A client from Hazelton recently visited Mobile Edge in Lehighton to discuss his 2017 Honda Accord audio system installation. We had removed the amps, speakers and subwoofer from his Mitsubishi Montero Sport, and it was now time to install everything into his new car. We let the client listen to our Ford F-150 demo truck so that he could experience how a DSP changes the way the system sounds. He liked it, so we added that to the plan for the new vehicle.
Source Unit Integration
The Audison bit Ten D processor not only provides advanced signal processing functions like crossovers, equalization and signal delay, but it is an excellent OEM integration solution. We connected the bit Ten D to the factory radio to keep the vehicle looking stock. The bit Ten D includes processing that will remove any factory signal equalization that’s inherent to the radio so that we have a clean audio signal to build from.
Hertz Front Stage Speakers and JL Subwoofer
The client had a set of Hertz HSK165XL speakers for the front of the Accord. We created a set of PVC mounting adapters for the woofers. These adapters allow the massive magnet to clear the window, and their plastic composition ensures they will never swell up or get moldy if they get wet. We treated the doors with Hush Mat while we had them apart.
Our fabrication team mounted the tweeters from the set in the sail panels. They created a set of mounting rings from MDF and bonded them to the factory panels. Using body filler, the guys blended the mounting ring into the edges of the panel, then sanded everything smooth. We coated them with a textured black paint to make them look just like the factory ABS plastic.
The client has a JL Audio 12W6 subwoofer and enclosure from his previous system. The sub fits nicely underneath the new processor rack, and an integrated grille protects the woofer from damage.
Amp and Processor Rack
No installation at Mobile Edge would be complete without one of our trademark steel equipment racks. To maintain as much usable trunk space as possible, we decided to mount everything underneath the rear parcel shelf. Our team cut, bent and welded up a steel frame that bolts to the vehicle while allowing the equipment to remain upright. Our team coated the amp rack in truck bedliner to give it a durable, corrosion-resistant finish.
The rack is home to a JL Audio 500/1 for the subwoofer and an Audison LRX2.9 for the mids and tweeters. We added the bit Ten D processor and used the client’s existing AudioControl EQS as a line driver.
Audison DRC System Controller
The bit Ten D system includes the DRC (Digital Remote Control). We mounted the DRC in the storage compartment below the radio. The client can use the DRC to adjust the subwoofer level or load different system configuration presets. When not in use, it’s concealed by the factory compartment cover.
Honda Accord Audio System Tuning
Any system we install that includes an Audison processor is configured using our bit Tune processor. This processor takes a series of acoustic measurements and uses that information to configure the bit Ten D processor. The output of each speaker in the system is level-matched and equalized, and an appropriate delay is applied so that the sound at the listening position is balanced and coherent. The result is an amazingly detailed and accurate soundstage with very realistic frequency response.
Another Happy Customer
After three days of work, the client returned to Mobile Edge to pick up his car. He was thrilled with the way his new Honda Accord audio system sounds. He couldn’t believe that a DSP could make the equipment he already had perform so much better. If you are upgrading your vehicle, or are looking for an entirely new audio system, drop by and speak with our team. We’d be happy to let you listen to our demo vehicles and design something that looks and performs the way you want. Feel free to send us an e-mail using the button below for more information about any of our products or services.
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