2019 Judging Criterea
This is the section that judges will determine how well balanced the system sounds at moderate and higher volumes. A system with a good linearity will sound equally balanced at all levels, remaining accurate, tonally and free of distortion of any kind. Volume control is very important, it will ultimately impact participants score.
(Participant may receive up to 10 points each round)
Note: Distortion from overly high volume will affect points in this category. This is contest is about sound quality. High volume should not compromise the sound systems sound quality.
This is the section which judges the spectral balance and tonal accuracy of a sound system. The sound system must have the ability to give the musical instruments and vocalist a natural sound. Judges must be able to differentiate the various sounds in the music track, this is accomplished by having good tonality.
Production must be accurate, ex. The attack-decay of a kick drum or cymbals from a drum kit should be accurate as if you were at a concert listening to your favorite band. You should not only hear the music but also feel the music.
Sound Stage Speaker Placement...
This is the section which judges will determine if the sound stage has balance. The sound system must be balanced. In the event the front stage has less speakers then the rear stage, the participant must plan accordingly that they create the best possible balance.
Note: Songs selected should highlight the system overall and the placement of the speakers allowing the music to sound balanced.
This is the section which judges will determine if the song/track selected is one that compliments every aspect of the soundstage. Participants should select a song which allows every aspect of their system to perform well. A quality version of that song should also be selected as well.
This is the section which judges will determine the craftsmanship and neatness of the sound system installs. Things such as fiberglass work, lighting, pods, wiring, functionality, etc. will be accounted for in this section.
Note: If you have custom tour pack, saddlebag work, etc. make sure this is presented to the judges, so that you may receive all points possible.
This is the section where judges will take into account the crowd reaction to the overall performance of the participant and enter a score based on such.
Heavily explicit song selection will automatically result in a ½ point deduction from your final score. One (1) warning will be issued.