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06 Mar

A Grand Van Is Rockford Solid for NVS Audio

NVS Audio has taken the wraps off its new demo vehicle, a 2004 Chevy Astro Cargo Van. According to owner Carlos Ramirez, the vehicle was purchased to demo the shop’s Rockford Fosgate product remotely, particularly taking it to local car shows. The Chevy features a full vinyl custom graphic wrap with the shop’s logo as well as a healthy dose of Rockford speakers.

Ramirez said the van includes two separate Rockford Fosgate systems. Up front is a sound system with Rockford T3 components, a P3 10-inch subwoofer in the custom center console, and a Power series amp to run the T1000-4ad system up front.


“The rear stereo setup includes four Rockford T2 Power series 15-inch subwoofers in four separate, vented enclosures that are bolted together to form a wall,” he explained.

The van’s interior has hardwood floors and another wall facing out to play to the crowds. Ramirez said there are four Rockford 10-inch Pro mids, four Pro Super Tweeters and four Pro 6-inch mids, all powered by two T2500-1bdCP amps (one on each pair of subs) and two 1000.4ad amps. A 350 AMP Ohio generator alternator is located under the hood and a custom rack behind the subwoofer enclosure with six Interstate power cells.


“One of the coolest features of the van is the fact that we cut a 42-inch LCD TV monitor into the outside driver side of the van,” said Ramirez. “This is a real crowd pleaser at shows. We play Blu-ray movies and run slide shows of our work at events.”

The rack that holds the TV was welded out of ¼- inch steel. Ramirez then molded it into the side of the van by using fiberglass.


“We added a ¼- thick piece of bullet-proof glass over it to protect it, and added a push/pull fan setup under the screen to keep things cool,” added Ramirez. “We also removed the visors in the van and molded three 9-inch screens into the headliner in front and wrapped the whole thing in black suede. The middle screen is for the backup camera and the other two are for DVD video.”

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