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Team DBC does it Canadian Western Prairies dB Drag Regional Finals

Team DBC does it Canadian Western Prairies dB Drag Regional Finals

Sept 5th - Team DecibelCar.com runners up for Street A title at finals hosted by A-Team Audio.

Making his mark in the North American SPL scene, Steve "BlackIce" Pokorra has returned to the lanes after a 4 year absence from dB Drag Racing. Out gunned in the eliminators, Steve's equipments reliability delivered the win when his opponants source unit failed to play. Being beaten out in the Finals for the hotly contested Street A class, Steve is runner-up Champion of Western Canada.

What makes this even more impressive is the total cost of the system was built following the DecibelCar.com "Recession Buster" $1000 budget system guide, and using the techniques from the DecibelCar.com Knowledge Base. With a total subwoofer & amplifier cost of $550, the results are nothing short of astonoshing. Proving that you dont need to spend a fortune to be competitive in SPL competition.
For more information on the build & equipment, visit the Build Log on our forums.

This event marks the end of the Canadian SPL season, but 2011 will see a return to the lanes. "This time with a stronger amp and pair of 10" subs. The budget build was to show the new guys that you dont need to spend ten's of thousands or destroy your car to have fun and be competitive in SPL. Next year we'll be putting Team DecibelCar.com on the SPL map".

OPTIMA® Batteries Searches for High-Powered Stories

OPTIMA® Batteries Searches for High-Powered Stories and Offers Chance to Win Free Trip to the 2010 SEMA Show

Enthusiasts with the most extreme OPTIMA battery stories to be featured in a high-powered project to be unveiled at the 2010 SEMA Show


August 27, 2010 (MILWAUKEE) – In anticipation of the performance automotive aftermarket industry’s biggest trade event of the year, OPTIMA® Batteries is giving auto enthusiasts a chance to win a free trip to the 2010 SEMA Show by submitting their own OPTIMA-powered stories. A select few who submit the most extreme OPTIMA-powered stories through www.optimabatteries.com/powerstories will be able to attend the exclusive industry event, not normally open to the public. The winners will also receive complementary OPTIMA batteries of their choice and will be featured in an elite, high-powered project to be unveiled on November 2, the first day of the SEMA Show.

Read more: OPTIMA® Batteries Searches for High-Powered Stories

OPTIMA® Batteries Announces Sponsorship of the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Series

OPTIMA® Batteries Announces Sponsorship of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Full Throttle Drag Racing Series

OPTIMA Batteries revs up its commitment to drag racing and NHRA racers throughout the 2010-2011 NHRA seasons

 

July 29, 2010 (MILWAUKEE) – OPTIMA® Batteries, a worldwide leader in high-performance batteries, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Full Throttle Drag Racing series as a Major Contingency Sponsor for the remainder of the 2010 and the entire 2011 season. OPTIMA has long been the battery of choice of many automotive enthusiasts looking for better power, longer life and greater resistance to the use and abuse of extreme applications.  Now, OPTIMA is bringing the “Ultimate Power Source®” to the ultimate name in Drag Racing – the NHRA.   

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Alpine Electronics Now Shipping New Type-R Thin Subwoofers

Alpine Electronics Now Shipping New Type-R Thin Subwoofers

Alpine SWR-T10 Type R ThinTORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 3, 2010 – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. today announced the shipping of its much anticipated Type-R Thin subwoofers.  The new SWR-T10 10-inch and SWR-T12 12-inch Type-R Thin subwoofers are Alpine’s first foray into the specialized market of thin subwoofers.

The Type-R Thin subwoofers are not traditional subwoofers just packaged in a shallow form factor.  Instead, the Type-R Thin subwoofers have been totally designed from the ground up, redefining how thin subwoofers are engineered and perform.  Their unique design earned them a CES Innovations 2010 Design and Engineering Award for the In-Vehicle Audio category.
“Alpine’s traditional Type-R subwoofers are popular and trusted among car audio enthusiasts,” said Mike Anderson, assistant vice president, sales, Alpine Electronics. 
“As an extension of the Type-R lineup, it was essential that the Type-R Thins live up to the performance of the traditional Type-R subwoofers. The new SWR-T10 and SWR-T12 exceed this expectation, and users will not be disappointed.”

Read more: Alpine Electronics Now Shipping New Type-R Thin Subwoofers

Phoenix Gold R1 Series Announced

Clearwater, FL (July 20, 2010) – The Rebirth continues. And now, things are starting to get really loud.

Phoenix Gold R1 12Featuring high-temperature OFC copper voice coils, nickel-plated 12-gauge terminals, one-piece aluminum plated dustcaps and anti-resonant steel castbaskets, the new Phoenix Gold R1-Series subwoofers represent the perfect paring of sleek looks and amazing sound. Available in 10 and 12-inch, single or dual-coil models, these subs offer solid performance specs at a price point that any car audio enthusiast will love.

Want to see the new Phoenix Gold R1-Series subwoofers for yourself? Visit www.phoenixgold.com. Looking to offer Phoenix Gold amps, subs and speakers to your customers? Contact us at 800-477-2267.