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Join us January 19th 2020 in Clearwater FL at the 9th annual MLK Show and Soundoff at the Showtime Speedway Pinellas Park

Classing and Formats

Audio Titans Demo Competitions (include a trophy and prize):

Cronos (King of the Titans)

Best Overall audio build of the show. Judging is based off overall install, design and sound.

Aphrodite

Best Overall female owned audio build of the show. Judging is based off overall install, design and sound.

Zeus (Thunder god)

Demos judged by Farmer Mannie. Give Mannie the demo of his life and you may be featured on Basshead TV’s YouTube Channel.

Hades (God of the underworld)

Best Hair Trick Competition – Judged on invensity and spread – Winner will be featured on Basshead TV’s Hair Trick Hall of Fame.

Apollo (God of music)

Judging is based on overall tuning clarity and install

Atlas 

Awarded to the build that demos all day relentlessly.

 

SPL Competitions

SPL sanctioned events have their own classing. Please refer to the links below for full rules and regulations.

MECA

Classing includes trunk classes, Stock/Daily Drivers, No Wall, Wall and Extreme Builds

MECA Rulebook: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1umb9WMlw51E_YbHLx1CFlSAdn3AEazb8/view 

MECA includes several formats and awards including Sound Quality, MECA Kids, Phat awards and more. We will be focusing on the SPL formats Sound Pressure and Park & Pound.  Please refer to the rulebook and https://mecacaraudio.com/ for full classing and rules.

SP (SOUND PRESSURE)

Sensor placed at the headrest (26” High in the Driver’s Seat). on MECA approved stand or holder, provided by Judge. The seat and seat back of the seat that the sensor stand is placed in must be in a factory locked position and must allow the stand to sit flat on the seat
bottom. The stand may not be leaned forward. Pass is timed for 30 seconds with TermLab scoring system set to “Peak Hold”

The Trunk Division, with 2 “Pressure Classes”, is intended for vehicles with systems installed in the Trunk.
The Street Division, with 5 “Pressure Classes”, is intended for competitors with some vehicle and system modifications allowed. Vehicles are still intended to be daily drivers, must have a functional OEM backseat, and not SPL specific.
Modified Street has 4 “Pressure Classes” and is intended for vehicles which do not have back seats, have no-wall builds, or other
installations which are done to the B-pillars.
The Modified Division, with 5 “Pressure Classes”, is intended for vehicles and systems that are designed to maximize sound pressure level, including woofer walls and pickup truck cut-throughs, but are still capable of being daily drivers.
The “Radical X” Division, has 2 classes (one clamped class with maximum of 4000 pressure rating and one unlimited) for extremely modified exhibition systems/vehicles, is intended for hard-core SPL Competitors with unusual or concept vehicles.

PARK & POUND

The “Park & Pound” Format, with 5 “Pressure Classes”, is intended to measure sound pressure levels outside the vehicle, while playing full-range music. 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.  Final score is “Average” for 30 seconds.

DUELING DEMOS

Sound Quality League Dueling Demos contest is intended to recognize the strongest music systems with regard to power, clarity, tonal balance, and intensity. Vehicles go head-to-head to demonstrate the most impressive audio systems.

MECA KIDS

Vehicles required to have some form of a plexiglass plate or surface that the suction cups on the TermLab sensor can attach. Mic placement should be no closer than 4 inches from the port or woofer. Also sensor must face forward.

 


BASS WARS

For more rules and infomation go to BassWars.org

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.

Bass Wars Classes

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 port opening. We call this your Bass Value.

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.

Demo Classes – 4 Classes (Hurricane 20-30hz)  (Typhoon 31-40hz)  (Cyclone 41-50hz) (Twister 51-60hz) An average of your SPL over 30 seconds with the sensor placed in the hot seat of your vehicle. The hot seat either of the front seats that you choose.


ISPLL

We recommend visiting ISPLL.com to verify your classing and to familiarize yourself with the general rules of the organization.  Below is a basic breakdown of the formats offered and a helpful guide to finding the right event for your system.

Amplifiers are Clamped and classed based on the matrix below.  Cone Restrictions apply to classes in orange.

ALL AROUND

All Around is a 30 second musical average.  The music must be commerically available as in all SPL Competition.  Metering will take place on the passenger side windshield (legal position), passenger seat headrest, and passenger side kick (outlaw position). Only the driver side door OR window may be open during the rounds. The average of these 3 scores creates your final score.

DEMO SHOWDOWN

It is a 90 second musical average. Metering will take place on the passenger side headrest and the driver side window (approx. 3-6” outside the vehicle). The driver side window location will be as close to the window opening as the vehicle physically allows (the sensor is placed on a microphone stand standing on the ground outside the vehicle, almost against the door). Only the driver side window and/or passenger side window may be open during the rounds, no doors.

SUBSONIC SUICIDE

ISPLL Subsonic Suicide is a 2 minute musical average using a subsonic track under 32hz. Each 1Hz below 32 you play at will add .25dB to your final score (i.e. you play the 28Hz track, you will receive a 1dB bonus on your final average). If you play the 20Hz track or below, you will receive an additional 2dB bonus to your final score (5dB total bonus). If you play the 15Hz track or below, you will receive an additional 1dB bonus to your final score (7.25dB total bonus). The mic is placed on the dash.  Competitors may open any door, window, hatch, trunk, etc. that they wish to, before and during (AKA “fanning”) the run.

REAL SPL

REAL SPL is now 3 burps of the desired frequency (not to exceed 90Hz) that the competitor chooses. All burps CAN be the same frequency, but do not have to be. Final score will be determined by the average of the three scores.
First Burp – Mic on windshield at legal location with vehicle sealed.
Second Burp – Mic on windshield at legal location with vehicle open. Vehicle open is any part(s) of the vehicle open the competitor would like including, but not limited to, front doors, back doors, trunk, hatch, etc.
Third Burp Mic on the kick with the same rules as the second burp.