A client from here in Corpus Christi came to Bay Area Audio Visions in search of a 2006 Nissan 350Z stereo system upgrade. The client wanted something that sounded great, got good and loud, and didn’t take up all the storage space in the hatch. We put together a system design that used premium loudspeakers with lots of power to meet his goals.
JL Audio Amp Rack
The Nissan 250Z has a large arch that spans the hatch area. Some would call this an over-sized strut tower brace. We used it as an opportunity to mount equipment. This 350Z stereo system features three JL Audio HD series amplifiers. An HD 600/4 amp powers the front and rear speakers, while a pair of HD750/1 amps powers the pair of subwoofers.
We mounted the amps to a panel that fits under the support arch. The amp rack features gray suede for a classy look that accentuates the brushed-aluminum finish on the amps. JL Audio offers an amplifier installation kit that allows their HD amps to be stacked one on top of another. We used the kit to mount the center amp above the two outside amps. Blue LEDs behind the amps give them a cool look in the dark.
W7 Subwoofer Enclosure
To meet the client’s request for lots of output, we used a pair of JL Audio 10W7 subwoofers. We built an enclosure that fits into the space under the rear hatch arch and pointed the subs forward. With 750 watts available for each sub, we had no concerns about how loud the system would be able to play.
To reinforce the lighting effects in the system, a pair of back-lit “Z” logos adorns the outer edges of the subwoofer enclosure. Additional blue LEDs light up the subs.
Front and Rear Speaker Upgrades
To keep up with the bass the W7 woofers would be capable of producing, we installed two sets of JL Audio XR Series components in the car. The front doors are home to an XR-650Csi 6.5-inch component set, and we upgraded the rear speaker locations with a set of XR-650Cxi coaxials. We created suede-covered trim rings for each speaker to tie the installation together from front to back.
Nissan 350Z Stereo Delivery
With the system tuned, it was time to turn it back over to the client. He was giddy over how great it sounded and how loud it would play.
If your sport coupe needs better sound, drop into Bay Area Audio Visions and talk to a member of our team. You can reach us by e-mail, using our online contact form.