Same setting. Only 740iL. And I'm in the back seat.
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In the late eighties after I graduated high school I bought a very nice GMC Jimmy. It was all kidded up with mags, brush bars, tinted windows and a $3000.00 stereo. Back then it was the best you could by. Alpine and ADS. I wired two monster house speakers in the back and when partying in the woods I would pull them out and put them on the ground. If we werent partying we would drive around for hours with the volume all the way up. To loud to talk. Thats whats got me into hifi.
I had a few of these experiences. #1. A few years ago I test drove a Dodge Dakota pickup with a factory stereo. I was cruising down the highway, and Radar Love by Golden Earing came on. I never liked that song until then. It really rocked and sounded great (my own car systems have never been that great). I think it made me drive faster too! #2. The first time I played the Beatles "I'm looking through you"(Rubber Soul) through a Golden Tube preamp. It was so alive, I bought the preamp. #3. Every time I listen to Lyle Lovett's "She's already made up her mind". The low bass in phenominal, and when cranked a little, down right scary. Just my 2 cents worth.
My experience occurred ten years ago in a crowded, hot, busy high end audio shop. I was visiting the unknown store with a friend when I heard Krell reference monoblocks driving Martin Logans from a (forgotten) digital source. Even with those lousy conditions I heard a glimpse of heaven. The quality was astonishing. That peak experience introduced me to this hobby.
Probably at 14 years of age listening to In My Time Of Dying by Led Zep on my old crappy record player at an incredibley loud level ..when it got to the drum break I kicked out my bare foot and flayed my arms in my best John Bonham/Animal impression breaking my middle toe on a chair leg...... Alternatively at my mates house at a similar age a group of us used to be in awe of my best mates cooler older brother..one day as he passed up the hallway my mates door swung open to reveal one our other friends standing in the middle of the bedroom standing playing a golf club (?!)as AC/DC blasted away in the backround....great days.
For me it was getting a Fidelity Research MC cartridge, and their step-up phono device. About 1978,Trully an ear opener.I couldn't believe how much was in them there grooves,I was missing. I've spent'millions' in the interim but this was the stepping stone. Beyond here there be dragons that eat up your money,time, and your life;but in a good way of course.