I said goodbye to my beloved 2013 Subaru BRZ this past week. I enjoyed that car for six years, and took the system as far as I could with the help of Mark Worrell (Install) and John Kiser (Tuning). I competed with it, but mostly just enjoyed the heck out of it.
2013 Subaru BRZ Build Thread
I had the privilege of selling the car to a good friend who will take the system to a new level I don't doubt. I was very fortunate to find someone who appreciated the quality of the install, the quality of the sound potential in this car, and who has the skill to take what is already there and improve upon it. As I'm typing this, he has already completed the new install (he got the car on Tuesday!).
I'm going to try to not be too wordy, but those who know me know that is impossible.
I hosted an NCSQ Spring Meet in April of 2018 - the weather on Friday / Sunday was splendid, but the weather on the actual day of the event was abysmal. But.....I had the pleasure of driving Bo's new Audi RS3, and I had the privilege of meeting Ian and admiring his 2015 Audi S4. I was the first to hear it on Friday night, and I was very impressed with the sound.......I had no idea that in 2 days, he would score higher than me in the IASCA comp Mic said that in all his years of car audio competition, he has never seen someone buy a competitor's car because he was outscored by 1 point
I had the opportunity to drive the S4 on that Sunday, and my obsession began. Fast forward to about two weeks ago.....and Ian and I came to an accord......we would swap cars. There are many, many things he is doing to the BRZ to improve it, and I'm looking forward to seeing these improvements in early May 2019 at the 2019 NCSQ Spring Meet.
Pics that drove my obsession.....Thanks Ian for providing these......it 'helped'.....
During the meet, I took a few pics of potential install locations
Tweeter in sail
Ian already has Illusion Audio nd8 mid bass drivers in the doors. I like the stock look.
Love this wheel!
Ian already has the Audison Thesis 3" drivers in the dash - bonus that is the same driver that I had in the BRZ.....
Some pics after it's first washing this week. These are very amateurish pics.....it was a beautiful morning with incredible fog and vapor coming off of the lake - really wish I could have taken down the road to get pics next to the lake......but a huge pick up crashing into the new car would be disappointing.
Amazing machine in my garage!
The Install Plan:
Stock Head Unit
FiiO X5iii (USB hopefully)
iPhone X (USB)
To MObridge DA-3 and Toslink out to processor
Helix Pro mkii + Director
Mosconi Class A - Tweeters (100 watts x2)
Mosconi Zero3 - Mid Range (250 watts x2)
Mosconi AS200.4 - Mid Bass (200 watts x2) + Sub (900 watts x1)
Audison Thesis 1.5 ii Tweeter - mounted in sails
Audison Thesis 3.0 Mid Range - mounted in dash (depending on Mark's recommendation and possibly our evaluation during tuning, the mids may end up in the pillars - I hope not......I like the stock look)
Illusion Audio nd8 Mid Bass - mounted in doors
Subwoofer - Stereo Integrity BM mkV - location pending
I'll be taking the car to Mark Worrell - still figuring out the timing on that.
Some pics I took today after pulling off the front carbon spoiler - I hated pulling it off....but too many entrances to parking lots that would cause me to tear it up.......and we have dead raccoons, possums and the like that would certainly get scooped up by the spoiler......guys who drive these in NYC, SF, and LA don't have to worry so much about those......