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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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I bought a car radio from somewhere else with the intention of replacing the factory installed one. I contacted Halfords and they bluntly told me that they did not fit a radio that was not supplied by them. I then stumbled upon Source Sounds on internet and decided to give them a try.
What set wind to my sails was their warm customer relations and their confidence that it was “do-able!”. Their charges are reasonable as well.
They changed the fascia and in the process provided extra space for auxiliary equipment (space that had been covered by only two knobs on the previous radio). They kept me updated on the progress. I now have a trim dashboard , and am over the moon! Thanks to Paul and his team. Your customer care is second to none.

— Nhamo Chinogara

Just want to say a massive thanks to all the lads at source for doing a perfect job of my stereo, sub and amp. I couldn’t be happier with how it looks and sounds. The costomer service was second to none. Next step for me is to upgrade all the door speakers so I’ll definitely be paying you another visit. Thanks again lads. Jamie (mk5 golf gti)

— Jamie Twibell

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to yourself and your team on the fantastic job you did on my BMW 1 series. Initially I was stunned by what you guys had managed to achieve using a standard head unit. The sound quality is awesome, I am hearing things I have never heard in tracks I listen to time and time again. Now that I’ve had some quality listening time the system continues to only impress me. The install of the speakers and amplifier is exceptional to say the least. In line with the high level of standards you guys install to and combining this with the excellent customer service Source Sounds provide, I can only applaud you for the operation you guys have there. Thanks again (from a very happy customer)