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#41 of 130 Alex/d

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Posted September 10 2006 - 01:02 PM

Of course they are Posted Image

Let's see your's Seth... oh wait, you don't have a camera yet Posted Image
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#42 of 130 Mitch G

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Posted September 10 2006 - 03:15 PM

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Those look home made.

Au contraire, they are hand-crafted. Posted Image


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#43 of 130 Seth=L

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Posted September 10 2006 - 03:23 PM

Alex and I thought that it would be fun to make our own "white van speakers". He used a tissue box, an audio circuit out of a toy, Mountain Dew bottle and cap, and some aluminum foil.

I used a Brita box, lots of duck tape, Sony dream system multipurpose driver, Pioneer 4'' woofer, empty paper towel roll, extra cardboard, and motherboard signal speaker to make mine. Eventually I will take a picture and submit it to the appropriate area.

#44 of 130 Seth=L

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Posted September 12 2006 - 03:32 PM

I have an idea for a white van speaker company name:

(breath for a moment)


Definitely Technology

Ta-da, now if I can find a way to market my BS company.

#45 of 130 JeremyErwin

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Posted September 12 2006 - 09:08 PM

The name "theatre research" came up in another thread-- so I did a little poking around. Turns out that they're also sold under the name 'Canyon Audio'-- and audioholics have reviewed them. A bad review, but nevertheless, a review.

Eventually, some white van speaker company will produce something that's not so fugly. But who am I to argue with aesthetic fads? I still like B&W...

#46 of 130 Seth=L

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Posted September 13 2006 - 07:18 AM

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The name "theatre research" came up in another thread-- so I did a little poking around. Turns out that they're also sold under the name 'Canyon Audio'-- and audioholics have reviewed them. A bad review, but nevertheless, a review.

Eventually, some white van speaker company will produce something that's not so fugly. But who am I to argue with aesthetic fads? I still like B&W...
Funny I know what thread you are talking about I think. The poor guy who put down $9000 on a pair, funny, but very sad at the same time. I don't have that much in my entire system, and my system rocks IMO.

So without further ado, I will add Canyon Audio to the list.

#47 of 130 Mike Frezon

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Posted September 13 2006 - 09:03 AM

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Au contraire, they are hand-crafted. Posted Image

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#48 of 130 Seth=L

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Posted September 19 2006 - 02:59 PM

Found another on ebay, called Streem. Adding to the list of undesirables.

#49 of 130 JeremyErwin

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Posted September 19 2006 - 04:52 PM

are we engaging in libel, here? Some cites would be nice.

#50 of 130 Seth=L

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Posted September 20 2006 - 06:05 AM

cites for what, for the original post, or findings of other white van speaker scams?

#51 of 130 JeremyErwin

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Posted September 20 2006 - 06:33 AM

Loosely speaking a "white van" speaker is one that fits the following profile:

actual value << offering price << msrp

or one that has been sold out of a white van.

The problem is that neither the internet generally, nor ebay, in particular are white vans all the time. At some point, a pair of unbiased ears needs to determine "actual value", and this cannot be done by simply shopping for drivers. The crossover is the real key.

#52 of 130 Seth=L

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Posted September 20 2006 - 11:17 AM

When refering to white van speaker scams I do mean all companies that sell speakers on ebay for $200 that supposedly retail for thousands of dollars. All the speaker that I have listed have sold speakers under these pretences or sold them out of a van or suv using tactics such as a story about how their boss will be upset or they come off as threatening. Of course they cannot do this on ebay, but you get the idea.

My most recent addition to the list Streem, was selling a speaker that looked exactly the same as another speaker I had seen made by another company for around $50. I though, cannot remember the name of the company that made the speaker.

#53 of 130 Seth=L

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Posted September 21 2006 - 03:13 AM

I have found another: JSD

5 speaker set going for $90 on ebay, looks nice really, but you know it's not.

#54 of 130 Brandy S

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Posted September 26 2006 - 12:58 PM

Poor guy.
I really want to tell him the truth... Posted Image

http://forum.sounddo....;f=10;t=089864

#55 of 130 Mike Frezon

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Posted September 26 2006 - 01:03 PM

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Poor guy.
I really want to tell him the truth... Posted Image

http://forum.sounddo....;f=10;t=089864

You mean about how "good a deel" it is NOT?! Posted Image

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#56 of 130 Seth=L

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Posted September 26 2006 - 01:07 PM

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Poor guy.
I really want to tell him the truth... Posted Image

http://forum.sounddo....;f=10;t=089864
I think he already knows, he is either a scammer himself, or has been scammed, has realized it, and now he is trying to get his money back. So either way, it's a scam. I like the guys who are honest about it. I see them sometimes trying to sell them just to get a little back, and some will tell you they aren't worth the suggested retail and are really only worth what they are selling them for.

#57 of 130 Seth=L

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Posted September 26 2006 - 03:41 PM

Hey guys, and gals, check this silly thread out. It is so stupid I could kill myself.

http://forum.ecousti...es/3/15757.html

Insert knife after reading thread.

#58 of 130 Mike Frezon

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Posted September 26 2006 - 04:12 PM

Posted Image Makes one appreciate the HTF all the more.

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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#59 of 130 Seth=L

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Posted September 26 2006 - 04:18 PM

I am attempting to get this page filled so we can start another. My computer is really slow, and those pictures really bog my system down.

Bump...

#60 of 130 Mike Frezon

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Posted September 27 2006 - 12:57 AM

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My computer is really slow, and those pictures really bog my system down.

I know some nice guys in a van who happen to have some surplus computer gear....




My attempt to help move you onto the next page.

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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