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CES 1997

1982 Buick Regal

  Here's proof ya don't need to have the newest car on the block to have a great sound system! This '82 Buick is loaded with custom enclosures, high-quality components, and it all looks phat in the process. Gary Biggs, the owner of this car, has put many hours into one great looking and sounding car.


Five Kicker XS100 Amplifiers

In the trunk we have lottsa goodies. Starting with the five Kicker XS100 competition amplifiers, this gives his system the power and high sound quality. These babies are high current and rated at 50W x 2. Yet give 'em a 1/2 Ohm load and they'll push 800 Watts!


                         Rear Trunk View

They say a picture speaks a thousand words. Just look at this stuff!!!! Gary chose to have four Rane ME30b thirty band 1/3 octave equalizers in his competition car. The two on the right are for sound quality. The top left unit is for RTA and the left bottom unit is for SPL. An equalizer for all occasions! Also seen here are his two Sony ES C-1 ten disc changers (2 qty). To the center is his VCR so you can watch videos. The board that surrounds all this equipment had to be carefully constructed. According to Gary, the truck's inside compartment was higher by half an inch on the left than on the right. This made his creativity even harder to hide that extra inch of space. Judging from what i saw, he did it was a great job!


         12" Kicker Solobaric

Seen here is the top of the glove box, where below is the only woofer in this Regal. One Kicker 12" Solobaric mounted in front of the passenger's feet gives you all the bass you'll hear from this car. The advantage of using this speaker is that it can be mounted in a small space, yet handle a peak of 600 Watts. Only one of these woofers can keep up with the rest of his music reproduction system it seems. Gary went for high sound quality and not for the typical 'boom car'. After hearing his system it sounded very good.


         JBL 504GTi Coax

Mounted in the front kick panels are JBL 504GTi coax speakers in a custom made enclosure. These speakers use high power neodymium magnets on both the woofer and the tweeter. What is really cool is that you can bi-wire these speakers for high-quality sound unlike other standard coax units. The quality of Biggs' complete system was so good that he received third place at this show! Congratulations Gary! This is proof that you not only don't need a brand new car, you also don't need to have lottsa speakers to do it.












































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