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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!


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