VW Golf Audio, Security and Multimedia Upgrades | Alpine 9 Inch Screen | Focal Speakers | Genesis Amp | Global Telemetric | Thinkware Dashcams - B&B Audioconcepts in Cardiff
This VW golf drove in for some big boy upgrades. The Audioconcepts team sent it packing with some incredible tech to keep the owner entertained. We started with the Alpine multimedia head unit with a massive 9 inch touch screen. Alpine also gives you Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and cutting edge iGo Primo Nextgen navigation with TomTom maps.
Speakers wise the Focal Utopia and K Power were the choice for an exceptional audio solution for an ultimate driving experience. We had a blast from the past with the Genesis Amplifier which we actually sold a few years ago to the customer, it was time for a new home in the VW Golf. The team also fitted an XFIRE Subwoofer.
To secure this vehicle the Audioconcepts team installed Autowatch Ghost Immobiliser to protect the VW Golf from theft like nothing else on the market today. Also in addition the Global Telemetrics Tracker was installed by the team to give 24 hour protection from theft. In the event of an accident, it is often difficult for drivers to recall the crucial details surrounding the accident due to the shock and stress caused by the event, so we installed the Thinkware F800 Dash Cameras front and rear.
List of what B&B Audioconcepts installed:
>>> Alpine 9 Inch Multimedia Touch Screen
>>> Focal Utopia Ref Speakers
>>> Focal K Power Ref Speakers
>>> XFIRE Subwoofer
>>> Genesis Amp
>>> Skinz Soundproofing x 2 boxes
>>> Global Telemetrics Tracker
>>> Autowatch Ghost Immobiliser
>>> Thinkware F800 Pro Twin Dash Cameras
>>> Reverse Camera
>>> Connection Audio Cables
Alpine 9 Inch Touch Screen
High-resolution 9-inch touch screen
Turn your dashboard into a high-end cinematic experience: the highlight of the Alpine system is the high-resolution 9-inch touch screen – the largest screen for a Volkswagen Golf 7 dashboard to date. In fact, it is more than twice the size than the standard 5-inch RNS 310/315 screen found in most Golfs. This extra-large size display will amaze you by its brilliant, high-resolution image quality – you must see it to believe it.
Steering Wheel Control Buttons
The Alpine system is connected to your steering wheel control buttons. This means you do not lose this convenient feature when upgrading to Alpine and you will have full control over volume, phone, audio track forward/backward and many other commands. You can even activate Siri voice control if you have an iPhone connected to the system – right from your steering wheel
Driver Information Display
The small display in the instrument cluster is also connected to the Alpine system and can display radio station names, song titles and artist information, caller names, navigation turn-by-turn arrows and much more.
The Alpine system is compatible with the Golf 7’s electronic system. Vehicle settings and information such as Turbo pressure are displayed on the Alpine 9-inch screen.
Air Condition Display
The i902D-G7 / X902D-G7 gives you visual feedback for the selected temperature of driver and co-driver, AC status, seat heating level, selected air vents and more. This screen will automatically appear for a few seconds when any of the named settings is changed to give the driver feedback.
Wireless Charging Console
A very useful accessory for your Golf 7 is the Wireless Charging Console KCE-G7QI. This little rubber pad fits perfectly into the Golf 7’s centre console and provides Qi compatible inductive charging for your wireless charging enabled mobile phone. The KCE-G7QI works with any Golf 7 regardless of original radio or aftermarket system.
Works with Apple CarPlay
The innovative i902D-G7 / X902D-G7 with Apple CarPlay compatibility brings you a smarter way to use your iPhone on the road. Apple CarPlay gives iPhone users an incredibly intuitive way to make calls, use maps, listen to music and access messages with just a word or a touch. You can even enjoy Spotify, internet radio or podcasts while on the road for a truly connected experience. Simply connect your CarPlay enabled iPhone to the USB port of your Alpine and you are ready to go.
Works with Android Auto
Android Auto was designed with safety in mind. With a simple and intuitive interface, integrated steering wheel controls, and powerful new voice actions, it's designed to minimize distraction so you can stay focused on the road. Android Auto automatically brings you useful information, and organizes it into simple cards that appear just when they're needed. Both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto can access the navigation antenna of the i902D-G7 / X902D-G7 for improved accuracy when using the navi apps.
Built-in iGo Primo NextGen Navigation
The iGo Primo NextGen navigation is currently one of the best navigation software on the market. Combined with Alpine’s powerful hardware and processing power, you get a highly accurate and super fast navigation system for your car. For example, calculating a route from Munich to Paris takes just a few seconds. The system is packed with tons of useful and unique navigation features, from partial address input with automatic detection, TMC route guidance, 3D landmark icons and much more. It also includes hundreds-of-thousands of POIs, to make it easy to find restaurants and any kind of public places near you.
Focal Passive Kit
The next in line after our passive 2-way kit 165W-RC, a leading product heralded for its performance for several years now, the 165W-XP integrates our exclusives technologies: TMD® surround, progressive spider, ventilated motor, new Beryllium tweeter, bi-amplification crossover. We also gave it a new design, steeped in our DNA and geared towards performance. The result: an uncompromising kit that opens the door to the world of Utopia.
'W' sandwich cone
The ‘W’ sandwich cone perfectly optimises the frequency response curve by fully mastering the three key parameters of lightness, rigidity and damping. When listening through the ‘W' sandwich cone, the sound is completely transparent with extremely little distortion.
Originally developed for the Sopra line of high-fidelity loudspeakers, our TMD® (Tuned Mass Damper) surround has a unique profile, designed to better control the effects of resonance and to drastically reduce the distortion associated with deformations of the cone. The speaker driver takes advantage of this patented technology by spreading better defined and very realistic midranges.
The progressive spider used on all our Utopia drivers is built around a progressive section that reproduces all the impact of the bass whilst optimising the linearity, precision and dynamics of the sound.
All the components on our crossover have been specially selected and optimised to better control the effects of thermal dissipation. These components, essential for managing different channels and the soundstage, have improved reliability. As for the bi-amplification, this enables the woofer and tweeter to be driven separately in terms of power, resulting in optimum performance.
Thinkware F800 Pro
WHY WE NEED A DASH CAM
The roads are never as safe as you think they are. In 2010, there were over 5 million traffic collisions. In your daily commute, there may be a chance of you being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Situations like these are often extremely stressful, and it is often difficult for drivers to recall the crucial details surrounding the incident. With a Dash Cam, drivers now find themselves having a reliable witness – protecting themselves from bearing the cost of liability. With an in-car dashboard camera, you can feel at ease knowing that there is always a dependable, silent witness with you at all times.
WHAT IS A DASH CAM?
An Extra Eye on the Road.
A dashboard camera (Dash Cam) is a specialized on-board surveillance camera that is designed to monitor and record driving incidents. Mounted to the windshield, the camera turns on automatically upon starting ignition, and actively records video footages with an auto-looping mechanism. It has real-time impact detection, whereupon sensing impact, the camera stores the incident footage in a secure location for later reviewing purposes. The footage can then be used as a form of supplementary evidence for insurance purposes, while protecting the driver against insurance frauds and hit-and-runs.
With GPS, DASH CAM records your driving history including the speed and identifies the precise location and routes of your vehicle on a map. It also provides the speed and direction of the vehicle at the moment of a collision as well as the direction and severity of the collision for a clear and accurate assessment of the event. You can also trace and review the saved journeys that your car has been on driven by anyone behind the wheel. Based on this information, you can provide the driver with tips on driving and better route choices.
In this age of gadget overload, the last thing you would want is to worry about turning on yet another electrical device in your car. The DASH CAM automatically powers on and begins its video recording upon starting the ignition of your car, ensuring all crucial details will be captured in the event of an incident. The DASH CAM also comes with a Format-Free function, allowing unused memory space to be overwritten automatically if the memory card gets full. In the case when an impact is registered, the camera is designed to store the surrounding 20 seconds of the event into a flash drive, allowing the driver to review the footage at a later time.
Don’t underestimate the mundane – roads often offer their own little surprises to share. With a built-in manual recording mode and still-image capture, your DASH CAM is always ready to preserve the extraordinary moments of your journey. Be it a spectacular herd of wild buffalos or perhaps a comet flying across the night sky, you will always be sure to have that magical moment captured with the DASH CAM.
Next Generation Vehicle Protection
The Ghost is the original aftermarket CAN bus immobiliser. Protect your car from theft like nothing else on the market today.
The Ghost protects your car from key-cloning, hacking, and even key theft. The Ghost has no key-fobs or LED indications to give away its location. The Ghost uses the buttons in your vehicle such as those on the steering wheel, door panels or centre console, to allow you to make a unique, changeable, disarm sequence (like a PIN code) that must first be entered before you can drive your car. Just like your credit card but you can make your car disarm sequence even safer by making it up to 20 presses long!
In order to make extreme security also be hassle free, we have created a smart-phone application that connects to your car and allows you to get in and drive without having to enter the disarm sequence. Ghost allows 2 phones to be connected. All you have to do is pair your phone with your Ghost, leave the Autowatch Ghost application running in the background with Bluetooth enabled and you can drive conveniently and securely. However, remember that if you phone is in range (5m to 10m) and the application is running the Ghost will be disarmed.
Immobilisation by communicating with the ECU
Disarm sequence via buttons on steering wheel / dash
No transmitted radio frequency signals
Uses the on-board CAN data network
User changeable disarm sequence
Service / Valet mode means the disarm sequence is never compromised
Secure, unique emergency code should the disarm sequence be forgotten
Mobile application can connect to 2 phones to allow quick disarm
For Protection from Key Cloning and Key Theft contact B&B Audioconcepts
Global Telemetrics Tracker
Global Telemetrics is the billing and monitoring platform behind successful Award Winning Stolen Vehicle Tracking brands such as SmarTrack and Autowatch UK. Always creating new ideas for the future of vehicle tracking, using cutting edge technology.
Global Telemetrics is a UK based company founded by James Mather and was formed in 2009 by the SmarTrack (SVRS) Stolen Vehicle Recovery Service group of specialists. These award winning, industry leading people make a real difference in supplying the best quality GPS – GPRS – GSM – LBS tracking service within modern day financial constraints. All of Global Telemetrics' concepts are born within the company. Our goal is to supply the very best by only using the most successful cloud based products like Salesforce.com and Google API Integration.
We are a 24 hour Secure Control Centre operating the use of tracker telemetry to supply a secure API of tracking platforms to many companies across the world.
Global Telemetrics specialise in monitoring stolen vehicle tracking devices. The Secure Control Centre is managed by fully trained Security Liaison Officers (SLO), 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The team monitors vehicles for illegal movements (vehicle moving without the ignition turned on). The SLO will call the customer to confirm the vehicle is safe. They also monitor vehicle battery levels and will contact the customer if the battery is running low or has been fully disconnected.
Global Telemetrics' fully trained SLOs have the experience of working in many areas and also include former police officers, with many years of experience.
BS7858 – all security staff are screened to the highest British standard.
Previously at B&B Audioconcepts
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