VW Amarok DJ Mobil Rocks to the Sound of Void
- December 2014
Volkswagen has introduced the new Amarok Power DJ Mobil, and it’s powered by Void Acoustics loudspeakers.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles presented the Amarok Power during the GTI meeting at Wörthersee, Austria, creating huge interest among Volkswagen fans across Europe. The amazing pickup includes a complete mobile DJ sound system built into the 3.5 square metre truck bed, making any professional DJ’s dream come true – a really powerful, professionally designed, and truly mobile sound system that is instantly ready to rock.
The concept for the DJ Mobil was put together by German event specialist edelmat, a service company based in Berlin that specialises in integrated concepts for technical projects and events, who together with the design team from Void Acoustics and Void's German distributor Event-Integrator was responsible for the installation of the highly sophisticated audio components.
“We listened carefully to the client and incorporated VW’s ideas into a functional design“, explains edelmat's managing director and project manager Daniel Schaefers. “And of course throughout the discussions we also had to consider the demands of the DJs."
The sound reinforcement element of the Amarok Power consists of two Void Acoustics Impulse 3t three-way-loudspeakers that are optimised for nearfield coverage. The custom Void Acoustics Stasys Xair subwoofers provide low frequency support, while the monitoring function is taken care of by Mycro 6 two-way loudspeakers integrated into specially manufactured enclosures.
The Void Acoustics sound system is powered by MC² Audio amplifiers: an E4-75 for the Impulse 3t loudspeakers and an E25 for the subwoofers, while the monitor loudspeakers are served by an E25. The audio processing is provided by an XTA 448 digital controller.
“Our mission is to help realise the ideas and visions of our customers – planners, designers and DJs,” says Event-Integrator's managing director Jörg Sandmann. “This project allowed us to do things differently, and create a sophisticated sonic architecture in the form of an impressive vehicle where technology follows design. The cooperation between edelmat. and the VW design team was a great example of perfect teamwork, and the result was an amazing DJ Mobil with a harmony of three factors: colours, experience and emotion.”
The Amarok DJ Mobil was intended by VW Commercial Vehicles as a special innovation for professional DJs who are keen to emphasise high-quality equipment and yet want to differentiate visually from typical DJ environments by being completely mobile. The entire sound system is totally self-contained: the power amplifiers are located in the cab; AC mains power is provided by a 16 A CEE connection panel in the vehicle chassis; and the loudspeakers are housed within custom locations.
The whole installation was designed with the sole purpose of being transported on the pickup in a compact format, be easy to set up and immediately ready for use. The colour-coded connection panels and plugs make wiring the system intuitively simple. Once on site, the DJ equipment and the loudspeakers can be set up with just a few simple steps, and the party can start. With such simplicity of use the Amarok Power is ideal for use at trade shows, festivals, and parties due to its innovative design and ingenious construction.
“We had fantastic support from the Void Acoustics design team, and Jörg Sandmann's excellent product knowledge was immensely valuable. The result is an innovative Amarok Power vehicle with high-quality sound equipment and a unique design – and featuring 5,000 Watts of output power,” comments Schaefers.
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