Cars That Go Boom: Nissan Debuts Juke Box at Le Mans With 18,900-Watt Sound System

Nissan of Europe and Ministry of Sound, a famous London nightclub, have teamed up with Martin Audio to create the 18,900-watt “Juke Box,” a Nissan Juke capable of blasting 150 decibels of music through the same set of speakers used in the acoustically perfect UK club.

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Martin Audio was originally responsible for the main room inside the Ministry of Sound, dubbed “The Box,” and installed what many consider to be among the best sound systems in the world. The company took that expertise and applied it to Nissan’s compact crossover, endowing it with custom-built cabinets that house two 18-inch subwoofers, along with the same mid- and high-range enclosures used inside the Ministry of Sound. Power is supplied by an 18,900-watt rig, which makes the Juke Box a self-contained party on wheels. In total, the system is capable of producing 150 decibels -- more than a jet on takeoff. A DJ booth with ambient lighting, PA system, as well as an integrated radio station which can broadcast the system’s music via Ministry of Sound’s digital radio app, is also included in the custom build.

The Juke Box premiered during the driver’s parade at Le Mans and will tour the three-day event throwing impromptu parties for music and race fans. Ministry of Sound’s DJs will be on-hand to entertain the crowd.

A two-part webisode gives a behind-the-scenes look at the Juke Box build. After Le Mans, the Juke Box will go on a six-month European road trip, and DJs will broadcast “Nissan Juke Box Sessions” live from locations across the continent every Monday evening on Ministry of Sound’s digital music channel.

Source: Nissan

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