Tommy Lee The Methods to His Mayhem
Arsenal KD-ADV49, CS-ARS500, CS-AR650, KS-AR8001D, CS-AW8240
"At 46, Tommy Lee isn’t showing signs of slowing down. The legendary drummer is ravishing in his midlife success as much as he enjoyed the early years of his career when Mötley Crüe first started. “I pinch myself almost daily. All this sh*t started happening when I was 17 and to sit here at 46 and still be rocking the sh*t out is, like, Wow! It’s amazing and I can’t believe it’s still happening!”
At the time of the interview, Tommy had just gotten back from Mötley’s European tour and was getting ready to embark on the band’s Crüe Fest II American summer tour. “We’re gonna play the entire Dr. Feelgood (1989) record from top to bottom.” When the tour wraps later this summer, Tommy is slated to release Methods of Mayhem’s sophomore album, which he recorded at his home’s recording studio. “It’s the best ever to wake up in the morning and just rock sh*t!” he says."
- Kristie Bertucci
Performance Auto and Sound Magazine
Performance Auto & Sound
CS-AW8240 | CS-ARS650 | KS-AR7002
"No modern system is complete without some bump in the trunk and based on our review of JVC’s ground pounding CS-AW8240 12-inch subwoofer the choice was loud and clear! JVC’s clever use of hemp materials in the cone continues in this product, making it a very popular choice and resulting in a very natural sounding woofer with great tonality and definition. Inside are JVC Arsenal CS-ARS650 6.5-inch components with JVC Arsenal 6x9-inch CS-AR690 in the rear deck lid.
The highly acclaimed Arsenal
CS –ARS650 6.5-inch components combine a
mix of old school experience and high tech materials.
The cones of these drivers use a mixture
of hemp and glass fiber materials, which are
laminated together to form a lightweight, natural
sounding cone. The surrounds are Santoprene
for long life and durability and the tweeter combines the brilliance of a hard titanium dome with
the smoothness of a silk surround.
Driving the various mid and high ranges are a
pair of JVC Arsenal KS-AR7002 amps also stacked
in the custom wrapped teal vinyl trunk area."
- Dave Pankew
Performance Auto & Sound
If you’ve been paying attention, you may have noticed that the folks over at JVC have stepped up their high performance car audio program significantly in the last couple of years. The JVC Arsenal series of products are designed to go head to head with the traditional leading brands in each category, and from what I have seen, are doing a good job at holding their own when compared to the usual suspects. If you were under the impression that a JVC subwoofer amp was about as competitive as the 88 car in Sprint Cup, you’re more out of touch than Dale Jr.’s cousin Tony!
"From a performance perspective, I have to hand it to the engineering team at JVC responsible for this woofer. For the first time in recent memory, they have a woofer that, in my opinion, is a strong competitor for the more traditional stars in this category. The Arsenal woofer sounded better and handled more power than I really expected and anytime that I get my reality reset like that, the product responsible is worth taking a close look at."
- Gary Springgay
2007-2008 Holiday issue
CS-AW8240 Arsenal Subwoofer Review
"The JVC Arsenal CS-AW8240 subwoofer did just that. When I received the product for testing, I expected a well-made product, but frankly, when I thought of high-performance subwoofers, the JVC brand didn’t readily come to mind. This JVC Arsenal woofer changed that.
Founded in 1927 as a subsidiary of
the US-based “Victor Talking Machine
Company,” I knew that JVC pressed the first
record albums in Japan and also produced
the first Japanese television sets. They are
also credited with being the inventors of the
VHS video format, as well as the first hard
drive-based video camcorders. JVC is also
a long-time supporter of the English football
(soccer) club “Arsenal,” and the name has
transferred special meaning to these new
high-end product offerings.“"
- Gary Springgay