Richard popped in looking for some upgrades to the audio in his T25 VW Camper Van, he was after good SQ on a fairly modest budget so I put together this little system for him:
Pioneer’s DEH-4200SD 50w x4, CD/MP3/WMA/AAC playback from the CD deck, USB/ipod input and SD card input and 3 pairs of 4volt preouts for the later addition of amplifiers.
Phase Linear CF130.25 13cm components, these were some NOS and quite a find-they’re something that is very rare in car audio; bi-ampable. This means that the front channels of Richard’s stereo can be used to drive the tweeters and the rear channels used to drive the mids, giving him 200w for his componets instead of the 100w he’d have got if he went for any other components. Other features include Silk dome tweeters and Carbon/Paper pulp cone for a smooth and detailed response, listed as 36Hz-32Khz!
Though the Phase Linear’s quote 36Hz as their F3 this is a bit ambitious for a 13cm so to take the stress off the drivers in the lower frequency range we fitted Inphase’s compact, but powerful, USW10 into the front foot well:
DEH-4200SD fitted in dash
CF130.25’s fitted, mids into the doors and tweeters on the A-pillar
Inphase USW10 fitted in the front footwell behind floor mats