Echuca's Daniel Baker has built a car stereo that can reach up to 152.6 decibels, enough to shatter a car's windscreen.TRENT HORNEMAN October 3, 2012 4:36am
Daniel Baker of Livewires Echuca with his 'sound-off' car which puts out 152Db, enough to break the front windscreen of the car.
When it comes to building a car stereo, Echuca’s Daniel Baker likes to make sure he is heard.
Mr Baker, who owns Echuca business Livewires, has spent the past three months building a custom car stereo system.
At the weekend, Mr Baker showed off the stereo system’s potential, reaching a noise level of 152.6 decibels at the Mobile Electronic Competition Association Bass Battle at Swan Hill.
The volume rated higher than a jet flying at 100ft and was enough to shatter the car’s windscreen.
Despite the impressive effort, Mr Baker said his car placed fourth in the competition. It is the fifth loudest car in Australia at the moment.
‘‘We had a competition in the morning and then we had it on display in the afternoon when the window smashed,’’ he said.
‘‘We just had the right song at the right moment and it just happened.’’
The specialised machine uses four high-power batteries to run eight 12-inch sub-woofers, which produce five kilowatts of power.
Mr Baker said the car was also fitted out with material to help stop the car rattling and improve the sound quality.
‘‘We basically stripped the car back to a shell and then rebuilt it,’’ he said.
Mr Baker said complete with a blue trim and neon lights, it was appealing for the eyes and the ears.
The car will be on display at Livewires Northern Highway Echuca, on Saturday between 9am and 1pm.
‘‘We are having a re-launch and we wanted something to have on show. We have plans to make it more powerful for next year,’’ he said.
‘‘Ideally we would love to host a MECA competition in Echuca, so local car enthusiasts can come and have a look at these machines up close.’’
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