A repeat client from Huntleigh, Missouri, came to JML Audio of St. Louis with a beautiful, lime-green 2007 Lamborghini Murcielago. He was looking to upgrade the Murcielago stereo system and improve the electronics and technology. We set up a time for a consultation where the client could bring the vehicle to our facility.
This is a normal part of the sales process for JML, and it is central to how we work. We view everyone as a client and feel they all deserve one-on-one time so we can get to know them better and explore their vehicle with them. As we get to know the client better, we ask questions to help us understand the goals for this project. We figure out what someone likes and doesn’t like about the vehicle. We explore new technologies, offering them up in straightforward language.
Once the consultation is over, we take all of information we’ve gathered and use it to design the best solution for the client. We make a proposal to the client and reserve an installation date when it is accepted.
Kenwood Navigation Unit Serves As Media Hub For This Murcielago Stereo
For this particular vehicle, we determined that the best course of action was to replace the existing in-dash stereo system in favor of a modern touchscreen Kenwood navigation unit. The client now gained several great benefits, including iPod control and Bluetooth for hands-free calling. An amazing feature of this radio is the ability to control the radio by voice. We were able to modify an unused button in the center console as the activation switch for the voice command. Early on in the conversation, we realized that this client loved full-bodied music and that he was fine with modifications being made to his vehicle as long as they looked like factory options.
Our Vehicle Care Is Exceptional
Something very important to note about a vehicle as special as a Lamborghini is that every interior part of this vehicle is a one-off creation. If a shop breaks a door panel, you don’t go down to the Lamborghini dealer and pick up a new one. The dealer has to order it from Italy, the factory makes one door panel just for you and the process takes months. That single door panel can also run to thousands of dollars. We’re mentioning this so you know that we pay attention to the detail needed to protect every part of a vehicle like this while we are working on it. What makes our approach even more special is that, if you own a Ford, where replacement parts are easy to come by, we will give your vehicle the same care as we did for this Lamborghini. That is the JML way. We treat every client and vehicle with the same special care, no matter what you drive.
Custom Fit Subwoofer Enclosure For A Factory Look
For this project, our install team chose to fabricate a fiberglass subwoofer enclosure that fit perfectly behind the passenger seat in the vehicle. In the pictures, you will see how we created a mold of the cavity behind the seat so we could extract as much space as possible while giving the passenger all the leg room needed. The cover panel for the subwoofer is of factory-matched leather, and we flushed the grille perfectly with the cover panel, giving it a factory appearance.
Securely Mounted Amplifier Gets Metal Mounting Frame And Custom Trim Cover
Now, if you have a subwoofer, you need an amplifier. In a Murcielago, though, space is at a premium. We chose to fabricate a custom amplifier rack in the front trunk of the vehicle, and standard operating procedure for us is to fabricate a custom metal structure to hold the amplifier. By doing this, we can bolt the amplifier securely into place. Many shops use wood to mount their amplifiers, but we figure if metal is used to build the vehicle, then metal is the best choice to hold the amplifier. This is another defining difference in the way JML Audio performs an installation.
If you look closely at the trim panel we made for the amplifier, you will notice it is an inverted design of the trunk opening itself. We fabricated a custom acrylic Lamborghini logo to fit on top of the trim panel, and used green accent lighting to give it the finishing touch.
Our Goal Is Always Utmost Customer Satisfaction
Whenever we are finishing up a project, the moment of truth for us is when the client comes to pick up the vehicle. Will they like it? What will be their expression when they first see it? That is why we are in business: to continually serve our clients at a higher level. We are passionate about our work, we love what we do, and we are thankful for each client who trusts us with a vehicle.
Well, the client loved the finished product. He marveled at the fit and finish, and how it all looked like Lamborghini made it that way. And he loved the sound! That was music to our ears.
When you are in the market for upgrades to your vehicle, we would be honored to schedule a consultation with you to get to know you and your vehicle better. Let’s explore the possibilities for your vehicle, and determine what will work best for you. You can contact us HERE for more information about any of our products and services.