12v Case Study: High Fidelity in a Volkswagen Golf R
The addition of Voce AV 6.5 midbass drivers in custom door pods secures the upfront bass illusion so important in high-fidelity car audio systems. The midbass drivers provide attack and transition into the low frequencies. These run off of the 5.1k’s “B” channels. The subwoofer in the back is a single Voce AV 10-inch in a vented enclosure that consumes its space from the spare tire well and runs off the 5.1k’s sub channel. Using the bit One’s low pass filter with a steep slope, Kowanetz was able to get the blend of upfront bass that makes it seem as if that subwoofer is mounted in the engine compartment firing forward. “It’s an incredible bass illusion that helps to deliver the realism of high-fidelity sound on drum or bass guitar notes,” says Phillips.