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    Quote Originally Posted by sansoo24
    Didnt Red take first in one of her sp comps? And as far as i know Red's got a pc and not a head unit. So that pretty much negates the idea of having someone lab test this. Hell that could be considered a lab test. If a PC plays music like late 80s or early 90s then it wouldnt even matter how it was staged it would still lose. RIght?

    So then the fact that RED beat out cars with an HU in them is conclusive evidence that a PC can out perform a head unit.
    PLEASE don't take this as a shot at red, as I think her setup is pretty bad ***, but a lot of the points come from other areas not just sound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sansoo24
    Didnt Red take first in one of her sp comps? And as far as i know Red's got a pc and not a head unit. So that pretty much negates the idea of having someone lab test this. Hell that could be considered a lab test. If a PC plays music like late 80s or early 90s then it wouldnt even matter how it was staged it would still lose. RIght?

    So then the fact that RED beat out cars with an HU in them is conclusive evidence that a PC can out perform a head unit.
    Red has a PCMCIA sound blaster wired to an Alphine processor.

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    Creative products are definitely not considered hi-fi in pro audio. They got in trouble recently for advertising fake quality levels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noodles
    Creative products are definitely not considered hi-fi in pro audio. They got in trouble recently for advertising fake quality levels.
    Wait a minute, isn't it the exact boundary at which you're beginning to be considered 1337 by real audiophiles?!?!



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    "If a PC plays music like late 80s or early 90s then it wouldnt even matter how it was staged it would still lose. RIght?" No not true at all. My old install manager has been winning first place in SQ comps for the past 10+years with the same car.

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    How do they judge the SQ? Do they have meters that guage the frequencies or do they have a panel of judges?

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    Both. The judges use a score card to "grade" different aspects of your sound system. Things like soundstage, imaging, tonal accuracy and so on are tested by the judges. In some comps. They will use an RTA to measure how flat your sound systems frequency reponse is. A lot of competitors use two different eq settings for this due to the fact that in a highly reflective enviornment such as a car flat response includes taking into acount additive and destructive resonances. Unlike in a studio where there are little reflections and a flat response would be considered "accurate".

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    I was thinking of using a sound blaster audgy 2, would think sound as good/better then my 2004 kenwood pro deck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thenewuser
    I was thinking of using a sound blaster audgy 2, would think sound as good/better then my 2004 kenwood pro deck?
    Use and Autotrak Prodigy 7.1LT you will be much happier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Defiler
    PLEASE don't take this as a shot at red, as I think her setup is pretty bad ***, but a lot of the points come from other areas not just sound.
    you are right!

    but, in all fairness, this years rules have focused 120 point on sound....out of something like 200 total possible points

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