689_large1k.jpg 14. http://www.23hq.com/23666/8020359_61...
by bretti_kivi
Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:02 am
Forum: Photography
Topic: summer holiday in pictures...
Replies: 7
Views: 6418

summer holiday in pictures...

C&C welcome! 1. http://www.23hq.com/23666/8020261_b5ea5c3a723769f42332b04eb21ced68_large1k.jpg 2. http://www.23hq.com/23666/8020267_9035d10dda666ac4ce00aec73ec4c583_large1k.jpg 3. http://www.23hq.com/23666/8020279_15fb0532f95d24daab308e8faf862990_large1k.jpg 4. http://www.23hq.com/23666/8020281_...
by bretti_kivi
Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Installs
Topic: da build....
Replies: 102
Views: 44499

Re: da build....

new tyres another balance problems with bumpstops several hundred kms and a lot of coffee later, I'm finally making serious progress again. Phone doesn't want to give me pics, so you're not gettin' em, I'll take more soon. - VGA, USB, Serial cables laid front to back - speaker cables re-laid Cable s...
by bretti_kivi
Sat May 26, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Installs
Topic: da build....
Replies: 102
Views: 44499

Re: da build....

a bit of a change of plan (another!). The five amps no longer fit with the original side trims in. So.. it's down to four at the moment and that might go to three. See, if I use 3" mids and tweets - run off of a 100.2 and 90.2 - then I only need a sub for 150Hz down. And that can run off of a 3...
by bretti_kivi
Mon May 14, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: Installs
Topic: da build....
Replies: 102
Views: 44499

Re: da build....

not much done today, but I now have teh flat strips (which cut beautifully using tin snips, which I wasn't expecting) so I started bolting the parts onto the first amp this evening. Makes sense, fits, should be OK, seems to work. Need to cut some more angle tomorrow and sort out the rest of the amps...
by bretti_kivi
Sun May 13, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Installs
Topic: da build....
Replies: 102
Views: 44499

Re: da build....

Riiight, I'm further on again now, but still no pics. - the amps are going under a false floor under a false floor. - the PC is going in the rear where the CD changer was; soundcard next to it. - the amps are not going to be on a floor, but on a framework of aluminum (alfer's "Logika" seri...
by bretti_kivi
Mon May 07, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Installs
Topic: da build....
Replies: 102
Views: 44499

Re: da build....

you're right.... and today I pulled everything back out again. And realised how much space I'm "letting go". Not good. Considering it's a small car, I really need to do this better. So, having taken quite a bit of the interior out, I've starting re-thinking what I want and how I can get it...
by bretti_kivi
Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: Installs
Topic: da build....
Replies: 102
Views: 44499

Re: da build....

aaaaahh. Sorry. I have been absolutely swamped with other stuff for months now and I finally started to pull my finger out. I'll do some pics.

- Bret
by bretti_kivi
Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:29 am
Forum: Installs
Topic: da build....
Replies: 102
Views: 44499

Re: da build....

as usual, other things got in the way... 16mm2 cables for the amps cut, CBR44 mounted. No forks, so I'm going to see what happens without any termination for the moment. Car is now clean again on the inside, and I could easily drop / replace the glovebox with a sub, but I'll leave that one for the m...
by bretti_kivi
Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Installs
Topic: da build....
Replies: 102
Views: 44499

Re: da build....

M3-ATx is here and in the case (fits, but only just...); the first of the MX-3s is also lit and is pleasantly bright :) Also fixed the LEDs in the vents, which haven't been working properly in a very long time. Tomorrow I have some more time and so I will strip the interior so I can check where all ...
by bretti_kivi
Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Installs
Topic: da build....
Replies: 102
Views: 44499

Re: da build....

Nokia CK200 is now installed, as is the display, but no power to the unit as I only had around 2 hours. I'll be back down tomorrow, taking more out and starting to really understand where the cables are going and what needs to be seriously sorted. M3 ATX should be here tomorrow, too, so I can put th...
by bretti_kivi
Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: Installs
Topic: da build....
Replies: 102
Views: 44499

Re: da build....

right.... Reaper kicks ass. Fuck me, this is *good*. Clean, deep bass with black backgrounds and crunchy treble. Significantly, audibly better than Foobar on its own. Wow. Removing Nokia Suite means I can go back to size 1024 FFTs and it is clean, even on a D510MO (Atom board) with 2GB RAM and 64-bi...
by bretti_kivi
Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Installs
Topic: da build....
Replies: 102
Views: 44499

Re: da build....

been a very long time, and things really still aren't sorted. However... there are lots of changes. And other improvements. My carPC finally has a case and a PSU is on order (M3-ATX); the M2-ATX I have appears to be dead / blown caps. The sound card is here and works well. Front end will be Reaper, ...
by bretti_kivi
Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: How-To/FAQ
Topic: Leaking capacitor tutorial update
Replies: 64
Views: 56367

Re: Leaking capacitor tutorial update

do you think I should do my QX series amps? They're a *bit* more recent, but not much...

Bret
by bretti_kivi
Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: Photography
Topic: New year
Replies: 2
Views: 3975

Re: New year

Thanks! I've cheated there a little on the fireworks, they're USM'd heavily and it shows :)

The others? That's just accurate focus work.

Bret
by bretti_kivi
Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: Photography
Topic: Tintic Standard Reduction Mill
Replies: 5
Views: 6109

Re: Tintic Standard Reduction Mill

now *that's* what I call a sunset! Superb colours.

Bret