A client from Timonium was referred to Westminster Speed and Sound for a stereo system upgrade. Ralph’s Auto Service in Hampstead knew we’d be able to upgrade the audio system in this 2008 911 Turbo while keeping in mind the client’s goals of a stock appearance and better sound. After inviting the client to audition the system in our 911, we put together a solution that would deliver the bass response and clarity he was after.
BLAM Audio Speaker Upgrade
Our plan for the 911 was to install a BLAM Audio L200P 8-inch component speaker set. Our technicians started by creating a set of weather-resistant plastic adapters to mount the woofers in the doors’ factory locations. Next, we made adapters to mount the soft dome LT25 tweeters into the dash’s factory locations.
We suggested the Sony XAV-AX7000 multimedia receiver as an ideal upgrade for this car. It would provide both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity while delivering enough power to extract impressive performance from the speakers. Most radios have small amplifiers that can provide between 15 and 20 watts of power. Sony uses a high-power integrated circuit that can produce 45 watts to each channel. The difference in output capability is impressive, especially in bass frequencies.
The radio has been upgraded with a SiriusXM SXV300 tuner module. We have a special location on the exterior of the vehicle where we mount the antenna that provides excellent reception while keeping it invisible.
Porsche Audio and Safety Upgrades
To ensure that the radio upgrade looks as though it belongs in the vehicle, our technicians painted a genuine Porsche trim panel to match the rest of the dash pieces. There are some great mounting kits on the market, but our clients prefer this solution as it’s a better match to the climate controls.
We mounted a NAV-TV CAM6 backup camera just above the rear license plate frame and routed the wiring through the engine compartment and interior to the new radio. As soon as the driver puts the transmission in reverse, the camera image is displayed on the radio.
The finishing touch was to replace the 12V power port in the center console with a USB extension with dual ports so the client can connect his smartphone and a USB memory stick to the radio.
Baltimore’s Porsche Audio Upgrade Experts
With the new radio and speakers integrated into this gorgeous white 911 Turbo, it was time for the client to pick up the vehicle. He loved that the speakers were hidden and appreciated the clean design of the Sony multimedia receiver. If your Porsche needs a technology upgrade, drop into Westminster Speed and Sound and speak with one of our car audio experts.