"Project 1995 SL500" It's almost that time again to bring 1995 tired factory sound system into 2018.
The goal for this car is to make it sound good yet remain simple, no complicated crossover matching, no extensive modification and not giving up any trunk space for the subwoofer and budget minded. So here is the plan:
I will do 10" subwoofer, again, in the trunk, but, unlike my SL320 system
, I will not be using factory Bose woofer, instead, I really think that R129 can benefit from the Tactile Bass Shaker installed into the driver's seat. Particularly with the top down and road noise, some of the lower frequencies no longer felt as pronounced as they should.
R129 has a very rigid metal bucket of the seat base with plenty of clearance for mounting one these Base Shakers directly onto it, to kinda wake up that "sensory" dimension/experience. The seat bucket is easy to remove and easy to work with, so I'm definitely looking forward to trying these little guys.
The 5-Channel amps I've grown to be a big fan of for the past 25+ years, and going to use one again. Trying something different this time, JVC... It is simple, class D, on the factory site, images show good quality components, good specs and was on great sale, and still compact. Going to be mounted into the factory CD changer location using factory CD changer mounting rails, so no extra space taken from the trunk.
Now, 6x9 for the rear is an overkill, but, for the open road, with top down may not be a bad thing. I can always tone them down.
The head unit is simple, yet has matching illumination selection and most importantly DTA setting. So slowly I will start...