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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Subwoofers: Pioneer Competition SPL

     For all you audio engineers/junkies, like me. Subwoofers have changed the way we listen to audio. If you don't know what the point of having a subwoofer is, then go to a concert and stand by them. It has made speakers smaller and better, movies more lifelike, music more concert-like, and bass way more powerful.
     Finding the right subwoofer can be hard but I found some way worth talking about, the Pioneer Competition SPL subs, a.k.a., the ts-w5000spl subwoofer series. SPL stands for sound pressure level, which good subwoofers can increase! These 12" Pioneer subs are top of the line, master subwoofers.
Pioneer TS-W5102SPL, 12 inch, 6000 watt
     I don't know about you but that looks very intimidating and I like it! If you have ever seen subwoofer drivers, they most likely don't look that thick, remember that is a 12". These are possibly the most powerful subwoofers you can get. Just by taking a glance, you can guess that they handle large strokes. Now if you can't seem to see how this is different, take a look at a more normal shaped subwoofer -
Pioneer TS-W310D4 12 inch

     There is a newer version of the competition subs from Pioneer called the ts-w102spl. I am not sure which one is better, the ts-w5000spl or ts-w5102spl, but they are both masters. The ts-w5102spl is inspired by the ts-w5000spl, and is supposed to have new features, and pack in more power according to Pioneer.
Pioneer TS-W5102SPL, 12 inch, 6000 watt

     I don't know about you, but that is enough bass for one day! If you are the type to already own one of these or one close to this powerful, then count yourselves blessed. I even have some good music for you to test it out with. The song is called "Bass I Love You" by Basstronics. Good luck if your subwoofer can handle it or even produce the sound!

     If  you can't hear the bass, your audio can't be heard on these low bass tones. Don't be surprised! This is what it does on a Pioneer ts-w5102 subwoofer -

Friday, August 9, 2013

The Long Way Home (Homelander Series) Review


  Usually I don't like to review books that aren't requested but since I had this on hold from the library and I had a week to read it so I figured I'd give it a review here. So the book is really good like so good I threw a chair across the room. The book follows Charlie West a teen running from the good guys and bad guys alike who is trying to find out after his memory is erased Maze Runner style if he is guilty or not of murdering his former best friend. A very original story from an excellent author I hope it makes it to the big screen.


 Wow, book starts off a bit dull I must say. I put the book off for a day then resumed refreshed and the action quickly heightened. From the knife fight the action didn't peak but kept escalating very nicely. Everything was kept in motion nothing was flat. Obviously I can't put spoilers in my review :P but I will say the plot twist I didn't expect really made a good story supreme. The story does one thing I liked but don't see elsewhere: it shows a power struggle where good and bad look the same but in reality they aren't. It is a very interesting blend something usually reserved to boring backroom discussions now brought to the limelight in an uber awesome book that was designed for a movie.


5/5 Words cannot describe how much I like this series and novel. Sad thing was the distribution of it (most likely because it was published in 2010) was limited e-wise. I got it from the library thank God but kindle wise well different story.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Ennara and the Fallen Druid: A Book Review

Please note: Regular posting from the residential female will start again August 21, 2013. Until then, have a fantastic rest of the summer!!! Love you all, Jenn 

Hi everyone!

Today, I'm going to review one of the books I've had the pleasure to read: Ennara and the Fallen Druid (book one). My rating system, for those who are unfamiliar to it, is based off of 5 areas, each worth 5 points, totaling twenty-five points. The areas are: Writing Style, Plot, Characters, Conflict, Wrap Up. BUT, there's a slight change in plans for this one. Instead of the 25 point system, we're just going to talk about it.

First, though, a huge shout-out to and a thanks for this: 

Ennara and the Fallen Druid (Ennara, #1)
"When a mysterious curse threatens to transform everyone into shadowy demons, a magical eleven year-old girl must travel to a sunken city ruin—fighting pirates, monsters, and an undead sorcerer along the way—to find a weapon that can save her world."

Okay. So, moving upward and onward, let's begin talking about this book. 

First: I wasn't given an age range (which is something I will be asking from now on), but given the content matter I did think it would be for an older audience. There is dark magic involved, and even the BBC show Merlin, which has dark magic in it, waited until its audience was older before introducing true dark magic. But, alas, this book was what I believe intended for 8-12 years old. Which is not bad at all! I just wished I would have known that before hand.

Next: The content was difficult to get into. If I was the intended age range, I believe I would have enjoyed the book a lot! It reminded me of Judy Blume, only based in a Medieval setting and not having to do with small, annoying younger siblings. But the writing style had a lot of resemblance to Mrs. Blume's. The only thing I would have liked to see was the cliches be-gone. This seems to be a common problem among new writers--Dessen's first books had a ton of cliches, and I do firmly believe this author has great potential. A few more years and she'll be right on track!

Lastly: I wasn't brought into the plot as much. Again, if 
I were younger, I believe it would have been easy for me to get involved in. But because of my age--and how little I interact with young people--I don't think I enjoyed it as much as I could have. It has fantastic potential for the younger audiences, and I hope younger people do read it. It deserves a lot more than a silly teenager's review, for sureness.  

Verdict: If you're 15 and over, this may not be the series for you. But, if you have a younger sibling or a young reader in your house, this is perfect for you! PLEASE READ THIS DURING BEDTIMES!!! :) 

I 100% support this new author and I hope you all try her out, too. If you baby sit, read this to your youngsters! It'll be a fresh, new, entertaining read that your family will enjoy. 


P.S. This author is on Goodreads! Go stalk her! 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

This is the Future: Drinkable Sea Water

           Survivalists also known as preppers have had a big boom recently after Hurricane Sandy and other events have ravaged different areas. Water events, and other disasters could easily contaminate freshwater with saltwater leaving people devastated and without the most important thing in the world: water.Without water people will die causing more disasters. Well some people made the Puri a device that could easily purify saltwater so it is good for drinking that would come in handy on any survival craft or for a home on the water.

The Design

   Most people (reasonable people to be exact) wouldn't care about the design of something if it could save them from dying. I can applaud that. Still we have to remember this is being entered into a design contest so I like to look at the design of it. Wow I've never seen a more beautiful design for a purifier yet. Sleek, small, easy to use, and very beneficial. Not much more to say about it.

The Future


Wow. The future hopefully won't be a dystopian landscape out of a science fiction b movie, but in case it is you will be prepared with Puri. Puri shows a future where humans are rapidly advancing to tackle problems that were previously untenable. It shows that we as homo sapiens can tackle what the apocalypse throws at us before we hit the afterlife.