A client from Palmerton recently dropped into Mobile Edge to ask about upgrading the stock stereo system in his 2015 Chevrolet Silverado with a subwoofer. After talking with the client about how much bass he wanted, our product specialist inspected the vehicle to determine what space was available. Then, working with the client’s budget, we put together a high-performance upgrade that would deliver the sound he wanted.
Under-Seat Subwoofer Amplifier Installation
The first step was to create a secure mounting solution for the Audison SR1.500 amplifier the client chose for the upgrade. Our team welded together a steel amp rack that bolts to the factory seat bolts. The rack is finished with durable corrosion-resistant paint so that it will look great for many years.
With the rack in place and the amplifier bolted to it, our team used an Audison FSK700 amplifier installation kit that includes a four-AWG power cable to wire the amp into the charging system.
We used a PAC LP7-2 interface to extract an audio signal from the factory radio. This premium line output converter also generates a remote turn-on signal for the subwoofer amp so that it powers up and down with the factory radio.
The last step was to run the cable from the VCR-S1 remote level control from the dash to the steering column. Next, our team took apart the remote control and mounted the circuit board inside so that the client can turn the subwoofer volume up and down without affecting the amount of bass produced by the factory-installed speakers.
Truck-Specific Subwoofer Solution
The client chose a Hertz Cento-Series CS 300 S4 12-inch subwoofer, and we installed it in an Audio Enhancers CREW100C12 sealed enclosure. This subwoofer is rated to handle 350 watts of power continuously and 700 watts peak, making it a perfect match for the 500 watts that the amp will produce. The enclosure fits perfectly under the rear driver’s-side seat of the Silverado.
Carbon County’s Best Truck Audio Upgrades
With the equipment installed, our team set to work adjusting the output of the PAC LC7-2 to work with the level settings and crossover adjustments on the amp. We configured the system so that the client can crank the remote level control without driving the amplifier into distortion.
When the client returned to Mobile Edge in Lehighton, a team member showed him the work we’d performed and let him audition the new subwoofer system. He was thrilled with the sound and impressed by the way we had mounted everything in the truck. If you are looking for a way to improve the sound of your favorite music, drop by our store and ask about adding a subwoofer system to your vehicle. You can also reach us by phone or by e-mail using our online contact form.