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2013 Mercedes SL500 Digital Audio Upgrade

What a pleasure it was to work on this vehicle, a 2013 Mercedes SL500 digital audio upgrade. The customer is really into high end home hi-fi and wanted to replicate this in his vehicle. 

Utilising digital technology, we were able to do this for him. An Audison DA 1Bit optical interface takes the audio source direct from the Mercedes factory stereo. This digital signal then goes into an Audison BitOneHD  audio processor. This in turn wires straight into an Audison AV5.1KHD 5 channel amplifier and an AVQuattro 4 channel amplifier.  This technology results in no loss of signal between the stereo and the amplifier, thus giving a very accurate representation of how the music sounds. 

For the front staging we chose Audison Voce AV3.0 3″ midrange drivers and an AV1.1 tweeter pair.  We were also to create custom panels for the doors to house a pair of Hertz Mille Legend 7″ midbass drivers. For low bass frequencies, an Audison AV12 12″ subwoofer was installed into a custom enclosure in the boot floor.  All speakers are run fully active from all channels of the amplifiers. 

As the customer listens to a lot of FLAC files, we were to install an Audison Bit Play so he can also store music on an SSD hard drive.  The control for this hard drive is from the Audison DRC controller that is in the vehicles ashtray compartment.

 

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Testimonials

Just would like to say a big thank you to Lee and all the team there for sorting my music system out in my car today. It was much appreciated that you managed to help me to pick a new cd player and install it and also the help after showing me how it all worked. Great service and help from all in the shop (know you were all rushed off ya feet) and still managed to help me out. Hope to see you all again when i’m ready for a new set of speakers for my ford probe. All the best

— Crow

Dear Chris and Staff I am just writing here to say thank you for the excellent service received from you and all your staff there. People are so quick to complain, but not as quick to congratulate on a job well done. My husband and I are really pleased with the fitting of the sat nav to our Ford Kuga which we feel has been done to a high standard and with excellent attention to detail. The knowledge you and everyone else who works there seems to have is great and gave me great confidence. And the customer services was professional and friendly. Even though the job you did for us was a small one I’m sure, compared to a lot of your other work, I was made to feel that nothing was too much trouble. The time taken to answer my questions and help me out was very much appreciated. I will have no hesitation in recommending you to other people and will certainly be back again. Thank You !

— Louise Seaman

Source Sounds recently completed a stealth boot install in my Octavia, along with new front speakers and some additional little tweaks. The work they have done has been immaculate. You would never know the anything had changed, until the music starts that is. The improvement is immense. I just want to take my car for drives, just to listen to things.

I highly recommend Source Sounds. Excellent work, very helpful and knowledgeable staff and excellent aftercare and support. I wouldn’t go anywhere else for my ICE needs.