View Poll Results: Do you compete or are you interested in competing?

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  • Yes, I compete in SPL

    6 9.09%
  • Yes, I compete in SQ

    3 4.55%
  • Not yet, I'm wanting to compete in SPL

    7 10.61%
  • Not yet, I'm wanting to compete in SQ

    13 19.70%
  • Why in the hell would you ever want to compete in any of it?

    37 56.06%
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    http://www.iasca.com/events/
    http://www.soundoff.org/events.htm
    http://www.mecacaraudio.com/events/indexnew.php

    Check back to them all on a regular basis, they are constantly updated.


    it can be as involved or as noninvolved as you want it to be, that's one of the nice things about it.
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    I'm in the process of prepareing to compete in SQ once I graduate High School. I'm re-building my system as we speak. Waiting for my resin to dry.

    Red, I'm looking to buy some CDT HD-62's for my front stage in my Jeep. My question is how well does CDT perform in SQ? I'm proably going to put the woofer in the door, and the tweeter in my A-Pillar.

    Any advice for preparing for SQ?
    Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
    Kenwood X790 x/ iP500 Ipod Interface
    Elemental Designs 13Kv.2 D2
    CDT ES-620 (omg yayay!!!1)
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    from what I've seen, the CDTs preform very admirably.

    especially for the price.

    Personally, I don't have much experience with CDTs, though I'm going to be keeping my eyes out for some cars with them at the upcoming big shows.

    Just keep in mind, that in all reality, it's about 80-90% in the install. Speker placement, enclosure design, and tuning are what make or brake a system. Spend your time researching those things, and the brand of speakers should fall into place.

    I'm really excited to see you in the lanes, and I just noticed you're in Plano. SWEET!

    We'll have to meet up some time! I'm keeping an eye out for some local USACi shows, when I hear of one, I'll be sure to post up about it. It would be a good opportunity to go out and see how it all works at least!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red GTi VR6

    Just keep in mind, that in all reality, it's about 80-90% in the install. Speker placement, enclosure design, and tuning are what make or brake a system. Spend your time researching those things, and the brand of speakers should fall into place.

    truer words have never been spoke.... many guys go out & buy the most expensive, best equiptment they can get there hands on & automatically think a great system will come of it.....

    now adays the difference between decent average equiptment & high end are not as far from each other as you would think.... it is very possible to build a sweet system with average equiptment & beat a car with all mega dollar stuff.... the equiptment is only a small part of what makes a system sound good.... the limitations of most systems are not the equiptment....

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    we have been using the clif design products since the late 90's all the customers we have installed them in have loved the sound
    last year we had a honda take first and second in SQ local comps with some old stock clif's he got off ebay the 5.1 and the 6.1 on a older nakamichi amp also from ebay in fact the only thing new was his car and the optima batterys and the eclipse 12" the 12 was powered by a older rockford punch 150hd im still running a set of the cd 6.5" i purchased in 94 in the wife's car
    now they seem to have changed the name to CDT but the quality has not suffered at all
    i have been more than happy with them and red is right its all about the placement/location
    thanks red for the links

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    Quote Originally Posted by my6x9s
    last year we had a honda take first and second in SQ local comps
    no offense, but this doesn't honnestly mean jack.

    most 'local' events are nothing more than 2-3 cars TOTAL competing in SQ. This would actually mean something if it were a regional or even a triple pointer.

    I'm not trying to down on the guys wins, I'm just saying that they don't point towards anything. I'm also not saying that the speakers aren't any good, just that your example lacks credibility, that's all.

    and you're welcome for the links! glad I could be of some assistance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by turbocad6
    truer words have never been spoke.... many guys go out & buy the most expensive, best equiptment they can get there hands on & automatically think a great system will come of it.....

    now adays the difference between decent average equiptment & high end are not as far from each other as you would think.... it is very possible to build a sweet system with average equiptment & beat a car with all mega dollar stuff.... the equiptment is only a small part of what makes a system sound good.... the limitations of most systems are not the equiptment....

    IMO - it's only in the very top eschelons of competition (the expert classes, the true world class compeditors) where the top of the top equipment makes a difference.

    I say this, even though I'm running some of the best stuff out there, but that's a different story all together...lol
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    I know exactly what you mean... I built a budget system in another car of mine, did it with pioneer components, everything dampened & sealed... tuned it with an old alpine g320 eq.... it sounded damn good..... of course if everything was swapped out with mb quartz or focals dyne audio or whatever it would have been better, but I bet it sounded better than if someone just threw a high end compnent set in without proper prep & attention to tuning...

    the install is everything... the high end components are just the icing on the cake...

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    Ive been competing for the last year and a half in MECA, starting out in Street 2 last year, and moving into Street 3 this year. I also compete in SQ as well, and would of made it to finals last year for SQ alone if I hadnt been more gung-ho on the SPL side of things. This season its a 50/50 mix of SQ and SPL competition.

    Here are some pics of my setup, im not boasting or anything, just trying to put some content into this thread.



    one 18" TC Sounds Dual 1.7 ohm subwoofer
    one Visonik 4000xd 4000x1 watt amplifier
    one DHD 2x250 (amp for mids/highs)
    5.25" Kicker Resolution Componant tweeters & xovers with Lanzar DC Midbasses
    four Alphacell 180 AGM batteries
    2/0 welding cable for all power
    8" Inovatek LCD, 20" Envision LCD,Aopen Pentium 4 1.7ghz mx566, 512 ram, 80 gig hard drive, wireless 802.1g network,

    Here is the ole jeep at some local large shows.


    Cruisefest 06 - Sheperdsville Ky


    Carl Casper - Louisville, Ky

    My team and I compete exclusively for MECA almost every other week in the surrounding states. I actually have more fun hanging out with the other competitors (of which ive made great friends with, even with those who I compete against). I think that ive got more new friends from the sport than trophies, which is what it should be all about anyways. I even spend alot of time helping people who are in my class get louder and compete against me ... but its lots of fun.

    If anyone is ever interested, my Team fourm and SPL hangout online is http://www.basswhores.com
    MECA Car Audio Judge

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    the friendships are honnestly what keep me coming back. great friends for sure.

    damn MECA, I contacted them about competing in finals, telling them that the closes show was like 14 hours away from me (which is 3 states away), and he pretty much told me tough ****....lame

    IASCA and USACi are willing to accomidate at least. They understand that if you generate interest in states where you aren't settled in yet, that you are doing a GOOD thing...bastards....lol

    thanks for sharing your pics snoopdan!
    Jan Bennett
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