JL Audio introduced at CES a complete system that upgrades car amps and speakers (but not the radio) and includes every wire, bracket, screw, and spacer needed in the installation.
The complete install systems, called StealthMod, are offered for the Camaro, Kia Soul, and BMW X5 in a soup to nuts fashion so that “installers don’t waste time” finding brackets, cables, etc., said VP marketing Manville Smith.
They include a Stealthbox amp enclosure molded to the car interior, an amp and upgrade speakers.
The components are also specifically tuned to each car interior. They range in price from $2,000 to $2,400.
As part of a sweeping new lineup for 2012, JL Audio also revamped several subwoofer lines.
New models include a TW5 shallow mount subwoofer only 2.6 inches deep. The 13.5 inch driver is rated at 600 watt power handling and ships in Q2 at about $700. It’s joined by two less expensive models including a TW3 in 10 and 12 inches. The units are built in the U.S, and have 400 watt power handling, dual 4 ohm voice coils and mounting depths between 3.25 and 3.5 inches. They also ship in Q2 at $349 and $399, respectively.
For the first time in 10 years, JL is updating its W6 series flagship woofers. They include a new patented cooling system and more excursion with .75 inch voice coils. They have a rubber roll rather than foam surround and a new motor system. Power handling is 600 watts. They come in 10 and 12 inch sizes at $499.95 and $599.95 street prices. Shipping is expected in Q2.