Peter approached us while his new 2017 Subaru WRX was still on order to discuss upgrades. Peter noticed that the Harman Kardon sound system included with the Impreza is particularly disappointing for a ‘premium’ system. There is a real lack of extension both in the treble and bass, with the system lacking in any real dynamics and clarity. The receiver, while including most modern features, was also a little simplistic for his liking.
Peter took the time at our showroom to listen to our range of demonstration speakers, and chose the following combination:
- Pioneer AVIC-F80DAB navigation receiver
- Morel Tempo Ultra 602 component speakers
- Phoenix Gold Ti3 10″ subwoofer
- Focal FPX4.800 amplifier
- SoundSkins sound deadening
The Pioneer AVIC-F80DAB is a worthy flagship receiver, with the best display on the market, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a great suite of sound tuning features to make the most of the equipment that follows it. Stinger and Aerpro accessories allow the F80DAB to work with the factory steering wheel controls, reversing camera and USB / AUX panel.
Morel’s Tempo Ultra 602 component speakers integrate neatly into factory locations, with OEM-style mounts. SoundSkins sound deadening cuts down on road noise, and allows for tighter, cleaner bass from the door speakers.
In order to give Peter a great balance of practicality and sound, we molded the subwoofer and amplifier into the factory boot side panel, making for a neat, factory-style system which has been fitted without any permanent modification to the car.
This was a great car to work on, and a really good combination of equipment. Having a great signal chain, right from the Pioneer receiver to Morel and Phoenix Gold speakers allowed for a system which is crystal clear with lots of detail, which also delivers a punchy, dynamic, exciting sound without tiring distortion. The Subaru now runs a truly premium sound system.
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