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Post by krfan1 » Mon Nov 11, 2002 10:26 pm

Are KITT and KARR's interiors soundproof? In KITT vs KARR, when KARR has Mandy locked inside his body, she is screaming, but we can't hear her. Though I've never seen any other reference to either of their interiors being soundproof.

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Post by knightimmortal » Mon Nov 11, 2002 10:43 pm

I think they are supposed to be. I am not totally sure of other incidences of showing the sound proofing, but it would be a pretty simple and natural function of the cars.

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Post by krfan1 » Mon Nov 11, 2002 11:51 pm

I figured but for some reason I am unconsciously in nitpick search lately.


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Post by knightimmortal » Tue Nov 12, 2002 12:33 am

ROFL! There are plenty of them out there beyond the things which may seem blaring. Look beneath the rocks, them evil ones are really under there. [img]images/smiles/icon_wink.gif[/img]

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Post by krfan1 » Tue Nov 12, 2002 12:49 am

Stop it you evil person! Thanks to you I can never look at KR eps the same way ever again! [img]images/smiles/icon_sad.gif[/img] just kidding

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Post by Kaine » Tue Nov 12, 2002 4:41 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by krfan1:
<STRONG>Are KITT and KARR's interiors soundproof? In KITT vs KARR, when KARR has Mandy locked inside his body, she is screaming, but we can't hear her. Though I've never seen any other reference to either of their interiors being soundproof.

Nick</STRONG><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

i'm not sure, but in "knight of the phoenix" when tanya "kills herself" at the end michael warns her, i'm not sure wether she could hear him or not.

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Post by Skav » Tue Nov 12, 2002 7:17 am

In KITTNAP, the seats were destroyed after the villain shot at the inside of the car when he thought Michael was inside. So the seats, we now know, aren't soundproof.

But as for the dash itself..who knows?

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Post by Ghost Rider LSOV » Tue Nov 12, 2002 7:23 am

Ehm...skav you lost me in there. How can the seats be soundproof?
Maybe you mean bulletproof...but it's quite a big distance from one thing to the other.

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Post by Knight2000 » Wed Nov 13, 2002 8:13 am

In the Pilot, when MK gets pulled over by the cops. They see him talking but they can't hear him (or at least we can't). I think they (KITT + KARR) weren't soundproof as such but more like regular cars, where normally you shouldn't be able to hear what's going on inside but if you shout hard/loud enough, people will hear you.

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Post by Ghost Rider LSOV » Wed Nov 13, 2002 8:38 am

Maybe they had a way of somehow making their interiors soundproof?

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Post by Smoothy » Wed Nov 13, 2002 11:11 am

I doubt KITT and KARR's interiors were completely soundproof. In any car, if you said something with the window up the person on the outside wouldn't hear, unless you were shouting. That said, it was probably more soundproof than the average car, but nothing suggests that it was completely soundproof... otherwise you wouldn't have heard the bomb explosions that happened inside KITT in certain episodes.

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Post by Skav » Wed Nov 13, 2002 11:24 am

Ah, oops, I misread the question, sorry. I have bad days like that!

I agree with the above statements, I don't believe it was fully SOUNDproof.

I think it was just like every other car but KITT might have come with a feature installed where the sound could be blocked out completely?

But in 'Dead Of Knight' at the beginning, when Michael is in a tinted KITT, he is whispering while inside...which suggests people could have heard him if he talked loud enough.

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Post by TT Snim » Wed Nov 13, 2002 1:29 pm

Hers an artical about sound proofing a car... http://www.roadkill.co.za/soundproof-car.htm

And here... http://www.pinliang.com.sg/perform/soundproof.htm

And another one... http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=sound+proofing+car

Any way, this just shows the science of the topic. Hope it helps.

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Post by Rockatteer » Wed Nov 13, 2002 3:18 pm

I don't think they are sound proof. There have been many occasions when Micheal has made comments about sounds he hears from within Kitt.

I don't think sound proofing a car was ever thought off back in the 80's...people where more interested in makeing a car talk and drive by itself :-)

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Post by knightimmortal » Wed Nov 13, 2002 5:47 pm

I disagree, only because of the Mandy scene in Kitt vs. KARR. And it goes back to Michael Pajaro's earlier topic of "how much did Michael really hear in the car, and how much was sound added for our benefit.

I believe that KITT and KARR most likely had the option, just like they had the option to black out the windows. To change the temperature within. Probably not a natural automatic feature, no, but most likely one added on.

Obvously they thought about making the exterior quiet, with silent mode. I am sorry that once again, I didn't explain in further detail, but considering that KITT was not an ordinary car, you would think that it would be a natural addition. Not giving KITT the ability to sound proof his interior is pretty much like KITT without tires. It just doesn't make much sense on a scientific level.

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Post by Smoothy » Sat Nov 16, 2002 5:40 pm

Actually I agree with you knightimmortal, cos right after I posted it I remembered that scene as well. Ah well... one of those inconsistencies in Knight Rider again...

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Post by jup » Sun Nov 17, 2002 12:25 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by krfan1:
<STRONG>Are KITT and KARR's interiors soundproof?

Nick</STRONG><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Soundproof? No.

Highly sound resistant like in a high class luxory vehicle? Yes.

I just recently aquired a couple KR books and there is a reference to just how sound resistant KITT's cockpit is during the demolition derby race. I don't remember the exact wording, off hand. But, it mentions how loud it was on the dirt track at the start of the race and just how quiet it gets from Michael POV once he closes KITT's door.

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