A repeat client from Wailuku came to Certified Sounds with his 2013 F150, looking for an audio upgrade. Our client was from Nye Flooring, a fellow business right near us. We went out to the truck and looked it over together, and then sat down and discussed his goals for the upgrade. After listening intently, we worked up what we felt was the best solution for the client. He liked our idea, and made an appointment.
Massive Technology Upgrade With Huge 9 inch Alpine Touch Screen
In the dash, we replaced the basic Ford radio with a 9 inch Alpine navigation system. It has a beautiful touchscreen display that is bigger than anything else on the market. As you can see from the pictures, the finished product looks as if it came from Ford that way, and we kept all of the customer’s factory controls intact. With a screen this large, it becomes incredibly easy to use the navigation system, the address book and an iPod. We also installed a backup camera on the vehicle, and hid the camera itself inside the Ford emblem on the tailgate. Imagine having a backup camera in your vehicle with a 9” display!
Crystal Clear Sound With Front And Rear JL Audio Speakers
When it came to speakers, we chose the JL Audio C3-570 system, which consists of a 5×7” woofer and 1” tweeter. We used these in both the front and rear of the vehicle. One of our favorite things about these speakers is the way they reveal all of the nuances of the music. Every detail comes through crystal-clear, and our clients are always telling us they now hear aspects of their music they did not know were there before.
We installed sound-damping material in the front and rear doors to quiet the interior and to eliminate any buzzing that may occur from those high-performance speakers.
Low End Sound Reinforcement And Lots of Power From JL Audio Subwoofer and Amplifier
When it came time for low-end reinforcement, we chose the JL Audio Stealthbox. It comes color-matched to the vehicle, fits perfectly underneath the rear seat and holds their 10W3 10” subwoofer. The design of the Stealthbox is unique to JL Audio. They choose popular vehicles where adding a subwoofer can dramatically increase the sound quality. They pay particular attention to the design, so the Stealthbox can be securely mounted to the vehicle while keeping a factory appearance.
We went to JL Audio again for the amplifier – the XD1000/5v2. It gave 600 watts of clean power to the subwoofer, and 300 watts of power to the new front and rear speakers. Our technicians spent significant time on tuning the system to extract every last ounce of sound quality. We do this with every vehicle – that is one of the things that separates Certified Sounds from our competitors.
The Perfect Ending To The Build, A Happy Client!
When the customer came to pick up the truck, he was thrilled with the outcome. He liked the clean installation, all the new features and – of course – the sound quality. Now he can have concert sound levels with studio quality any time he desires.
The finishing touch was a Compustar remote starter added to his factory remote to cool down his vehicle.
If you have always wanted to improve the sound quality in your vehicle, or add some new convenience items, we invite you to stop by Certified Sounds. We will design and install a solution that will work best for your unique needs.
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