The event aims to train car audio enthusiasts, including car owners as well as car audio dealers and installers, on setting up competition-level car audio.
For the Sound Quality (SQ) division, the 1st DLS Philippines Open Competition requires competitors to set up a standard installation package consisting of a JVC KDR-705 head unit paired with DLS amplifier CA-31, speakers RM6.2 and sub-woofer RW10.
The DLS CA31 is a three-channel amplifier with a nominal output of 2 x 65 watts + 1 x 170 watts, making it the perfect amplifier for a standard installation with a front system in stereo and a subwoofer in the back. It features built-in high-pass, low-pass and subsonic filters, and has variable phase control on sub-channel.
The DLS Reference RM6.2 is a new 6.5-inch two-way component with an incredible bass. Incorporating a powerful magnet system, these speakers are designed to play loud while maintaining full control and good sound. The speakers feature an aluminum cone and dual upper surround, complemented by 25mm silk dome tweeters.
Also part of the Reference series, the DLS RW10 is a new 10-inch subwoofer with a steel basket, polypropylene cone and 2-ohm voice coil. The DLS Reference series speakers are designed to produce rich and powerful bass sound combined with crystal-clear treble and mid-range sound, allowing listeners to enjoy the musical subtleties.
For the 1st DLS Philippines Open Competition, other audio electronic enhancers are not allowed. Judging will be based on how well the installation overcomes the problems of vehicle acoustics and makes the music sound like the original without noise and distortion. There will be two competition categories - the classic category with the standard DLS package and the ultimate category with any existing DLS set-up. The top prize for the competition is a free trip for 2 to an Asian destination. Consolation prizes are also up for grabs to deserving entries.
Since its establishment in 1979, DLS has focused on developing and producing in-car speakers for music lovers. Over the years, they have won numerous awards for their speaker systems, and have been very successful in car audio championships not only in Europe but in the rest of the world. The DLS Scandinavia Series earned the 2009-2010 EISA (European Imaging and Sound Association) Award as Best Product for In-Car Speaker System.
In the Philippines, DLS Audio products are exclusively distributed by TLS Marketing Corporation, and are sold through car audio dealers nationwide. For more information, visit www.dlscaraudioph.multiply.com or "Like" the DLS Car Audio Philippines page on Facebook.