4 Events This Weekend

We have 4 events cooking this weekend, 2 in East Tennessee at The High Voltage Show on Saturday and Sound Factory’s annual “Smokies Spring Slam) on Sunday. SQOLOGY in ILllinois at Mobile Audio Plus is SQL only, and it’s SPL only at the SPL Smackdown at Audio Anarchy’s Spring Showdown in Louisiana, both on Saturday.

Click on name of event, in RED, to see flier or graphic for the show.

4/6SQOLOGY Bloomington VIBloomington, IL2X
4/6Spring ShowdownShreveport, LA1X
4/61st Annual Team High Voltage ShowNewport, TN3X
4/7Smokies Spring SlamKnoxville, TN2X

Slamology 4X SQL Competitor List

The following are paid competitors for SQL classes on June 8-9th:

List Updated 6/05/19 @ 3:30 PM

Sound Quality
Chuck Whitney (PA)

Tom Meyers (IL)
Eric White (VA)

Modified Street
Joe Davis (OH)
Jared Knight (OH)
Mick Shuck (OH)

Marcus Derr (IN)
Scott Hall (OH)
Bruce Miller (WV)
Bramouse Muhammad (WI)

William Grimme (IN)
Shannon Price (IL)
Shawn Thomas (SC)
Kara Zimmerman (IL)

Ben Zimmerman (IL)

Natan Budiono (MI)
Tony Gutermuth (IN)
Emily Meyers (IL)
Mike Nicholls (CA)


Eric White (VA)

Bramouse Muhammad (WI)


RTA Freq Out
Eric White (VA)

Eric White (VA)

Natan Budiono (MI)

2 Events This Weekend

We have a 2X SQLOLOGY event in Clarksville, TN and a 2X event at Bristol Sound in Santa Ana, CA this weekend.

Audio Specialists is the host for SQOLOGY Clarksville III with Vinny Taylor bringing the ears.

This is Bristol Sound’s 1st MECA event, with Richard Papasin in charge of the judging lanes.

Check the Event Schedule to get the flier for each event by clicking on the underlined name of the event. All the details will be revealed.

2019 SQL and SPL Rule Books are complete

The SQL Rule Book has been finished and online for about 3 weeks at:  www.mecacaraudio.com/2019SQLRuleBook.pdf

The SPL Rule Book is complete, with a few edits since posted for club review:

We received good input from members, and made these changes:

  • Judge Points – now Judges receive 1st place points in their class(es).  They do not compete, but are listed in a separate Results event for tracking Judge Points, with score of (0) zero.
  • Cutting of metal/modifications permitted in M1, M2, and M3.  Please see Rule Book, Modified Division section, to review what is allowed.
  • Vehicle registration and insurance statement changed.  A vehicle cannot be shared at a contest.  Vehicle registration and insurance declaration will not  be required in the Rule Book, but a waiver must be signed declaring vehicle responsibility on the score sheet or event log sheet.  M4, M5, Radical XC, and Radical X vehicles are exempt.
  • MECA Members who want to compete at the World Finals Soundfest must compete at (1) 2X or 3X contest with the vehicle they are going to use at Finals.
  • For Radical X and XC classes, the sensor is placed in either the driver’s or passenger’s kick panel area.  These are the only 2 options for X and XC sensor placement.

Thanks again to the Rules & Ethics Committee for their time and thoughtfulness that goes into our Rule Books.
Thanks to the MECA Members who took the time to send input and thoughtful suggestions.

MECA Booth at CES 2019

The MECA booth at CES 2019 is #20448B in South Hall 1. Richard Papasin, Linda Kobayashi, and Allan Shaffer will be at the booth and walking the North Hall floor on Thursday and Friday. They will be at the CES Showdown event, Saturday, 1/12, with 3X SQL and SPL contests.

2018 World Champions Rings Revealed

MECA World Champs are receiving their rings and posting pics, so It’s time for the official pics to be posted. MECA awarded 61 rings to World Champs, based on results of the 2018 World Finals Soundfest.
Rings feature SQL, SPL, or MECA logos, depending on the League and contest class.
Rings are engraved with the Champion’s name and contest class.
Thanks to Orion for sponsoring the 20th Anniversary World Champions rings.

2018 Rings pics all sides

2019 SPL Rule Book


Our 2019 SPL Rule Book is ready for review at this link.

Please note changes that the R&E believed were required:
Pressure Class numbers increased for Trunk classes.
XC included, the way we did it at Finals.
Due to lack of participation and to get back to our roots, the XTC class has been removed from the program. Anyone who has competed in XTC thus far in 2019 may have points reassigned to XC or Radical X classes, or another Sound Pressure class. Or, if not going to participate, a refund will be issued, unless the score was posted at a charity event.
There have been several tweaks to rules in all classes, so please read the General Rules and Division Rules that apply to your build, and competition plans.
We will be adding a sentence or 2 clarifying “commercial vehicles” before the Rule Book is “set in stone”, about 2 weeks.
Please address any questions or concerns to mecacaraudio@comcast.net.
Thanks to the R&E Committee for getting the job done so well and in a very timely manner!

Merry Christmas SQL Competitors – 2019 Rule Book

The 2019 SQL Rule Book is ready for review by the club. The R&E Committee Members have done the work, and the Rule Book for 2019 is the best version we have developed for serious SQL competitors, at this link:


We give everyone 2 weeks to go over the material, to ask questions, and make suggestions. Please send anything that you would like reviewed or further clarified to: mecacaraudio@comcast.net


1. The major change in 2019 SQL rules is the 4X format/events
2. Judge and Event Director points (now get first place points rather than last place from prior years).
3. Clarification added in general rules on how build-outs are measured – General Rules (IX.A.3.)
4. Multi-Judge events (4X or when multiple judges are used in a 3X ) – scores are averaged to at least hundredths of a point.
Class specific:
1. Stock class: allows for 16-band aftermarket HU or limited DSP (see rules for full details) and tweeters can be built out on sail panels/A-pillars per build out limits in the Rule Book. Minor update to include flange limit for tweeters.
2. No changes in Street class.
3. For Mod Street, minor update to include flange limit for tweeters.
4. Clarifications for both Modified and Modex on sail panel builds.
5. No changes in Extreme or Master.
6. Dueling Demos Street+:  All vehicles can build 1 or 2 pods in rear of vehicle, using one (1) component set consisting of two (2) tweeters and two (2) 6.5″ midrange drivers, or smaller midrange, i.e. 5.25″, 4″, 6″, 5″, etc. This includes trunks, hatchbacks, and pickup truck beds.  Pod(s) must be installed/fastened to the vehicle.

Thanks to the R&E Committee for their time, attention, and dedication to the rules.

Happy Holidays to All

Thanks to the many MECAheads who have made 2018 memorable, in a good way. We’ve had a lot of activity and participation, and 2019 looks to be bigger and better, in a good way.
Best wishes to all for a safe and Happy Holiday Season!

Thanks to Steve Cook from Audio X in Florence, AL for the Christmas tree pic.