A client from Creve Coeur contacted JML Audio of St. Louis about doing some work on his beautiful 2004 Lamborghini Gallardo. We scheduled him for a consultation where he could stop by our facility with his vehicle and get to know us better. This allowed us time to look over the vehicle with him, get to understand his goals for the upgrades and share different ideas. At these consultations, we also give clients a tour of our shop so they can see our capabilities, along with projects currently in progress.
Once our team had a good grasp of the solutions that we felt would work best for him, we invited him into our listening room to experience firsthand the products we suggested. He liked our ideas and accepted our proposal, so we scheduled a time to start the installation.
Technology Upgrade With eXcelon Navigation Unit
Right from the beginning, we knew the client wanted to upgrade the technology in the vehicle, giving him modern connectivity. We installed an eXcelon in-dash navigation unit in the factory location, giving him turn-by-turn route guidance along with Bluetooth for hands-free calling. He also gained wireless music streaming and USB control over his external media devices, plus charging capability for his phone. For a finishing touch, he also gained HD radio.
Backup Camera Addition Enhances Driving Safety
Now that the client had a full-color display in the dash, we suggested adding a backup camera to the vehicle. If you have ever tried to see out the back of a supercar, you already know how valuable a backup camera becomes. We mounted the unit itself above the rear license plate and color–matched it to the vehicle, giving it a factory fit and finish.
Dynaudio Speakers Chosen For Audio Upgrade
At this point, we turned our attention to making the audio system performance match the physical performance. We chose Dynaudio Esotec front speakers, mounting them in the factory locations upfront, using in-house machined composite speaker adapters. We were able to reuse the factory grilles, again keeping with the stock interior theme.
Low End Bass Gets Major Upgrade With Hertz Subwoofer
Any good audio system needs a subwoofer, but if you have ever seen inside a Gallardo, you know there isn’t much room to work with. Our team made a custom mold of the passenger side footwell and built a fiberglass enclosure to hold a Hertz Mille Legend 8” subwoofer. Our team used factory-matching carpet and created the enclosure in such a way that the speaker fired up, eliminating the need for a grille, as you can see in the pictures.
Custom Tuned Audison Processor For Complete Sound Control
We now turned our attention to the power and processing in the vehicle. We sent the musical signal coming out of the eXcelon navigation unit to an Audison bit One processor, giving us lots of detailed control over the final sound in the vehicle, including digital delay, crossover and 31 bands of equalization. In the hands of a well-trained tuner, the results can be extraordinary. If you could build two identical vehicles, one with a bit One and one without, the difference in sound quality would be night and day. We try to use a processor in every build possible for our clients to maximize their return on investment.
Audison Amplifiers Provide Effortless Power
For power, we went back to Audison, choosing their Thesis Quattro. When you are looking for incredible detail in your music coupled with effortless output, the Thesis amplifiers are the perfect fit. The Quattro gave our client more than 800 watts of clean power, so when he wanted to hear his music at concert levels, the system wouldn’t break a sweat.
Rugged Metal Amplifier Mounting Solution
JML Audio prides itself on the use of metal for our amp racks. We figure that, if your car is made out of metal, why should we use wood to mount your electronics? Our team custom-built an amp rack to mount the amplifier and the processor securely in the front storage compartment. As you can see, the finished product looks beautiful, adding to the class and prestige of the vehicle.
Our Systematic Processes Set Us Apart
We like to think that attention to detail is what sets us apart from the competition. We use a systematic process for every part of the build, not just one area. From the wire loom we use that matches the factory, to the way we solder and heat-shrink our connections, it is all done in a systematic design. We apply extensive protection materials to any area of every vehicle we may contact to eliminate the possibility of damage. We go to these extreme lengths to ensure reliability, performance and integrity in all of our solutions.
Client Loved His Lamborghini Gallardo Upgrades!
Whenever we deliver a completed vehicle to a client, we are excited to see their first response. Our client started smiling immediately. As we walked him around the vehicle, he was blown away by our attention to detail. When we turned it on for the first time, he loved the sound. He knew he was going to have another reason to drive this Lamborghini more often.
When you are ready to upgrade the audio system in your vehicle, we invite you to contact us HERE at JML Audio, so we can schedule a consultation for you. Our team will work with you to design and build the solution that best fits your unique needs.