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Loudest Vehicle in the World – Ever! Team BS Hits 177.7 dB (Certified) at dB Drag Finals in Nashville Using Directed 1100d Amps

November 5, 2002

Vista, Calif. (11-5-02) Directed Electronics, the world’s largest aftermarket vehicle security and remote start company, with six established mobile audio and video brands, is proud to announce that Germany-based Team BS led by Wolfgang Fischer and Manfred Burkhard, achieved an unprecedented certified SPL score of 177.7 dB and a first place finish in the Extreme 13+ class at the dB Drag Finals in Nashville, Tennessee on November 2nd. Their heavily modified VW Van Type 3 not only won their class, it was the loudest vehicle at the event for all classes, and is also the loudest vehicle measured under dB Drag championship rules anywhere in the world – ever! They used 64 Directed 1100d amplifiers to power the van to victory.

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"Like the song says, 'We are the Champions, my friends!'" said Wolfgang Fischer. "On behalf of team members Robse, Roger, Jörg, Joachim, Nick and Marine, we’d like to thank Directed for giving us the power to be the loudest in the world!"

Directed’s audio product manager John Durbin commented, "Wolfgang and his team have served notice that dB Drag is now truly a world-wide competition, and we couldn’t be prouder that they chose our Directed amplifiers to power this unique vehicle to the Championship of the World."

Directed Electronics manufactures such well-known security and remote start brands as Viper, Clifford, Python, Avital, Sidewinder and Valet. Directed is also a prominent manufacturer of car audio equipment with their Viper and Directed Audio lines, as well as a/d/s/, Precision Power (PPI) and Orion. The company also manufactures a full line of mobile entertainment products including LCD screens, DVDs, etc. Directed is registered in the ISO 9001 + QS 9000 international quality standards.

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