Red has a PCMCIA sound blaster wired to an Alphine processor.Originally Posted by sansoo24
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?!?!Originally Posted by noodles
One thing I just can't understand is, why folks are so concerned with audio quality? Even a car sitting with engine off in the middle of nowhere is not a good place to listen to music - there is too much stuff scattering, absorbing and reflecting soundwaves.
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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.
How do they judge the SQ? Do they have meters that guage the frequencies or do they have a panel of judges?
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".
you are right!Originally Posted by Defiler
but, in all fairness, this years rules have focused 120 point on sound....out of something like 200 total possible points