Ben Jones visits the Car Radio Skipton team and gets a glimpse of the fantastic products going into his one off custom car audio build. As Ben stood back in awe, the Car Radio Skipton team made up of Dave Legg, Carlo Corbin & Peter Preston all jumped into his Vauxhall Astra and began the planning process; with mentions of black leather, carbon fibre, engraved perspex and blue lighting, Ben could not wipe the smile from his face.
A plan was made along with a lengthy shopping list of materials needed to create this one off custom install. One thing is for sure its going to be something special but Ben is going to have to wait just a little bit longer till Modified Nationals 2013 on May 25th & 26th where his build will be created LIVE in front of the public in the main event hall within 48hrs!
I can tell you now as I know what is planned for the car, the build team will not be getting much sleep as they attempt a 7 day build in just 2 days! The option of designing a less time consuming build was not an option and the Car Radio Skipton team can not wait to get stuck in!
From left to right: Andrew Ackerley, Ben Jones, Dave Legg, Carlo Corbin and Peter Preston
Pioneer has launched a new ultra-flat amplified subwoofer for in-car use that generates powerful, rich bass sound without sacrificing boot space.
The TS-WX710A active car subwoofer is only 32cm deep and requires an extremely small enclosure, making it the ideal subwoofer for small car owners who want the benefits of added bass in their cars, but are not fond of the inconvenience associated with large subwoofer enclosures. With its ultra-flat, anti-scratch design, the new subwoofer can lay flat with luggage stacked on top or stand upright behind the seats.
The TS-WX710A is constructed with great attention to detail, maximising the performance of the two 16cm subwoofers inside. Its space-saving enclosure houses a MOSFET 200W amplifier and features a symmetrical back-loaded horn structure to reproduce rich, vivid and speedy bass; an unexpected sound from a subwoofer this size. Its rigid enclosure with tough polyurethane skin is anti-scratch, allowing luggage to be placed on top of the subwoofer without damaging it. Removable straps keep the TS WX710A securely mounted, while still making removal quick and easy if more storage space is required. The new subwoofer comes with a wired remote to easily tune gain, phase and LPF.
Girish Janday, product executive at Pioneer, said:
“The TS-WX710A is a great subwoofer for those with small vehicles who want great sound without being forced to compromise on space. Its durable scratch-proof surface means that even if space is at a premium, the unit won’t get damaged and still produce exceptional audio quality.”
Other Pioneer active subwoofers include the TS-WX110A oval cone sealed-type amplified subwoofer, the TS-WX206A band pass amplified subwoofer, the TS-WX210A sealed amplified subwoofer and the TS WX610A 6th order bandpass spare tyre amplified subwoorder.
Dimensions: 850 x 320 x 90 mm (W x H x D)
Ultra-flat, anti-scratch design
Built-in MOSFET amplifier
Maximum output power: 200 Watt
Nominal output power: (50W x 2) 100 Watt
Speaker: 16 cm x 2 subwoofer
Rated frequency range: 25 – 200 Hz
Symmetrical back loaded horn structure
Passive Crossover Network
RCA/speaker line input
Power cable/SP line input cable included
Wired remote control
Heat sink aluminium die-cast enclosure
Safety mounting kit included
The Pioneer TS-WX710A will be available as from June 2013 at an SRP of £359.99. For further information on pricing and availability, please contact your local Pioneer distributor.
Due to the fact that more and more requests about audio streaming reached EMMA we did now Change the according rule to the following:
The media sources provided by EMMA are:
• Audio CD all categories
• MP3 all categories
• AAC all categories
• WAVE all categories
The source to be used for the judging process has to be provided by EMMA.
Streaming of media is allowed for the judging process if requested by the competitor. The media and the streaming device will be provided by EMMA. The competitor is responsible that the systems source unit will connect to the provided unit (Smartphone, Tablet etc)
If a local copy of media is necessary for the judging process, the competitor has to make it possible that the EMMA SQ judge can copy the files to the competitors unit.
After finishing the judging procedure the files will be deleted.
It is up to the competitor to ensure that one of the provided formats can be reproduced in their car media system.
Note: The EMMA Tracks are under the copyright of EMMA GmbH and any copy without authorisation is illegal.
This rule is valid from now on and will be added to the Addendum.
The 48 Hour Install Competition has come to an end!
And the winner of The 48 Hour Install Competition is… BEN JONES! Huge congratulations to him! Check out the video above of him being told the awesome news LIVE over the phone!
Ben has just won a huge prize! A custom professionally installed car audio system by Car Radio Skipton. Including equipment from AS Essentials, Sundown Audio, XS Power, Stinger, Gladen, JVC, Hertz & Dynamat. Plus two nights accommodation and VIP weekend tickets to Modified Nationals 2013!
All this will be build LIVE at Modified Nationals 2013 in front of the public over the course of the weekend.