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    1st competition

    I'm going to my first competition tomorrow... any advice?

    I called the guy holding the car show and the shop that it's taking place at, just to get an idea of what to expect. My system hasn't been metered and I've talked to a few people about it.

    He said I have to bring my own CD and that it could be music or sweeps, but sweeps would be better. I don't even own a sweeps CD, and I don't know what my "peak frequency" is. I really wish there was someone I could meet up with (within an hour from here) and they could just look at my system and tell me what they think I should play and what to do to make it sound best.

    Also, I wished I could've had my system metered before the show tomorrow, just to know what I'm lookin' at.

    Any advice, tips, people that are willing to take me under their wing today/tonight? Thanks guys, sorry for being such a n00b... have to start somewhere.



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    Re: 1st competition

    Bring a CD with a sweep from 20 to 80Hz or so, but also have sine waves at each frequency...

    Show up early, and see if you can get some meter time before the show starts. At about half volume, run through a sine sweep - if it's using a TL, it should record the frequency at which the highest reading was taken. Plan to burp at that frequency.

    Both individual test tones and sine sweeps can be found online...




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    Re: 1st competition

    Thanks for the advice I'll call the guy again and see if I can get some meter time and what kind of meter it is.



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    Re: 1st competition

    My girl called him for me... said he used an Audio Control meter and that I could only get metered at shows, for $25.



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    Re: 1st competition

    depending on the show should have 2 runs or cheap reruns. run the firs trun with the sweep then go up and ask what the peak was
    burp your next 30 second run with that freq and 1 up and one down from it
    3 secodns long each.



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    Re: 1st competition

    Anyone have a CD that I should bring zipped up that maybe I could get over AIM?



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    Re: 1st competition

    What kind of competition is this?



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    SPL...





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    Re: 1st competition

    No one with a CD I can "borrow"?

    BTW thanks again for the advice... I hope I compare with the people tomorrow.



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    get at me on aim kenny



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    Re: 1st competition

    do a search on here for "Test tones" theres a guy who had a link up for them not long ago





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    Re: 1st competition

    I know there are a lot on ROE but not sure what exactly I'd need. Was kind of looking for a "standard" CD that people use at car shows... if there is one.



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    Wish me luck... competition in 8 hours



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    Re: 1st competition

    What I'm planning on doing is playing a sweep and then asking for my peak frequency... and then doing a rerun with a track of that hz. I'm pretty sure that's how I should do it...



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    Re: 1st competition

    Lol yea bro, that's what u suppose to do. Make sure u burp for only 3 seconds. Then let ur coils rest. U don't wanna end up with burnt coils.


    Btw, I'm on my fone @ traffic also going to a competition. 2 hours up north of me. Gonna compete on as many classes as I can. Good luck on ur 1st comp. U will have fun.



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