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    1 March 2021
Honda Civic Type R at B&B Audioconcepts Cardiff in for Audio System Upgrade

Car Audio Upgrade for Honda Type R - Focal Speakers - XFIRE Amplifier - XFIRE Subwoofer - Soundproofing and Specialist Audio Cabling | B&B Audioconcepts Cardiff

 

This week on the B&B Audioconcepts blog we have a very fast Honda Civic Type R but before we get to that lets start of with the B&B Audioconcepts Car Audio Quiz. Answer will be in next weeks blog so keep an eye out on the Current Work section of the website.

 

B&B Audioconcepts Car Audio Quiz

What car audio component is responsible for producing low frequency sound?

a) Tweeter

b) Subwoofer

c) Receiver

d) Crossover

 

Honda Civic Type R Audio System Upgrade

This fast Aegean Blue Metallic aggressive looking Honda Civic Type R sped in (pardon the pun) for a complete makeover to the sound system. As we have said, fast car and very light weight, which unfortunately means the factory Honda Type R audio system is also very light weight in sound reproduction. The owner enjoys his Honda Type R very much but misses the depth and connection to the audio. This is where B&B Audioconcepts bring their expertise and started this audio upgrade with soundproofing the doors to stop the plastic rattles. The Audioconcepts team then added high quality Focal speakers and a small discreet light weight XFIRE subwoofer all powered by an XFIRE amplifier straight to the factory multimedia infotainment sytem to add the missing audio depth. The owner of this Honda Type R is now not only the owner of a fast car but now has the audio output to match his mood, job completed and a very satisfied driver.

 

Honda Civic Type R  Audio Upgrade

This is a full list of all components that went into this Car Audio Upgrade:

>> Focal K2 Power Speakers
>> XFIRE Amplifier
>> XFIRE Mono Amplifier
>> XFIRE Subwoofer
>> Skinz Soundproofing
>> Connection cables

 

Focal K2 Speakers for Honda Civic Type R

The car audio kit ES 165 K is composed of two 6,5" (165 mm) woofers and two 025/32" (20mm) TKM tweeters. This is a compact solution that’s easy to install. The K2 Power Kevlar® cones used for the speaker drivers of the ES 165 K component kit deliver extremely dynamic sound and perfect definition. These cones endowed with all the ideal qualities, lightness, rigidity and excellent damping, have also been given the new TMD suspension. Initially developed for Sopra high-fidelity loudspeakers, the exclusive design of the suspension removes unwanted resonances and reduces the effects of distortion.

The two TKM inverted dome tweeters are composed of aramid fibres. Their exclusive “M”-shaped profile is designed to control deformation of the dome, and to perfectly reproduce high frequencies up to 22 kHz smoothly and with precision. Their compact crossovers are quick to install and easy to set up. Various accessories are supplied for assembling the tweeters, which can be installed in the factory locations, on tilting frames or flush-mounted.
The kit is supplied with aluminum and mesh grilles.

 

Focal Precision and Dynamics

The speaker drivers used for the K2Power have been completely redesigned. Each component is the result of extensive research in acoustics to push back the limits of performance, of power and of precision! The K2Power Kevlar® cone, a product of unique expertise Made In Focal, is to this day second to none. Composed of an ultra-light foam structure sandwiched between a thin layer of Kevlar® aramid fibres, and a layer of glass fibres, the K2Power cone combines three key factors of quality acoustics: Rigidity, Lightness and Damping, for precise and dynamic sound.

 

Say Goodbye To Distortion

The new K2 Power TKM tweeter features an exclusive “M”-shaped structure. This new-generation aramid-fibre inverted dome tweeter provides great precision in the very high end, and its combination with a “push-pull” motor with IAL2 technology extends the low end of the frequency response and provides extraordinary harmonic balance

 

An Optimised Crossover

The components used for the new K2 Power crossovers were selected specifically and optimised in order to improve control over the effects of heat dissipation. These components, which are fundamental to managing the various channels and for the soundstage, are now even more reliable.

 

 

XFIRE E Series 4 Channel Amplifier for Honda Type R

Built upon on our tried and true technologies platform, the E-Series amplifiers are an Evolution of grace, power and performance.
At its core the E Series amplifiers are built with our signature CRD footprint utilizing every aspect of the SMT-PCB?s creating a significantly smaller amplifier that produces amazing sound and superior performance compared to amplifiers twice their size.
Our Full Range Class D architecture gets a performance boost with our New Suspended Air-Core Heat sink. This new heat sink offers 360 degrees of constant cooling directivity. A radical new approach of advanced cooling compared to conventional formats.
The E-Series amplifiers incorporate future proof technologies like Stop/Start ready, that allow the amplifier to remain powered during the Stop/Start cycle at low voltages without damaging the amplifier.
Loaded with a fully backlit XFIRE logo and a complement of crossover and channel configurations coupled with exceptional signal to noise ratios the E-Series amplifiers stand head and shoulders above the crowd.

 

XFIRE 4 Channel Amplifier Features for Honda Type R

>> 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
>> 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 E Series Mono Amplifier for Honda Type R

Built upon on our tried and true technologies platform, the E-Series amplifiers are an Evolution of grace, power and performance.
At its core the E Series amplifiers are built with our signature CRD footprint utilizing every aspect of the SMT-PCB?s creating a significantly smaller amplifier that produces amazing sound and superior performance compared to amplifiers twice their size.
Our Full Range Class D architecture gets a performance boost with our New Suspended Air-Core Heat sink. This new heat sink offers 360 degrees of constant cooling directivity. A radical new approach of advanced cooling compared to conventional formats.
The E-Series amplifiers incorporate future proof technologies like Stop/Start ready, that allow the amplifier to remain powered during the Stop/Start cycle at low voltages without damaging the amplifier.
Loaded with a fully backlit XFIRE logo and a complement of crossover and channel configurations coupled with exceptional signal to noise ratios the E-Series amplifiers stand head and shoulders above the crowd.

 

XFIRE Mono Amplifier Features for Honda Type R

>> Ultra efficient Mono Block Class-D topology design with 5 volt inputs and 2 ohm stability
>> Extensive customization controls like LP/Subsonic crossovers make it easy to design the perfect soundstage
>> “Easy Link” technology to have two amps work as one
>> 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
>> E-Series bass remote included

 

Skinz Soundproofing for Honda Civic Type R

Good car audio begins with properly treated doors and panels. Flexing metal panels and expanses of plastic cause a myriad of issues with car sound from bass cancelling road noise to annoying shakes rattles and vibrations. A flexing metal panel can effective sap the energy away from your speakers by creating inter-cancellation at the rear of your speaker while other surfaces can produce unwanted nasty resonances which colour the sound. Our sound deadening and panel lining products go as far as possible in eradicating these products while our wave diffuser will absorb the sound issuing from the rear of your speakers to prevent that sound reflecting back into the speakers. The importance of sound treatment such as the Skinz range should never be underestimated.

 

Connection Cables for Honda Type R

Hanging electronic equipment together is a sophisticated science in itself. Connection was introduced by Audison in the early 200's and consists of ranges of products for wiring power to amplifiers, amplifiers to speakers and head units to amplifiers. Cables and interconnects are available in three different grades depending on how discerning the listener and their choice of equipment is. Just as you wouldn't run your Ferrari on Gin you wouldn't connect your Audison Voce speakers to a Voce amplifier with bell wire. Aside from the quality requirement, when dealing with the extreme current capabilities of large amplifiers to use inferior power wiring could prove extremely dangerous.

 

Who are B&B Audioconcepts?

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 more details to see how we can take your vehicle/motorbike/boat/yacht to the next level. 

 

Audio Upgrades ready for Audioconcepts Team at B&B Audioconcepts Workshop
Audioconcepts Team at work on the Honda Type R at B&B Audioconcepts Workshop
Sporty Body Vents on the Honda Type R at B&B Audioconcepts
XFIRE Amplifiers and Subwoofer installed at B&B Audioconcepts Cardiff
Fast Car ready for owner to enjoy High End Audio by B&B Audioconcepts Cardiff

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