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2022 Anniversary Show

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Official Rules - Sound-Off & Bike Show

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Motorcycles Sound Systems – Miami’s (MSS-Miami) Anniversary Sound-Off & Bike Show on November 12, 2022, is a free of cost for admissionand event, $25 Regisration Fee for the Sound-Off, $20 Registration Fee for the Bike Show, and No-Registration for the Mayor's Choice Best of Show.  The Sound-Off & Bike Show is solely a community event to commemorate another year in business of MSS-Miami.  Therefore, MSS-Miami reserves the right to allow anyone, and or anything, to participate and or register in the Anniversary Sound-Off & Bike Show.  

 

Sound-Off Categories, Rules, and Evaluation Criteria

 

$25 Registration.  Sound-Off 1st thru 3rd Place Trophies are sponsored by Mr. Rick Both, SPL Bagger Audio, and El Garaje – Miami.  1st Place Prizes by Advanblack and Petersons H-D of Miami.  All 2nd Place Prizes by MIA_Gaugez.  Over $10K in Prizes!!!

 

Speakers and Speaker Count:  Independently mounted Compression Horns WILL be counted as a speaker due to the frequency range they are able to play, i.e., Horns with waveguides and diaphragms.  Coaxial Speakers with an integrated Compression Horn are allowed.  The smaller "dome" style tweeter, Beyma SQL 60, Hertz ST25, PRV Audio TW450Ti, etc., will NOT be counted in the speaker count. 

 

Categories & Speaker Count.

 

The Sound-Off will consist of eight (8) categories:

 

1. “Super-Featherweight” 

  • No more than 6-Speakers

  • No Speaker bigger than an 8” Woofer

  • No more than one 8” Woofer per Saddlebag (Inside Mount)

  • No more than four (4) 8” Woofers overall

  • No Tweeter bigger than a 35MM Tweeter Woofer

  • Saddlebag reinforcements and Port Tubes are allowed. 

1st Place Prize Color Matched Lower Fairing 6.5 Speaker Pods & 2nd Place Prize LED Light Gauges Upgrade

 

2. “Featherweight” 

A. Stock - OEM Size Bags

  • No more than 6-Speakers

  • Saddlebags must be OEM Style bags no more than 5” down and OEM size of 19” Long.  Aftermarket bags allowed that meet the above-mentioned standards.

  • No Subwoofers 

  • No Speaker bigger than a 10” Woofer. 

  • No more than two 10” Woofers overall on the bike. 

  • No more than one 10” Woofer per Saddlebag (Inside Mount).

  • No type of internal enclosure nor modifications, such as a Port that alters the inside space of the Saddlebag causing a partial seal of the Saddlebag.  

  • Saddlebag reinforcements and Port Tubes are allowed. 

  • No Tour Pack Lids or Grudge Box

1st Place Prize Color Matched 8” Speaker Lids & 2nd Place Prize LED Light Gauges Upgrade

 

B. Custom - Aftermarket Bags

  • No more than 6-Speakers 

  • Drop-railed saddlebags NOT allowed

  • No Subwoofers

  • No Speaker bigger than a 10” Woofer

  • No more than two 10” Woofers overall on the bike.

  • No more than one 10” Woofer per Saddlebag (Inside Mount).

  • No type of internal enclosure nor modifications, such as a Port that alters the inside space of the Saddlebag causing a partial seal of the Saddlebag.

  • Saddlebag reinforcements and Port Tubes are allowed.

  • No Tour Pack Lids or Grudge Box

  • Dual 8” Woofers per saddlebag allowed as long as the Bike does not exceed the Speaker Count. 

1st Place Color Matched Lower Fairing with 6.5 Speaker Pods & 2nd Place Prize LED Light Gauges Upgrade

 

 3. “Lightweight”

  • No more than 10-Speakers

  • No more than two 10” Woofers

  • No more than one 10” Woofer per Saddlebag

  • No Subwoofers

  • Sealed Saddlebags are allowed

  • Drop-railed saddlebags allowed

  • Tour Pack Lids or Grudge Box Allowed

1st Place Prize Color Matched 8” Speaker Lids & 2nd Place Prize LED Light Gauges Upgrade

 

4. “Welterweight”

  • No more than 10-Speakers

  • No more than two 10” Woofer or Subwoofers

  • No more than one 10” Woofer or Subwoofers per Saddlebag

  • Dual 6” and or 8” Woofers or Subwoofers per Saddlebags are allowed

  • Sealed Saddlebags are allowed

  • Drop-railed saddlebags allowed

  • Tour Pack Lids or Grudge Box Allowed

1st Place Prize Color Matched Dual 8” Speaker Tour Pack Lid & 2nd Place Prize LED Light Gauges Upgrade

 

5. Middleweight:

  • No more than 14-Speakers

  • No speakers bigger than 12”

  • Sealed Saddlebags are allowed

  • Drop-railed saddlebags allowed

  • No more than two (2) 8” Subwoofers; or one (1) 10” Subwoofers; or one (1) 12” Subwoofers per Saddlebag

  • Sealed Saddlebags are allowed

  • All Bags must have stock size opening

1st Place Color Matched Dual 8” Speaker Tour Pack Lid & 2nd Place LED Light Gauges Upgrade

 

6. Heavyweight:

  • No more than 18-Speakers

  • No speakers bigger than 12”

  • No more than three (3) 8” Woofers or Subwoofers; or two (2) 10” Woofers or Subwoofers; or two (2) 12” Woofers or Subwoofers per Saddlebag

  • Sealed Saddlebags are allowed

  • All Bags must NOT Exceed 10.5” in width

  • Drop-railed saddlebags allowed

1st Place $150 Peterson’s H-D Gift Certificate & 2nd Place LED Light Gauges Upgrade

 

7. Extreme:  No restrictions of Speaker Count, Type of Speakers, and/or Combinations.

1st Place $150 Peterson’s H-D Gift Certificate & 2nd Place LED Light Gauges Upgrade

 

Evaluations & Criteria

 

The Sound-Off will be a “Single Elimination” Competition.  The Order of Competition will be selected at random by drawing in raffle style format each Competitor’s numbered Poker Chip given to them at Registration.  No more than four (4) Competitors in the Sound-Off Ring at a time.   Each Competitor will have Two (2) 60-seconds Rounds to play their Motorcycle Sound System.  The Winner(s) of the round will stay in the Sound-Off Ring as they advance. This will continue until the final three Winners are selected.   The Judges will evaluate five (5) Criterias for each Bike:

  1. Vocals: Competitors must play at least One (1) 30 seconds, throughout either round, Song(s) / Track(s) that contain Vocals to meet the criteria.

  2. Frequencies Balance:  The sound system will be judged on the overall harmony of all High, Midrange, Midbass, and Low frequencies.

  3. Volume Control:  Volume Control will determine how well balanced the Bike’s system sounds at moderate and higher volumes.  The Judges will judge upon the Bikes ability to plays Loud & Clear where the music is not uncomfortable. I/e, “Playing Too Hot”.

  4. Sound Quality:  Free of Distortion & Sound Projection.

  5. Bike Rattles. Judges will determine how well the Competitor prepared his/her Bike for competition.  

 

Sound-Off Considerations and Competitive Suggestions.

 

Audio Clipping:  It is the interruption of sound and or signal due to lack of power and or the amplifiers’ to attempt to produce an output voltage beyond its capability(ies).  

 

• Only ONE (1) event of Clipping will be allowed throughout the entire competition.  A second event of Clipping is an automatic disqualification from the event. 

  

Equipment Malfunction.  

 

• Competitors with an Equipment Malfunction, such as, head unit not reading the source of music, lack of Wifi and or Download capabilities, the need to reboot the equipment, etc., will be moved to the last Participant of the Round.  If the Competitor is the last Participant of the Round, he/she will be allowed no more than two (2) minutes to correct their Equipment Malfunction. 

 

• Participants will only be allowed to correct One (1) Equipment Malfunction throughout the entire competition.  A second Equipment Malfunction is an automatic disqualification.  

Song/Track Selection

Song/Track selection is subjective.  Therefore, it is NOT up to the Judges to determine if the Song/Track selected by the Competitors is one that, or does not, compliment every aspect of his or her sound stage.  Judges will only evaluate the above-mentioned Criterias.  Although, Competitors should select a song, and the best quality version of the song, which allows every aspect of their system to perform well.

Bike Show & Slingshot Categories & Rules

 

$20 Registration. 

 

No Category Bike Show - Best of Show:

  • 1st Place $100 Peterson’s H-D Gift Certificate

  • 2nd Place $75 Peterson’s H-D Gift Certificate

  • 3rd Place $50 Peterson’s H-D Gift Certificate

Category Bike Show:

  • Best Slingshot: 1st Place Trophy

  • Best Street Bike: 1st Place Trophy

  • Best Softail: 1st Place Trophy by SPL Bagger Audio and a Detailing Kit by Negro’s No Spot Detailing.  

 

"The Mayor’s Choice Award" - No Registration required!!


The City of Doral’s Mayor, Hon. JC Bermudez, will select the Motorcycle or Slingshot he believes is the “Best of Show” overall.

 

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We look forward to seeing everyone on November 12, 2022.  

Thank you. 

 

Your friends at Motorcycles Sound Systems - Miami