Each contestant's score is comprised of two components... "Peak SPL" and "Broadband Peak Average". The average of these two components represents the contestant's overall score.
Placement shall be determined by each contestant's overall score. The contestant with the highest overall score wins.
The competition arena consists of a 10 foot x 10 foot square area designated by the officiating staff.
The Term-LAB measurement microphone shall be positioned 8 feet 6 inches above the center of the judging arena in a downward-facing orientation.
MOTORCYCLES / POWER WHEELS - Each contestant shall ride their bike into the judging arena. The contestant may place their bike anywhere WITHIN the judging arena as long as the bike remains completely within the arena.
QUADS - Each contestant shall drive their vehicle to the perimeter of the judging arena. The contestant may park their vehicle anywhere along the OUTSIDE perimeter of the judging arena as long as the vehicle remains completely outside of the arena.
A minimum 60-inch clearance between the microphone and any part of the contestant's sound system must be maintained.
The judge will provide the contestant with a limited amount of time to prepare his or her system for competition.
When the contestant is ready, the judge will start the meter and the contestant will begin playing music.
The Term-LAB measurement system will measure the contestant's sound system for 60 seconds. The contestant's Peak SPL, Broadband Peak Average, and Overall score will be displayed on the monitor during this time.
At the conclusion of the run, the judge will instruct the competitor to start their engine. If the engine won't start the contestant's score will be changed to 0.