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Hybrid Audio Technologies Announces World Championship Sound Quality Victories at the First-Ever Unified World Finals

Atlanta, GA — At the recent IASCA/USACi Unified World Finals in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, Hybrid Audio Technologies “Team Hybrids” members Dave Lechner and Rick Nichols taste the sweet nectar of sound quality world championship victories.

“I am extremely excited for our Hybrids team” exclaims Scott Buwalda, founder and managing member of Hybrid Audio Technologies, LLC, and former three-time expert world champion. “We had three competitors at this event, and of the three, two won their respective classes, and the third finished a very respectable fourth place in the largest class of the IASCA event.” World champion team member Dave Lechner competes a blue 2002 Acura RSX in the Street Smart 1-600 class, and world champion team member Rick Nichols competes a silver 2003 Nissan Altima in the Street Expert (Street-X) class. Brett Nelker competes a red Nissan 240SX SE, and finished fourth in the Pro Street 1-600 class, edged out of third place by virtue of his sound pressure level score.

“I am proud of each one of these gentlemen and their achievements, and am particularly excited for Dave Lechner, a DIY installer that has finally had his hard work pay off with a trophy that stands nearly two meters tall and the recognition that he deserves as an IASCA World Champion!” Dave Lechner went on to back up his first-place accomplishment with a second place finish in the USACi competition, showing the vehicle’s strength in two different formats. Likewise, Rick Nichols placed a very respectable tenth place amongst the top-25 “best of the best” International Sound Quality Championships, edging out several notable competitors.

Officially established in July 2005, Hybrid Audio Technologies, LLC is a high-end car audio speaker and electronics manufacturer that is currently engaged in the development of high-end car audio speaker systems. Under the guidance of Scott Buwalda, internationally-recognized expert in the field of car audio and electronics, together with Brett Nelker, Managing Member, Hybrid Audio Technologies, LLC is aligning itself as the high-end speaker brand of choice for championship-level competitors and discerning enthusiasts.

Hybrid Audio Technologies is based out of Atlanta, Georgia, and is currently developing its first in a series of high-end line of speakers, known collectively as the Legatia series, which will debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 5-8, 2006. Hybrid Audio Technologies, LLC is teaming up with Select Products and the CES Installers Challenge, and will have Brett Nelker’s 1998 Nissan 240SX competition car, equipped with an entire Legatia-series front stage speaker array on display, as well as samples of our Legatia series products. Scott Buwalda is slated to give a three-hour course at the Select Products Installer’s Challenge on advanced sound quality tuning techniques as well. Additionally, a three-year secret project developed by Team Hybrids will be revealed at the CES show, and will be located in the Genesis ICE booth inside the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center; once again, this vehicle will boast a full compliment of Hybrid Audio Technologies drivers.

For more information about Hybrid Audio Technologies, please contact Scott Buwalda at, or be watching for the launch of our website in the coming weeks.

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