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    Re: Jay's 2015 Mazda 6i Touring build thread

    Didn't you have to leave last year for your anniversary or something? I think the second day I went to see about a demo and you were gone. lol
    I'll try harder this time. lol

    Jay

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    Re: Jay's 2015 Mazda 6i Touring build thread

    Quote Originally Posted by JayinMI View Post
    Didn't you have to leave last year for your anniversary or something? I think the second day I went to see about a demo and you were gone. lol
    I'll try harder this time. lol

    Jay
    Yeh, I had to go back and forth a few times last year heh. We will sync up this year.

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    Re: Jay's 2015 Mazda 6i Touring build thread

    OK. Here's what I started with.

    IMG_20170924_211025707_HDR by Jay McGraw, on Flickr

    IMG_20170924_211036257_HDR by Jay McGraw, on Flickr

    On that scale it looks closer to a 13dB difference between the top of the peak, and low tweeter.

    I applied the filter around 2k and got this:

    IMG_20170924_213335616_HDR by Jay McGraw, on Flickr

    IMG_20170924_215148510 by Jay McGraw, on Flickr

    then I applied the EQ that REW suggested (as best I could.) In my thread on SSQ (FB) someone linked a video that showed I could reenter the center frequencies and then optimize the gains/q's again to conform to the graphic EQ on my processor.

    These are my left/right C3CX's (without Jazzi's house curve shown). It looks like one side is about 3dB louder, so I am going to try to get the levels closer and the EQ closer between the two before I move on to the midbasses.

    IMG_20170924_223424718_HDR by Jay McGraw, on Flickr

    Kinda where I'm at now...

    Jay

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    Re: Jay's 2015 Mazda 6i Touring build thread

    OK. So let's get caught up.

    Go back a couple of weeks.

    Still trying to tune my system, and getting nowhere. Oh, it looked good on REW, but sounded horrible.
    Kept falling back to my Preset 1. (Basically, T/A and Xovers set)

    Planned to leave for Finals around 9am on Friday the 13th.

    Thursday, the 12th, late. Nick Apicella and I were talking about it and he suggested a remote tune.
    So I downloaded Teamviewer at about midnight, and spent the next 3 hours watching Nick work his magic (and bitch about the Mosconi software/my slow internet lol) He got it much closer to the target curve than I had, but after 3 hours of listening to Pink Noise I couldn't tell if it sounded good or not. Decided to wait until the morning to see. Really appreciate it, Nick. Getting to see you in action showed me I had some things right and some things weren't. Also learned that stacking LR2 filters doesn't result in an LR4 filter. Something they should probably mention on the screen in the processor software.

    Got up to leave at like 7 and had a headache. Went back to bed til 8. Got up. Headache turned into a full blown Migraine. Still got trunk carpet installed, everything packed and went back to bed. Left at 2pm. Sounded like there was a transistor radio playing on my dash. (Similar issue to what happened when I tuned it as well...more on this later) 6hr trip took 7.5hrs. Waze sent me through Indiana. I used Google Maps for the rest of the trip. I hate driving through Indiana. Got to the hotel around 9:30.

    Since my stereo sounded bad, I reverted back to Preset 1 for the trip. Debated not entering the 2X event at Finals, but got talked in to it. I was going to do it just so I could park inside. Paid for membership and to enter "Meca Street class"...had to park outside because there were no spots left in the building. *sigh*
    Spent about 10 minutes playing with the EQ on my radio and turned the subs up from -17.5dB to -12dB.

    Kyle Ragsdale judged my car on Saturday (he judged ALL of the cars for the 2X...40+!)

    IIRC, I was like 5th out of 5 in my class with a 70.25. I was hoping for better, but I expected more like a high 60s, so I was happy with that considering how much time I had in it.

    Now, Nick and I had to attenuate my midbasses like 20dB to get the frequency response curve to match, but when you listened to it, there was literally NO midbass and barely any sub. I had the same problem. So I started thinking maybe there was a problem with my mic. Like maybe it was overly sensitive to the low end.
    So I borrowed my friend Nick Adams' (Thanks!) mic and ran 3 pink noise "sweeps" with mine, then 3 with his (stereo, left and right), but they were very close, so no mic problem.

    So it seems that REW isn't "hearing" or interpreting the data correctly or something.

    Jim Becker suggested I pick up TrueRTA and use that to see if it shows the same thing. Pretty sure I had that on my old tuning Netbook, but the login for the admin account is corrupt so I can't get to it. Looks like I get to buy it again.

    Strangely, I attenuated the midbass maybe 9db on the radio, and got it decent, but Kyle said that 80-200 was missing. So, that really makes me think the -20dB we were doing is a bit much. lol

    Going to play with it tomorrow.

    Also, Nick Adams introduced me to some new music that I hadn't heard before.

    Lake Street Dive was pretty cool.

    Also, if you want to have nightmares, check out Tori Amos' Strange Little Girls. Her cover of I Don't Like Mondays, and '97 Bonnie and Clyde are ... intriguing. lol

    Awards got over around 1am on Monday morning. Hung out til 2, got back to the hotel around 2:15ish, asleep by 3.

    Got up and found out there was a Bojangles (which I've been meaning to try since the first NCSQ meet at Jason's house) about 15 minutes from my hotel. What Google neglected to mention was that it wasn't done being built yet. Guess when I found out? lol

    Here's my score sheet:

    IMG_20171017_211002430 by Jay McGraw, on Flickr

    I wasn't sure what the comment was under "Midrange Frequencies". Looks like something about "Upper Range Big Broad Penis." It was suggested that
    maybe it was a compliment, but I thought I should ask. Turned out it was a "Big Broad Peak." I guess that makes more sense. *sigh*

    Anyway, those were the highlights of the trip. Got to listen to some really nice cars, tho, I missed Michael Meyer's Scion. I'll have to catch that one at some point.
    Chefhow's car was very impressive. Spent about 2 hours talking to Jason Owens. Met Ben Zimmerman and Tom Meyers.

    It was a good time. Trip home took just over 6 hours.

    Now I need to know when the shows are going to be so I can start planning!

    Jay

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    Re: Jay's 2015 Mazda 6i Touring build thread

    BTW, Nick (Apicella) the Versa was great. I think Jim Becker made some minor EQ changes, but the car sounded great and the install was top notch. Great Job!

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