DARK HORSE WORK HORSE
aphilosophy of antiquity extolls the virtue of picking one thing and then mastering that one thing absolutely, before attempting anything else. This mindset shines through in Callum’s Commodore. Serious attention has been lavished on every part of this car from the ground up, through some very special tweeter treatment, all the way up to sound deadening the roof.
As a style, it might be described as ‘Subtle Awesome’. Because there is nothing pretentious or ‘look-at-me’ with this car. There is no one thing that stands out — and it’s meant to be that way.
Yet when one inspects the car and the system closely, the hours of planning and dedication are clear to see. Every facet of the car, system and build are testament to getting that one thing perfect before the next one thing is attempted.
And the audio system is where the ‘Subtle Awesome’ philosophy really shines through. In terms of the structure, it doesn’t get much simpler: one pair of 6.5-inch components in the front receiving big clean power, complemented by two 10-inch subs also running huge power, in a custom sealed enclosure — decently large, so promising a nicely even, flat bass response.
engine: 5.7L LS1, textured satin black covers induction: naturally aspirated intake: alloy otr (over the radiator) air intake internals: stock controllers: stock, tuned exhaust: Hurricane 4-1 extractors, Redback twin 2.5” exhaust transmission: 4l60e automatic, upgraded cooler suspension: kyb shock absorbers, nolathane bushes, factory optional strut brace fitted brakes: hsv c5 (clubsport) 330mm front, 315mm rear body kit: factory option hbd (Holden by design) lip kit wheels: 18x8” HBD j series alloys tyres: 235x45x18 Kuhmo ecsta ku22
source: Pioneer DEH-80prs (active crossovers, equalisation, time alignment etc; high-Resolution music playback) front speakers: DLS RZ6.2; 6.5-inch midbass, 2-inch fibreglass cone wideband driver; actively amplified subwoofers: DLS Nordica 10i x 2; 1.8 cubic feet / 64 litre sealed fibreglass enclosure front amplifiers: DLS CC-4 x2 (2 x 140W bridged each; 560W total) sub amplifiers: DLS CC-500 x 2 (1000W total) wiring: Streetwires 0, 4 & 8 gauge; streetwires battery terminals & main fuse; stinger fused distribution blocks battery: Optima d35 Yellowtop Deep Cycle lighting: complete dash lighting led conversion from green to warm white & red; warm white led lighting in cabin; warm white & red led edge lighting in boot install sound deadening: Standartplast (stp) gold, Soundskins total system power (12V/4ohms): 1560W configured power (as wired): 1560W total system component cost: $6600 at current RRP sponsor: Designer Listening Solutions, South Australia installed by: av-dc pty ltd total build time: six months overall highest score: expert class (105 /130 points) credits: Designer Listening Solutions - Davide Feltrin www.dlsaudio.com.au R&N Motorbodies - Tore Rovere randnmotorbodies.com.au Jarrow auto service - Steve Rowe (08) 8374 1014