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    10 December 2019
High End Components ready for Land Rover Defender at B&B Audioconcepts in Cardiff

Land Rover Defender for ENHANCED Audio and Visual Upgrades - XFIRE Amplifier - XFIRE Subwoofer - Focal K Power Speakers - Alpine Halo 9 Inch Touch Screen - Daytime Running Lights (DRLS)

 

What Audio and Visual Upgrades B&B Audioconcepts Recommends for Land Rover Defender

This Rough, Tough and very capable Land Rover Defender hurled in requesting some serious upgrades to the Audio System and the In Car Entertainment. This 4 wheel drive Defender needed some High End quality sound components. So for the Sound System we went for the Focal K Power Speakers which were powered by the XFIRE Amplifier and XFIRE Vented Enclosure based Subwoofer. B&B Audioconcepts designed this system for the Land Rover Defender without any compromise.

For the Defender's In Car Entertainment we went with the huge 9 Inch Touch Screen by Alpine. The Alpine Halo9 brings a 9-inch high-resolution touch-screen to any vehicle with 1DIN installation space.  The Land Rover Defender gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, DAB+ digital radio, USB video playback, Bluetooth hands-free and Audio Streaming and much more with this amazing product.

Finally the B&B Audioconcepts Team added DRLs (Daytime Running Lights) to the Defender. These Daytime LED's will make the Defender more visible with the ultra white lights. Interestingly studies have shown that DRLs can reduce the risk of road accidents so stylish as well as safety box ticked.

 

Who are B&B Audioconcepts - Cardiff

So we are B&B (BIG BASS) Audioconcepts, we are specialists in Vehicle Customising, Vehicle Modifying and Vehicle Upgrading anything that moves, whether on land or sea. We are accredited with our Car Audio Industry's top affiliations, and you can be confident that your vehicle is in the best possible hands. B&B Audioconcepts has a professional team of staff who are highly experienced in carrying out Car Audio and Car Security installations for all types of vehicles. Each member is highly skilled in carrying out the Installation Services we offer to a very high standard to ensure that each customer gets the best out of their new installation(s). B&B Audioconcepts offer full vehicle customisation from, Vehicle Wrapping, Engine Tuning, Window Tinting, Bodykit Fitting, Alloy Wheel Refurbishment. Get in touch for mote details to see how we can take your vehicle to the next level.

 

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The Future of Land Rover Defender-Media at B&B Audioconcepts

The iLX-F903D Alpine Halo9 brings a 9-inch high-resolution touch-screen to any vehicle with 1DIN installation space. The super-slim display appears to simply hover over your dashboard and even includes a white LED ambient light on the bottom. You get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, DAB+ digital radio, USB video playback, Bluetooth hands-free and audio streaming and much more with this amazing product. Bring the future of car-media to your ride with the Alpine Halo9.

The iLX-F903D is a DAB+ Digital Media Receiver with a 9-inch WVGA touch-screen and drive-less design (no CD/DVD slot). It uses a 1DIN chassis for installation but the screen “hovers” in front of the vehicle’s dash, allowing the oversize screen to be added to a variety of vehicles without the need for custom installation. The iLX-F903D’s "Alpine Halo9" nickname is descriptive for the screen’s unique hovering position and its 9-inch size.

1DIN Chassis – 9" Screen

The iLX-F903D features a 1DIN chassis, making it immediately compatible with any vehicle with either 1DIN or 2DIN radio dock. The 9-inch high-resolution touch-screen is attached to the front of the media box with steel brackets to achieve a rock solid display that does not wobble while driving.

Edge-to-Edge Glass Design

The amazing 9-inch display sits in a super slim housing with edge-to-edge glass and a nice chrome trim around the edge. Combined with the touch-responsive hard-keys on the bottom it makes the units stunningly beautiful and very modern in function and appearance.

Adjustable Display Angle

You can adjust the iLX-F903D’s display angle from +45 degrees to -20 degrees to match a wide range of dashboard angle. After the display angle is set, it gets locked into place during installation to be rock-steady while driving over any terrain and when pushing with your finger on the display to control the unit.

Adjustable Display Height and Distance

The display height can be adjusted +/- 3cm from the center position. This allows fully standing or hanging display configurations as well as everything in between. You can also adjust the distance of the display to your dash in a 20mm range. After the display height and distance to the dash are selected, everything gets locked into place to be very solid.

Works with Apple CarPlay

Simply connect your iPhone to the USB port of your Alpine Halo9 and launch Apple CarPlay to communicate, navigate and stay entertained with your favourite smartphone apps. Most apps are Siri optimized so you can keep your eyes on the road. Apple CarPlay is compatible with iPhone 5 and newer.

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.

WhatsApp

Now available for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto! Use WhatsApp to communicate with your friends in a safe and convenient way while you drive. You can dictate new messages or have Siri read messages for you while you drive.

Spotify

If you have a Spotify account, you can now use it in your car as well. Spotify is available for both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and features the same search and playback functionality as the app on your smartphone. Paired with the amazing 9-inch touch-screen this is a must-have app for your Alpine.

Amazon Music

This is a great app for all Amazon Prime Music users. Available for both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, this app let’s you access millions of songs while you are on the road and control every thing via Alpine 9-inch touch screen.

Voice Assistants

Push the voice button on your Alpine unit or your steering wheel buttons (if supported) to activate Siri or the Google Assistant. You can simply ask to call people, ask for route directions, write and send messages, ask for weather forecasts and much, much more.

 

Focal K Series for Land Rover Defender

The ES 100 K is an ultra-compact solution with an impressive SPL of 90dB (2.83 V/1 m) for such a small design.  It is composed of two 4" (100mm) speaker drivers with Kevlar® cones. The famous yellow cones of the K2 Power line are light, rigid and have excellent damping to provide dynamic sound with incredible definition. The centre of the cone is equipped with a phase plug for improved sound dispersion around the vehicle.

The high frequencies are faithfully reproduced by two 025/32" (20mm) TKM tweeters. Composed of aramid fibres, these inverted dome tweeters have an exclusive 'M'-shaped profile to control deformation and to reduce distortion. The new-generation tweeters feature very compact crossovers which are easy to install. Various accessories are supplied for assembling the tweeters, which can be installed in the factory locations, on tilting frames or flush-mounted.

The size of each component of this kit has been optimised to offer a very compact solution which can be adapted for all kinds of set-ups in all kinds of vehicles. The kit is supplied with aluminum and mesh grilles.

 

XFIRE 4 Channel Amplifier for Land Rover Defender

The result of XFIRE AUDIO’s commitment to design and build sleek, elegant, yet seriously powerful amplifiers able to fit into any audio application with ease. With their stunning cosmetic design, LED backlit XFIRE logo combined with outstanding technologies like Full Range Class D we’ve raised the bar on audio amplification and done it with style.

EFX Series Amplifiers are sleek and modern but don’t be fooled by their sophisticated allure, these powerhouses crank out a deadly punch in knockout fashion. No filler, 100% killer. Are you ready to rock?

Power, Performance and Pride. Designed and Engineered in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

Features :

>>> Ultra efficient 4-channel fullrange Class-D topology design with 5 volt inputs and 2 ohm stability
>>> Extensive customization controls like HP/LP/BP crossovers make it easy to design the perfect soundstage
>>> Switchable RCA inputs, except low and high level signals
>>> Auto sensing for high level inputs, auto turn on/off for seamless integration with OEM systems
>>> Audio output and remote output for daisy chaning amplifiers
>>> Small, sleek, blacked-out all aluminium chassis
>>> “Direct Device Mount” PCB’s and tight tolerance components for improved signal to noise ratios for superior musical reproduction from the very first note
>>> Input and output connectors direct PCB mounted ensuring maximum power and signal transfer while side panel secured terminals resist flex, twist or breakage for structural integrity and performance
>>> ISOTEK protects against thermal overload, low voltage and short circuits

 

XFIRE 6 Inch Subwoofer in Vented Enclosure for Land Rover Defender

>>> Black powder cast frame
>>> 44 ounce motor structure
>>> 2” four layer copper voice coil
>>> Rugged, reinforced lightweight paper cone
>>> “Dual-Core Conex” spider suspension with woven tinsel leads
>>> Stitched “Precision Linear Drive” resin foam surround
>>> Blacked-out XFIRE back plate
>>> XFIRE molded motor cover
>>> XFIRE secure seal gasket

 

B&B Audioconcepts Land Rover Defender Upgrades Completion - Happy Customer :)

The B&B Audioconcepts Team completed the Land Rover Defender XFIRE/Focal Audio and Visual Entertainment Upgrades with no issues to report. All the new XFIRE and Focal Audio with the Land Rover Defender In Car Entertainment upgrades and gadgets were tested to ensure they were operating as per their requirements and to their operational standards. B&B Audioconcepts Team always fully test every feature to ensure the customer will leave satisfied with their upgrades. We always want the customer to be fully satisfied before they leave our Audioconcepts Workshop and in this case it was just that. This Land Rover Defender is now fully loaded with the high end XFIRE and Focal Audio Sound System Components. The Land Rover Defender also has a 9 Inch Touch Screen Alpine Halo with cutting edge features amongst DAB, Bluetooth, USB, HDMI, Apple Carplay, Android Auto and application support for Spotify, WhatsApp, Amazon Music to mention a few. 

Apple Carplay on Alpine 9 Inch Halo - Land Rover Defender Audio and Radio Upgrades at B&B Audioconcepts in Cardiff
Apple Maps on Alpine Halo - Land Rover Defender Audio and Radio Upgrades at B&B Audioconcepts in Cardiff
Music Playback on Alpine Halo - Land Rover Defender Audio and Radio Upgrades at B&B Audioconcepts in Cardiff
XFIRE Amplifier - Land Rover Defender Audio and Radio Upgrades at B&B Audioconcepts in Cardiff
Focal K Series - Land Rover Defender Audio and Radio Upgrades at B&B Audioconcepts in Cardiff
Defender Daytime Running Lights DRLS from B&B Audioconcepts Cardiff

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