March 26, 2023

Sound system tech has modified quite a bit even previously ten years. Reminisce with this archive characteristic on Alpine’s VW Passat CC audio automobile.

First featured in 2012.

Alpine (the audio model, not the French sportscar producer) have constructed some loopy demo autos over time, together with a BMW Mini that took over 4,000 man hours to construct, had an digital slide out boot entry system and no roof. Yeah it was barely psychological, nevertheless it was 2004.

Lots of issues have modified since then, however one factor that has remained the identical is Alpine’s potential and dedication to design top-notch automobile audio. And as my Nan used to say, “for those who’ve acquired it, flaunt it,” which is strictly why Alpine have stuffed this Passat CC stuffed with their audio.


The Aim

The person answerable for the construct is Manfred Stengl and he had a transparent imaginative and prescient of what he wished to realize with the construct: “While you look into the automobile, I wished individuals to see immediately why Alpine is the Multimedia Specialist for in-car leisure.” Explains Manfred.

One other essential facet for Manfred was to indicate over time, Alpine’s variety in a single construct: “The automobile has two zones – within the entrance every thing is built-in properly. On the again, every thing is for present!” grins the German installer.

The rear of the Passat's interior is completely kitted out with audio tech.


Audio Upgrades

Alpine has expertly put in an INA-W910R double din head unit, with the steering wheel controls built-in to work with the brand new supply unit. This provides an OE really feel to the entrance of the automobile, however as Manfred explains: “This impression is quickly misplaced if you look over your shoulders into the again.” His twin zone idea is in full movement.

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An armada of amplifiers sit the place the rear seats was, every kicking out 7000-watts of premium energy; far more than essential to energy the audio system within the system. However, as Manfred places it: “It is a present automobile, so nothing will be regular or should make sense!”

The Passat's boot build.

Within the boot you’ll discover 4 12-inch subwoofers that guarantee good vibrations and an PXA-H800 audio processor with Alpine’s wonderful IMPRINT know-how. This mechanically calibrates the audio system for the very best sound doable in a automobile’s acoustical innards. Prime stuff.

The Passat has had a head unit conversion.





TECH SPEC: VW Passat CC Audio Automobile


The seats are retrimmed in leather-based with Alpine logos, whereas the inside is completed off with Alcantara roof lining and trim particulars.


KW Automotive Variant 2 suspension package mixed with HLS drop package. The automobile additionally sits on 2011 Audi A8 L wheels with Pirelli 235/30×20 tires.


Pfeffer Automobile Design exhaust.


CFC matt blue paint job with de-badged bodywork and Alpine decals.


1x INA-W910R superior navi station with 1x DHA-S690 6-disc DVD changer and 1x PXA-H800 system integration audio processor. There’s additionally 1x RUX-C800 distant commander for PXA-H800, 2x PDX-F6 4/3/2-channel energy density digital amplifier, and 2x PDX-M6 mono energy density digital amplifier. On high of that, the automobile has 4x PDX-M12 mono energy density digital amplifiers, 1x RUX-KNOB distant bass knob, 2x SPR-60C 6.5-inch 2-way element audio system, and 3x SPR-50C 5.25-inch 2-way element speaker. As well as, 4x SWR-T12 Sort-R subwoofers, 2x SWG-844 8-inch subwoofer, and 3x TME-S370 – 6.5inch WVGA on-dash contact display screen monitor. Lastly, the package deal is full with 3x KCE-635UB, superior USB multimedia interface, and 1x HCE-C300R lively view digital camera system.

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