Originally posted by Rmyers
I think you would change your mind if you sat in Bass crazies, Sphells, or my car! Why do you say that they are a waste of time?
I think you're wrong about changing my mind. I'm not interested in SPL competitions and I think they are silly.
They are are a waste of time because of the way the ruling is structured in the fact one only needs to play a single tone the loudest to win. This has no relationship with setting up a decent sounding audio system. So IMO they are a waste of time, I don't see any achievement.
FYI I've spent countless hours designing and installing many audio systems for cars as that was one of my sidelines. I now currently only deal with home audio.
These days, my own vehicles simply have a CD head unit, a modest amplifier and a set of my own designed Audax split speakers all mounted in the front. This kind of design (if done properly) is unmatched in sound quality and the closest I have become to making it sound like a decent home system (though still not close enough).
Note, all the above is my opinion and I have no problem with the people involved in SPL comps, however you did ask :-).