A client from Garner, North Carolina, came to Adrenaline Autosound in Clayton with his 2015 Subaru STi, looking for a nice upgrade to his car audio system. We sat down with the client and explored different options together, and spent time looking over his vehicle with him. After getting to know him better, we worked up a proposal for a Subaru Sti audio upgrade that we felt best met his needs. He liked our ideas, so we made an installation appointment.
Pioneer Radio Upgrade Provides Phone Integration And FLAC Playback
We started by installing a Pioneer AVH-4100NEX in-dash touchscreen system in the dash of the vehicle. It has several great features we like, including the ability to work with Apple CarPlay and Google AndroidAuto software, which are both great technologies to harness the power of a smartphone in your vehicle. We also like the sound quality of this unit and its ability to play FLAC high-resolution music files.
Mosconi Processor Add Incredible Tuning Flexibility
We fed the musical signal into a Mosconi 6to8 DSP processor. This gives the installation team at Adrenaline some unique capabilities that skyrocket the sound quality of the finished stereo system. Each of the five new speakers will have its own dedicated amplifier channel. The 6to8 gives us individual control over crossover points, equalization, digital time delay and output level for every speaker. When you take an advanced device and place it in the hands of a properly trained tuner, the results are extraordinary. All of the music seems to come from the top of the dash, and to come alive as if you were at your favorite concert. You hear nuances and subtleties in the music that you didn’t know existed.
Big Power In A Single Chassis
The signal then feeds into a Gladen RC150C5 amplifier. This is a five-channel amplifier, providing more than enough power for the driver to experience concert-level volume without straining. Our team made a custom amp rack to mount the amplifier and the DSP, and a beautiful cosmetic trim panel to pick up on the red interior accents. The rack is completely hidden from view until you fold down the rear seat.
Low End Duties Handled By Audiofrog Subwoofer
We made a custom subwoofer enclosure to hold the Audiofrog GS12D4, a 12” subwoofer that fires back toward the tail lights. The custom trim panel we made mimics the amp rack. For the final touch, a ribbed panel surrounds the subwoofer, covered in black vinyl.
Audiofrog Speakers And Top-Notch Installation
For front speakers, we went back to Audiofrog, choosing their GS60 6.5” woofer, which we installed on a custom composite mount in the front doors. For the high frequencies, we chose their GS10 1” tweeter and again, put it in a custom mount in the factory tweeter locations. We added focal BAM sound-damping material to the front doors to eliminate the possibility of vibration and to lower road noise. The finishing touch was the install of our FAST rings around the woofers to couple them to the door panels. Doing this gives the system much better midbass response since all of the sound is forced through the grille opening in the door.
Our Tuning Experts Dialed This Subaru STi Audio System In Perfectly
When the installation was complete, our Master Certified technicians got out their laptops and began the tuning process. We think this is what separates Adrenaline Autosound from the competition. A well-trained audio tuner can make your car audio system sound up to 50% better and give you better reliability.
The client loved the fit and finish of the install, and was thrilled with the sound quality.
When you are ready to upgrade your sound system, we invite you to contact us HERE at Adrenaline Autosound.