Hi-Fi Buys Nationals
Had a pretty big show over the weekend. Hi-Fi Buys in Nashville sponsored a big show with $500 going to the highest SQ score, $300 to the 2nd highest and $200 to the 3rd highest. Last year this show brought out all the big dawgs and this year was no exception.
My teammate Kirk Proffit (yeah Im name dropping) won the $500 with a monster score of 87 and whooped everybody in an '05 Acura TL using stock speaker locations and the stock head unit. All I can say to that is just, wow. And Im just so happy that he's in my class again this year. Yay me. :(
There were over 20 cars there I think (over 50 counting SPL) and I wound up 5th overall and just like last year I came in 2nd in my class...right behind Kirk again...just like at world finals. Ive never been anybody's bitch before. Feels weird.
The top 10 results - name, score and gear used:
1. Kirk Proffitt - 87.3 (Zapco, Audio Technology)
2. Dominick Iraggi - 86 (Digital Designs, Scan)
3. Bret Harbison - 82.5 (Scanspeak)
4. Andy Jones - 82 (Genesis)
5. Aaron Thomas - 81.5 (Polk)
6. David Timmerman - 80.3 (Dynaudio)
7. Cory Bradley - 79.5 (Dynaudio)
8. Jonathan Denton - 79.3 (Alpine PDX, Dynaudio)
9. Ricky MConnell - 79.1 (Alpine PDX, Scanspeak)
10. Cory Harrod - 77.3
The old Polks went up against some pretty exotic brands and wound up doing pretty good eh?
Ill post some pics in additional posts.
Those are those new Alpine subs. Pretty nifty stuff. I'll hafta go find the website for them.
Actually those arent Alpines. The Alpine is in a box, those are free air. I cant remember what brand those are tho.
They dont take pictures of 2nd place guys. :D
I did get a nice 3 foot trophy tho. Got it sitting in between my 2 5' trophies from world finals. Its my "Im somebody's bitch" display. :p
Oh, crap, I thought they were in a box!
Originally Posted by MacLeod
Nah. He's got a box built around it but theyre running free air. Man they pound too! Not saying he's hitting 150 db but he's got some damn impressive output.
Hey, second place to the guy that got first overall is nothing to be ashamed about!
Congrats again bro, keep up the good work.
but you are always 1st in our hearts
That looks like fun Mac. I'm sure you'll get him in the next competition.
How do they score those things anyway? I figured that SPL is obviously raw volume, but what do they score you on for SQL? Do they use an ociliscope or something to check for the perfectness of your sine wave?
MECA uses a 100 point score sheet. Basically its like this:
system noise: 0 to -5
sub bass: 1-10
front stage: 1-10
stage width: 1-6
stage height: 1-6
stage depth: 1-6
center image: 1-6
left image: 1-3
right image: 1-3
They use a test disc (Chesky's Ultimate Demonstration Disc) and judge. They get in, sit down and close their eyes and listen and score you accodingly in each category in .5 point increments. No meters or RTA's; just on what they hear. MECA does have RTA competitions but theyre a seperate category and not part of the SQ judging.
At a big show like this one you have 3 judges and your score is the average of the three. At normal shows you only have 1 judge.
aren't those tympanys?
Originally Posted by MacLeod
Yes they are. Lat 700 x 2, on a PDX 1000w amp.
Originally Posted by Topper
Where were you bro? I was hoping you could make it up.
Be glad when you get everything sewn up. Aint been the same this year without you and Dave competing.
I will probably make the trip to Boaz. Not competing though. I still have plans to qualify for finals, no matter how unrealistic that might be. The Riviera has a long way to go.
some nice cars and trucks, not a fan of the doors on the Yukon but its still nice. Good job and congrats to you guys.