Once given the green light, they went right to work to design something with the goal of having ultimate sound without compromising cargo space in the Studebaker. Another goal with the unique build was to show classic car owners the innovative KICKER PX-Series products and how it can be incorporated into their own classic car restoration project.
Two 10” 600W RMS KICKER CompRT shallow-mount subs and their thin-profile engineering allowed them to fit easily anywhere in the vehicle, while the PXiBT50.2 Controller and six PX-Series amps (four 200Wx2 stereo/two 200Wx1 mono) can easily tuck away under seats or in glove compartments, though in this case for demo purposes they are displayed in the enormous trunk. The PXiBT50.2 remote for controlling music selection and volume of any Bluetooth-enabled device is embedded into the custom console within easy reach of the driver or passenger. The three QS-Series Component System and two Front Row 6-channel digital processors supply the build with an added shot of superlative sound, creating what is undoubtedly the most stunning audio system in a Studebaker ever.
Although the audio was the main focus of the build, the KICKER Studebaker also sports Dayton Wire Wheels, Continental Tires, Fatman Fabrication, Kindig-It Design, Miller Welding, Classic Instruments, Dynamat sound deadening and XS Power batteries.
“The Studebaker looks fantastic and sounds amazing,” mentions KICKER Vehicle Design manager Kip Litsey. “It is truly the best showcase we have done to date to support (PX-Series) amplifiers and (media-device) interfaces.” KICKER Global Marketing Director Kevin Campbell was also excited about the end result, given he usually prefers a more traditional approach to classic cars. “I am pumped! Normally I’m inclined to want to show a build like this with a ‘don’t touch’ approach, but, not this time. I think we need to pull people into the car to experience what we’re so excited about.”
KICKER PXiBT50.2 Amplified Media-Device Controller with Bluetooth® (replaces a conventional source unit);
Two KICKER Front Row™ 6-channel digital signal processors;
Six KICKER PX-Series power amplifiers (four 200Wx2 stereo/two 200Wx1 mono);
Three KICKER QS-Series component speaker systems;
Two KICKER CompRT® shallow-mount subwoofers – 10-inch/600 watts RMS