A client from Portland, Oregon, came to Kingpin Car and Marine Audio in search of a more realistic listening experience. We had a listen to what the customer liked about his existing system and what he hoped to improve. We suggested installing a set of Audison Voce 1.1 tweeters in custom mounts in his A-pillars. The custom work would make the 2016 Toyota 4Runner speaker mounts look like they came from the factory. The client liked the plan, so we booked the truck in to do the work.
With the A-pillars out of the vehicle, we constructed a set of three-piece mounts with integrated grilles. We molded the base piece into the pillar and added with body filler. We sanded the panel smooth, then wrapped the pillars in gray vinyl. The inserts include a pressed mesh grille that fits the shape of the removable trim piece. We wrapped the trim piece in the same gray vinyl as the pillars.
After we had everything installed and wired up, the soundstage was higher and more detailed – and the client loved the way the custom tweeter mounts looked.
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