A client from Mission, British Columbia, recently contacted Certified Autosound and Security about upgrading the audio system in his 2011 Chevrolet Colorado. He wanted much better overall sound quality and dramatically improved bass performance. After talking to the client about his listening style and musical preferences, we designed a high-end upgrade that would make him want to crank up his music.
JL Audio Speaker Upgrade
After disassembling the vehicle, we started the upgrade project by applying SQL Soundmat sound damping material to the inner and outer door skins. Damping material reduces the transfer of road, wind and tire noise into the vehicle to dramatically improve the listening environment. Next, we created mounting adapter plates for a set of JL Audio C7-650 6.5-inch mid-bass speakers in the stock location in the doors. We mounted a set of matching 1-inch C7-100CT tweeters at the top of the doors, just above the door release.
Chevy Colorado Amplifier and Source Unit
We removed the factory radio to make way for a Sony XAV-AX5000 media receiver with a 6.95-inch display. The new radio includes both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration to ensure the client can communicate safely while driving.
The output of the Sony radio feeds to a Helix P SIX DSP six-channel amplifier that we mounted on the back wall of the truck. This amplifier is incredibly compact and includes an integrated digital signal processor that allowed us to fine-tune the output of each speaker in the system.
Custom Colorado Audio System Subwoofer
The last piece of the audio upgrade process was to create a custom subwoofer enclosure for this mid-size pickup truck. Our fabrication team put together a compact vented enclosure for a single JL Audio 10TW3D4 10-inch subwoofer that fits behind the passenger seat of the truck.
Remote Car Starter and Security System
While we had the truck in the shop, we integrated a Compustar FT7000AS controller into the vehicle to provide remote start and security system functionality. We paired a set of 2WT9FM two-way remotes to the system to provide up to 900 meters of range.
Chevrolet Colorado Audio System Upgrade
With the equipment installed and the system tuned, it was time for the client to experience his new Chevrolet Colorado system for the first time. He was blown away by how great it sounds! If you are near Abbotsford, Chilliwack or Maple Ridge, drop by one of our locations and talk to our team about upgrading the sound system in your car or truck. You can also reach us by e-mail using our contact page for more information about any of our products or services.