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Welcome to MECA!

MECA is the Mobile Electronics Competition Association, a club and contest organization.  We have car shows with music, fair and fun contests for people who love cars and trucks and the mobile electronics, and bling, that are used to customize our rides.  Competive car/truck/motorcycle exhibitions with our Show & Shine score sheet are offered at most events.  Our Sound Quality League and Sound Pressure League contests are designed for all levels of competitors, beginner to advanced professional.  Ride the Light specialty lighting contests are great night-time events.  MECA Kids is our bass music contest using powerwheels toys with our MECA Kids operating the audio systems.

Click here to download our current rulebook. (New 2015 Link!!!)

Our Rules Page includes an SPL Quick-Reference Classification guide, as well as calculators to assist in choosing a class. Click here to Check it out.

Winning at MECA Sound Pressure League contests is not solely dependent on how much money is spent and what equipment is run. The classification based on fusing and cone area puts efficiency ahead of all else, and makes the contest very fair. The fuses don't care what amplifier is drawing current through them. They only care about how much current(amperage) is drawn. This allows everyone a chance, even if they aren't hardcore competitors. So if the question, "Should I compete?" enters your mind, the answer is a resounding YES! because our rules will afford everyone a chance. Our Judges and Members will also be happy to help you learn and grow. 

Competing in MECA's Sound Quality League is all about sound quality and excellence of installation.  It's not about product, personalities, or politics.  It's about performance.  Live, rich, full-balanced sound is what we listen for.  Safety and outstanding appearance are what we look for, displaying the talents and skills of our Members, and our Retail Members who provide professional installation services.

 Everyone is invited to participate in our club and contest activities.  MECA State Champion credentials earn bragging rights, and our World Champions are recognized among the most accomplished competitors in organized car audio sports.

Thanks to our Competitors, Judges, FansRetail Members, and Manufacturer Members for all the support and participation that brings us together.

MECA News and Announcements

Hyde Performance - Ride the Light Sponsor

 

 

 

 

Welcome to our newest Manufacturer Member, Hyde Performance in Vicksburg, MS.  Owner Mike Mastin has a warehouse full of all kinds of specialty aftermarket HID's and LED's and accessories.  

Hyde Performance is MECA's sponsor of Ride The Light specialty lighting contests and the only lighting company that endorses and promotes MECA's club and contest programs.

Hyde Performance is looking for more retail outlets and dealer direct business, and Team members..

MECA Members will receive a 25% discount when buying Hyde Performance gear.  Contact Mike at 601-618-3867 or heero6x6x6@gmail.com to arrange purchase.

Check out:  https://www.facebook.com/HyPerLights

 

SoundAround makes strong commitment to MECA Club & Contests

 

 

Manufacturer Member Lanzar has renewed for the 2015 season.  Parent company, SoundAround, one of the world's largest mobile electronics companies, has added 3 more brands to support MECA:  Pyle, Pyramid, and Legacy.  These are some of the most well-known brands in car audio.  The confidence and support that SoundAround has demonstrated for MECA over the past 10+ years is much appreciated, and serves as an example to the mobile electronics industry.

Please support all of our Manufacturer Members as much as possible.  Without them, we wouldn't have the program we have, and the world would miss out on our time-tested SQL and SPL programs.  It's great to have SoundAround as part of our "car stereo parties". 

See:  www.12voltnews.com/2015/02/10/pyle-legacy-pyramid-join-lanzar-meca-membership/

 

 

New MECA Events Web App open for Testing

I'm excited to announce the new MECA Events Web Application is now open in Beta (testing) mode. The new application is designed to be much easier to use on a phone or mobile device, and has modern refinements. It's currently still in testing, so you may encounter a bug or two. If you do, please email webmaster@mecacaraudio.com with the details.

To go to the new app, click on this news announcement.

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MECA China on-board for 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MECA China will continue to present MECA car audio contests in 2015, with 20+ events in the works.  Liu Yang is the MECA China President and is responsible for all things MECA that go on in China.

Commissioner Stern traveled to China in 2006 and 2007 to train and indoctrinate 40+ Judges in the methods and goals of MECA officials.  

SQL is especially big in China, and MECA's Sound Quality League contests have been warmly received.

Our web site will be tweaked to include links and info on MECA China soon.
Thanks to Liu Yang and David Yang for their investment in our club and contests!

 

Rule Book Info - SPL Rule Book Link

The 2015 SPL Rule Book is ready and in the MECA dropbox.  See updates listed below.  Changes from 2014 are highlighted in yellow.  The link is:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/u5odhgis11xodme/2015%20Rule%20Book%20SPL%20Complete.pdf?dl=0

For Sound Quality League competitors, we will have the official book linked to you by next week.   The program is the same, and we are clarifying the rules and "permitted" and "non-permiited" sections.  A change or 2 for Modified Street will be added, but nothing that should change any system currently competing in that class.  We will no longer turn on the vehicle for noise evaluation; but noise coming through the speakers during the listening session will still be noted and point(s) deducted, as necessary.

For SPL competitors, our program with fusing representing the power component of our Pressure Class Formula will remain in place.  We will review this for 2016 and consider replacing the fuse method with a power clamping methold, using DC current measured by the clamp,  We are looking at the new TermLab for reliability and standardization and will begin evaluation for our contests when it is available. Once we are certain that we have a protocol and procedures dialed in for fair and safe contests, we will announce plans for 2016.  Look for this before 2015 Finals.

The 4 basic changes for the Sound Pressure League for 2015 are:
-  Amateur Street classes will not be offered at Finals.  Amateur Street competitors are eligible for State Championships in each class.  Any Amateur Street competitor who wants to compete at Finals will be permitted to that, in the appropriate Street class and with 40 qualifying points as required for all members.
-  Street 5 will allow no-wall builds to the b-pillars.  CRX's and 2-seat vehicles can choose to compete with same Street class rules from 2014, or choose to compete with a no-wall build with enclosure, or anything attached to the enclosure, lower than the lowest point of the side windows.
Dueling Demos will have a basic class, Stock, intended for smaller, SQL type of systems
- And,, for Park & Pound, no extreme class is necessary.  All vehicles that comply with Radical X rules are already permitted to compete in DB5.


We have very fair, time-tested programs and contests for our members.  We are watching the participation numbers in all classes to see what works, and what isn't working so well.  There are many more good people now that get what we do, than in MECA history, helping to refine our contests and being part of the evolution of car audio sports.  2015 looks to be our best year ever, for many reasons, and the Rule Book is one of them.  Car audio is having a resurgence in interest and that is evident by the activity in the lanes, and the business world of the 12-Volt Industry.  This ain't the good ole' days, and we'll never have that again.  But, we are part of something new and exciting, and as car audio melds with computers and media and content issues, MECA will continue to have fair and fun contests,  That's what we're about.

If you have any questions:
spl@mecacaraudio.com
sql@mecacaraudio.com

 

New SQL CD Now Available

Yes, after almost 2 years of waiting and waiting, our newest SQL source is available.  This is produced in conjunction with Arc Audio and is a compilation of Chesky catalog greats.  We will have support material to help with understanding what the judges are listening for in each track.  These are only $15 for Members, and should be available at all MECA SQL contests from the Event Director.  They can be purchased through paypal.com and there is a $3 charge for shipping and
handling.
For the record, the Chesky Ultimate Demonstration Disc is no longer available as a hard copy CD; it is download only.  There are no CD's left in our inventory or from Chesky.  Our 2015 Rule Book will state that SQL judges are to use approved judging sources, and we will include a list with this new CD, the old Chesky Ultimate Demo Disc, and other proven tracks that help us map out the scores in the Sound Quality contests.  We are reviewing use of music files and 2015 technology for this season's rules.

 Much thanks to Arc Audio for helping us bring in a new era of listening for our Members.  

 

2014 SQL World Champions

Congratulations to our 2014 Sound Quality League World Champions!

 

2014 SPL World Champions

Congratulations to our 2014 Sound Pressure League World Champions!

 

Thanks for a Great Finals and 2014 Season!

SQL results are posted.

SPL results are posted.

Thanks to everyone who was a part of this huge event!

Our 2015 season starts now and Rule Book should be posted by January 1st.

 

2015 Sound Pressure League Divisions, Classes & Brackets

 

 

 

 

 

2013 MECA World SPL/SQL Champions

2013 MECA SPL World Champions     2013 MECA SQL World Champions

 

Weekly Events

Norcal Mobilewarz

3/7/2015
San Luis Obispo, CA

Hosted by Drive Customs
3536 South Higuera St. 320
Points: 1

New 2015 Club Top 10 Lists

http://mecaevents.azurewebsites.net/#top10

 

MECA is part of, and serves, the Mobile Electronics, or 12 Volt, Industry.  MECA is an Allied Association of the Consumer Electronics Association www.ce.org and works to promote our Manufacturer and Retail Members with cost-effective, grassroots, partnership/sponsorship programs.

One of the benefits of club membership is a discount at Motel 6 that will save you 10% on any stay at these inns.  You will need to use the corporate code CP546310 for Motel 6, or click the logo above and you'll be taken to the Motel 6 site to make a reservation.

Cards with the information are sent with all memberships.

Thanks to Motel 6 for being the official motel of MECA!

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2015 Manufacturer Members

 

 

2015 International Top 10 SPL Scores

SPL Logo
CompetitorClassStateScore
Dave Isaac SinghXTR162.20
Ricco RatliffM4OH159.40
Don WardM5PA157.60
Chris MillerM4OH157.20
Sodda Pop KidXPA157.00
Anthony StephensM5WV156.60
James BardenXPA155.80
Phillip ScarboroXAZ155.50
Ross RileyS5OH155.40
Sam CataniaM3PA154.50

2015 International Top 10 Park & Pound Scores

CompetitorClassStateScore
Don WardDB5PA139.40
James BardenDB5OH134.10
Sodda Pop KidDB5PA133.00
phillip scarboroDB5AZ132.50
Spud DuttonDB3OH132.40
Stereo JoeDB5AZ132.30
Scott VossDB5CA132.30
Sam CataniaDB4PA130.40
Ron McKinneyDB3AZ129.80
Matt HowellDB4OH127.80

Graphic on MECA's 1st t-shirt, now reissued and available in white.

2015 International Top 10 SQ Scores

SQL Logo
Only 3X points events SQ results are displayed.
CompetitorClassStateScore
Richard PapasinMODXCA84.80
Tedd SteeleSTRAZ80.20
Daniel HoffmanMODXAZ78.30
Jason StriplingXTRNM76.00
Brian EncinasMODAZ74.60
Steve BreechSTOOH72.90
Gabe SanchezSTOAZ71.10
Judson McArterSTROH69.00
Joe DavisSTROH68.30
Stereo JoeXTRAZ65.00

2015 International Top 10 SQ2 Scores

No SQ2 Scores for this season yet.

2015 International Top 10 Install Scores

CompetitorClassStateScore
Tedd SteeleSTRINAZ84.00
John HrabikXTRINPA79.50
Daniel HoffmanMOINSAZ75.00
david gallowayXTRINAZ75.00
Stereo JoeXTRINAZ70.00
John YowlerMOINSOH68.00
Steve BreechSTOINOH62.00
Chad BleekeSTRININ61.50
Brian KingMOINSAZ53.00
Brandi KaskelSTRINOH39.00