2018 Rule Books

Our SQL and SPL Rule Books for 2018 are being prepared by our Rule & Ethics Committee.

The SQL Rule Book is being scrutinized for clarity and understanding regarding class requirements, especially focused on front stage speaker sizes and placements.  We will post the 2018 Rule Book for a 1 week evaluation period by the Members, changes if needed, and then make it official.  We should have this posted by December 11th.

The SPL Rule Book work concerns keeping up with technology, and the trend toward “cheap” power, up-dates and clarifications for classes that require better descriptive text.  Christmas is our intended date to post the SPL Rule Book, with a 1 week evaluation period by the Members, changes if needed, and then it become official.

All Members are welcome to provide input on any issues.  Some suggestions we get are good, but do not belong in the Rule Book, but, rather in a business or club plan of action.  All suggestions are appreciated and reviewed.

This is the last call for Rule Book suggestions for 2018.

Thanks to our Rules & Ethics Committee for their diligence and time:

Joe Ault (OH)
Bud Ballinger (KY)
Jim Becker (CA)
Rob Bess (KY)
Grace Hedrick (SC)
Tony Horton (PA)
Richard Papasin (CA)
Kyle Ragsdale (TN)
Matt Roberts (SC)
Geoff Schneider (OH)
Allan Shaffer (TN)
Vinny Taylor (TN)
Rick Washabaugh (KY)
Sidney Wright (OH)

Finals BOGO Gate Fees

Print this out and present at Car Audio Championship Gate for BOGO, only $5/day for Family, Friends, and Teammates.

Remember, it’s $8/day to park at the Expo Center, and everyone has to pay that.  It’s $12/day for in and out permission.

2017 World Finals Soundfest Competitors List & Roll-in Letter

The following Members are qualified and pre-registered for our 2017 World Finals Soundfest, to be held the weekend of October 13-15th in Louisville, KY.  All SQL and SPL Competitors for this event must be pre-registered.  There is no day of show registration for SQL and SPL contests.  Ride the Light and Show & Shine entries will be taken on Saturday.

Pre-registration CLOSED.  Thanks to all who are going to make this the largest Finals in MECA history!

Competitor Roll-in Letter - 6 pages - 

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Competitor List

Latest Update:  Vehicle Count:  161, BOBOS:  3,  MECA Kids:  5 ---  Closed and Final

90 SQL Vehicles, with 75 doing Sound Quality !  82 SPL Vehicles!

Sound Quality League

Sound Quality

Stock
Dan Arndt (Team Custom), PA
Marsha Beeler (ST6/High Voltage/Hybrid Audio), TN
Taylor Gardner, LA
Greg Patrick, PA
Chuck Whitney (Team Custom), PA

Street
Paul Adams (LexService/JT Audio/Zapco), CA
Stepfonza Allen, VA
Justin Beeler (High Voltage/ST6), TN
Keith Cloud (Linear Power), LA
Joe Davis (SSQ/AP), OH
Jones Douglass (High Voltage), NC
Toby Ellefson (Linear Power), TN
Daniel Erickson, IN
Eric Frey, IL
Brian Gill, TN
John Hale (Audio Specialists/AP/Zapco), TN
Tony Horton, PA
Chris Roscart, FL
John Smith, WV
Eric White (Unique Audio), VA

Modified Street
David Fagan (FlopBox), IN
Mike Flanagan (Linear Power/Sundown), MS
Mensah Green, MI
Leonardo Leal Guerrero, MX
Donnel Lewis (High Output Audio), NC
Robert McIntosh (MSE/JL Audio), OK
Bramouse Muhammad (Hybrid Audio/JL Audio), WI
James Wardlow (Arc Audio), MS
Kara Zimmerman (Mobile Audio Plus/SSQ/Hybrid Audio), IL

Modified
Nick Adams (JT Audio/SQ Ramen), CA
Dave Clews (12 Volt Dave's/Hybrid Audio), PA
Robert Corwin (Audio Specialists/OH Generator), OH
Bill Gunsallus (Hybrid Audio/Zapco), PA
Harold Jones, VA
John Kiser, SC
Josh Kleckner (Zapco), PA
Brad Knobloch, LA
Bruce Miller (Audio X/SSQ/AP/Zapco), WV
Michael Myers (ST6/AP), TN
Larry Ng  (Audio Intensity/Hybrid Audio), CA
Neil Orta (Driven), VA
Adam Schlepphorst (AP), IA
Mick Shuck, OH
Tim Smith (Audio X/Brax/XS Power), TN
Vin Quach (Zapco), CA

Modex
Rob Bess (Audio Specialists), KY
Phil Gibbs, IN
Daniel Greenwood (Hybrid Audio), TX
Chris Lewis, TX
Michael Maddy (ST6), KY
Steve McIntyre (Hybrid Audio/Zapco), WA
Dan Merritt (MSE/JL Audio), TX
Cornell Moody, VA
Chris Myers (ST6), TN
Matthew Rivera, TX
Shannon Roberts (ST6), KY
Ritch Schut, MN
Steve Weigner (SSQ), PA

Extreme
Ron Baker, PA
Cuong Bui, TX
Howard Cantor (MSE/JL Audio), TX
Anthony Davis, (Hybrid Audio), NC
Charles Haley (High Voltage/ST6/Hybrid Audio/Sundown/XS Power), TN
John Mileham (Audio Intensity/Hybrid Audio/OH Generator), CA
Sheldon Robinson, OK
Michael Young, PA

Master
Mike Allen (Audio Specialists), TN
Mark Brooks (Team Melodic/Zapco), GA
Larry Chijner (Hybrid Audio), PA
Leonard Day (OH Generator), PA
Matt Hall, IL
John Hrabik, PA
Tom Meyers (Hybrid Audio), IL
Brian Mitchell (Arc Audio), CA
Mike Nicholls (US Acoustics), CA
Mic Wallace, NC

Install

Stock
Dan Arndt (Team Custom), PA

Street
Paul Adams (LexService/JT Audio/Zapco), CA
Mike Flanagan (Linear Power/Sundown), MS
Leonardo Leal Guerroro, MX
Tony Horton, PA
Eric White (Unique Audio), VA

Modified
Rob Bess (Audio Specialists), KY
Robert Corwin (Audio Specialists/OH Generator), OH
Mensah Green, MI
Steve McIntyre (Hybrid Audio/Zapco), WA
Dan Merritt (MSE/JL Audio), TX
Bruce Miller (Audio X/SSQ/AP/Zapco), WV
Vin Quach (Zapco), CA

Extreme
Anthony Davis (Hybrid Audio), NC
Larry Chijner (Hybrid Audio), PA
Charles Haley (High Voltage/ST6/Hybrid Audio/Sundown/XS Power), TN
John Hrabik, PA
John Mileham (Audio Intensity/Hybrid Audio/OH Generator), CA
Brian Mitchell (Arc Audio), CA
Sheldon Robinson, OK

RTA Freq Out

Rob Bess (Audio Specialists), KY
Robert Corwin (Audio Specialists/OH Generator), OH
Jones Douglass (High Voltage), NC
Mike Flanagan (Linear Power/Sundown), MS
Charles Haley (High Voltage/ST6/Hybrid Audio/Sundown/XS Power), TN
Tony Horton, PA
John Hrabik, PA
Bruce Miller (Audio X/SSQ/AP/Zapco), WV
Brian Mitchell (Arc Audio), CA
Sheldon Robinson, OK
Eric White (Unique Audio), VA

SQ2

SQ2
Robert McIntosh (MSE/JL Audio), OK
Jimmy Walker (Linear Power), MS

SQ2+
Ron Baker, PA
Rob Bess (Audio Specialists), KY
Natan Budiono, MI
Robert Corwin (Audio Specialists/OH Generator), OH
Anthony Davis (Hybrid Audio), NC
Ata Ehdaivand (Absolute), MD
Matt Hall, IL
John Hrabik, PA
Harold Jones, VA
Dan Merritt (MSE/JL Audio), TX
Tom Meyers (Hybrid Audio), IL
John Mileham (Audio Intensity/Hybrid Audio/OH Generator), CA

Dueling Demos

Street+
Eric Halfacre (XFL/True Bass/XS Power), TN
Mensah Green, MI
Phillip Oakley (IAK), TN
Victor O'Brien (New Creation/OH Generator/Xstatic), AL
Eric White (Unique Audio), VA
Sidney Wright (614), OH

Modified
Wayne Clay (614), OH
Eric Dorsey (SPS/Incriminator/SounDrive/XS Power), TN
Greg Kelley (High Voltage/O.S.C.), TN
Rick Sanchez (FlopBox), IN
Jeremy Scoggin (#TeamSoLow), TN

Extreme
Anthony Caldwell (XFL/Mechman/True Bass/XS Power), TN
Wes Strickland (High Voltage/IAK), TN

Sound Pressure League

Sound Pressure

Street 1
Selena Ballinger (BOAB), KY
Chris Caudel, KY
David Fox (O.S.C.), TN
Cornell Hogan (614), OH
David "Basscape" Hunt, TN
Scott Weiseman (FlopBox), IN
Eric White (Unique Audio), VA

Street 2
Nick Bowser (FlopBox), IN
Lance Dohrn (Full Tilt), TN
Jones Douglass (High Voltage), NC
Modaddy (FlopBox), IN
David Wallace (BOAB), AL

Street 3
Oran Barkley (O.S.C.), TN
Tim Cole (FlopBox), IN
Mike Flanagan (Linear Power/Sundown), MS
Keith Lewis (Incriminator), AL
Larry McKay (Team South), LA
Nathaniel Walker (Full Tilt), GA

Street 4
Mike Astin (#AINTLOUD), IN
Austin Duckworth (#AINTLOUD/High Voltage), TN
Charles Haley (High Voltage/ST6/Hybrid Audio/Sundown/XS Power), TN
Pedro Irizarry (O.S.C.), TN
Kenneth Traughber (BOAB), KY
Sidney Wright (614), OH

Trunk 1
Mike Jones (dB Revolution/XS Power), KY
Michael Powell (SoundCheck), IN
Michael Smith, MI
Davy "Poptart" Weil (FSA/American Bass/OH Generator/XS Power), TN
Chris Wilds, MI

Trunk 2
Chad Bleeke (FlopBox), IN
Victor O'Brien (New Creation/OH Generator/Xstatic), AL
Sean Paradis (FlopBox), IN
Brandon Sumpter (B2 Audio), IN

Modified Street 1
Robert Apple (WSF), TN
Joseph Ault, Sr. (BOAB), OH
Michael Davis (SoundCheck), IN
Eric Halfacre (XFL/True Bass/XS Power), TN
Cody Jackson (FSA), TN
Derek Wiser (Imperial), OH

Modified Street 2
Stephen Clegg, OH
Michael Lankford (WSF/Massive/Mechman), TN
Walt Johnson (Sundown), SC
Jacob Potter (BOAB), IL
Tommy Williams (WSF/OH Generator), TN

Modified Street 3
Chris Childers (dB Revolution/Sundown/XS Power), TN
David Milian, GA
Brandon Montgomery (Team BOAB), KY

Modified Street 4
Don Ward (Imperial), PA
Shawn Mayo (B.W.I./Incriminator), TN
Senchez Richardson, TN
Rick Sanchez (FlopBox), IN

Modified 1
Tony Dulgar (Team 614), OH
Larry Jackson (FSA), TN
Charles Stroud (WSF/OH Generator), TN

Modified 2
Terry Dawson (CarTronics), TN
Kevin Mayo (Imperial), PA
Teric Meza (FSA), TN
Timothy Neace, IN
Matt Watkins (BOAB), KY

Modified 3
Danny Prater (#AINTLOUD), IL
Wes Strickland (High Voltage/IAK), TN
Levi Zink (FlopBox), IN

Modified 4
Anthony Caldwell (XFL/Mechman/True Bass/XS Power), TN
Dale Efaw (O.S.C.), TN
Kyle Mesche, MI
Darren Stuber (#AINTLOUD), IL

Modified 5
Devin Crawford (High Voltage), TN
Eric Dorsey (SPS/Incriminator/SounDrive/XS Power), TN
Chris Hansford (BOAB), KY
Greg Kelley (High Voltage/O.S.C.), TN
Jeremy Kough (dB Revolution/Sundown/XS Power), KY
Louis Runner (#AINTLOUD), IL
Anthony Stephens, WV
Brad Lee Zink (FlopBox), IN

XTC
Joseph Ault, Sr. (BOAB), OH
James Cox, KY
Walt Johnson (Sundown), SC
Teric Meza (FSA), TN
Wes Strickland (High Voltage/IAK), TN

Radical X
Devin Crawford (High Voltage), TN
Eric Dorsey (SPS/Incriminator/SounDrive/XS Power), TN
Jeremy Kough (dB Revolution/Sundown/XS Power), KY
Shawn Mayo (B.W.I./Incriminator), TN
Charles Moore (DADS CCA), KY
R P Patel (SoundCheck), IN

Park & Pound

DB1
Robert Apple (WSF), TN
Nick Bowser (FlopBox), IN
Taylor Gardner, LA
David "Basscape" Hunt, TN
Joe Melton, IL
Randy Smith (Sudden Impact), IN
Eric White (Unique Audio), VA

DB2
Jones Douglass (High Voltage), NC
Tony Dulgar (Team 614), OH
Eric Halfacre (XFL/True Bass/XS Power), TN
Teric Meza (FSA), TN
Sean Paradis (FlopBox), IN
Michael Smith, MI
Charles Stroud (WSF/OH Generator), TN
Derek Wiser (Imperial), OH

DB3
Stephen Clegg, OH
Tim Cole (FlopBox), IN
Mike Flanagan (Linear Power/Sundown), MS
Michael Lankford (WSF/Massive/Mechman), TN
Brandon Montgomery (Team BOAB), KY
Danny Prater (#AINTLOUD), IL
Tommy Williams (WSF/OH Generator), TN

DB4
Chad Bleeke (FlopBox), IN
Cody Brewton (#AINTLOUD/High Voltage), TN
Charles Haley (High Voltage/ST6/Hybrid Audio/Sundown/XS Power), TN
Walt Johnson (Sundown), SC
Kevin Mayo (Imperial), PA
Kyle Mesche, MI

DB5
Anthony Caldwell (XFL/Mechman/True Bass/XS Power), TN
Devin Crawford (High Voltage), TN
Eric Dorsey (SPS/Incriminator/SounDrive/XS Power), TN
Greg Kelley (High Voltage/O.S.C.), TN
Charles Moore (DADS CCA), KY
Rick Sanchez (FlopBox), IN
Wes Strickland (High Voltage/IAK), TN
Don Ward (Imperial), PA
Brad Lee Zink (FlopBox), IN

MECA Kids

MK1
Parker Carmody (High Voltage, IAK), TN
Adysen Kelley (High Voltage/O.S.C.)

MK2
Maddie Carmody (High Voltage/IAK), TN
Gabe Williams (WSF), TN
Alek Wiser (Imperial), OH

MKDB
Maddie Carmody (High Voltage/IAK), TN
Parker Carmody (High Voltage/IAK), TN
Adysen Kelley (High Voltage/O.S.C.), TN
Gabe Williams (WSF), TN
Alek Wiser (Imperial), OH

MK Dueling Demos
Maddie Carmody (High Voltage/IAK), TN
Parker Carmody (High Voltage/IAK), TN
Adysen Kelly (High Voltage/O.S.C.), TN
Gabe Williams (WSF), TN
Alek Wiser (Imperial), OH

Ride The Light

Interior
Victor O'Brien (New Creation/OH Generator/Xstatic), AL
Sheldon Robinson, OK

Exterior
Victor O'Brien (New Creation/OH Generator/Xstatic), AL
Sheldon Robinson, OK

Show & Shine

Import Mild
Mensah Green, MI

Import Wild

Domestic Mild
Angie Peardon (O.S.C.), TN
Eric White (Unique Audio), VA

Domestic Wild

Truck Mild
Austin Duckworth (#AINTLOUD/High Voltage), TN

Truck Wild
John Hrabik, PA

SUV/Van
Oran Barkley (O.S.C.), TN
Pedro Irizarry (O.S.C.), TN

Vintage
Steve McIntyre (Hybrid Audio/Zapco), WA
Sheldon Robinson, OK

Freezefest Fun February 12th

MECAheads are watching the weather for the annual Freezefest 3X SQL, SPL, and Show & Shine event.

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The club meets at our Middle Tennessee home-away-from-home, the James E. Ward Ag Center, I-40 exit 239B, in Lebanon.

This is the first big show of the 2017 season.  In 2016 89 vehicles showed up to compete, and it was HUGE.

SQL judges will be training in the lanes with Vinny Taylor and other SQL veterans supervising.

SPL judges will be working to test everyone and get ‘er done as early as possible.

Show & Shine turn-out is very dependent on the weather, and we’re hoping for a good dry, not too cold, day for those competitors.

Thanks to our 2017 Tennessee Title Sponsor, XS Power Batteries, and to Linear Power SQL Sponsor, for their support and participation!

SQL Tuning for Success Sessions

Many SQL competitors have been asking for more information and training for building and tuning their systems. Starting in May, we will offer a day focused on understanding what the judges are listening for and building and tuning high performance mobile audio systems. This is not SQL Judge Training, although we will go over a lot of information about the score sheet and scoring realities.
We will use the OmegaLab studio/venue as our base, and conduct training from 10 AM – 6 PM, with lunch provided. Those who would like to attend a live performance in Music City USA will be given some options, including purchasing Symphony tickets for Saturday night.
Projected price will be $175. We would like to have at least 10 participants at each training event.
We intend to have experienced successful credentialed trainers, who will be announced for each session.
We will try to tie these into bigger MECA shows when possible, for example, The Vinny and 3X regional events.
Please contact me at mecacaraudio@comcast.net to register and take care of the payment.
This is only for MECA members.
We want to help with understanding the many variables that must be considered and dealt with when designing a great sounding and great scoring SQL system.
Tentative dates:


June 18
July 23
August 14
September 24

The sessions are called Tuning for Success, and success means great sounding music.

SQL Judge Training – February 20, 2016

Our annual SQL Judge Training session in Nashville is coming up, and we have room for 7 – 8 members for each session. There have been many requests for SQL Judge Training, so we are having morning and afternoon sessions at the studio. There is a fee of $125 per member, which includes listening/training at OmegaLab Studio and a symphony ticket. Members who would like to bring a Guest to the symphony may do so, and will only have to pay for the ticket, around $65 – $75. Judges will practice scoring in vehicles. We will select judges to work at Freezefest, the next day, from the best ears in the group.

Please contact Steve Stern at mecacaraudio@comcast.net or call 615-851-7428 to make reservations and arrangements. Click the image below for more details about the Nashville Symphony performance scheduled for that evening (or click here).

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Paid Reservations

  • Tony Horton – PA
  • Brian Howell – TN
  • Allan Shaffer – TN
  • Wes Strickland – TN
  • Lumel Valadez – TX
  • Greg Weckerly – IN