Mountlake Terrace, Wash. —AudioControl is offering a bass demonstration kit that lets retailers use a customer’s personal car to demonstrate an AudioControl processor.
The Bass Bandit Test Drive Kit — a self-contained $300 portable kit — lets dealers demonstrate the
AudioControl Epicenter Plus processor, so consumers get a “personalized” A-B sound comparison of their car system with and without the processor.
The Epicenter Plus restores bass to compressed music and serves as an active line-out converter that allows consumers to add aftermarket amplifiers and speakers to their factory radio. It also restores a clean signal to the factory amplifier and lets users add an iPod to their system by providing an auxiliary input. Suggested retail for the Epicenter Plus is $249.
AudioControl national sales manager Chris Kane said, “If you demo in your store or in your own car, then the customer will go, ‘That’s neat but I wonder how it will sound in my car.’ It’s like buying furniture and wondering how it will look in your house. The Bass Bandit literally lets the dealer go out there and show you what the Epicenter Plus will sound like in your car. And it helps get a dialog going back and forth: ‘While we’re in you car, let’s look at your speakers, etc.’”
The Bass Bandit Test Drive Kit connects to a 12-volt cigarette lighter adapter. It consists of the Epicenter Plus connected to 20 feet of input and output RCA cables for signal connections.