: Wow, in here the presure is a real deal. : Here’s Sasha’s car. And here is Sasha himself. Wanna sneak out? : This morning, at 11. No, 10:30. So it took him a morning to mount the amps. Now he’s busy with the wiring. The amps are good to go. The car is pretty interesting. Came here from Moscow. It has a suring board on the roof. It’s not the one we’re reviewing today. Consider this a sneak peek. Original HU, SQ – what? 6 or 5? – SQ6. Machete is for that one, right? : everything here is for that car. The sub is cgoing to be Machete. The plate is very interesting. As a matter of fact, all the cars we have in, htey all have curious plates. Today we’re reviewing a Glf. Not Dima Bekrenev’s title winning Golf. This one is a lot badder. Tigran got embarrassed =) Another funny plate here. What about this one Tigran? All proofing, no music? This one’s just for noise- and vibroproofing.Pay attenton, that’s Camry’s original proofing. You didn’t take anythng off, did you? : Took off some cellophane. Cellophane? And there was nothing more? This – No, this is a piece of proofing. Look. I mean, how come Camry’s so quiet? Quieter than a Mazda 3, right? : Nope. They’re just the same. Mazda 6 or Camry, no difference. And now, after Tigran takes out all the garbage from the Golf, he’ll be filming me. ‘cuz unfortunately, I don’t have other camermen. Not unfortunately. Tigran is a great cameraman, huh? : Damn right! How could you know that? : ‘cuz I do. Did you graduate a cameraman school or something? : Or something. Yeah, gotta mention that the owner of this car brought also a very interesting present, neither for me nor Tigran. You’ll see now both the presen and its new owner. Another round of guests from Moscow. We welcomed them, installed the music and saw them off. I don’t know why wouldn’t they install it all in Moscow. They said they had found no decent place. I just mocked a couple of ateliers. But it’s all true. The guys surfed a number of places and came here Hope they like the job we’ve done.We’ll tell about it now. Nothing extraordinary about the installation. It’s not loud. It’s a regular daily install with a stretchout towards SQ. There are SQ components regarding the speakers, but the amp and the HU are regular, and the sub’s somewhere in between SQ and loudness. Now let’s spare details about the configuration and check out Tigran’s work. Gotta take out the sub, right? Okay, so Tigran will take it out and I will
tell you some what he’s done. The sub is very easy to take out. If you need more space in the trunk, just throw the sub. Leave it on the road. Okay, since we mentioned it first, let’s start with the subwofer. It’s Sundown Audio’s legendary SA 12 Here we have a raised floor. Double-raised, even. The 1st one houses the amps and the MD Labs. What are these? : These crossovers, MD Lab’s top notch series SP-A. So these provide THE best sound quality possible. : Sure, I could’ve wires it channel by channel but the owner wanted it this way. : The amp. Cadence was chosen, for some reason. It’s not just a random choice, actually.I used to use those amps, 175.4.2 im particular. Those are nice amps. Perfect for SP, although ,ight be a little confusing for those who like SQ. : We chose the lowest version only to ease up on the power a little. Yeah, the power part is a really strong spot here. In this sys, it’s all wired through a crossover, so a single amp was more than enough for the three channels And it is a very affordable. I don’t remember the exact number right now, but if you’re deciding between powerful 2-channel amos, this one is one of the best options you’d nave. If the system is going to grow as an SQ one, it’d be better to use a more famous amp. The subwoofer is amplified by one Machete M800D monoblock. The wiring is Tchernov Audio here, all the rest are Stinger. Snakeskin. Looks good. So Tigran. The second level of raised floor covers the spare tyre, and that’s it. Oh, and the wire leading to the sub. The terminals can be unscrewed, so everything can be taken off in no time. : The proofing of the trunk was done by the owner.We took it off and did it from the top. Check out the photos. : The same was with the ceiling. We had to replace it as it had been done faulfully and came off in several spots. : Although we usually make it M3 or M4, I used Prof F4, as a present to the owner. And now it feels as tough as rubber. Even concrete. Some parts turned out heavier than in my BMW.: Well, htere wasn’t much trouble here. We crafted the podiums, layed the wiring, made the double raised floor. : The upper part was left original, in order to fit the design concept. The box was crafted by Arty. Tell about the trunk lid. : The guy had new shock absorbers installed. And these are a little bit more powerful than the original ones. : It was done in order to come up and click a button on the remote – well,
like this – and not to get dirt on you.: But to close, sure thing, you’ll either need to shut it really hard, like this. No, I can’t. Or get into some dirt. There is a risk of getting punched in the jaw. On my first attempt, I almost got hit. So gotta lean away. Insode, there are MD Lab’s 20 cm (8″) mid-bass speakers. And two more bands on the top. Those are tweeters in the door corners and mids in the podiums implanted into the front framings.Tigran crafted everything himself. Only had the covers remade. The podium for tweeters was chosen to be black while the mids are in white, to fit in with the ceiling design, as wished the customer. Well, this was a compromise. ‘Cuz if we did both in black, than the mouldings here would not go well with the ceiling. I mean, the best solution, as of aesthetics, would be replacing all the covers with black. White would look terrible on the doors. But that would be serious pain in the neck, and cost a small fortune. But if the owner decides so, he can replace all the covers to black, corner mouldings included. The car itself. Not much to say. I mean, it’s a Volkswagen Golf. Conservative minimalism with a nice number of functions. The owner risked a couple of upgrades like installing ESP. Here are HVAC indicators. This all was installed out of the factory. I don’t know what else to say about a VW Golf. There are tons of reviews and testdrives. A very usable car, fast enough and comfortable enough. The head unit was chosen a new Pioneer 5800.I must say I don’t like it either despite my love to the brand. Although, in the BMW review, Dima Bekrenev claimed I disliked the Pioneer brand. Let me do some explaining. It’s just that between a new Pioneer and an old Alpine, I’d always choose an old Alpine ‘cuz that generation of Alpines was amazing. They don’t support USB and that is their only disadvantage. The reason I chose Pioneer for the BMW is that it is the only HU for today that can properly take over a 4-band system, the panel was easy to detach and it perfectly fit BMW’s design. Plus, it can be tweaked. I know Aleksey did. It plays very smooth. But I equally dislike new HUs from both Alpine and Pioneer. I won’t speculate saying one’s better than the other. Pioneer have better marketing and some functions work faster while Alpine has higher prices for items that are by far not the best.I’ll show you why don’t really like this one. I’ve shown it in
5700, and not much is different in this 5800. This graphics. It’s 2016, yet this is what we have. I don’t get it. No offence to Pioneer workers, but that is true. I don’t really like using the device. But it has a very nice set of functions for its price. It facilitates channel-tochannel wiring. Plus, it’s multimedia so you can watch video from the rear view cam. Is it on, btw? Well, you can connect anything to it. It has video inputs, outputs etc. Yesterday when I was setting it, I used a lot of swear words, told Tigran I hated the sound. Now I finetuned it a bit, and it’s quite fine. With sepakers this good, a better HU and a better 2-channel amp would boost the quality several times.As of now, I don’t really like it for I’m being too precise. But in general the sound is nice and potential sound volume is fine. Dunno, the mic might have even got stuck. Anyway, the system plays quite loud for an SQ. And nice. Again, a way to improve it is replacing the HU and the 2-channel amp. This HU has lots of great functions. Although I haven’t had a chance to check it out properly, So I don’t know what’s the difference between it and the 5700. I’m sure there are some. But the main advantage is that they’ve added an option to switch off the HU without switching off the ACC. Click it, and the HU goes off. : Progress is coming to the town. Yeah. They learned to switch things off. That’s as for Pioneer. I’m not sure other HUs have it sorted out. Somebody sait holding some button would send it off, but that would only bring up that weird ‘OFF’ thing, and the screen would stay on.: Rem wouldn’t even go down, right? Yep. So now you can turn off the HU which is awesome. Aa for all the rest, at least the standard settings, nothing has really changed. I was confused finding out that 5800 had no decent crossover. I mean, 5700 did have and. Where is it now? All you can clip at is 200 Hz. And my big question here is, what is the improvement in this HU? There must be some answer, right? I’m sorry. I just got off the phone with an official of Pioneer’s. The HU has a fine crossover so I take back my accusations. You need to reset the device which I won’t do now for obvious reasons.And on turning on the HU suggests ch-to-ch setting or not This is the next HU after 5700. The changes include: it now supports Flac, there’s an opportunity to plug in 2 phones at a time. Or is it at THE time? Anyway. There are some other
changes. Wait for a review of this HU. For now, to be fair and square, I saw it for the first time and I failed to find the changes intuitively. But I was told there was channel-to-channel once you reset the thing. So excuse me for providing false info. Now, to the conclusions. The system turned out above average for SQ.I would actually try entering competitions to see the scores, the experts’ comments and suggestions and then brush it up. The system you see here is a nice starter for competitions. You can go in with it, and then replace the HU, upgrade the amps, and pull it up to the professional level of sound quality. Now, the install. What I saw was great. The speakers do not interfere with daily use of the car in any way. Although the mid-basses lack grills. The customer left ’em behind, for all I know. But they can be mounted in no time, be it original or any other grills. It’s a matter of a word. And as for the trunk, if you need the space, you can easily take the sub out. Nothing hinders there, either. Right now the owner of this car is on board of the plane.Must be right here in an hour or two. Hopefully, he loves the job we did and enjoys it on a daily basis. Many our customers forget what the system was initialy planned to be made for. They just enjoy it every day, but for you to watch some TV when stuck in traffic or to listen to nice music, the system has to be good and very dependable. I get it that watching loud cars is more, well, picturesque and interesting, But many watch these systems, too. Lots of people come to get themselves a moderate daily system, without a hive of speakers in the doors. This is pretty much how everything started. Installs like this were what we used to do way before we went loud. When I just entered car sound, I could only dream of a system like this. I mean, those podiums, covering, 3-band It was a trip to the Moon away. And now, they are habitual for many people. Yet it still does take a lot of time and effort to put it up, finetune and service it if something happens.It’s a very nice hobby anyway. Hope you get stuck in it – I mean, in good sence – even if not much of an expert. Hope you find car sound interestnig and lean to better wuality than that or original car stereos. To see more of it, subscribe to us, comment on what you liked and disliked for us to improve the quality of the reviews and the intalls. Without feedback, we’re
helpless.So I’m very thankful to those who leave constructive criticism, Not to those who only mock around, but to those who see what’s bad and suggest how to improve it. That’s all, folks. Bye, everybody. Thanks for watching us. Subscribe if you still haven’t. Our channel is very interesting and diversed. We speak of car, and car sound. And even of pets. Speaking of wich, we missed an issue. I haven’t shown yet, what was the present the Camry’s owner had brought. From Belaya Kalitva. Oh, you keep asking for a re-meow (cat review). So here it goes. There are 4 paws, 2 ears, 2 eyes. There’s a head, a couple of kittens in there, a tail. Whateve a cat needs. Okay, so show what the man brought. : Come here. What did you get? What did you get, Jesse? : Here you go, Jesse. This is all yours. Bon Appétit! How much is there in the bag? A suuply for life? : 10 kg.This is a present from former colleagues of mine. It’s just I used to work at a pet food producing company. Only I worked in the chocolate department. They specialize in chocolate and pet food. I was in the Sneakers department. So excse me, m former colleagues, but I just advertised for you a little. : Do you like it? Thank you, guys, a lot! Tigran laid amazing proofing. Noone can beep themselves int0 the car now. This is Loud Sound. Subscribe and so on, you know. Bye everyone! Lowered cat. Tigran is working even when he’s on a lunch break. : Hello? I’m on a diet. I can’t eat candy. (on the phone): Yep. No, stop calling me here — But sometimes I can. .