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Car Audio, Stereo, Speakers, and Security Projects

Bluetooth Radio + Subwoofer/Amp Combo – Volvo Wagon

Amplifier, Receiver, Speakers, Subwoofer

After discussing the various car radio options and trade-offs, this customer decided to replace the ailing factory radio in their Volvo with a double-din radio. They chose a radio with Bluetooth connectivity so they could make hands-free phon...

Bluetooth CD Receiver – Ferrari F430

Bluetooth, CD Player, Radio, Receiver, SiriusXM

This customer decided that the factory radio in their Ferrari F430 was simply not cutting it anymore. We reviewed some options and he decided to upgrade to a bluetooth CD receiver with smartphone compatibility and added a SiriusXM tuner as we...

Saddlebag Speakers – Harley Davidson

Installations, Motorcycle, Speakers

A customer brought their Harley Davidson motorcycle saddlebags to us wanting an economical solution to mount speakers in them instead of having to purchase custom lids. So, we modified their factory lids to fit speakers and wiring for both si...

SiriusXM Radio – 2014 Freightliner

Installations, Receiver, SiriusXM

This customer was between hauls and stopped in at our shop in Garner, NC to change the factory stereo on his 2014 Freightliner. His main goal was to have the ability get the same radio stations anywhere across the US. We were able to meet his...

Bluetooth Stereo + Speakers – 2002 Chevrolet Camaro SS

Bluetooth, Receiver, Smartphone Integration, Speakers, Stereo

This customer came to us wanting to upgrade the audio system in their husband's Camaro as a surprise birthday present! We discussed a few options and arrived at the conclusion of needing smartphone connectivity to stream Bluetooth from an iPh...

A local Garner couple came to us needing some assistance with making their Elantra safer for the wife who works late night shifts. We reviewed some security options and decided on a simple one-button remote start system. This allows the wife ...

Custom Lighting – Lexus F Sport

Custom Fabrication, Lighting

This customer wanted fog lights installed in his new Lexus F Sport but they were not an option from the factory, so our team came to the rescue! We custom fitted fog lights while providing a proper installation of the wiring to ensure lon...

Amplifier + Tweeters – BMW 135i

Amplifier, OEM Integration, Speakers

What was supposed to be a BMW Certified Pre-Owned car slipped past the BMW mechanics that checked this very special 135i over (it has a Dual Clutch Transmission for you gear heads and not a common option for these cars). Their inspection negl...

Smartphone Radio – 2013 Scion FR-S

Android Auto, Apple Carplay, Receiver, Smartphone Integration

This customer came to us with their Scion FR-S. His first issue was poor radio reception and we made some suggestions for him to solve that problem in a cost effective manner. As a result of our suggestion, we earned their business to integra...

CD Receiver – 1989 BMW 3 Series

Installations, Receiver

A previous customer came back by with his 1989 BMW 3 series that had an inoperative radio. We determined that it indeed had reached the end of its life and installed a new CD receiver. Schedule a Consultation: 919-779-8755

Full Sound System – Golf Cart

Amplifier, Installations, Speakers

This customer brought his brand new custom built golf cart to us because the sound system was not performing anywhere near its capabilities (it had 6 speakers and an amp). After a quick examination of the installation, we found several issues...

Radio Transmitter – Ford Ranger

Bluetooth, CD Player, Custom Fabrication, Radio, Receiver

The owner of this Ford Ranger came to us wanting to replace the standard Ford radio with a smaller and more up to date receiver. He also had a request to be able to install and integrate a radio transmitter (as he is a licensed radio operator...

Bluetooth Radio + Speakers – 2008 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic

Amplifier, Motorcycle, OEM Integration, Receiver, Speakers

This referral from a prior customer stopped by with his beautiful motorcycle and needed some help with a non-functional radio. It had been months since it had worked and he was headed out of town with his motorcycle club for a motorcycle rall...

Marine Audio – Air Nautique

Amplifier, Marine, Speakers

This beautiful Air Nautique boat came in for our famous Radio-Active technical diagnosis and customer service. The tower speakers weren't playing and the bass wasn't thumping when it arrived. The owners left with smiles on their faces onc...

Aftermarket Amplifier – 2010 Mazda 3

Amplifier, Installations, OEM Integration

This customer came to us with a very sad Mazda. They did not have music for a number of months. Having worked on a few of these, we were quickly able to diagnose their problem as a malfunctioning factory amplifier. We provided them the opt...

This VW Beetle was originally purchased by the owner for his daughter and without an amplifier. The previous owners replaced the speakers and radio with aftermarket parts but did so incorrectly. Our scope for this part of the project was to c...

Door Panel Speakers – 2015 Ford Fusion

OEM Integration, Speakers

This customer has made two visits in the past year. The first was to replace the front factory speakers that offered low sound quality and clarity. The second visit was to deal with the rear speakers (after being spoiled with by the super...

This customer came in with a 1998 Honda CRV and wanted a simple upgrade to the radio since it's an older car. A simple CD player with aux port and USB port was all he wanted. He actually came to us from another shop where he wasn't very confi...

Android Auto – 2013 Chevrolet Camaro

Android Auto, Apple Carplay, OEM Integration, Smartphone Integration

This customer called us originally about installing a GM MyLink. We reviewed all the necessary components for it and then demonstrated some aftermarket solutions. He was impressed with the functions of newer receivers capable of Android Auto,...

Headrest Video – 2012 GMC Acadia

DVD Player, Headrest Video

This customer was referred to us to help solve his problem of entertaining his children on a long trip for the holidays. He wanted for them to be able to view different programs (helpful if you are trying to entertain different age ranges) an...

This customer came to us with their beautiful convertible that they wanted to add some custom touches of red stripes. We were able to provide them with a fresh retro look with hand painted pinstripes instead that are nicer and last longer tha...

Full Sound System – 2008 Ford Mustang Convertible

Amplifier, CD Player, Custom Fabrication, Speakers, Subwoofer

This customer came to us wanting improved sound in their Mustang. The stock Shaker system was inadequate for their taste (especially when the OEM system in their other vehicle was better). A new CD receiver, amplifier, full set of speakers...

Custom Fabrication – 2014 GMC Sierra

Amplifier, Custom Fabrication, Installations, OEM Integration, Speakers, Subwoofer

This customer came all the way from Fayetteville, NC just to work with our shop because he heard of our excellent customer service. He had a huge system in his old Camaro and wanted to get all the pieces from it installed into his new GMC veh...

Bluetooth Radio – 2006 Chevrolet Corvette

Bluetooth, SiriusXM, Smartphone Integration, Touch Screen

This customer came to us to get a new bluetooth touchscreen radio to replace the factory unit in his Corvette so he and his wife could enjoy listening to their music via their smartphones. They also wanted to enjoy commercial-free radio s...

SiriusXM – 1999 Lexus RX300

Bluetooth, OEM Integration, SiriusXM

This model Lexus can be tricky to integrate but we came up with a solution for this customer so her daughter could have both SiriusXM satellite radio and Bluetooth connectivity. Now she can safely have a phone conversation with mom while driv...

SiriusXM + iPod Integration – 2007 Lexus RX350

iPod connectivity, OEM Integration, SiriusXM

The factory radio on this particular Lexus is heavily integrated with the vehicle given it is a navigation unit, so replacement was not a great option. We came up with a solution for them to add both SiriusXM satellite radio and an iPod witho...

Bluetooth Radio + SiriusXM – 2007 Jeep Wrangler

Bluetooth, CD Player, OEM Integration, SiriusXM

This customer came to us because their factory radio's SiriusXM reception would have issues when the Jeep's top was partially open. It also lacked Bluetooth connectivity. To solve both problems, we replaced the factory radio with a CD/Blu...

This customer came to us because both the Honda dealer and a Honda specialist would not touch the aftermarket radio that was installed in this car. Additionally, the dealer charged her almost as much to replace a fuse as it would cost to have...

This customer came to us for Bluetooth connectivity for his Corvette. He prefers to keep his vehicles as close to stock as possible, so we only added an inconspicuous little "green telephone button" and microphone to the cockpit of this fine ...

Subwoofer – Honda Accord

Custom Fabrication, Subwoofer

A long time customer needed to refresh his subwoofer and enclosure. We started with the same model of high-power subwoofer that he was accustomed to and built the appropriate enclosure to specification. Only high quality American 3/4" MDF wil...

Bluetooth Radio – 1996 Chevrolet Caprice

Bluetooth, CD Player, Speakers

Having just bought the car earlier that day, this customer brought us his almost silent Caprice. We found most of the speakers to be dead and the radio not functioning, either. In just a few short hours, we were able to restore sound to the f...

CarPlay + Android Auto – 2013 Ford F150

Android Auto, Apple Carplay, OEM Integration, SiriusXM, Touch Screen

This customer wanted to his truck to have the ability to use both CarPlay and Android Auto since he uses both Apple and Android platforms. He went to other car audio shops and they all told him it wasn't possible. Well, we were able to thi...

Touchscreen DVD – 2004 Lexus ES330

Bluetooth, DVD Player, Receiver, Touch Screen

Lexus installations can sometimes be tricky but we were prepared for this one. We were told by Lexus that there was only one radio interface that was verified to work for this project and we ordered the appropriate parts. However, when instal...

Subwoofer – 2015 Volkswagen Jetta

Amplifier, Custom Fabrication, OEM Integration, Subwoofer

We see a common theme with the newer Volkswagens...sound quality (or quantity) doesn't quite seem to be enough for the music enthusiast... Having done some work for this customer's vehicle (inverter installation), naturally, he came back a...

Speakers + Bluetooth Radio – 2003 Hyundai Accent

Bluetooth, Receiver, Smartphone Integration, Speakers

The owner of this Accent spends a lot of time in the car and the variety of music that they listen to required some serious changes. When we first heard the car, we knew right off that new speakers were needed but the owner couldn't believe j...

SiriusXM – 2006 BMW 750Li

OEM Integration, SiriusXM

The owner of this luxurious German machine spoke with the BMW dealer and they told him that their vehicle build was not eligible for a factory satellite radio. So they came to us for a solution. We provided them with a few options and they...

Backup Camera – 2015 Jeep Wrangler

OEM Integration, Reverse Camera, Smartphone Integration

This customer's Jeep was missing a reverse camera but had the factory navigation radio. So we added a discrete camera to the back and the appropriate electronic hardware. Now the customer has a fully functioning backup camera! Schedule...

Aux Port – 2006 BMW X3

Auxiliary port, OEM Integration, Smartphone Integration

The whole family came into town to get this daughter's BMW connected to her smartphone. Since it already had Bluetooth for the telephone, we focused on a solution to be able to play music that wasn't a CD or the radio. With a little custom in...

The tape deck and CD player was not cutting it for this customer. We suggested some OEM integration options but they decided they wanted a totally new look and decided to go with a double DIN format receiver as the solution to their problem....

Aux Port – 1999 Honda Accord

Auxiliary port, Radio, Receiver

This student came to us with a factory Honda radio that had no way for them to get audio from their smart phone or music player into the car. The parts list was short for this build and we were able to get them the capabilities they needed wi...

Android Auto – 2008 Toyota Corolla

Android Auto, Bluetooth, Smartphone Integration, Touch Screen

This customer hails from overseas where it is illegal to even touch your phone while driving, so their main goal was to ensure that level of driving safety in their new Corolla. Their expectation was that this sort of level of integration...

1999 BMW Z3: Stop the buzzing bass and why does it sound bad at full volume?

Fixing bad installations, More affordable than the dealer, Subwoofer

This BMW came to us initially because of a buzzing noise from the bass speaker. You can see the problem from the photos. Of course, the dealer will only sell you the entire part. We searched around and tried a few parts and were able to come ...

Aux Port – 2010 VW Jetta

Auxiliary port, OEM Integration

We presented a couple of options for this customer to add an auxiliary port so their smartphone would be able to play through the car (the VW will eventually become their daughter's car, so we had two sets of needs to address). Instead of the...

This customer's family (father and son) have been coming to us for many years. In this case, we were helping them with the backup camera installation that came with the truck when they purchased it. Whoever installed it cut the usual corn...

Sprinter Van: Workbench tools for the road, audio upgrades and backup camera

Amplifier, Custom Fabrication, Inverter, Reverse Camera, Speakers, Subwoofer

This long time customer in home and commercial audio/video integration brought us their new Sprinter Van for a number of upgrades over the first year that they had it in service. Over the past months, when the van was in town and not on the r...

2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser: Smartphone friendly radio and let there be light!

DVD Player, Lighting, Smartphone Integration, Touch Screen

After taking delivery of this very bright yellow FJ, we were initially tasked with providing better smartphone connectivity for these long time customers. A few beach trips later, we were tasked with some extra illumination for those evenings...

2007 BMW Z4: Better radio and satellite radio

Bluetooth, CD Player, OEM Integration, SiriusXM

Our customer wanted to add SiriusXM as well as enhanced smartphone connectivity to their German roadster but the dealer didn't give them much of an option. We replaced the entire radio, added the satellite receiver and were even able to retai...

2011 Ford F-150: The full range of sound quality

Amplifier, Custom Fabrication, OEM Integration, Speakers, Subwoofer

This discerning father and son approached us wanting to improve sound quality as a birthday present. We came up with a solution to deliver a marked improvement in the sound quality within a reasonable budget. We did not change the factory rad...

2013 VW Golf: Bass package for a former car audio technician

Amplifier, Custom Fabrication, OEM Integration, Subwoofer

When they leave our field, they know where they want to get work done because we are the technician's choice! The owner of this Golf came to us with a build with some equipment he ordered and some in storage that he described. We switched...

2005 Nissan Pathfinder: Why is my radio reception bad?

CD Player, Fixing bad installations

This customer recently purchased their vehicle and could not understand why the radio would randomly lose reception. After a quick diagnosis, we found a poor installation that didn't take into account that the vehicle's safety structure was i...

This customer came to us because he absolutely hated the power antenna on his MR-2. He had located a retrofit kit but the vendor was out of stock. We were able to come up with a retrofit kit of our own and got the parts in and installation do...

This customer drove from afar to make sure that the job was done correctly. We discussed his security needs and he found our entry-level security system to be just what was needed as well as providing him with keyless entry. After a proper in...

This customer came to us from another shop because the radio reception was not so great after changing the radio. We did some initial diagnosis and found quite a bit of extra equipment and wiring that was not needed. When we showed it to him,...

The owner of this H3 tried to do their radio wiring themselves. Unfortunately, it caused their vehicle module to malfunction. They had to purchase another module in order to get their radio working again. You can see the before and after p...

On this vehicle, we were able to provide additional rear visibility by installing a reverse camera when it was not installed by the factory. You can see the increased visibility you have, even at night.

This Accord had a broken CD changer and the customer came to us to get some help to set the car up for the new young driver in the family as well as for their use. The factory steering wheel controls were retained and we installed a new clima...

Make the factory radio more useful: 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid

OEM Integration, Reverse Camera, SiriusXM

Our client came to us wanting commercial-free music for the long trips to visit family out of town. We suggested two methods of integrating SiriusXM into their factory radio as a solution. They selected a seamless integration which ties into ...

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