Well this weekend im going to my first competition basically just to get my car metered. It is sunday right down the street from my work. So after i get done with work on sunday im gonna cruise down there and just have some fun.
Are there any tips or things i should know before i go. I already am not going with the expectation of wining or really hitting that high of a number since they are going to put me in street B since im running 1 15 with only 1000 watts. I don't have any test tones or anything to use to meter my stuff with though. Also since my box is tuned to 34htz is that what tone i should be using. I know realm of excursion has test tones but they dont tell you which one your using. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
First off you need to run the official DB Drag cd when in the lane. For your first run play the track that has a sine sweep. This will drain alot of voltage but it will also give you a chance to find your note. Ask the judge or whoever is running the computer to let you know what note was highest during the sweep. Remember this note because it will be the track you'll want to play for the next rounds.
In usaci you must use thier copy for each run. In db drag i think you can use thiers. I know for sure you can purchase an offiacial cd at the event. BTW, your note (hz) will be relative to not only your boxes tuning but the cars resonant frequency as well.
OK, i'm looking at a db drag db jams volume 7 cd. it sucks. the sweeps are retarded. but i still think running track 19 is your best bet for the first run. Be sure to ask the judge running the mic to let you know what note is loudest after the sweep. Unless he's a jerk they will let ya know no problem. This particular track plays a 3 40-80hz sweeps. The track is 30 seconds long but the sweep itself is only 5 seconds. The sweep will be repeated 3 times beginning at track times of 5, 15, and 25.
honda civic 4dr sedan im planning on dropping the back seat but im not sure if i shoul turn the box so the port fires into the cabin for the burp or leave it firing about 6 inches from the trunk. The only deadning i have done is 50ft in the trunk it still rattles a lil but thats expected.
I know of three different civics. The res freq of those cars seem to be around 60 hz. That is outlaw however, drag is sealed so you need to lower the resonance a few hz, say 56,57hz. that is my guess for your note.
better yet. a customer of mine has 2 15's in his civic, slot port box tuned to 35hz, subs back ports back. i will test it tonight on the termlab legal on the dash and let you know his note. so check back because i am gonna do this for ya.
so I should run a 40-60 sweep and then find out where i hit my best numeber? Then use that tone for my next run. Im also planing on doing their new street beat competition where you play normal music for 30 seconds. I have a couple of good songs and im going to turn off my highes as to not offend anyone with the lyrics.
lol, i know john. sweeps suck haha but for him, probably his best bet. Btw, i checked out your stats page, nice keep up the great numbers. Oh ya, did you hear david alfaro died in a car accident a few days ago? sucks ey? he and his brother used to come up to shows in wisconsin all the time, we'll miss him.