Have you heard of Audison? They are a rare brand who continue to research and develop new technology including developing their own sophisticated computer modelling software to help Audison continue to find new ways to make speakers, amplifiers and signal processors perform even better.
The entry level kit for Volkswagen Golf Mk 7:
Audison have put together a package for the Mk7 Golf which will “blow your socks off”.
The kit includes:
AP 6.5 – 165mm woofers
10” prima subwoofer with custom enclosure
AP8.9 bit amplifier
This kit is £1050, it uses the OEM tweeters in the front and OEM rear mounted speakers and is especially set up to blend these perfectly with the replacement Prima speakers.
Installation of this kit is £410 giving you a total supplied & fitted cost of just £1460.
Mid level Audio upgrade kit aimed at the VW Transporter T5 and T6
With the main aim of these vehicles being the transportation of goods it’s really important to treat the metal panels with sound deadening. The more panels you are able to sound deaden the more you will benefit from the sound upgrade.
The sound deadening will make the vehicle much quieter on the road allow a greater audio experience.
For this vehicle Audison have developed the Voce range intended for the front passenger listening it can easily be extended to add an extra pair of speakers for rear passengers.
This kit includes:
Audison Voce AV 1.1 tweeteres – £150 – https://www.fourcaraudio.co.uk/brands/audison/audison-voce/speaker/
Audison Voce AV 6.5 woofers – £180 – https://www.fourcaraudio.co.uk/brands/audison/audison-voce/speaker-2/
Audison Voce AV 5.1K amplifier – £1000 – https://www.fourcaraudio.co.uk/brands/audison/audison-voce/audison-voce-av-5-1k/
Audison Bit 10 digital signal processor – £300 – https://www.fourcaraudio.co.uk/brands/audison/audison-bit/audison-bit-ten/
Hertz Energy ES 200 8” subwoofer – £120 – https://www.fourcaraudio.co.uk/brands/hertz/hertz-energy/hertz-energy-es-200-1/
Skinz Wave Diffusers
Skinz Panel Liners
Approximate equipment cost – £1950
Installation of this kit is £735 giving a total supplied & fitted cost of £2685
VW High end Expert Audio Upgrade
Although the VW Touareg offers a sense of immense space its vast space can be made to sound fantastic. Firstly like most larger vehicles the large metal panels will need sound deadening treatment to help project sound into the car rather than into interior door cavities. With a combination of Skins Sound Deadening and Wave diffusers the risk of back waves upsetting the performance of the speakers is minimised.
The suggested system for this car includes a pair of Audison Voce AV K6 speakers and a 12″ Audison Voce subwoofer in a custom enclosure. The very excellent Audison Voce AV 5.1K five-channel amplifier drives all of the speakers. An Audison bit One provides plenty of scope for much needed adjustment. We say “much needed” as one of the most noticeable “features” of the original speaker mounting positions is the distance between the tweeter on the dash and the woofers in the doors. The latter are mounted very low in the doors, as that is where our ears are! (huh?).
Employing a 5-channel amplifier along with a sound processor allows for extremely fine adjustment of equalisation and time alignment, both of which can have a profound effect on the resultant sound stage. If like us, you prefer your music up front and at ear level then having the processor “bit Tuned” is essential to get the time alignment right. Without this, the separation between tweeter positions and woofers will lead to a confused image and have you bobbing your head up and down trying to resolve the resultant fuzzy picture. The seemingly vast distance between the front speakers and rear mounted subwoofer are not as much of a challenge as sub bass is not directional, although careful phase compensation is required to ensure sub bass blends seamlessly to the front mounted woofers. The generous power of the subwoofer output on the Audison Voce 5.1K amplifier ensures that control is not a problem and in the specimen we tested you could not tell that the subwoofer was so far away.
This system will offer driver and passengers a first class system and what’s more, the use of a bit DRC remote control for the bit One offers a number of presets for storing different settings.
Audison AV 5.1K – 5 channel Amplifier – £1000 – https://www.fourcaraudio.co.uk/brands/audison/audison-voce/audison-voce-av-5-1k/
Audison AV K6 – 2 way component speaker system – £370 – https://www.fourcaraudio.co.uk/brands/audison/audison-voce/audison-voce-av-k6/
Audison AV12 – 12” subwoofer – £380 – https://www.fourcaraudio.co.uk/brands/audison/audison-voce/audison-voce-av-12/
Audison bit One – Signal Processor – £550 – https://www.fourcaraudio.co.uk/brands/audison/audison-bit/audison-bit-one/
Audison bit DRC – remote controller – £150 – https://www.fourcaraudio.co.uk/brands/audison/audison-bit/bit-accessory/
Skinz & Wave diffusers
Total Equipment – £2550
Total installation and wiring – £785
Total of everything supplied & fitted – £3335
These are just a few examples of what we’d recommend for an audio upgrade to the Volkswagon. Please give us a call or contact us to discuss your particular vehicle and your requirements. If you let us know your budget we can work out the best solution for you.