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The Day the Music Died

Posted on 2009.09.17 at 23:30
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: Barr - True Blood

My co-worker bought some Sennheiser PCX450 over-the-ear noise canceling headphones which make my Sony's sound like the ones that shipped with the first Walkman. 1980 is calling - they want their headphones back! And since losing my Bose Multimedia speakers four years ago next month I've not had really great sound anywhere. This system is a chance to redeem that.

My mother-in-law is here visiting this week, and I was listening to True Blood on iTunes when she asked if I wanted to accompany her to the garage to smoke. An illuminated incandescent bulb manifested above my head, and I grabbed the CD. I jumped to track 12, "Amy's Goodbye" but about thirty seconds into it I noticed that same dull, rattling sound I'd heard a couple of days before. Because I was standing directly between the speakers, I was able to isolate it to only the right side. I turned the top speakers off, leaving only the RS625's on and turned up the volume.

That's when I found the problem. The same issue Brinkmeyer was having with his. The foam had rotted. I frantically checked the left speaker - it too was showing signs of age. All four radiators seemed fine, but if these two are shot, chances are those soon will be. I couldn't find anywhere local in the D/FW metroplex which does this sort of work locally that I could check out online, but there were two places in Florida, one in North Carolina, and one in California which refoamed speakers - the latter being an Infinity Authorized repair shop. Now $35 didn't seem like a big deal when it was just a single speaker, but if I send off all six that's over $200 before shipping. But still way cheaper than it would cost me to replace speakers of this quality today.


Infinity RS625 8" Speaker Repair Foam Re-edge Pictures by Orange County Speaker


Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-09-18 14:47 (UTC) (Link)
What a birthday present.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-09-18 16:20 (UTC) (Link)
Rachel Ray will do a strip tease for you tonight birthday boy!
ehowton at 2009-09-19 00:26 (UTC) (Link)
I'd prefer she just make me a cake, truth be told.
panacea42 at 2009-09-18 18:17 (UTC) (Link)
Bummer about the speakers :-(

A little birdie (ok, schpydurx) told me it was your birthday, hope you have a fabulous one!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-09-18 22:41 (UTC) (Link)
We should find birthday-style p0rN and decorate ehowton's page.
ehowton at 2009-09-19 00:25 (UTC) (Link)
You are aware I have the ability to delete them, right?
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-09-19 02:06 (UTC) (Link)
I thought you'd enjoy something like that. Old age had turned you into a sour puss.
ehowton at 2009-09-19 14:13 (UTC) (Link)
You understand how that's entirely contrived, right? Suppose you finally make a movie. I'd say, "That's fantastic, I'll get a Puerto Rican doctor to remove your penis so you can repeatedly stuff it in your own ass!"

You'd understandably decline, and I'd respond with the same equation above: "[new situation] has made you [adjective]"

Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-09-19 14:16 (UTC) (Link)
Prison has made you paranoid.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2009-09-19 03:39 (UTC) (Link)
He likes it better when you decorate someone else's page with porn!!! I've done it. He thought it was a hoot but she didn't.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-09-19 03:42 (UTC) (Link)
And then she left LJ. What up with that?
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2009-09-19 04:29 (UTC) (Link)
I have no idea. It's not because of me though. The last time I saw her she was vehemently expressing how sorry she was we ever had a rift.
ehowton at 2009-09-19 14:14 (UTC) (Link)
It made me sad.
ehowton at 2009-09-19 00:25 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! I actually ended up working until 1930 :(
thesweetestnote at 2009-09-19 02:05 (UTC) (Link)
Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!

And I will weep with you about the speakers. Because I had no idea they did this type of work for speakers. I gave a pair of Marantz speakers away to Goodwill :(

When the Marantz receiver gave out I ended up donating it too a buddy of mine for him to fix and have. :( :(
ehowton at 2009-09-19 14:16 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I guess sometime today I'll see about gingerly detaching the speakers from the cabinet. I might just send in the two drivers first and see how that works out.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-09-19 14:18 (UTC) (Link)
Make sure you ship FedEx. We had a customer's servers sent to us. UPS drove a forklift right through both of them. $5K later in lawyer's fees, the only thing that UPS would do is cover one of the servers.

Fucking douches.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2009-09-19 04:24 (UTC) (Link)
ehowton at 2009-09-19 14:16 (UTC) (Link)
Nice avatar.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2009-09-19 16:22 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. I thought so my self. I got it just for you old man!!!
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