Classes Guide

This guide explains the current entry criteria for each class in Sound Quality, ESPL, Racing and ESQL.

All this information is taken from the Official 2016/2017 Rulebook. Need some advice about classes? Why not drop us a message.


Sound Quality Experienced

E – Category (Entry)

  • Up to 3000 €
  • Unlimited

Installation:
Almost no specific installation requirements – No documentation / presentation required.

Restrictions
Limited to Newbies – Competitor has never taken part on an EMMA competition in a higher class as “Experienced” and is not national or international champion.

  • No sponsored vehicles
  • No judges and professionals
  • No modified or self-build active components
  • No restrictions of modifications to the Installation

Competitors can compete only one season in E-Category

S – Category (skilled)

  • OEM
  • Up to 4000 €
  • Unlimited

Installation:
Simple specific installation requirements – No documentation / presentation required.

Restrictions:

  • No sponsored vehicles
  • No judges and professionals
  • No modified or self-build active components
  • No restrictions of modifications to the Installation except in OEM class

OEM restrictions:

  • Only OEM speaker locations are allowed
  • No special edited models
  • Interior must look 100% original

M – Category (Master)

  • OEM
  • Up to 5000 €
  • Unlimited

Installation:
A few specific installation requirements – A documentation is required.

Restriction:

  • No restrictions regarding Installation except in OEM class
  • No modified or self-build active components in price limited class

OEM restrictions:

  • Only OEM speaker locations are allowed
  • No special edited models
  • Interior must look 100% original except:
  • modification of Grills and surfaces is allowed as long as the shape is the same like the OEM

X – Category (Expert)

  • Limited
  • Unlimited

Installation:
Extreme installation is appreciated and beneficial – A detailed documentation / presentation is required.

Restriction:

  • The vehicle must not be officially registered
  • additional points for design
  • The vehicle must be able to drive on its own by a driver sitting in the car
  • Bonus points in Limited up to15, Unlimited up to 100.

 

EMMA Sound Pressure League (ESPL)

The EMMA Sound Pressure League is made for those kinds of competitors who are interested in the maximum level of volume in their cars – not forgetting about a safe installation and neat appearance. To guarantee similar conditions and fairness to all competitors, the amount of subwoofers will be regulated in the following terms in all categories:

  • All the installed and connected woofers will be calculated as shown in the table below.
  • It is defined, that one 25cm=10” woofer will be counted as one woofer. Since not all people have 10”woofers installed, the following calculation key will be used.
Number of woofers Size of woofer Classification Circumference (No longer than)
1x 25cm =10” Equals 1 woofer 78,5cm
1x 25cm =10” Equals 2 woofers 94,2cm
3x 20cm = 8”/6”x9” Equals 2 woofers 62,8cm (per 8”)
1x 38cm =15” Equals 3 woofers 119,3cm
1x 46cm =18” Equals 4 woofers 144,4cm

Judging procedure for all ESPL classes:

  • Installation check according to the matrix.
  • Measurement with closed doors.
  • Measurement with open doors.

 

  • ESPL S-Category T- 1 Woofer
  • ESPL S-Category T- 2 Woofer
  • ESPL S-Category T- 4 Woofer
  • ESPL S-Category T- Unl.
  • ESPL S-Category R- unl
  • ESPL S-Category W- unl.
  • ESPL X Unlimited

EMMA RACING

  • Racing Stock
    Fully usable car in the interior section – Detailed documentation of tuning mandatory.
  • Racing Custom
    Any modification to the car is allowed. Only the front seats must be usable in a regular way – Detailed documentation of tuning mandatory.

 

The different sections within the Racing competition are as follows:

  • Tuning Passenger Compartment
  • Tuning Engine Compartment
  • Tuning Trunk Compartment
  • Tuning Car Outside
  • Sound Quality
  • Security
  • SPL Measurement (open doors)

 

ESQL

ESQL competition was formed by EMMA Philippines and EMMA Thailand to open a competition arena for those who enjoy listening to good sound quality outside their cars.

  • ESQL S Stock
  • ESQL S Custom