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Smart and JBL install ridiculous sound-system into a tiny Fortwo

The Smart Forgigs concept car has five amplifiers, 16 loudspeakers and two 30-cm (11.8-in) diameter subwoofers
The Smart Forgigs concept car has five amplifiers, 16 loudspeakers and two 30-cm (11.8-in) diameter subwoofers
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Smart worked with audio firm JBL to create the Forgigs concept
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Smart worked with audio firm JBL to create the Forgigs concept
The Smart Forgigs concept car has five amplifiers, 16 loudspeakers and two 30-cm (11.8-in) diameter subwoofers
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The Smart Forgigs concept car has five amplifiers, 16 loudspeakers and two 30-cm (11.8-in) diameter subwoofers
The Smart Forgigs has ear-splitting maximum outputs of 5,720 W and 150 dB
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The Smart Forgigs has ear-splitting maximum outputs of 5,720 W and 150 dB
The Smart Forgigs has a Mosconi digital signal processor that can stream music via Bluetooth from iOS, Android and Windows devices
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The Smart Forgigs has a Mosconi digital signal processor that can stream music via Bluetooth from iOS, Android and Windows devices
Smart says around 100 m (328 ft) of cable and 10 sq m (108 sq ft) of insulating material were used to create the Forgigs concept
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Smart says around 100 m (328 ft) of cable and 10 sq m (108 sq ft) of insulating material were used to create the Forgigs concept

The Smart Fortwo might be one of the smallest cars on the road, but fill it to the brim with audio equipment and it can still be one of the loudest. Working with audio equipment firm JBL, Smart has kitted out a one-of-a-kind "Forgigs" concept. It has ear-splitting maximum outputs of 5,720 W and 150 dB.

Smart says the motivation for creating the Forgigs was simply to find out what kind of a sound experience would be possible and suggests it could be used as a "concert hall on wheels" or as a mobile amplifier for street musicians. The carmaker says the finest and most powerful audio components have been used to create a sound system that comprises five amplifiers, 16 loudspeakers and two 30-cm (11.8-in) diameter subwoofers.

Three JBL GTO 804 EZ amps serve the tweeters and mid-range speakers, with the mid-range speakers integrated into the doors and the into the dashboard. There are also a pair of mid-range speakers/tweeters either side of the tailgate. Two JBL GTO 751 EZ amps, meanwhile, power the subwoofers, which are fitted in the luggage compartment.

A Mosconi digital signal processor is employed and is able to output via eight channels, and digital music files from iOS, Android and Windows devices can also be streamed over Bluetooth.

Smart says around 100 m (328 ft) of cable and 10 sq m (108 sq ft) of insulating material were used to install the equipment.

Source: Smart

3 comments
Bill Bennett
Huh?
Daishi
Sort of on the topic I hate how auto manufacturers make you get an expensive upgrade for a 10 speaker Bose system to upgrade audio packages when there is only about a $50 difference between a pair of crappy 6x9" and a pair of good ones. There should be a special place in hell for people who work for car companies who decide to equip $30,000+ vehicles with a couple $25 pairs of speakers.
Germano Pecoraro
Bad taste!