The Mk7 Volkswagen Golf is a fantastic, sporty hatchback from Germany with a powerful engine and quality ride suspension. It is only when you reach over and turn on the factory radio that you realize that your friend in his cheaper Honda Civic has a better audio system. At least the MK7 allows for Apple Car Play, Android Audio, and Bluetooth connectivity. Keep reading and I will go through the best solution to dramatically improve the audio listening experience, cool factor, and bragging rights at the local cars and coffee meetups.
- Audison APSP G7 Kit Complete with
Amplfier/DSP + Front Speakers + Wiring Harness
- Audison APBX G7 Subwoofer with Enclosure
- Stinger RoadKill Sound Dampening Material
- Stinger RoadKill Fast Rings Foam
The primary component to the MK7 upgrade is the APSP G7 kit from Audison. The kit comes with a combined 520W amplifier and DSP audio processing unit with Pre-Tuned Mk7 Golf sound profiles. The pre-packaged sound profiles within the unit allow the system to startup first time after installation with all the presets, gains, and delays programmed for instant enjoyment.
The Amplifier supports 8 output channels with the ability to combine/bridge outputs to achieve higher power outputs. Two 2ohm Speakers are also included with the kit which are installed in the front doors for the mid frequencies. The stock tweeters are reused to produce the High frequencies for the system, the Audison has dedicated channels connected to the tweeters to produce the best level of audio.
It is now important to work out which model of Golf you drive. The Golf R has a rear differential under the trunk floor while the GTI and base models have a deep trunk. The Subwoofer shown to the right, the Audison APBX 10 DS is perfect for the R model as it is compact on top of the trunk floor, utilizes a 10 inch speaker and allows for items to be stacked easily on top of the box. GTI or base owners may want to use the low profile Audison APBX G7 as it fits under the trunk floor for the cleanest option.
Finally, the best part of the Audison kit is the wiring harness which connects the extra hardware with the stock head unit. No custom wiring work is required to connect the amp/dsp to the line inputs, speakers, and input power.
Audison’s APSP G7 kit is one of the easiest systems to install, the kit can be installed within a single day for moderately technical people. The instructions are very detailed, include large images and wiring diagram for the included harness. For the people looking to go a little extra I recommend install the Stinger products mentioned in the table above. The Stringer RoadKill when applied on the rear wheel arch area and trunk floor will signifintly lower road noise and increase audio response from the new system. Feel free to click on the links to find the system local in your area for the best prices on eBay.