“True High End Audiophile Sound Quality”
It has been an answer to a prayer getting my suv serviced at Automods in Sarasota, FL. After changing out radios, amplifiers, speakers, processors, sound treatment and service from other local installers and still being very dissatisfied, I was at my wits end trying to get my vehicle to achieve the true high end audiophile sound quality I knew was possible. Many shops can become retailers for high end equipment, but do not have the skills of professional sound engineering, and master tuning as Tony P. My vehicle sounds better than I thought was possible, and my standards are high. He fixed problems with gain, phase wiring, sound localization for 30 frequency bands of equalization via test tunes for each of the 6 active speakers, achieved superior timing and balance to the hundredths of a second, prevented clipping for all frequencies and volume levels via RTA real time analysis tuning. He fixed crossover frequencies, and adjusted them to my personal preference. He also used many other forms of test equipment at his disposal! The sound-stage is breathtaking, clear, warm, inviting, and definitely addicting! One would not even believe it was the same vehicle with the same speakers and amps as the sound was so vastly improved after Tony had worked on it. Yes, high end equipment can sound bad if it is not master tuned, and is the most important part of installation. He also installed the 12 inch gladen L1 pro subwoofer, beautifully molded to the shape to the back of the vehicle which is removable if necessary (wow, but love it so much no way). I had been hesitant about larger subs, but with it mixed, tuned and custom installed so beautifully, I am a believer! Don’t waste money on the eight inch subs or oversized door woofers. It does not overtake my vehicle like a booming noise that you hear from other obtrusive mobster vehicles on the road! It adds a superb level of depth, width, breadth which immerses yourself, rounds out and completes the entire music signal. I listen to all kinds of music (rock, classical, jazz, pop, electronic, soul, and all nationalities). The sound does not lack for any genre or dynamic punch when needed either without dominating, or drowning out the front of the vehicle but blends perfectly. Tony not only achieved the sound that no one else in a three hour driving radius could achieve, but charged less than all the competition! He also was a pleasure getting to know as he is an excellent communicator, is not intimidating, is straightforward, non-evasive, and was never pushy about any decision that was needed for any recommendations given. He took his time getting to know my preferences, background and educated me about his testing process and every stage and option. Not only is he the best in his audiophile field in the industry of installation and tuning (which in itself is a rarity like finding a needle in a haystack and in itself is a great achievement), but he customizes any vehicle with other fabrication and talents. If it moves, or doesn’t, it is transformed after Tony touches it via car, suv, boat, classic car, golf cart, sports car, you name it and he loves doing it! It was a joy seeing some of the other amazing projects he was working on. Becky, also was warm, pleasant, and helpful and fixed an issue with my car radio account setting. This experience reminded me of the good ole days. It is so comforting to know that there is still a shop that gives the highest quality service and expertise in the world, with the friendliest down home personality and atmosphere, demonstrates the utmost in integrity, and has people you cant help but love. Thank you so much Tony and Becky for making my dream a reality, being an answer to a prayer. My long wait and struggles with car audio are over, and now I love my vehicle, but thank God most of all. Avoid wasted time and money with other installers. Instead be blessed, proceed with full confidence, peace of mind, and satisfaction and go to Automods. My cup runneth over, with many many thanks!!!