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EMMA hits Cape Town

26 April 2011 6 Comments

“So Cape Town – Are You Ready for the EMMA South Africa Cape Town event?” Yes, we were, Mr. Croft, and what an event it was. Even though we were blessed with rain, the bass junkies added some “thunder” to the event. This long-awaited event took place at Tiger Wheel and Tire, N1 City over the Easter weekend on Sunday, 24th April. Aside from the Sound Competition, there was a mechanical bull competition, a Jumping castle for the kiddies and some drifting from the RC Drift guys.

The event was supported by Cape Town’s biggest sound addicts and sound clubs like Team dB, Bassmasters Inc., Team Zoopedup and Team Bass-Sick. Team Bass Waves put in a lot of effort as they came all the way from Port Elizabeth and from Jo’burg we had Team Hygrade. Their cars were fitted with some descent custom installations and definately impressed the crowds. Categories & Classes were well set out and organized according to the rulebook. Competition started early and for those who did not know what category / class to enter, they were placed accordingly by the event organizers. There was also no restriction on the cut off time which was a plus. The competition was different to the way we do it in Cape Town, but I know that it will be better understood at the next “EMMA hits Cape Town”- event. The judges evaluated each competitor’s system setup and explain where to improve. It was nice to see how they assessed each and every car for not only quality installation but also for safety regulations.

Also supporting the sound event was some of Cape Town’s show cars. It just shows how dedicated and supportive we are to “our” car scene. It was an enjoyable rainy day and I can’t wait for the next “EMMA hits Cape Town” event! Just a pity that the competition wasn’t that well supported by our “bass junkies” but a big thanks to those that came out in the rain to compete and to show off their rides.

Until then…God Bless!



  • Blair said:

    Hey Joe, do you remember what the highest reading of the day was?
    Also what was the reading of the Audio Kings car with the Ground Zero subwoofer in it?


    Johan Reply:

    Hey Blair,

    I think the Ground Zero Corsa did 142 odd db. It was difficult getting a good ready on the track they had everyone playing. Also, the day before we got 150db on Term Lab so the placement of their mics cut 3-4db off to begin with. The corsa also got a unrecorded 147.7db (i think) at Emma playing frequency.



    Blair Reply:

    Great man, the sub looked lethal. Have you guys tweaked the setup any more?

    I saw the result and see only 2 of you were in the same class, what was the reasoning behind that all.

    I see the jag also did a run, what were the Db’s


  • Joe Klein (author) said:

    Nah, didn’t stay long.


    Blair Reply:

    ahh, pity… when is the next EMMA? I quite enjoyed it for the time I was there, even with the rain coming down
    I hear a few people complained about how the event was run in terms of the sound readings and prices per run, what’s your take on it?


  • joe klein (author) said:

    Yes Blair,Anthony will keep us posted. About the complains, people didn’t follow the rule book which was available on fb to download and on EMMA’s site as well as on the day of the event. Entrance fee was not to bad depending what you entered for that’s why you had to read the rule book. For me the show was awesome with a great vibe. The people that complained wasn’t even there, it was bad mouth by someone who entered.


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