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Earlier stat[edit]

Based on the radio report, the article contained this statement "A competitive vehicle might be a van weighing 33,000 pounds, with twelve 1,000 watt amplifiers, 72 speakers, dozens of car batteries." It was amended after reading the CNN article. Hu 22:38, 2004 Dec 11 (UTC)

I don't think something like that ^^ should be listed as a "typical" competitive vehicle...There are all sorts of different types of vehicles that are used in the contests. A Honda CRX is a very popular vehicle in competitions because if the extremely small space, where people believe that since the subwoofers are closer to the windshield (where the microphone is placed for testing), they can get a higher dB reading. Alma Gates has a Ford Bronco with 48 Kicker subwoofers and 48 Kicker amps, which is usually one of the more "famous" competition vehicles. I feel that the article should not specify a "typical" vehicle because, as I stated before, there are such a wide variety of types of vehicles used in the competition, it's impossible to list a "typical" vehicle. I will wait for some additional input. Sumnjim 15:19, 14 March 2007 (UTC)[reply]
I decided to go ahead and change the page slightly. If you view the history, I moved one sentence up to the top, as it made the article flow more smoothly, and extended the sentence a bit. I also updated the articles definition for "typical" competition vehicle so it's not generalized to one type of vehicle. Sumnjim 17:36, 19 March 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Perceived Loudness[edit]

A doubling of the amplifier power results in a 3dB increase. However, this does not equate to a perceived doubling of volume. With how human hearing is weighted, a roughly 10dB increase is required for something to be twice as loud. Stephonovich 21:17, 5 February 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Decibel level of volcano[edit]

400 dB for a volcano? Did someone just make that up? - (talk) 20:13, 6 April 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Driven while unoccuipied?[edit]

Wait, so how can the vehicles be driven 20ft during the competition if people aren't allowed to be inside? Did they mean with the sound off, just to demonstrate that it still functions as a car? (talk) 07:05, 18 February 2012 (UTC)[reply]

  • Yes, the vehicle still needs to function as a car, but not while the speakers are active. §everal⇒|Times 20:34, 18 February 2012 (UTC)[reply]

First time-ever wikipedia pun?[edit]

"Sound Pressure Level (SPL) of 155 dB can be reached, and it is not unheard of to see more than 160 dB as well. " I see what you did there. ;) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:46, 24 March 2013 (UTC)[reply]