BB King travels in $1.4million hi-tech Tour Bus


We know that celebrities live in the lap of luxury. Everything from their home to their hotel is bathed in luxury. Even when it comes to travel, these icons refuse to compromise on their need for luxury. And proving our point is legendary blues guitarist BB King who travels from one gig to another in a luxurious $1.4million motorcoach! Besides a luxury vehicle, this 45-foot long vehicle is also an electronic haven with more than $200,000 worth of electronics inside. The interiors of this plush motorcoach have been done by Superior Coach Interiors in Nashville, Tenn., while the electronics were installed by Digital Home Lifestyles of Phoenix, Ariz. The tour bus took 100 hours of design time and 300 hours of installation time to complete and boasts seven miles of cabling from Liberty Cable, five miles of Cat5 wiring, and 3,000 feet of CresNET. The coach is also equipped with a music and video server system that allows BB King to access a collection of more than 20,000 CDs, 6,000 DVDs, and VHS tapes. Roll over for more images……


An electronics haven, Kings Motorcoach, has a distributed audio/video system with eight zones of video and nine zones of audio. The front and rear lounges have 7.1 surround sound systems. There are also auxiliary input jacks for computers, HDMI, A/V, etc. in the front and rear lounges and Ethernet connections. A hi-tech coach has a full-time broadband connection with remote access for diagnostics and programming updates. The coach has a 12-inch touchpanel in the rear lounge, an 8-inch panel in the front lounge, a 6-inch panel for the driver (also for the backup camera), and 4-inch touchpanels in each bunk. It is also capable of tracking the weather on any of the touch panels. All controls are hard-wired, and there is a 12-button keypad upfront. King’s electronics require six separate 20-amp circuits that are powered in three different ways.
A lover of technology and a self confessed gadget freak, BB king is definitely content with his lush $1.4million hi-tech Tour Bus. For more info on his hi-tech vehicle click here.
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