THERE’S a lot to be said for having a decent sound system in your van or pick-up and many tradespeople are prepared spend a fair wodge of cash on their in-vehicle entertainment. So how about a 500-watt sounds system?
You might think that’s taking things too far – but Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is set to be one of the loudest attractions at the forthcoming Worthersee GTI festival in Austria with its unique Amarok Power concept. The one-off version of its rugged 4×4 pick-up incorporates a power-packed sound system that’s a sure-fire bet to get visitors to the annual festival rocking.
The Amarok’s load bed houses one of the loudest portable sound systems ever built. The core of the system is the DJ equipment – an Allen & Heath Xone:92, with Pioneer CDJ900NXS units used as input devices. Two Void Acoustics Impulse 3t speakers, which have been designed specifically for the Volkswagen pick-up, belt out the sound.
And a similarly adapted Void Acoustics Stasys Xair subwoofer ensures that the Amarok Power can accurately reproduce exceptionally low frequencies without distortion.
Void Acoustics mycro 6 loudspeakers are used as monitors and have been integrated into dedicated functional sound boxes. The loudspeakers are driven by amplifiers from MC². All of the individual components have been designed so that they perfectly fill the cargo bed of the Amarok when assembled.
The Amarok Power showcases the pick-up’s practicality, integrating not only the sound system, as well as deck space for the DJ. The kit has been designed to be completely portable, and can be set up and disassembled by a single person.