more pics should be up in the next day.
Let the tuning begin.....again......
damn change in altitude and humidity....
Yeesh, that car is awesome... I need one.
Is this even safe?! http://www.mj-garage.com/cpg/display...lbum=61&pos=84
EDIT: Did you take any video footage of anything?
Red, I gotta ask....
When the pics of the NOPI babes are taken, who has control of the camera, you or Monte?
That flamed-out van with the skulls is friggin insane. So is the one ride with teh HUGE twin turbos.... What was it, anyway? Can't tell make/model from the photos...
Oh yeah, I guess I could post results for myself....not sure about the others on here that were going since the sound portions of the show were in a different area and were announced seperately.
I took 5th in the IASCA Amature Street class.
In IASCA they have RTA/SPL scoring. I have been assured, along with the rest of the IASCA world finals attendees, that RTA scoring is no longer going to be a part of the competition.
Now time for a bit of an explanation as to why.
an RTA is a Real Time Analyzer. It's a great tool to use for tuning. It can tell you where you have spikes and how big the spike is. Though a good ear will pick up on much of this, it's damn near impossible to pick up on all of it. That's where the RTA comes into play.
In IASCA, they use the RTA as follows for scoring.
With a 90 db average, you play pink noise. The RTA shows a 'graph' of the frequency responses across the spectrum. There is a line that goes across the display, this is your 90 db average. You have a window of + or - 10 db on this display. Each position on the display is dedicated to a specific frequency and db level. If you have adjacent frequencies that are more than 3 db off from each other, a point is deducted. You start off with a maximum of 30 points. A good score is high 20s (26+).
Regarding SPL, on the same curve you have set for SPL (generally people use different curves for the RTA testing section and for the listening section), but this time with the ability to adjust volume, you play a specific song from the IASCA cd. This track is a musical track, unlike in SPL where they usually run a single test tone. This means that the SPL numbers are generally lower here than in pure SPL competition.
We scored a 29 on RTA, which is absolutely great.
However, when I went to run my SPL run, something happened. I only scored a 113.1 db.
That morning before the RTA portion we tested the SPL and showed a 126. Immediately after pulling out of the lanes we tested it again, and showed a 126 again.
We essentially gave up 13 points. That's a LOT of points at world finals.
As such we took 5th. If we had scored our normal SPL score, it would have been good for a 4th place. However, being that this was our first IASCA show EVER (they haven't had any shows within 350 miles that we could attend), we're pretty happy. ESPECAILLY considering we had a total of maybe 16 hours of tuning on the car and we finished the install Tuesday night at around 1:30 am, and set off to drive to the show Wednesday after work.
I also competed in the USACi show there at NOPI, at which we took home first in Intermediate Consumer 0-600 and first in Sound Quality Consumer.
All in all, a great weekend. Had a chance to meet some new folks, talk to old friends, and try our hand at a new format for competing. We've been assured that IASCA will be doing everything within their power to bring some IASCA shows to the central region of the states. Should be a great 2007 season!