Always the bride's maid. Yes, thats right - I finished 2nd.....again. I know what youre thinking, "damn, cant you ever win?" but 3 consecutive 2nd place finishes is actually pretty good. This year was the most competitive year yet and I figured I had at best a 3rd maybe 4th. One of the judges got in and CRANKED the volume. I mean he listened with the volume at 34/35! Made me cringe and I just knew it would kill me cause I tune at a volume of 23-25 and those door panels get awful noisey at anything much over 30 but the Polks held together well enough that it didnt hurt me.
The guy who beat me is the guy whos been smacking me around for 2 years now, Kirk Proffitt. He is one of the best in the world and won not only his 4th consecutive world championship this year but also won a world championship in the 2 seat class in a car using stock speaker locations! Thats just insane. The best part is that he beat me by only 1/2 a point! To get that close to one of the best guys in the world is something Im DAMN proud of!
My favorite car there was Steve Cook. Steve is a legend in SPL and holds about a half dozen world records many of which are still standing. He came over to the SQ side this year and built a beautiful Avalanche with about 20,000 watts! A pair of Incriminator Audio 18's getting 10,000 watts each. Yes, 10,000 watts each! This thing will do nearly 155 db at the headrest at 30 Hz!!!!!! Best of all, it sounds great too! The high part of the show was when he had "You dropped the bomb on me" playing in it at about 130 db. It was like a ride at Disney Land. People would jump in and listen then jump out for the next one and they were lined up. It was awesome!
The Polk SR's did awesome and proved once again they can tangle with the most expensive speakers out there and more than hold their own. In my class were Dynaudio, Hertz, Audio Technology, Alpine PDX and Zapco and the humble Polk SR's and PA amps came within 1/2 a point of winning the whole shebang. Not too shabby for some lowly Circuit City speakers.
I cant wait til next year. Ive already got a lot of ideas Im wanting to try. Maybe something along the lines of an aperiodic enclosure for the SR's. I cant wait!
I didnt get any pictures because Im a lazy bastid but others did so Im gonna wait til they get theirs up and steal them. :D Ill post them up as soon as I find them.