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    First SPL Competition

    I metered a 139.1 on music today. It was good enough to win Rookie Class 1. It was my first competition ever, and I was in a rush. The box was finished at 5:30 and the registration for the competition ended at 6. I just wired the sub up and went straight to the competition.

    Anyways, here are all the details...
    Eclipse SW7200 12"
    Kicker KX550.3, rated at 500@2ohms
    Box is 2.5ft^3@32Hz Link to box design...
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    The song was D4L-I'm Da Man
    Any suggestions for songs?

    I want to try playing tones for a future competition. I was going to build a box 2.5ft^3 @ 40Hz. What test tone would you suggest for that?




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    Re: First SPL Competition

    congrats and good job




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    Re: First SPL Competition

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckyBoy View Post
    I metered a 139.1 on music today. It was good enough to win Rookie Class 1. It was my first competition ever, and I was in a rush. The box was finished at 5:30 and the registration for the competition ended at 6. I just wired the sub up and went straight to the competition.

    Anyways, here are all the details...
    Eclipse SW7200 12"
    Kicker KX550.3, rated at 500@2ohms
    Box is 2.5ft^3@32Hz Link to box design...
    http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...tomz/mybox.jpg
    The song was D4L-I'm Da Man
    Any suggestions for songs?

    I want to try playing tones for a future competition. I was going to build a box 2.5ft^3 @ 40Hz. What test tone would you suggest for that?
    usually at comp's they will put the meter in ur car, let you run a sweep, and get ur peak frequency, then run a test tone at the freq.




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    Re: First SPL Competition

    Test tone will all depend on te vehicle, you need to try and find a meter and do some sweeps. That my best suggestion on that, also congrats on the comp!



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    Re: First SPL Competition

    Quote Originally Posted by SethPhillips View Post
    usually at comp's they will put the meter in ur car, let you run a sweep, and get ur peak frequency, then run a test tone at the freq.
    I wish my local comps would let me do this



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    Re: First SPL Competition

    Oh, what organization?



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    Re: First SPL Competition

    btw buckyboy great job n first comp....do you have any pics of setup?



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    Re: First SPL Competition

    if you plan on competing much it would be a good idea to order a tl meter. that is the most commonly used meter or an ac 190.



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    Re: First SPL Competition

    Quote Originally Posted by SethPhillips View Post
    usually at comp's they will put the meter in ur car, let you run a sweep, and get ur peak frequency, then run a test tone at the freq.
    So, at the next competition I should ask them to run a sweep?
    Then, when they tell me my peak frequency, I need to find a test tone of that frequency and use it for competitions?
    Easy enough.

    Quote Originally Posted by btdickey99 View Post
    btw buckyboy great job n first comp....do you have any pics of setup?




    The box was finished at 5:30. The registration for the competition ended at 6. We barely made it.

    There was a green Ford Ranger at the show that did a 160.7 Outlaw and I believe a 157.something legal. He had 6 DD 12s. He was the highest.
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    Re: First SPL Competition

    Bump.
    Can someone explain "sweep" a bit better. Does it simply run a range of tones and determine the loudest?
    I have no idea, but say my peak frequency is 42Hz, then what should I tune the box at?




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    Re: First SPL Competition

    a sweep is a track that plays from like 100hz down to 20hz, and witha termlab, it will show what frequency you peaked at...




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    nice setup buckyboy...I just love eclipse subs.....I hate that there will be no more



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    Re: First SPL Competition

    Quote Originally Posted by hunterw View Post
    a sweep is a track that plays from like 100hz down to 20hz, and witha termlab, it will show what frequency you peaked at...
    That's what I thought. Now, I just gotta find someone with a Termlab to help me out.

    Anybody got an answer for the second part of my question? What tuning should I go with based on my peak frequency? -10? +10? Or is that something I will have to mess around with and figure out what works best?




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    Re: First SPL Competition

    Quote Originally Posted by btdickey99 View Post
    nice setup buckyboy...I just love eclipse subs.....I hate that there will be no more
    Thanks. I have never heard of Eclipse audio until I decided to upgrade my system. I have one of their headunits as well, even tho it isn't one of the high end I still love it. And the sub definitely surprised me. Great quality and still puts out some bass in my hatchback.
    I will have to get more pictures once I get my car cleaned, but like I said this box was finished right before the show so I had no time.




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