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    Well thats another world finals in the record books. Had a great time too. Biggest turnout in a few years which is great considering the crappy economy. Hopefully the car audio competition scene will endure and maybe even grow a little.

    Me and my Polks had a pretty good day. Finished 2nd for the 4th time which kinda sucks cause Im wondering if Im ever going to win this thing but the guy that always beats me, Kirk Proffitt, is a friend, teammate not to mention a 6 time world champion, so Im kinda proud to be able to hang in there. He's one of the best tuners in the world with primo Zapco/Scanspeak/Audio Technology/Fi gear but I am getting closer. In 2007 he got me by 1 point. in 08 it was .5 points. This year .2! Next year he's mine! :D

    What Im most proud of is that out of over 50 competitors, I had the 5th highest score and that was with all the speakers in the stock mounting locations! Like Ive said before, not too shabby for a set of Circuit City" brand speakers and amps huh. ;) Goes to show just how good the SR's really are.

    Another pretty damn awesome thing was my team, Schil Acoustics, got into the MECA Hall Of Fame. We've got something like 15 world championships between us and althought none are mine, I still get my name in there! Nothing like riding on some coat tails! :D

    The best car of the show was Steve Cook's Avalanche. Steve is also a teamamte (yeah Im name dropping) as well as a multi world record holder in SPL. He came over to the SQ side last year and in just his 2nd season he not only won his class but too best of show with an insane score of 88 - the highest Ive seen at world finals yet. This guy is a GENIUS installer! Im not kidding either. What he's done with this truck is simply brilliant. My favorite thing is he PORTED HIS MIDBASS DRIVERS! Yeah. Ported! This is possibly the best sounding system Ive ever heard. If I didnt know I was sitting in a truck I wouldve thought I was sitting in a home audio listening room. I didnt want to get out. I kept putting CD's in just to listen. Its the total package too. Not only is it phenomenal sounding but it hits a 155 at 30 Hz in the SPL lanes......and its not even a SPL setup! Im telling ya, the guys a genius.

    Im usually burnt out after finals but for some reason Im more fired up than I was back in 2006! Im already figuring out what to bring next season!

    Ill get some pictures up as soon as I can get them together.

    Here is a link to the results on MECA's website. You can see the SPL scores here as well. MECA's SPL scores are lower than other organizations because they measure at the head rest instead of the footwell. This takes the vehicle out of the equation and so its all about the system. This way you dont have 100 CRX's and mini vans in the lanes. A guy with a Honda Accord has a shot.
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    Congrats man, good work--as usual.

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    .2 points?!?! Damn man. Congrats though.
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    hi mac,

    congrats bro, another trophy for the cupboard (damn thing must be overflowing by now :D). You really are nibbling your way to the big one. 0.2 points omg......I'm sure next year its ours. (As polk users and forum members, we have a 5% stake on that trophy. Talk about riding coat tails :D).

    IMO whats keeping you in the hunt are your ears+tuning. (ears20%+tuning 30% + install 25% + equipment 25%)...lol

    Here's an idea.......next year at finals, sit with your son in your lap..........it will get you tons of brownie points (specially with the female judges) kirk wont stand a chance.....lol.

    In any case you've got your biggest trophy this year, for the smaller one you'll have to wait for next year......;)

    Waiting for pics.

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    Congrats Mac. Glad to hear you're still messing around with Polk stuff and finding success. Good luck next year winning it all!

    *edit* Wow, forgot how many posts I had here. It's been a while, I know.
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    Mac, sorry I didn't get around to hearing your car. when the dust settled I only got to listen to two cars. I have heard nothing but good comments from the people who did listen though. By the way, I think you are right, next year you'll take home the big trophy.
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    I missed it. Tried to make it but I missed it.

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    Good Job Mac.. I am looking forward to starting my first run in 2010

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    Hey Mac..

    I was sleeping when I wrote the last post, but I ACTUALLY was looking at scanspeak the other day.. Been thinking, why do I want to pay for a X-over if I am going active?
    Anyways.. been looking at doing seperates rather than a kit..

    Thoughts?

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    maybe that calls for a seperate thread? A bit OT for this one. :)
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    True..

    Still congrads Mac.. Good show man..

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    Mac, wow, you're still pulling in some good shows! That's awesome! SO CLOSE! You've got it in the bag next year, man.
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    Thanks guys! Still trying to find some pics. I didnt take any this year and figured Id pirate a bunch off the various places they pop up but so far I aint found any.

    Scanspeak are awesome speakers. No other way to put it. Their tweeters are just pure excellence. Their mids are equally great BUT they wont work in a door or IB. Youll either have to use them in an enclosure or in a AP setup. Theyre also VERY pricey!
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