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Dave Ritter
09-28-2010, 06:38 PM
This MECA sanctioned 2X show is being held on Saturday, November 13th and is being hosted by The Specialists on Broadway, Tucson AZ.

SQL, SQL Install, SPL, Drive By SPL, and Show N Shine are being offered. RTA Freq out will also be available on an advanced request basis. If you have any questions, please contact Dave Ritter, the MECA Event Director at southwestaudiofest@mecacaraudio.com or @ (520) 245-2528.

ATTENTION:
SQL competitors will need to pre-register for MECA Southwest Audiofest 2011 Events!

We are doing this for the 2011 season and beyond so that we will be able to provide the best possible judging process, and so that we can properly staff each event with the best possible mix of SQL judges.

This is the first of many MECA Southwest Audiofest 2011 events that will be announced! The event cities and towns include Phoenix, Mesa, Tucson, Prescott Valley, as well as events being planned for Lake Havasu City and Las Vegas, NV. Some of these events will be announced on dates preceeding the Noveber 13th Tucson shows, so please check this forum for announcements and event updates.

The Arizona State Finals 3X will be held on Saturday, October 1st, 2011 in Prescott Valley, AZ, hosted by Audio Adrenaline. We look forward to seeing you there!

520reaudiosx15s
09-30-2010, 06:49 PM
:veryhapp:Sweet!!!

Finally, some Tucson shows. AND, the weather is getn cooler. I hope this show has a big turnout. See you there Dave:bigwave:

subzero
10-02-2010, 04:46 AM
DAVE!!! hey what time does this **** start. I want to compete in the SPL ****.

I might compete in sql **** too. depends on my cash flow and time for getting this **** together.

Dave Ritter
10-05-2010, 06:35 PM
DAVE!!! hey what time does this **** start. I want to compete in the SPL ****.

I might compete in sql **** too. depends on my cash flow and time for getting this **** together.

SPL starts at 10:00 a.m., as does the rest of the judging. The contestants meeting starts @ 9:45 a.m. Are you thinking of doing Drive By SPL?

520reaudiosx15s
10-08-2010, 07:16 PM
DAVE!!! hey what time does this **** start. I want to compete in the SPL ****.

I might compete in sql **** too. depends on my cash flow and time for getting this **** together.

So, it's the $HIT Subzero!!! Jus messn with ya man. Cuss away

subzero
10-09-2010, 06:42 AM
SPL starts at 10:00 a.m., as does the rest of the judging. The contestants meeting starts @ 9:45 a.m. Are you thinking of doing Drive By SPL?
Do you supply the bullets? I can get a 12 gauge. Nah, WTF is drive by ****? Like, you want me to drive by with windows down playing full tilt? I have only competed in spl with car parked. idle at 1200rpm. So Brohamman, explain.

Ya yay, I should know this, but I am deaf and dont pay attention to **** when at comps. just looking for **** :)

520reaudiosx15s
10-10-2010, 06:39 PM
Do you supply the bullets? I can get a 12 gauge. Nah, WTF is drive by ****? Like, you want me to drive by with windows down playing full tilt? I have only competed in spl with car parked. idle at 1200rpm. So Brohamman, explain.

Ya yay, I should know this, but I am deaf and dont pay attention to **** when at comps. just looking for **** :)

MECA > SPL > Drive-by SPL (http://www.mecacaraudio.com/dnn50/SPL/DrivebySPL.aspx)

“DRIVE-BY SPL PARADE” - Intended to be a format for all daily driven vehicles to test their ability to impress listeners as they drive by on the street, measuring SPL outside the vehicle.

5 “Drive-by SPL Parade” “Pressure Classes”
DB1 0 - 550
DB2 551 - 1000
DB3 1001 - 2000
DB4 2001 - 4000
DB5 4001+
A. Vehicle/Owner Requirements
1.No one may be in the vehicle during pass. System must be operated by remote, external head unit, or podium.
2.Vehicle is to be driven into the lanes and parked. Vehicle may not be put in reverse or re-positioned once it begins the approach into the lane.
3.Once parked the Competitor has two (2) minutes to get out of the vehicle, shut the door, set-up, and begin their official pass.
4.Once the pass has started, the doors may not be opened, the pass will be disqualified.
5.As long as they are properly wearing hearing protection and their head remains outside the vehicle, the Competitor may lean in the window to adjust volume, change, or pause the track but may not manipulate any other equipment nor change fuses.
B. Judging Criteria
1.Windows may be open. Windows in front of B-pillars may be removed. Doors, trunk/hatch, and hood must be closed. T-tops may be removed; sunroofs/moonroofs may be open or removed (if designed to be removed without tools), convertible tops may be down. Soft top vehicles will be considered convertibles.
2.Competitor must play musical track(s), (i.e. songs) in which the bass notes vary and are not sustained for the entire pass. No tones, sweeps, and/or bass only tracks. The TermLab “spectrum analyzer” will be displayed and used to determine that bass notes are not sustained.
3.Competitors must use commerically available music tracks. Burnt CD’s, iPods, MP3 players, etc. will be allowed at 1X, 2X, and 3X contests, however, at MECA World Finals ONLY original mass produced CD’s may be used.
4.Competitors who opt to use a CD Changer or Multi CD head unit must remove all other CD’s to ensure that the Judges are able to verify the CD being used for their “Drive-by SPL Parade” test.
5.Competitors may only use one source unit during pass. The Mids and Highs being played must be from the same source as the bass from the subwoofers.
6.Mids and highs must be able to be heard outside the vehicle.
7.Lyrics in song may not include any foul or offensive language.
8.No bracing teams allowed
9.Peak frequency must not exceed 100hz, as verified by TermLab metering system.
C. Sensor Placement
1.In addition to the General Rules, sensor will be placed 72” (6’) from the outside edge of a marker on the ground (usually a cone), on passenger side of the vehicle; 54” (4.5’) off the ground on MECA approved stand.
2.Competitors who hit the marker either entering or exiting the judging lane will have their pass disqualified. In the event of a minor hit (i.e. running over the base of a cone) the competitor may be granted a retry at the Judge’s discretion.
D. System Requirements
1.For DB1, DB2, DB3, and DB4 there are no modifications to the front of the vehicle with the intent to increase sound pressure level score, except for the modifications outlined in D.2. through D.9. As an unlimted class, DB5 will follow sections A&D of the Radical X Rules and allow Radical X vehicles which still meet sections A and B of the DBSPL Rules to compete in DBSPL.
2.Enclosure or anything attached to the enclosure cannot extend more than one inch (1”) past any part of the front door jambs, except in a standard cab truck where it must fit with the driver’s seat in the most forward position.
3.Door panels may be modified, rebuilt, removed, or built out (3/4” maximum).
4.Headliner may be removed or replaced, but may be no thicker than 3/4”.
5.Dash modifications are limited to mounting of; automotive gauges (i.e., tach or voltage gauge), for video system components (i.e., screen(s), DVD player, game console), relocation of source unit, and/or mounting front stage speakers for SQL applications.
6.Dash may only be recovered with a cloth type material. Painting to match a color scheme of the vehicle will also be allowed.
7.Only rubberized/asphalt type sound deadening material is allowed to be used on the floor in front the B-pillars, 2 layers maximum in any area.
8.Vehicle must have automotive seats in the forward only position. Both front seats must be properly mounted in the vehicle. Seats may be replaced, providing they are still a DOT approved automotive seat; no homemade, marine, or other types allowed.
9.Standard Cab Pick-ups: If aftermarket seats or factory replacement seats are added, and the factory brackets aren’t used, then the brackets to hold said seats down must be made to line up with the rear factory bolts as to not increase the area behind said seats.
10.Center consoles may be removed or rebuilt as long as the design does not intentionally redirect pressure, which may increase SPL score.
11.Upgraded electrical & charging systems allowed. Unlimited batteries, capacitance, alternators, and voltage allowed.
12.Batteries must be securely mounted, and must be located either under the hood and/or be mounted anywhere behind the B-pillars, within the original skin of the vehicle, or be mounted under the vehicle in a battery box. Battery box may be a separate unit mounted under the vehicle or be installed through a hole cut in the floor. Battery box must provide protection from the outside and may not hinder the vehicle’s ability to be driven safely.

-Some unique situations may arise that disqualify vehicle, system, and/or competitor from “Drive-by SPL Parade” Format, determined by MECA judges.

520reaudiosx15s
10-10-2010, 06:39 PM
Do you supply the bullets? I can get a 12 gauge. Nah, WTF is drive by ****? Like, you want me to drive by with windows down playing full tilt? I have only competed in spl with car parked. idle at 1200rpm. So Brohamman, explain.

Ya yay, I should know this, but I am deaf and dont pay attention to **** when at comps. just looking for **** :)

Don't think there is room at the specialist for this

subzero
10-11-2010, 05:12 AM
Don't think there is room at the specialist for this
Well damm, I dont have a ******* podium and ****. All I know is this, my ol lady gets PISSED because she can hear my car all the way in the back of the grocery store. She even make me turn it down before I pull into the neighborhood. Sitting in traffic, people speed away like I got cooties... I never really get to hear it from far away. not like I let some fool joy ride in it.

520reaudiosx15s
10-12-2010, 07:58 PM
u shud be more respectful 2 others when blasting ur system Subzer0!!! lol jus kidding with ya. Seriously thou, i turn down my volume (b4 i enter my hood-dont wanna advertise) at stop lights and/or if i see elderly people or baby seats in vehicles around me when stopped OUTTA RESPECT 4 OTHERS AS WELL AS THA SPORT..... NOW if mofo's are pu$$y footn it in front of me, i crank dat bass

subzero
10-15-2010, 02:25 AM
nah, it aint loud no mo.

520reaudiosx15s
11-01-2010, 07:09 PM
Roll call 4 this comp!!! Subzer0 or stefanhinote, either 1 of u going 2 this??? u can see my new amp in action....

thisistiny
11-01-2010, 07:18 PM
Is this usually a big event? Finally something close. Still 8hr drive from vegas, but it's do-able!

subzero
11-04-2010, 02:03 AM
Roll call 4 this comp!!! Subzer0 or stefanhinote, either 1 of u going 2 this??? u can see my new amp in action....

I dont know bro. Ibeen laid up in the hospital for since the 17th, then I got out on the 26th. Been out of work since the 17th. and tonight I am going back to get checked out.

Cliffs: I had to leave work because trouble breathing and spasms keeping me from taking normal breath. They found pnemonia and possible valley fever, then they found a blood clot in the right lung. The flooded me with antibiotics and blood thinners. I been homes since the 26th but tonight my lung hurts again so I have to check it out.. I hope I am ok. I need to get back to work. I wish I could come. I might have a better chance going to the show in phx. I hope maybe you can attend that one. My car sounds like *** now thou. too much rattling. shook my license plate light off.

520reaudiosx15s
11-08-2010, 06:58 PM
**** bro sorry 2 hear that. are u gunna be o k???

subzero
11-09-2010, 09:22 AM
well I got put back in. I am hoping I can get out today or tmw. they drained the fluid around my lungs and are flooding me with antibiotics and blood thinners. I am a pincushion. I guess my bloods clots more than normal, so that means I have to take blood thinners for a very long time. yah me. I guess I could go if I got out. I just need funds and a driver. However, I cant play loud anymore because there is a risk of making a clot come loose and causeing a stroke. Yah me...

520reaudiosx15s
11-09-2010, 07:20 PM
Don't risk it, jus kick back and get sum rest brah. i ain't gotta work this wknd in phx so i will be competing in this event & taking sum vids. i'll post them on here fur yah, ku!!! Feel better and Get well.

subzero
11-10-2010, 07:23 AM
I am home now. I wil be looking for them vids bro.