As posted on the meca forum
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.