Ok, ill keep this rolling along.
Ant's done well to get us this far!
Thanks buddy!! Very happy to be associated with this great group of guys. I have met all of you at various times, so it seems right and fitting!
Current Project: 1990 e30 BMW 318iS. Which is about to re-commence and get serious,... serious about having fun! This will be a personal build, not really aimed at getting points, but more about being a cool car with a great stereo
. However so far I have this.... http://www.mobileele...03#entry1246003
I live in Sydney but often travel to the ACT and Nationals for the MEASQ competitions.
Predominantly I'm interested in music, I grew up in a house and culture (latin american) where music is very important and a large part of my life. We even had a home recording studio, so I was exposed to a variety of both music, musicians and also the technology used to make and record it. I even learnt at a basic level how to play drums, keyboard, guitar and bass.... no I don't play anything anymore. Despite trying several different instruments and even learning to read, just simply lack talent!
My hobbies were always about cars, speed, racing, technologies, rc cars/planes. I've raced karts (clubman & Rotax) done lots of car and bike supersprinting, still muck about on my motorbikes (currently have 2) etc, being on wheels was/is constant. Not sure what I'm running from...
... car audio was simply an inevitable.
At the age of 14, a family friend gave me a copy of CA&E. I was hooked... I had no idea about it before, but that magazine opened me up to an external world. I started buying the mag or getting it out at the library. At the time... it was my bible. Since coming to Aus, I've always had a job, even as pimply kid, I wanted to supply for myself. So by 16, instead of getting a better BMX, I saved up for 1 year and bought my very first piece of gear... an Audio Control 2XS. An active 2-way cross over. haha!!! Yeah! I didn't have a car, a head unit, a clew... all I knew is that wanted that x/over. My GF at the time thought there was something wrong with me... was she ever right.
These days I enjoy music, in the car, in my lounge, live, or on my cans. Loving much variety in my music, everything from Jimi Hendrix, through Vivaldi, to DJ's (like CAM, Rectangle, Diplo), to my current favs Die Antwoord! For some strange reason, I also really like discovering music of former popular artists, I have this thing about listening to the music, without the fan fare. Eg currently listening to Michael Jackson, Radiohead, Lauryn Hill and Green Day. Not trying to get caught up in their initial hoopla,... just let the music do the talking.
I'm also a fan of using used gear. Modern and "ol school" (hate that term) but really appreciate what we had then and what we have now. I think my amplifier collection is about 45 amps.... greddy and unnecessary for 1 person..... meh.
Like Rick, if anyone has any questions or need help with something, please just let me know.
Please guys, lets all do our intros no?!