Bass Wars

Bass Wars classifies our competitors by using the surface area added to the outermost port opening area of your ports. That is surface area of your speakers plus surface area of your outermost port opening. We call this your Bass Value.


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Events Calender:

Region and Entry Fees: Bass Wars is a national league in the United States. The cost to compete in Bass  Wars is $30 for your first class and $20 each for additional classes you may compete in. Sometimes depending on the location, there may be a gate fee and they vary depending on who is promoting the show or renting the venue.

Membership: A Bass Wars membership cost $25 per year. The membership renews after finals each year. The membership will allow you to acquire points you would need to attend our finals. You acquire points from the time you become a member until you arrive at finals.

Bass Wars Formats:

SPL – SPL (Sound Pressure Level) is the most popular format in Bass Wars. We approach SPL a little differently than other organizations. You are able to put the sensor anywhere in front of the front seat location that you like. You may play any music that you like. We want you to get your best score possible. some vehicles pressure better in different places so we don’t think you should be force to put the sensor in a location that we say you should, put it where your vehicle is loudest beyond the front seat location.

Demo SPL –  4  Classes – Hurricane (30 hz and below), Typhoon (40hz and below), Cyclone(50hz and below), Twister(60hz and below). These classes are measured using music and are measured with a 30 second average. The sensor is held in your by a person sitting in your hotseat.

Crowd Loud – Crowd Loud format is performed by parking 10′ from the sensor and playing your system for 30 seconds. The SPL will be averaged for those 30 seconds.

Port Wars – The Port War format is performed by putting the sensor inside the outermost port in your subwoofer enclosure. We measure your peak SPL in the Port Wars format.

Hot Seat – The Hot Seat format is an average of your SPL over 30 seconds with the sensor placed in the hot seat of your vehicle. The hot seat is either of the front seats that you choose. There is no frequency limitation in this class.

Death Match – Enjoy this class by going head to head, full tilt against a fellow competitor, for 60 seconds with the sensor placed 1 foot outside a front door of the competitor’s vehicle. This class is a 60 second average.