A client from Milford recently visited Mobile Edge in search of a 2018 Toyota Camry bass upgrade. The client had been researching audio system upgrades and integration with modern infotainment systems when he came across our website. He gave the store a call and spoke with Bob about upgrading the speakers. After a short discussion, we scheduled a formal consultation with the client to review his goals and help devise a solution that would meet his expectations.
Client Consultation Process
When the client arrived, Bob went out to have a look at the vehicle. It was clear that this client takes great care of his vehicles – it was pristine! Bob had a quick listen to the sound system so he would understand the client’s goals. The next step was to have the client listen to our F-150 demo truck to establish a reference for the system we would design for the Camry. Once we had a firm grasp on the performance goals for the system, the next step was to talk about the installation. The client had originally asked about upgrading the speakers in his car to get more bass. After listening to our demo truck, it became clear that adding a dedicated subwoofer was the best plan.
The Toyota Camry Bass Upgrade
The first step was to protect the trunk and door sills with protective plastic wrap. This heavy-duty material eliminates the chances of scuffs and scratches while we are building the system. We designed a compact subwoofer enclosure to house a Hertz HX 300 12-inch subwoofer. The enclosure sits at the back of the trunk with the subwoofer firing rearward.
To transform this enclosure into our Utility Sub solution, our team created a trim panel that surrounds the subwoofer and fits up against the edge of the trunk. The guys wrapped the trim panel in black carpet, then added a mesh grille with a red trim ring around the subwoofer. Once in place, the trim panel gives the trunk a finished and tidy look.
Hertz Amplifier ad AudioControl Interface
To power the system, the client chose a Hertz HCP 1DK amplifier. Mike created one of our trademark steel amp racks to secure the amp, an AudioControl LC2i audio interface and a 2.5 Farad Raptor stiffening cap behind the rear seat. The LC2i allows us to extract a clean audio signal from the source unit to drive the subwoofer.
We added a few carefully located strips of Hushmat sound damping material to the trunk to prevent buzzes and vibrations.
Camry System Tuning and Delivery
With all the equipment installed, our team set the sensitivity adjustments on the LC2i and fine-tuned the gain and crossovers on the amplifier so that the new subwoofer would blend beautifully with the rest of the stereo. The client was not only thrilled with the sound of the stereo system, but the Toyota Camry bass upgrade looks planned and properly integrated – exactly what he wanted.
If you are in the Carbon County area or are willing to take a little drive to see us, drop by Mobile Edge in Lehighton and talk to our team about upgrading the performance of your sound system with a new subwoofer. For more information about our factory sound system upgrades, send us an e-mail using the contact button below.
Stephen Sepeck says
I am trying to patch inyo the wire at the he jbl subwoofer in order to power supply my amp, i am not sure how to get to the wire, help much appreciated…
Try going into the rear speakers instead with an LOC I
Ed Miyata says
I noticed you added a subwoofer and amp using the LC2i to this camry. Is there a way to add an amp to the rest of the speakers?
How does the spare tire come out and did he keep the OEM head unit or get an aftermarket?