The 2018 EMMA competition season came to an end at Silverstone Circuit (the UK’s most famous race track), with well over 100 entries fighting it out on the final round as it was their last chance to gain those all-important ‘League Points’ to see who was going to be crowned UK Champion 2018. The EMMA UK team was very fortunate to have many special guests attending from Holland, Germany and even as far away as from the USA. The ‘stereo’typical UK weather did not disappoint and was very much against us all on the Saturday but all Staff, Judges and competitors toughed it out like true gladiators of car audio!!!
SQOLOGY, an event organising, industry supporting and knowledge sharing (through podcast interviews) brand from USA joined us for our UK event and put together the first SQOLOGY Tuner Challenge hosted By Klifton Keplinger and teaming up with JL Audio UK, using the JL Audio Audi demo car with its TWK88 processor. SIX teams were invited to participate after attending a training seminar on the Friday evening hosted by Jon Griggs (JL Audio tech support). Each Team had an allocated tuning session during the Saturday with the system from a factory reset to see what they could achieve within the time given. Later in the evening Jeff Smith (our other American Guest) judged each team’s sound setting in accordance to the current EMMA SQ Master scoresheet to reveal the winner of the challenge.
Team Platinum In Car
Lee Dunstan & Brett Hubball
James Patterson & Jonathan Peck
Team PS Sounds
Peter Steinbacher & Adrian Morgan
TEAM Skipton Car Radio
Dave Legg & Peter Preston
Lars Neuper & Volker Simmer
UK Judge Team
Horst Starke & Cristian Martin
Congratulations to TEAM Platinum In Car who took scored the highest sound score and won the challenge. The trophies and a TWK88 processor as used in the Audi demo car was presented to them during the award ceremony on the Sunday afternoon.
VIBE Audio & Ground Zero sponsored the 2018 Championship Awards, and in true Midbass fashion, exceeded all expectations and provided Championship Title Belts for all 22 classes.