This AMG Appointed Mercedes Benz CLK280 came to us from a home hi-fi enthusiast, with an obvious complaint – Mercedes’ idea of premium sound in the CL was certainly lacking; very flat, without a hint of a real sound stage or any dynamics. CD and an AUX jack were the only ways of getting music into the system.
While leaving the interior of the car the way Mercedes intended, we specified the following components:
- Mosconi D2 1004.DSP Amplifier
- Mosconi MOS-BTS Bluetooth streaming receiver
- DLS Ultimate UP6i 6.5″ component set
The result is a totally factory interior, with all components totally hidden, and full-circle functionality – the factory CD player runs as normal, but with a phone paired to the MOS-BTS module, high resolution music can be streamed directly to the D2 amplifier, removing the sonic limitations of the factory unit.
In any case, the D2 is computer-tuned to work with the speakers’ factory mounting locations, together with the DLS speakers offering a genuine transformation to music in the car – instruments place on the windscreen in a wide and deep sound stage, with vocals being detailed and pinpoint accurate. Music retains it’s detail and dynamics at higher volumes and the door speakers alone offer impressive low-end extension in the large CL doors.
AV-DC is here for real music quality.It is difficult to describe in words just how much of an improvement a simple combination like this can offer – come and see for yourself.