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#1 of 36 David Keith

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Posted October 13 2004 - 05:55 AM

Hey guys, just a pet peeve of mine, and no hard feelings please, but here goes,

bass = the lower octaves in the audio world !

base = 3 square cushions on a ball field i.e. :
first BASE, second BASE, third BASE ! And before anyone goes there, home is home plate, not home base.

bass = also a fish, but we rarely talk about fish around here, so we pretty much know that bass means BASS !

It's all good.......

#2 of 36 Phil Iturralde

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Posted October 13 2004 - 06:08 AM

To add to your pet peeve, here's mine ...

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From Dolby Labs document "What is the LFE channel?"

... the terms LFE and subwoofer are not interchangeable, and the distinction between the two terms is very important.

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#3 of 36 ScottCarr

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Posted October 13 2004 - 06:12 AM

Base a foundation in which something is built upon

#4 of 36 Tim Stumpf

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Posted October 13 2004 - 06:16 AM

I think your pet peeve is baseless. I think you have a bass bias. To put it into Seinfeld term, you are the opposite of a high talker, which you would think would be a low talker, but in your case it's a bass talker.Posted Image

#5 of 36 David Keith

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Posted October 13 2004 - 06:41 AM

Tim,
Actually you are correct. I am a bass talker, but not a low talker. I have a feeling this thread will end up being alot like a Seinfeld episode.

#6 of 36 GrahamT

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Posted October 13 2004 - 07:25 AM

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alot like a Seinfeld episode.


It's "a lot" not "alot". That's my pet peeve.Posted Image

#7 of 36 John Garcia

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Posted October 13 2004 - 07:44 AM

LOL. I ranted about this one before as well Posted Image Unfortunately, it's one of those things spell check wouldn't catch also.

Also love: There and their, your and you're.
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#8 of 36 Tim Stumpf

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Posted October 13 2004 - 08:10 AM

It's acutally "allot" according my Word spell checker, but what does Bill Gates really know? Also, I have a question. If you were to compare one subwoofer with another, would that be considered a bass tournament? This thread is starting be smell kinda fishy!!Posted Image

#9 of 36 GrahamT

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Posted October 13 2004 - 08:26 AM

It is "a lot" as in a large quatity, a large amount. "Allot" means to distribute.

#10 of 36 Aaron_Mum

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Posted October 13 2004 - 10:22 AM

hey....do any of you guys know which DVDs have a allot of base so I can demo my sub?

#11 of 36 Kenneth Harden

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Posted October 13 2004 - 10:36 AM

LOL!!! Thats nothing.

I hear people call center channels = MIDRANGES, subwoofers = A BASS, normal speakers (like a bookshelf speaker) = A TREBLE, and so on.

Grrrr....

#12 of 36 John Garcia

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Posted October 13 2004 - 11:28 AM

Too To Two? DefinAtely.
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#13 of 36 Richard_M

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Posted October 13 2004 - 11:51 AM

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I hear people call center channels = MIDRANGES


Then there are "CENTRE" channels Posted Image
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#14 of 36 Kenneth Harden

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Posted October 13 2004 - 12:25 PM

I lived in Tasminia for a year, I know Posted Image

BTW, you guys get BURNED on audio gear prices - but a very cool country, I would love to live in Sydney.

#15 of 36 Richard_M

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Posted October 13 2004 - 12:44 PM

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I lived in Tasminia for a year, I know

BTW, you guys get BURNED on audio gear prices - but a very cool country, I would love to live in Sydney.


Tasmania, lovely place pity about the two heads thoughPosted Image

Audio prices are much better these days, although still expensive compared to the US.

Sydney, great place to visit, very expensive to live there and property has gone through the roof.
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#16 of 36 mark alan

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Posted October 13 2004 - 01:19 PM

Just remember

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ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US


#17 of 36 Mark Seaton

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Posted October 14 2004 - 02:58 AM

Ok... If we are starting in on pet peeves and grammar corrections, let's talk abbreviations!

When someone travels 1 mile we abbreviate 1 mi. When that same person travels 10 miles we abbreviate 10 mi.

We don't write 10 mis. or 10 mi's.

When discussing Sound Pressure Level we talk about relative numbers in a logarithmic scale for power known as the Decibel. We abbreviate with the annotation "dB."

For the same reason we don't write 10 mis. or 10 mi's, we abbreviate 1 Decibel as 1dB, and 10 Decibels as 10dB. There is no need for the S!!! In fact it is incorrect notation. To be perfectly clear technical texts should specify at the begining of a paper or throughout what scale they are using. In our world of home theater, most of what we discuss as readings from the Radio Shack meters are dB SPL. We should in fact be more precise in our notation of dBA or dBC when weighting is applied.

If you want a great site to peruse if you are feeling geeky, check out HyperPhysics

For more direct information on the origin and meaning of the Decibel, check out this link at HyperPhysics: Decibels

I feel better now. Posted Image

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#18 of 36 MikeLi

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Posted October 14 2004 - 07:08 AM

Hey all you English teachers out there give us a small break would ya. Alot of us Base or Bass folks arnt fishy.
Not bad huh?

#19 of 36 Jeff_CusBlues

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Posted October 14 2004 - 09:40 AM

Bassically is a song by Black Sabbath.

#20 of 36 Mike~Sileck

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Posted October 14 2004 - 09:52 AM

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Alot of us Base or Bass folks arnt fishy.


clever mike, but hey, if we're gonna go all out, make it: Alot of us Base or Bass folks ain't fishy.

:-p

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