Josh, the owner of the car, sought us out via Facebook months ago asking for a quality recommendation on a local shop to him for his Jeep Wrangler. Unfortunately, social media allows for a lot of smoke and mirrors and they didn't do as great of a job as we both anticipated. Fast forward 8+ months(?) after our initial contact and he ships the Jeep to me, only to change his mind and have it switched out for the 2013 Mercedes C250 instead. I'm glad he did because this turned out to be an awesome platform and the end result was great if I don't say so myself.
The equipment started out with Kenwoods new top of the line model, the DNX996XR. This proved to be a great source unit that is loaded with modern features while also having sound quality good enough for even the most demanding audiophiles. We measured no clipping at max volume out of its 5v low-level outputs with a 0db sine wave, so that was nice. From there we went to a Helix DSP.3 with the Director for processing and system control. A Zapco Z150.6AP powered the Audiofrog GB60's, GB25's, and GB10's while a Zapco Z3KD powered a pair of Audiofrog GB12's, each in a 1.1 cubic foot enclosure in the spare tire well. The GB60's were installed in the OEM location down low in the door, which was treated heavily with ResoNix Sound Solutions, while the GB25 and GB10 were mounted in a vertical arrangement in a custom sail panel.
Pictures of the install to come soon.
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