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    TermLab USB will be MECAs official meter

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    MECAheads,
    I know that you're reading the topic title and thinking "what the hell is going on?"
    I have reached an agreement with Wayne at TermPro, working to standardize our scores and use the best high SPL/low frequency testing system at our events.
    All MECA judges will use the TermLab USB system in 2004 for sanctioned events. TermLab USB will be the official test equipment for all MECA SPL contests.
    All major sanctioning organizations will be using this equipment in 2004, as this becomes the standard for car audio SPL testing. This is a great step towards seeing consistent scores among the organizations. I'm really excited about this.
    We'll have to work out some rule changes in our Street and Modified classes to make this work, and we'll have to customize stands for the "sensors". We will be able to make this work with minor changes to our testing protocols.
    I will provide the TermLab USB to any judge who has purchased LinearX equipment. No judge will be burdened with spending extra money for this change. MECA will have a great working relationship with Wayne. This will make testing equipment more affordable for MECA members, since the price is only $600 for the setup. And, we should be able to add more judges as a result.
    We will still use LinearX testing equipment for Rta Shoot-out contests.
    I appreciate the great relationship we have with LinearX, and their efforts to help us get the best results with their equipment.
    Many of you have asked me to consider this change, and I did, and this is the result. I hope that most members will be excited about this news.
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    Re: TermLab USB will be MECAs official meter

    MECA is stepping in the right direction!!!!

    I would personally love to see ALL other organizations go this route!!! Especialy since db drag itself seems to be heading the wrong way




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    Re: TermLab USB will be MECAs official meter

    Good to see they are moving towards all having the same mic. Mabye with all the purchases, the price will go down for those who wants one at home or at work for testing purposes.



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    Re: TermLab USB will be MECAs official meter

    Definetely a good move IMO.

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    Re: TermLab USB will be MECAs official meter

    Quote Originally Posted by mattj
    Good to see they are moving towards all having the same mic. Mabye with all the purchases, the price will go down for those who wants one at home or at work for testing purposes.
    600$ for a brand new one is still cheap though... compared to linX's 1400 or something... and it's just as tight I believe, right?




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    Re: TermLab USB will be MECAs official meter

    How does the TermLab compair the Linear-x? Looser, tighter, same??

    Hey Matt, for $600 new maybe we can get a used one for a decent price finally by about mid season. (I saw the lightbulb was on when you posted. )



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    Re: TermLab USB will be MECAs official meter

    Term-LAB is about 1db lower than a lin x and the thing is, they are right on. You can hop from mic to mic and get dead on results.

    And Dan, im savin already for one of the 2. Mabye we can go in halfs on one. Seeing how everyone is probably switching to the termlab usb, thats what id be more interested in.
    Full setup and 1 mic -- 600 plus 30 shipping...
    Full setup and 2 mics - 850 plus 30 shipping...

    And we could charge people to use it and split the payments to pay us back...



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    Re: TermLab USB will be MECAs official meter

    Good..I got one coming in the mail.



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    dustin *****, he doesnt count



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    Re: TermLab USB will be MECAs official meter

    Quote Originally Posted by RangerMan
    Good..I got one coming in the mail.
    I'm gonna get mine re-calibrated soon so it'll be with the new firmware.

    Oh and the mic is still accurate, doesnt seem to be off at all.




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