2020 was a strange old year, here at VIBE we are looking back at this year, our new releases and our biggest selling products of the year and an overview of how the year went.
Active is back
After a short hiatus traditional style active boxes are back In the VIBE range with the new PULSECBR12a and SLICKCBR12Ta.
The CBR style enclosure previously passive was one of the loudest single 12 inch enclosures we have ever made, with its massive 4 inch turbo port the output way outperformed its price point when paired with the market leading POWERBO400.1M Micro amplifier. So how could we achieve this same amazing result with an active box? Well merge the two together was the only answer! Yes we developed the 400.1m micro amplifier into an active amplifier know now as the VIBE terminal amp, the same awesome amp but in terminal form. The amp still features high and low level input and can be fitted using our revolutionary RAPID FIT kit which is the fastest way to fit an active enclosure ever by utilising the fuse box power and quick clips for high level to RCA input, with a bass remote available separate.
Along side the PULSECBR12a we introduced the SLICKCBR12TA which has dual 4 inch turbo ports and is by far the loudest active box we have ever made. Featuring the Terminal amp at 1ohm this box is packing over 400 watts RMS which is 3-4 times more than any active enclosure on the market and it really tells. This box was an instant hit and sold out before stock even arrived in the UK!
Check out both products on the links below:
SLICK Pro Audio
In 2020 our R&D team set about reinventing Pro audio in the VIBE range, this was started in 2019 with the revision of the BLACKDEATH range of speakers which were given new style and significant upgrades, but with Pro Audio being the biggest growth area in car audio we want to take it a step further and introduce tiers of Pro audio across the brand and Slick Pro was the first on the agenda.
Hitting that entry level price point Slick Pro audio brings a level of style and elegance only created by VIBE that is not usually seen in the world or Pro audio, that parried with high level of efficiency and awesome pound for pound performance.
The range consist of 6.5 and 8 inch midrange speakers and a 3.7 inch bullet tweeter, lightweight soft parts including a dual roll cloth surround, composite paper cone and bullet dustcap which is also featured on the Slick comp speakers aid efficiency while a newly tooled rubber gasket adds the distinct VIBE Styling
Check out the products on the links below and keep your ears to the ground for the upcoming release of BLACKAIR PRO in 2021
In 2020 we evolved OPTISOUND to be more plug and play and be inclusive of many more fitment options, this was done by the extremely popular POWERBOX65.4M-V7 and the varied plug and play options we now offer but our biggest advancement was the introduction of the OPTISOUND 8 INCH Midrange speaker.
This addition allowed for 8 inch upgrade kits for VW, Audi, Skoda and many more to be created and also be used by our dealers and distributors across the world to create there own component sets when paired with the Slick1 tweeter.
See below the 8 inch VW T6 kit and the Full OPTISOUND Range
2021 looks to be a great year for new development and there are plenty of new and exciting things to come!