This client from Henderson contacted Adrenaline Autosound Clayton for help with his 2015 Hyundai Genesis audio system. Another shop had installed a new sound system in the car, but the client was disappointed with the results. After a failed return visit to the original shop, the client began searching for someone who could integrate with the factory source unit and amplifier properly. His research led him to us.
System Testing and Integration
The first step in resolving the system design issue was to determine how the factory sound system was processing audio. This Genesis is a prime example of a modern distributed audio system. There isn’t a radio in the vehicle. There is a screen in the dash, a controller in the center console, a CD mechanism in the center stack and an amplifier with extensive signal processing in the trunk.
After confirming that this system was using an upmixer to create the center channel information, it was evident why the original installation sounded so bad. We developed a plan to use some of the equipment the client already had, and added premium speakers and more amplifier channels.
System Amplifiers and Processing
We removed the old system from the vehicle and started from scratch by creating an amp and processing rack. The client had a Mosconi 6to8v8 DSP and Focal FDP6.900 from the original install. We added a Focal FDP4.600 to complete the system. We pre-wired the amp rack on the bench to ensure every cable was the perfect length and appropriately secured. We mounted the amp rack behind the rear seat. Signals for the midbass door speakers, midrange dash speakers and the center channel are fed into the processor.
Front Stage Upgrade
To ensure stunning performance, we created a new front stage using Audiofrog GB speakers. There is a set of GB60 woofers and GB10-OE tweeters in the doors, and a set of GB25 midrange drivers in the corners of the dash. A single GB25 and GB10-OE replace the single “wide-band” center channel speaker. All of the speakers are mounted on HDPE or ABS plastic adapters. We added SoundSkins Pro sound-deadening to the doors to reduce noise transfer into the vehicle.
We created a compact sealed enclosure for the trunk of the Genesis. Channels 5 and 6 of the FDP6.900 amplifier power a single Audiofrog GB12D4 subwoofer. A trim panel for the subwoofer takes its shape from the large front grille on the Genesis. We used perforated black vinyl similar to the seat material to trim the subwoofer for a classy look.
Hyundai Genesis Audio System Tuning and Delivery
Thanks to our investigation into the operation of the factory sound system, it was relatively easy to tune the new system. Keeping the upmixer processing and compensating for the smoother response of the Audiofrog speakers, we were able to create a detailed and natural-sounding system from both front seats.
The client was blown away by the performance of the system. He commented on how neat all our wiring looked, thanks to the cloth Tesa tape.
If you are looking to upgrade the performance of your premium factory sound system, contact Adrenaline Audio today.