Alpine USA has now come out with new components that deliver a level of audio performance far superior to any other brands on the market, with music streaming at the highest 192kHz/24bit quality.
You may have a vehicle that doesn’t allow you to replace the pre-installed audio/navigation system. Or perhaps you like the way it looks and works, and don’t want to change it. The Alpine Status DSP Amplifier and Head Unit overcome this difficulty by achieving perfect integration for 192kHz/24bit hi-res sound quality without compromising the installation or operability of the original factory system. You can continue to use your present CD player, radio and so on, while getting the benefit of a much higher level of sound quality. If you have questions on how we can integrate new audio equipment into your vehicle, reach out to us today at [email protected]
- Front speakers: Alpine Status 6.5”
- Rear speakers: JL vex pods
- Subwoofer: JL 13” in a swing gate enclosure finished with bedliner
- Amp: JL 5 channel
- JL Audio bass knob too
If you’re looking to upgrade your vehicle with JL Audio, SeaDek, or any of our other high-quality products, be sure to get in touch with us at Next Level. We’re always here to help!
New JL Audio custom subwoofer installed in this new Ford Bronco “Next Level Style”, right in the trunk.
In the world of automotive audio enthusiasts, the quest for the perfect sound system is a never-ending journey. For Ford Bronco owners looking to elevate their in-car audio experience, JL Audio has introduced a game-changer – the 13″ subwoofer specifically designed for the Bronco swing gate. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the features and benefits of this impressive audio upgrade that promises to transform your driving experience.
- Tailored for the Bronco Swing Gate: The JL Audio 13″ subwoofer is not just another aftermarket audio component; it’s a meticulously crafted piece designed to seamlessly integrate into the swing gate of the Ford Bronco. This custom fit ensures that you not only get optimal sound quality but also maintain the aesthetics of your vehicle.
- Powerful Bass Performance: Boasting a 13″ cone, this subwoofer is engineered to deliver deep, powerful bass that can be felt as much as it’s heard. Whether you’re cruising down the highway or parked at your favorite scenic spot, the JL Audio subwoofer ensures that your music comes alive with rich, immersive low-frequency tones.
- Robust Construction: Built to withstand the rigors of off-road adventures, the subwoofer features a durable construction that can handle the bumps and vibrations associated with off-roading. The cone is designed to handle high excursion, ensuring consistent performance even in challenging driving conditions.
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This Polaris Ranger got fully decked out in SeaDek®.
For many off-road enthusiasts, the Polaris Ranger is the epitome of rugged adventure and versatility. Its exceptional performance and durability make it a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts, farmers, and hunters alike. But what if we told you that you could take your Polaris Ranger to the next level of both style and functionality? That’s exactly what we did with our red Polaris Ranger when we decided to upgrade it with SeaDek® marine flooring. Here, we’ll share our experience and the transformation that took this vehicle to new heights.
We added custom cut and fit SeaDek® into this vehicle to increase comfort, traction, safety, productivity, efficiency, and aesthetic.
We also went with custom Ranger logo cutouts.
Our Upgrade Journey:
- Choosing the Right Design: The first step in upgrading our Polaris Ranger was selecting the perfect SeaDek® design to complement our red vehicle. SeaDek® offers a wide variety of colors and patterns, so we had plenty of options to choose from. We decided on a sleek black and red combination that not only matched our Polaris Ranger but also added a touch of elegance to its rugged exterior.
- Measuring and Customization: SeaDek® flooring is custom-made to fit the specific dimensions of your vehicle or boat. We carefully measured the floor area of our Polaris Ranger and provided the measurements to the SeaDek® team. This ensured a perfect fit and a seamless installation process.
- Installation: The installation of SeaDek® marine flooring is relatively straightforward, especially if you’re a DIY enthusiast. However, for those who prefer professional installation, SeaDek® certified installers are available to ensure a flawless finish. We opted for professional installation to guarantee a precise fit and a clean, polished look.
Benefits of Upgrading with SeaDek®:
- Improved Traction: The most noticeable difference after the SeaDek® upgrade was the improved traction. Whether we were navigating steep hills, rocky terrains, or muddy trails, the SeaDek® flooring provided exceptional grip, reducing the risk of accidents and ensuring a safer ride.
- Comfortable Ride: SeaDek® is not only about functionality; it also adds a layer of comfort to your vehicle. The cushioning effect of the material helped reduce the impact on our bodies during off-road adventures, making our rides more enjoyable and less fatiguing.
- Enhanced Durability: SeaDek® is designed to withstand the harshest marine environments, so it’s no surprise that it’s equally tough on land. Our Polaris Ranger’s floor has been exposed to the elements, including rain, mud, and UV rays, without showing any signs of wear and tear. It’s a testament to SeaDek®’s exceptional durability.
- Aesthetic Appeal: Beyond its functional advantages, SeaDek® added a touch of elegance to our Polaris Ranger. It transformed the interior from a utilitarian look to a stylish and eye-catching vehicle, perfect for showcasing at off-road events and gatherings.
Choosing the Right Subwoofer:
Adding a subwoofer to your car’s audio system can bring a new dimension of depth and richness to your music while you’re on the road. The deep bass notes can make your favorite songs come alive and transform your driving experience. However, before you dive into the world of car subwoofers, there are some important factors to keep in mind. This blog post will guide you through five key considerations to help you choose the perfect subwoofer for your car audio setup.
Space and Size Constraints:
Before you start shopping for a car subwoofer, take a close look at the available space in your vehicle. Subwoofers come in various sizes, from compact models that can fit in tight spaces to larger ones that might require more room. Consider where you want to install the subwoofer – In the trunk. under a seat, or another location – and measure the available dimensions. Choosing the right size ensures a seamless integration into your car’s interior without sacrificing valuable space.
Type of Subwoofer:
Car subwoofers generally fall into two categories: enclosed and component subwoofers.
Enclosed subwoofers come pre-mounted in an enclosure, making installation easier and more convenient. Component subwoofers offer more customization options and can provide better sound quality but may require more effort to install. Consider your DIY skills, time, and preferences when deciding between these two types.
Power Handling and RMS Rating:
The power handling capability of a subwoofer is a critical consideration. It indicates how much power the subwoofer can handle without getting damaged. Look for the subwoofer’s RMS (Root Mean Square) rating, which specifies the continuous power the subwoofer can handle.
Match the RMS rating of the subwoofer to the amplifier you plan to use to ensure they are compatible. Proper power matching prevents distortion, extends the subwoofer’s lifespan, and delivers optimal sound quality.
Frequency Response and Sensitivity:
The frequency response range of a subwoofer determines the range of bass frequencies it can reproduce. Consider the type of music you listen to most frequently – if you’re a fan of deep bass-heavy tracks, opt for a subwoofer with a lower frequency range. Additionally, pay attention to the sensitivity rating, which indicates how efficiently the subwoofer converts power into sound. A higher sensitivity rating results in louder and clearer bass, making it a crucial factor for overall audio quality.
Enclosure Type and Design:
The type of enclosure your subwoofer is mounted in significantly affects its performance.
There are various enclosure designs, including sealed, ported, and bandpass enclosures.
Sealed enclosures provide accurate and controlled bass. Ported enclosures emphasize volume and efficiency. While bandpass enclosures combine both for maximum output. Choose an enclosure that complements your musical preferences and the available space in your car.
Selecting the right subwoofer for your car involves careful consideration of factors such as these constraints: type of subwoofer, power handling, frequency response, sensitivity, and enclosure type. By assessing your needs, preferences, and the unique characteristics of your vehicle, you can choose a subwoofer that not only fits seamlessly into your car’s interior but also enhances your driving experience with impressive bass performance. Remember that a well-chosen subwoofer can elevate your car audio system to new heights, turning every drive into a musical journey.
Here at Next Level, we have all types of options to help suit your vehicle & budget best.
Some options include a “Plug & Play” style of speaker systems that are easier to install and are overall less expensive, since they are typically a less custom design. On the other hand, we have an endless selection of customization options that can be chosen for a more in-depth and deeply integrated audio system.
Pioneer Nex Stereo Upgrade
In a world where technology shapes our lives, your Cadillac should be no exception. The Pioneer Nex Stereo upgrade seamlessly merges luxury with innovation, transforming your driving experience into something beyond imagination.
Pioneer Nex Stereo
Harmonizing High Frequencies: Custom Tweeter Speakers Installation
When it comes to enjoying your favorite music, the quality of sound matters. That’s why we embarked on a journey to elevate the audio experience within this Cadillac by custom-installing new tweeter speakers.
We also remade and rewired the customers subwoofer box previously in the vehicle so it worked properly.
Redefining Brilliance: Maserati MC20 Ceilo gets custom upgrades of 2 dash cameras and a speed ticket protection system.
K40 Electronics “Speed Ticket Protection”
The K40 Electronics™ Laser Defuser is more than a mere accessory; it is a guardian of stealth and speed. The Laser Defuser provides protection against LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), to protect you speeding tickets. With its advanced technology, it renders the Maserati invisible to radar and laser detection, a cloak of invisibility for the open road.
“We’re so confident in the performance and protection you’ll experience with our Laser Defusers; our one-year “Ticket-Free Guarantee” covers them.” – K40 Electronics™
The Laser Defuser has a compact design that allows for a custom and seamless installation giving you protection from laser speeding tickets while blending seamlessly into your vehicle’s body style.
The 2-Channel Dash Cam System from BlackVue
A dash cam is an invaluable addition to any vehicle, offering real-time recording of events both inside and outside the car. With this new advanced 2-channel dash cam system, the customer can now enjoy a heightened level of security and peace of mind.
Mounted discreetly on the front windshield, the exterior-facing camera lens captures the breathtaking scenery as it unfolds before the MC20. Whether it’s a picturesque sunset drive along the coast or a thrilling sprint down the open highway, the MC20’s exterior camera documents every moment in stunning detail.
Simultaneously, the interior-facing camera lens captures the driver’s perspective, recording the exhilaration and emotion of being behind the wheel of a Maserati. From the driver’s determined focus during a spirited drive to the joyous smiles during a leisurely cruise, the interior camera preserves the unique experience of piloting the MC20.
The two-channel system boasts high-resolution recording capabilities, ensuring that every detail is captured with crystal clarity. The advanced sensors and wide-angle lenses offer unparalleled visibility in all lighting conditions, making it a reliable witness for any journey.
Safety, security, and the ability to relive your unforgettable drives – that’s what the Maserati MC20’s 2-channel dash camera system brings to the table. Whether you’re a performance enthusiast seeking to document your adventures or a safety-conscious driver looking for added protection on the road, this innovative technology is a game-changer for the MC20, combining style and substance in true Maserati fashion.
In the world of automotive legends, the Chevy Corvette Stingray holds a special place. A true icon of the roads, this classic beauty recently embarked on a transformative journey at our shop, where it was infused with modern innovations while preserving its timeless allure. As the engine roared and the wheels turned, the Corvette Stingray underwent a series of upgrades, from an Alpine head unit to custom speakers, a powerful amp, and a host of thoughtful additions. This article unveils the story of how a vintage masterpiece was seamlessly blended with cutting-edge technology.
Modernizing the Interior
The heart of this classic was revived with modern technology as the iLX-507 Alpine head unit was seamlessly integrated. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto breathed new life into the Corvette’s dashboard, providing connectivity and entertainment at the touch of a button. The experience was further elevated with the addition of the HCE-C114 Alpine rear camera, offering a modern safety feature without compromising the car’s aesthetics.
A Symphony of Sound
The transformation extended to the auditory realm, with the introduction of X-Series 6.5″ speakers that were ingeniously housed within custom-fabricated kick panels. The challenge of redesigning the kick panels was met with precision, ensuring that the speakers not only fit seamlessly but also enhanced the car’s interior aesthetics. The audio journey continued with the addition of R-Series 6×9″ speakers, delivering a full spectrum of sound.
Amplifiers and Subwoofers
The modernization included the X-Series 5 channel amp, which not only integrated seamlessly but also ensured that every note was delivered with precision. The heartbeat of the sound system was the R-Series 10″ subwoofer, housed in a custom matte black enclosure that exuded sophistication. A custom trim panel added a touch of personalization.
The Corvette Stingray’s character was preserved as we relocated the lower A/C vent
The journey of modernizing the Classic Chevy Corvette Stingray is a celebration of innovation. It’s a testament to the fact that technology and design can coexist to create an automotive masterpiece that resonates with both nostalgia and modern sensibilities. As this revitalized classic takes to the roads, it does so as a beacon of automotive excellence, proving that some legends only get better with time.
What truly enhances the maritime experience is a soundtrack that matches the beauty of it’s surroundings.
Setting the Tone: Upgrading the Sound System
A boat isn’t just a vessel; it’s a canvas on which memories are painted with the brushstrokes of music. Upgrading the sound system isn’t just about enhancing audio quality; it’s about shaping the ambiance of every voyage. The Blue Nautique 211 boat underwent a symphonic transformation as a cutting-edge sound system from Fusion Audio was seamlessly integrated. The marine-grade technology was tailored to the aquatic environment, creating an immersive audio experience that resonated with the boat’s elegance and the sea’s timeless beauty.
New Garmin Fusion Radio and Kicker Amplifiers Installed
Custom acrylic encasing the Fusion Radio and securely installed amps.
In the realm of automotive excellence, few names evoke the same level of admiration and excitement as Ferrari. The Ferrari 550 Maranello, a masterpiece that seamlessly blends power, sophistication, and elegance, recently graced our shop with its presence. While the car’s interior exudes a timeless charm, the owner had a desire to enhance the audio experience without compromising the original aesthetic. Our team embarked on a journey to upgrade the speakers while preserving the car’s iconic interior – a challenge that combined technical expertise with an appreciation for automotive heritage.
The Ferrari 550 Maranello’s Iconic Interior
Before delving into the upgrade process, let’s take a moment to appreciate the interior of the Ferrari 550 Maranello. Designed as a grand tourer, the cabin exudes luxury and craftsmanship that encapsulate the essence of Italian design. From the sumptuous leather upholstery to the meticulous placement of controls, every aspect of the interior reflects Ferrari’s commitment to creating an environment that elevates the driving experience.
The Need for Enhanced Audio: Striking the Perfect Balance
While the Ferrari 550 Maranello’s interior is a masterpiece, advancements in audio technology over the years have provided opportunities to elevate the driving experience even further. The owner’s desire to upgrade the speakers was not about overwhelming the cabin with bass-heavy sound but about achieving clarity and balance. The goal was to seamlessly integrate modern audio capabilities without disrupting the harmony of the original interior.
Technical Expertise Meets Aesthetic Appreciation
Balancing modern audio upgrades with the preservation of a classic interior requires a delicate touch. Our team of skilled technicians embarked on the journey by meticulously studying the car’s interior layout. Every inch was examined to identify the optimal speaker placement that would maximize audio quality while ensuring a discreet visual impact.
The selection of speakers was a critical step. We opted for speakers that could deliver exceptional audio fidelity across a wide range of frequencies. This decision was made not only to cater to the driver’s musical preferences but also to complement the engine’s symphony, enhancing the overall driving experience.
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Never a bad day of fishing in this customized Maverick Fishing boat, loaded with upgrades. Starting with fully customized SeaDek® sidewalls, flooring, custom SeaDek® engine decals and registration numbers; with custom graphic cutouts of SeaDek® using our CNC machine also. We added new technology, new seat upholstery, two Power-Pole’s, and a Troll Motor. We also added a new Bimini Top, a JL Audio Marine speaker system upgrade, and a fully custom built center console with a new chartplotter screen and a new switch panel made out of acrylic with built in lighting and new Bocatech Switches.
Setting Sail with SeaDek®: A New Level of Comfort
Navigating the waters can be both exhilarating and soothing. To make the experience even more enjoyable, we embarked on the journey of upgrading a boat’s flooring with SeaDek®, a premium marine flooring solution. SeaDek® offers a soft and comfortable surface that transforms the boat’s interior into a space of luxurious relaxation. Whether it’s lounging in the sun or moving around the boat, SeaDek® adds an extra layer of comfort that enhances the entire experience.
Innovative Utility: The SeaDek® Ruler for Measuring Fish
Beyond comfort, a Maverick boat became a haven for anglers with an innovative addition – the SeaDek® ruler. This practical solution not only enhances the fishing experience but also adds a touch of convenience. The SeaDek® ruler is more than just a measurement tool; it’s a connection to the sport of fishing itself. As anglers reel in their catch, they can easily measure their success right on the boat, creating memories that are marked by both the thrill of the catch and the convenience of technology.
Custom Built Center Console
We built this center console fully custom and embedded technology into it. Made out of fiberglass, we were able to custom fit a new chartplotter from Garmin and add the engine gauges, plus a new light bar. The end result looks like the center console came from the factory.
Chartplotter and Switches Upgrade
Garmin 8600 Series 12 In Touchscreen IPS Multi-Function Display Chartplotter/ Sonar Combo, BlueChart G3 and LakeVu. It was also given an Airmar B75m thru hull transducer. Newly installed BocaTech Switchboard that was custom made from acrylic on our CNC machine then backlit with LED lighting.
The Custom Designed Center Console and Bocatech Switchboard
The fully custom-built center console pod is fully integrated with acrylic cutouts that showcased the chartplotter and radio screens. These cutouts weren’t just functional; they were a testament to design precision. The navigation screen, a gateway to charting new horizons, a connection to the world beyond the waters, were elegantly embedded within the console pod. This arrangement ensured that vital information was readily available without disrupting the boat’s aesthetic.
The Bocatech switch board found its home within the center console, the boat’s interior look took on a new dimension. The center console became a command center, where every function was at the boater’s fingertips. The beauty of the switches aligned perfectly with the boat’s aesthetics, creating an environment that was both inspiring and intuitive.
Lighting and Sound System
Nestled within the center console, this lightbar brought illumination that was as functional as it was stunning. With razor-sharp precision, the lightbar lit up the boat’s surroundings, extending the journey into the night. The waters beneath seemed to come alive with a magical glow, marking a passage into the unknown with a touch of luminous brilliance.
Bimini Top Cover
Crafting Comfort: The Importance of a Bimini Top Cover
A bimini top cover isn’t just a practical accessory; it’s a gateway to comfortable leisure. It provides a haven from the sun’s intensity while allowing boaters to savor the surrounding beauty without worry. In the heart of the open waters, the bimini top cover becomes a retreat, a place where conversations flow, meals are shared, and moments are cherished.
Custom Upholstery and Fabrication
We gave this Maverick custom made upholstery for maximum comfort out on the water.
We powder coated the frame of the seat and the tower around the motor.
Power Pole and Trolling Motor
This customer asked for a new trolling motor and a shallow anchor system both from Power Pole. The Move PV trolling motor was chosen. Power Pole scoured every inch of standard trolling motors for reoccurring failure points unacceptable to top anglers. This allowed us to reinforce MOVE with backup systems on top of backup systems, on top of even more backup systems, in just the right places, to maximize resiliency. All because we know seasoned anglers demand the most out of their trolling motor and live by them every day.
The ultimate game-changer in Total Boat Control, MOVE PV has been crafted with almost a decade’s worth of hard work and dedication from Power-Pole. This next-gen brushless trolling motor is designed to deliver unparalleled power, impressive durability and extreme efficiency – all while operating with near absolute silence.