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Aug 22, 2004

The Northern California DIY 2004 Speaker Building Event is set for Saturday, September 18 at Moraga, CA. Details and directions available at the above link.


Attendees at a concert in North Hampton, NH complained about excessive sound levels during the performance. The band’s response? “[T]his is rock ’n’ roll.”

Sure, loud music is part of the experience, but when it gets so loud that it sounds like mush ( “You can’t pick out any of the different instruments. It’s all just a jumble of noise”), you might want to tone it down a little. I don’t have a problem with loud music, but as a music lover, I don’t want the mix to be so loud that you can’t hear the music. I’ve talked about this issue before.


Home Theater Blog has observed an interesting trend: home owners financing home theaters through their mortgages. I’d like to see hard numbers so we could see if the trend is real, but it looks like an innovative (and tax deductible?) means of paying for that plasma screen television.


Wyle Lab’s Ken Plotkin gets plenty of ink in Popular Science’s July 2004 article on minimizing sonic booms. The article discusses field tests of new aerodynamic shapes designed to reduce sonic booms, and the development of the theory behind the design.

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