So I've been working on a pre-emtive plan for noise tickets: was gonna go to court when I get my 1st ticket, explain that I'm not here to say I wasn't too looud or don't deserve a ticket, but that I want our local law changed. Right now it is if they hear you over 50 feet away. So if I live at the end of a park, with a football field, there's kids at the other end..over 300 feet away, will they get a ticket if I can hear them? Speeding is measured in MPH. Sound should be in SPL. What if I play 10Hz test tones full bore? I will be fully capable of single digits in the van... you can't hear it from 5 feet away, let alone 50 feet.
I understand that no one wants to hear systems bumbing by their house all hours of the day. I am generally not the guy that drives by houses in neighborhoods at 3AM. But I will not say I have never ever done it or never ever will again.
How about on main roads during the day? Trucks are loud. Motorcycles are loud. Horns are loud. But there has to be some limits, some freedoms.
Anyway, I shook one off already today, yes just for my front stage..waiting on wire to install HO alt and subs. He was going the other way on our bussiest street, he turned around and got behind me. I quick did a lane change, he did the same, then I turned off fast, he blew past me and took the next turn, so I ditched him.
Then, later, my neighbor wanted me to play her a song..a weak ass song, and, now that my crossover's are set to 71Hz... they are nothing like they were before for thumping... but a cop came. He was cool, we ********ted with him for a while, showed him the system, and I explained my feelings on the 50ft rule. Explained I am not fighting the fact that if I am too loud, something should be done, but I think it needs changed from feet to DeciBels. I said what can you do then if I do 10Hz? He said then theyd have to charge me for disorderly conduct, no longer a ticket but an arrest. He sdaid don't wait for a ticket and try my luck explaining to judge, thats hit and miss, go to the city council.
got the dash back on now that the deck is secured. Needs prettied up.