A client from Abbotsford recently contacted Certified Autosound and Security to inquire about an audio system upgrade for his 2011 Nissan Frontier. The client wanted great sound as well as modern technology in the vehicle. After inspecting the truck to choose suitable products, we designed a premium upgrade that would deliver impressive performance.
Source Unit and Amplifiers for Frontier Pickup Truck
We started the project by replacing the factory radio with a double-DIN unit from Kenwood. This radio includes CarPlay and Android Auto to allow the client to use the voice recognition features of his phone to send text messages, make phone calls or choose the music he wants to listen to.
The output of the radio feeds to an eight-channel Match PP 86DSP amplifier. This amp can provide as much as 55 watts per channel to each speaker and includes an integrated digital signal processor (DSP) that allows us to configure crossovers, signal delay, equalization and output levels to create a very realistic soundstage in the truck. The subwoofer output on the Match amp feeds a JL Audio RD500/1 amp to power the subwoofer.
We installed a Helix Director touch-screen remote control in the overhead storage tray. The Director allows the client to adjust the relative level of the subwoofer or load different system tuning presets.
Nissan Audio System Speakers and Subwoofer
The Match amplifier powers a set of Blam Relax 165 RSQ 6.5-inch component speakers. After treating the inner and outer door skins with SQL Soundmat damping material, we installed the woofers in the factory locations using a set of plastic adapters. We topped their installation off with a set of foam acoustic coupling rings to help channel all the output into the cabin. The rear doors are home to a set of Blam 165 RC 6.5-inch coaxial speakers to help fill the cabin with great sound.
Our fabrication team created a custom subwoofer enclosure for the Nissan Frontier that fits under the passenger side rear seat. The base of the enclosure is constructed with layered fiberglass, and it contours perfectly to the storage space under the seat. We installed a single JL Audio 10TW3 subwoofer with one of the optional protective mesh grilles to deliver great bass.
Premium Car Audio System Upgrade
After a few days of work, this Nissan Frontier audio system was ready to go. The client returned to Certified Autosound and Security and immediately hopped in the truck for a listen. He was thrilled with the sound and the installation. If you are considering upgrading your car stereo system, drop by one of our stores in Maple Ridge, Abbotsford or Chilliwack or send us an e-mail using our contact page.