by Craig Steele, 2015 Redwood Vice President
On Sunday, June 7th, we spent a couple of hours with
co-owners Chris Bishop and Scott Babson who founded Kustom Kar Audio in
Santa Rosa. These guys know the mobile audio world from A to Z. We were
able to hear recently installed audio systems in a Corvette ZO6 and
Porsche 911. Next, we were able to see a Chevrolet El Camino completely
stripped down so we could examine the new wiring detail, sound deadening
installation and front dash modifications.
The featured event was sitting with Gary Summers, a four time Oscar
winning sound engineer, in his 2006 Mercedes C230. The budget for his
audio upgrades easily exceeds $80K. Gary showed us one-on-one how he
tunes this this audio system as he played his Steely Dan song. I have
never experience such pure dynamic music before.
Even though we had light attendance because of other conflicting Porsche
events, those who attended got their audio questions answered including
this event planner.
Bishop (L) and Scott Babson (M) explain the challenges of building a
great mobile audio system as Porsche drivers listen to their comments.