Let me preface this by saying this is a "trying to understand thread", not a "judging" thread.
There is a line that is crossed when your system gets to a loudness level where you start damaging your ears, your bass gets way out of proportion with the rest of your speakers, etc. I have one 12" Dayton HO in a small sealed box and it's all I can handle. I can feel if I turn it up anymore, I'm going to really do some damage. I also find SPL competitions a strange concept (there's no SQ element at all?). Anyway, here's my questions for people with setups like four 10"s in their trunk.
- Do you ever wear ear plugs? What's the point of playing something louder than human hearing capabilities?
- Are you really just here to annoy people at stop lights and don't want to admit it?
- Do you care about SQ, or is it really just about the drop?
PS: Get off my lawn!