Home | High-End Audio Reviews | Audiophile Shows | Partner Mags | Daily News | Search   

  High-End Audiophile Review Magazine & Audio Equipment Reviews

  High-End Audiophile Equipment Reviews
  Gear Reviews, News, Show Reports, And More!

  Celebrating 26 Years Of Service To Music Lovers



























CES 1997

         Mark Eldridge

  Mark is no stranger in the competition field. Besides all the first place trophies he has won, his business centers around tuning and analyzing high-end mobile music reproduction system. After hearing and reading so much about him and his truck, it was good to finally have a chance to meet him and listen to the system in his truck. My humble apologies for not having more information than you see below, yet as i was interviewing Mark and photoshooting his truck my ride to the airport said we go now or you walk. i don't know about you, but i'm not gonna walk from downtown Atlanta to the airport many miles away.


Two Optima D750s Batteries And Fuse Block

Mark knows how important it is to have high-quality power feeding his system. Therefore it was natural that he chose the Optima battery system... two in fact! Optima's deep cycle D750s comes in a yellow colored top, yet Mark creatively painted them red to match his power wire and for better cosmetics. Street Wires gold batter terminals with covers and Plexiglas covered blade fuse block complete this system.


         MTX 2300 Amplifier

Just behind the drivers side on the wall of the truck is just one of the four MTX 2300 amplifiers used in this system. Each wire is carefully positioned and very wire has a grommet. Covering the amplifier is a custom made Plexiglas cover. This is truly one very professional installation.


View Of The Truck's Inside Rear

In the read of this truck you'll find two MTX Black Gold 15" subwoofers to give this car all the subwoofer it needs. Two Rane ME30 modified third-octave analog equalizers help tune this car to give it the high sound quality it reproduces. To polish off the rear we have a Rane AC23 analog crossover which feeds the appropriate amplifier's their signal. There are no digital to analogue converts in this truck. It's sound quality begins solely on the modified Alpine 7909 CD head unit. No fancy digital signal processing of any kind is found after the signal exits the head unit.


Veritas 8" Model AB-218 Driver

In the kick panels we find the Veritas 8" model AB-281 midbass drivers. These units help to put as much bass as possible coming from the front of the vehicle. Custom-built horns are mounted on the top of the dash. This keeps the sound imaging high and solidly placed. For compression drivers inside these horns Mark chose the Altec 802D's. The sound quality of his truck is excellent! When all was said and done, Mark took home first place and $5,000 in this competition. Congratulations Mark!


Click here to send Mark Eldridge e-mail.
























































Quick Links

Audiophile Review Magazine
High-End Audio Equipment Reviews


Equipment Review Archives
Turntables, Cartridges, Etc
Digital Source
Do It Yourself (DIY)
Cables, Wires, Etc
Loudspeakers/ Monitors
Headphones, IEMs, Tweaks, Etc
Ultra High-End Audio Reviews


Enjoy the Music.TV


Editorials By Tom Lyle
Viewpoint By Roger Skoff
Viewpoint By Steven R. Rochlin
Various Think Pieces
Manufacturer Articles

Show Reports
The HiFi Summit Q2 2021
T.H.E. Show 2021 Report
The HiFi Summit Q4 2020
The HiFi Summit Q2 2020
Bristol Hi-Fi Show Report 2020
Florida Audio Expo 2020 Show Report
New York Audio Show 2019 Report
Capital Audiofest 2019 Show Report
Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) 2019
High End Munich 2019 Show Report
AXPONA 2019 Show Report
Zagreb AV Show Report 2019
CanJam Singapore 2019 Show Report
Salon Audio Montreal Audio Fest 2019
Click here for previous shows.


Audiophile Contests
Cool Free Stuff For You
Tweaks For Your System
Vinyl Logos For LP Lovers
Lust Pages Visual Beauty


Resources & Information
Music Definitions
Hi-Fi Definitions


Daily Industry News

High-End Audio News & Information


Partner Print Magazines
Australian Hi-Fi Magazine
hi-fi+ Magazine
HiFi Media
Hi-Fi World
Sound Practices
VALVE Magazine


For The Press & Industry
About Us
Press Releases
Official Site Graphics


Contests & Our Mailing List

Our free newsletter for monthly updates & enter our contests!




Home   |   Industry News   |   Equipment Reviews   |   Press Releases   |   About Us   |   Contact Us


All contents copyright  1995 - 2021  HighEndAudio.com and Enjoy the Music.com
May not be copied or reproduced without permission.  All rights reserved.