Kaminari then came to the rescue, hooking up - Cerwin-Vega

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Kaminari then came to the rescue, hooking up - Cerwin-Vega
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area was one
of the fastest
growing regi
in the US rece
ons
nt
ly.
The area colle
known as Grea
ctively
ter Phoenix ha
s been develo
a frenetic pace
ping at
, thanks to ex
ploding popu
neighboring
lation of
cities like Scot
tsdale, Tempe
and Glendale.
, Chandler
A city not long
ago known as
capital of the
the retiree
West has quick
ly transformed
itself into a bu
rgeoning met
ropolis. The
wrinkly faces
of countless
grandmas,
grandpas, old
aunts and un
cles
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Edge Audio decided a pair of Cerwin
amplifiers – VEGA 500.1 for the sub Vega Mobile
woofers and
VEGA 400.4 for the mid-range –woul
for the pint-sized Yaris. Matched wit d be perfect
h a speaker
collection that features a VEGA65CS
component set and VEGA65 6.5-inc 6.5-inch
h coaxials.
have been replaced by the high ener
gy and
However, what didn’t make sense was
the
verve of upwardly mobile youth. It’s
a city manfact
y that the Sherman’s Cerwin Vega
Mobile
Southern California migrants now call
home, asystem didn’t perform like its
wallet-friendly
city many refer to as ‘Los Angeles –
without the
pricing, but rather more similar to som
ething
attitude.’
twice or three times the price! After
consulting
Brian Sherman has watched Phoenix’s
with audio champion Scott Owens
and his
transformation first-hand, as the Gilb
ert,
talented Edge Audio team, they deci
ded that a
AZ-resident has been a desert-dweller
for
pair of Cerwin Vega Mobile amplifier
s – VEGA
quite some time. Some of you may
be familiar500.1 for the subwoofers
and VEGA 400.4 for
with the name, as the ‘Shermanato
r’ (as he’s the mid-range –would be
perfect for the pintaffectionately known around the PAS
office) sized Yaris. Matched with a spea
ker collection
has ties with many of mobile audio’s
most
that features a VEGA65CS 6.5-inch
component
recognizable brands and project dem
o cars. set and VEGA65 6.5-inch coax
ials, even the
His current gig is with Cerwin Vega
Mobile, as discerning eardrums of Mr.
Sherman couldn’t
he looks to take a chunk of the mar
ket as the have asked for anything
mor
e. Plus, with the
division’s Sales Manager. This 2007
Toyota
full array of Hooker Audio handling
power
Yaris was one of his first projects at
Cerwin distribution and a rock solid
Kinetik battery
Vega and was put together to prom
ote the supplying the juice, this Toyo
ta may look like a
brand to a fresh crowd.
flyweight, but it hits hard like a heav
yweight.
“We built the car to showcase our new
With the Yaris hauling around a few
more
Cerwin Vega Mobile speakers and amp
lifiers,” pounds, Sherman consulted
his friends at
says Sherman, “It was important for
us to haveVivid Racing in Gilbert, AZ
for advice. Packing
a cool vehicle with good acoustics
to showcase
a 1.5L motor that produces 120hp
at the
the incredible performance of our new
entry- crank, the Yaris isn’t considere
d your classic
level VEGA product line.” The concept
definitely
pocket rocket. However, with its close
ties
made sense to the consumer, a bud
get-friendly
to the Toyota Vitz (its JDM brethren
), there is
sound system for a budget-friendly
vehicle. ample aftermarket support
for this micro
F OOTW OR K
heels
A set of 5-spoke w
in Toyo
from Axis wrapped
be
n
ca
es
Proxes PX4 tir
, with
er
rn
co
ch
ea
found on
0
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a set of Tanabe DF
the
sit
g
in
lp
he
gs
rin
sp
atop its
ly
ct
rfe
hatchback pe
s.
oe
sh
ch
new 17-in
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OWNER:BRIAN SHER MAN
LOCATION: GILBE RT , AZ
VEHICLE: 2007 T OYOTA
YARIS
ENGINE & PE RF OR MANC
E
Tanabe Medalion Concep
t G axle-back exhaust
Stainless 4-to-1 header
Unorthodox Racing clutch
Unorthodox Racing ligh
tened flywheel
G2 Autosports short shif
ter
120hp and 110lb/ft of tor
que (Dyno by Vivid Racing
in Gilbert, AZ)
EXTE RIOR
Kaminari bod
y kit (urethane)
pt G axle- G2 Aut
osports carbon fiber hoo
Tanabe Medallion Conce
a
n
itio
add
the
to
nks
d
improved tha
as well, as
Body work and paint by
machine. Exhaling was
received a little attention
Drew Brothers Customs)
rain
vet
dri
The
.
der
hea
ss 4-into1
with a G2
heel assembly, together
back exhaust and a stainle
WHEELS & TI RES
dox Racing clutch and flyw
ho
ort
Un
an
tall
ins
to
Axis Reverb wheels with
Sherman opted
Toyo Proxes PX4 tires
Front & Rear: 17x7-inch,
lar and stylish
Autosports short shifter.
215/45R17
an with its highly-popu
rm
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up
ng
oki
ho
,
the rescue
ne and
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is constructed of uretha
SUSPE
a front and rear bumper,
of
s
sist
con
h the Tan NSION & BR AKES
ich
wit
wh
ted
kit,
body kit. The
abe DF210 springs
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of
de
ma
se
tho
ility than
TRD rear sway bar
l.
fee
er
tun
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offers much more durab
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the
to
ing
h odridge G-Stop braided brake
rts carbon fiber hood, add
found on eacGo
lines
addition of a G2 Autospo
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Toy
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tly
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per
A set of 5-s
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ack
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/
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g sit the
abe DF210 springs helpin
ge G-Stop Clarion MAX675 head unit
corner, with a set of Tan
r, while a set of Goodrid
rea
the
in
bar
ay
sw
Cer
win Vega Mobile VEGA
snuck a TRD
500.1 (subs)
17-inch shoes. Sherman
Cerwin Vega Mobile VEG
feel.
al
ped
e
A 400.4 (midrange)
rov
the
te
imp
s
ple
line
com
to
et
dg
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braided brake
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rm
5CS
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6.5-inch mid-bass compon
of
ent set
it took only $12,000 out
VEGA65 6.5-inch coaxial
this Yaris can
Purchased in June 2007,
speakers (rear fill)
g on something new, as
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months. Stay tuned.
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