A client from Corpus Christi, Texas, brought his impressive 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo to Bay Area Audio Visions for an audio system upgrade. He loved the performance of the car, but was truly disappointed in the performance of the sound system. He needs something that sounds great, has excellent bass response, and does not detract from the look of the vehicle. We put together a system design for him, and with his approval, scheduled an appointment to start work.
Factory Head Unit Integration and Amplification
To retain the good ergonomics of the factory system, we decided to leave the factory head unit in place. A Helix DSP processor was installed to serve as both a tuning tool and an integration solution for the vehicle. The Helix processor and the five-channel JL Audio HD900/5 amplifier are fitted to an aluminum rack in the storage area at the front of the car. We covered the electronics with a vinyl covered trim panel that includes a Lamborghini badge and perforated black mesh.
JL Audio Front Speaker Upgrade
We chose a set of JL Audio ZR650 6.5-inch component speakers for the Lamborghini. Our fabricator created a set of mounting adapters out of HDPE plastic to allow the woofers to bolt directly into the factory door locations. We integrated the tweeters into the factory A-pillars and wrapped them in factory-matching upholstery.
Compact Subwoofer System
The client wanted a real subwoofer system in the car but didn’t want to give up any space. We used four JL Audio 6W3 subwoofers in a vented enclosure that fits on the shelf below the rear window. The vent ports through the mesh-covered oval grill on the top of the cabinet. We used 1/4-inch aluminum inserts and hexagonal mesh to create grills to cover the subs.
System Configuration and Tuning
We used the Helix processor to handle the filtering, signal delay and equalization of each of the speakers in the car. The ZR-series components are powered by the four main channels of the JL amp, and the subs are on the 500-watt subwoofer channel. Given that each speaker has a dedicated amp channel, we were able to fine-tune the signal delay to produce a well-focused soundstage across the width of the windshield.
Lamborghini Gallardo Stereo Delivery
The client returned to Bay Area Audio Visions to listen to his new system for the first time. He was stunned at the clarity and detail of the system. The bass from the “little” subwoofers was incredible. If you are looking for a well-integrated audio upgrade for your exotic, drop by the store or contact us via our online FORM.